Monday, September 08, 2008

Big announcement

... but not quite as big as it was in June!

I came home from Rosas in June feeling foul, fat and frumpy. My mother (who's been WW-ing since last December) looked fantastic - she'd lost 6 stone and was like a different person ... thinner, fitter, healthier and above all happier. She didn't nag but she did suggest that I give it a go. BUT I was on my holiday!! And I just didn't want to think about it. NO! Because for me it's not a matter of loosing a couple of lbs and everything being ok - it's about changing eating (and drinking) habits for life. A whole lifestyle change. And that's not what holidays are about.
And then pain in my knee started. And I thought do I want to be 40 and still fat? Finding walking hard? High blood pressure and popping medication like candy?
And maybe something clicked in my head because this morning I am 3 stone (42 lbs / 18.6 kgs) lighter than I was the day I got back from Rosas, 3 (almost 5 in some makes) dress sizes smaller. I am wearing clothes that haven't come near me for 5 years. I have lost significantly over 10% of my body weight and my blood pressure is down. I am off to see the doctor today to see by how much and am midway through chucking out 7 pairs of trousers. People in work are asking what I am doing - parents as well as colleagues.
My next goal is to weigh less than my 6' 2" husband - I'm going to catch you Simon ... watch this space ;o)


Ms Mac said...

Awesome! I am dead proud of you. And a little bit inspired to do something about myself.

The knees, it's always the bloody knees!

Leilani said...

I am so delighted for you. You went at it with the right attitude. The results are fantastic. The motivation was just perfect. Once the knees's a vicious cycle. Great job.

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

That's brilliant! Well done you!!!

Lesley said...

Wow! Well done, that's fabulous.

andy said...

Oh my word! That is amazing, 3 stones is a major achievement.

You should be very proud, and I'm sure Simon is too!

recoveryroad said...

Hey, good for you Teach!

Are you going to stand in manure to grow to 6'2" as well?!

Go for it. :)

Anonymous said...

Such great news, good for youuuuu!! That's a big achievement, already :)
So, what are you doing????

The Fi in Photografi said...

You rock! Well done you :)

Photo? Mmmmmmmm...?

PBS said...

Good for you!! Simon had better watch out!