A big hello to all of you lovely people that like to read my Wednesday feature - 'Weightloss Wednesday'. You may have noticed the distinct lack of Wednesday posts during November and the reason for that is quite simple, I have found it hard adjusting from being at home 7 days a week to now having an almost-full-time job, so the blog has taken a bit of a back seat. Anyway, I wanted to share an update with you regarding my weightloss journey - at the last blog post, my weightloss so far was 1st 8lbs/ 22lbs/ 10kg. My current weightloss is 2st/ 28lbs/ 12.7kg!
It was a major moment for me to finally reach that 2 stone marker. The first half a stone was a quick loss, the time between 7lbs and 14lbs was a bit up and down. Once I reached 1 stone I was determined to not put it back on, but I found the next 14lbs to be very difficult, I'd lose 3 put on 2, or lose 1 then maintain. But at the end of the day, it's true what they say - slow and steady wins the race. I feel that by losing the weight slowly and in small amounts, I am more likely to keep it off in the long run - or at least I hope! So, when I reached this 2stone mark - I decided to take a look back at some old photographs. I decided to share it on my instagram, and was overwhelmed by the kind words of friends and strangers! The difference surprised even me:
The picture on the left was taken on a holiday to Spain in 2011. The picture on the right was taken last week. It's so easy to not even realise how well you are doing, sometimes it takes a physical image like this to really see the change in yourself! The 'before' picture is one of only a handful of photographs I have of myself, I used to crop the image so friends and family on my facebook would only see above the shoulders - so I was a bit worried about sharing this picture on any of my social media platforms. I still haven't been brave enough to share it on my personal facebook, but perhaps I will - after all - I AM PROUD OF MYSELF.
So, that's my update. If you're on a similar journey to my own - keep going and remember, slow and steady wins the race.
Weightloss to date - 2st/ 28lbs/ 12.7kg