I am now into my 18th week on Thinking Slimmer.
Earlier this week I bought a size 14 pair of jeans. They don’t fit yet but they do go over my hips and it won’t be long before they fasten. I had to do something. Most of my size 16 jeans need a belt to stay up – so I guess I’m in that middle ground right now. I am going to be delighted WHEN I fit into my size 14s and even more delighted WHEN I eventually fit into 12s.
Did you realise you need to renew the passport photo on your driving license (if you have a photo one) every 10 years? Me neither. So I trotted off to town this week to get some passport photo’s (In the end the post office did their own but that’s a different story). Always a bit traumatic that eh? Well this time I had a set of photo’s I like. I can’t share obviously because a passport photo doesn’t really help preserve anonymity does it? But on Facebook, friends said they made me look way younger – and they did. Because I’ve lost a lot of weight off my face. Brilliant stuff.
I have downloaded the new Slimpod called “Drop 2 Jeans Sizes” which is far more appropriate for most of us than the concept of trying to drop Dress sizes! I was discussing it with Sandra and it was clear that I don’t exactly follow the pattern that they recommend for everyone while listening to their Slimpod. I am really not good at relaxing while I listen. I have never fallen asleep listening and get right to the end, switch it off, pack my iPod away and get on with whatever I am doing. And yet it still works brilliantly for me. I also never filled in the success log (really sorry, bit of a confession that) because I bought the CD version and somehow missed that. I didn’t get the emails either. And yet, it has still worked. So imagine how much more likely it will be to work and how much more effective it can be if you just follow the simple steps?
I am facing a different problem right now. I am running every day. Me? running? but I don’t run. Well apparently I do. I do it and in my head it’s a habit not a choice. In my head I am going out for a walk to clear my head every day. I just happen to run for increasing distances each day now! If I miss my run I hate it. I am planning the next run a day in advance. As for the running itself, it’s hell. Really hard work. I still don’t enjoy it. But it’s the only exercise I have no excuse not to do. It doesn’t require equipment or money. I just step out of the door and run. On Sunday I ran for 5.7 miles. What’s amazing when I look back is that I was running for 1 hour 13 minutes!!! Oh my gosh – how did I do that! I now run for at least 2 miles five days a week and a long run on a Sunday.
The problem? Well running requires clothes that are suitable. Suitable clothes are ones that fully support (Sports Bras) and don’t fall down as my belly bounces while I run!(running bottoms). So far I’ve been doing ok, but as I tone up and lose weight, I am getting more and more of a problem. Clothes that I have bought relatively recently are now falling down. Sports bras are not as supportive and are rubbing causing blisters. I could go and buy more but I keep getting slimmer. And they are expensive!! I really am not sure what to do right now…
Current status – WEIGHT:
Start weight after 2 weeks :15st 11lbs
Weight after 17 weeks (15 weeks of measuring weight loss): 12st 10lbs
Total weight loss so far: 3st 1lb
Current status – SIZE:
Starting size: 20/22 (don't tell anyone will you I am really in denial on this!)
Size after 17 weeks: 16 heading towards 14
*you can read my whole journey on Thinking Slimmer by clicking the Thinking Slimmer link at the top of the page*