So here I am over 8 months into my journey with Thinking Slimmer.
I’ve stopped counting time because this is just the way my life is now. It’s almost not worth talking about because the old me has gone.
The first picture above was me 2 years ago. The second is last week.
I took great pleasure in putting on a pair of jeans and a jacket and being able to look smart.
Because no-one wants to lose weight so they can look down at the scales and see a different number.
You want to lose weight so you can go into a shop and buy the clothes because you like them and not because they will fit you or hide your fat. There are no more clothes left in my wardrobe that don’t fit. I’m not going to tell you anything about my weight because I no longer weigh myself. When the clothes are fitting better – then I know I am reducing in size. It doesn’t matter what the scales say.
You want to lose weight so you can walk up stairs with out being embarrassed by breathlessness and a emerging sweat. As the miracle of listening to the Slimpod includes not just weight loss, but also the motivation to do more, I find myself training for the London marathon in under 3 months time. Nestle Pure Life offered to sponsor me and I just couldn’t say no so now I’m running in the Nestle Pure Life team. Me! Running! As part of a team! 8 months ago I would have laughed and probably ignored the request!
There are days when I look down and all I see is fat. When I feel the cloth of my t-shirt pressing against my stomach. There are days when I feel like I am getting nowhere. On those days, I look at photo’s like this and I realise how far I have come.
I have set myself a goal now. I know, it’s taken me a while! I’ve never been good with goals. I have never handled failure well. But now I’m ok. So my goal is to be in size 12 jeans by the time I run the London Marathon on the 22nd April. That should be possible right?
My training is going really well. I am enjoying the variation in my training programme and I’m sticking to it really well. I’m actually quite proud of myself.
This is a summary of what I have done since I started my training on the 19th December.
Increasingly I am becoming a slimmer fitter Dawn and I’m very happy about that.