>Back at losin’ it once again

>(cross posted from Pounds2Go)

I don’t really know what happened to me back there but it can be said I fell off of the wagon!  But two weeks ago I realised that and had a rethink.

A good friend pointed out to me that depending on what type of day I’m having I sometimes struggle (physically) to stand on the scales and that affects the reading I get.  when I lost weight before she reminded me, I did weigh myself but not often and I paid more attention to what my tape measure said.

I hunted out my trusty tape measure and measured various parts of my body (waist, chest, boobs, hips, thighs).  I’m not going to lie, they were scary, scary numbers.  But I knew they were lower than they’d been a few months ago so I put it behind me and took a few baby steps to being healthy once again.

That was two weeks ago and I had another date with my trusty tape measure and scales this morning.  The scales show a loss of 1.5 lb.  The tape measure shows an inch off here, an inch off there (including three inches off of my hips!!!!)  For a total inch loss of 6.75 inches in two weeks.

So I’m happy and I think I’ll keep up my fortnightly meetings with my tape measure!

~Emma

>Two Months!

>(another cross-post from  www.pounds2go.net)
Today marks two months since I took control, starting focussing on health and start losing some weight.

Today I am focussing on what I have gained (and lost!) in those two months and how I hope to keep going for as long it takes.

My jeans are falling off

I fitted into a pair of jeans I haven’t worn in well over a year.

I’m beginning to have a neck again

I’ve got one less chin but still a few more than I should have.  That’s OK, I’m working on the rest of them!
I’ve lost 15 lb and something like 7.5% of my starting bodyweight  (started at 14st 4, currently 13 stone 3 or 200 lb to 184 lb).

I’ve gained the ability to sit in front of the mirror in the hairdressers and not feel like I’m the fattest person ever.

I’ve gained the ability to fit my clothes better

I’ve gained some control over my eating habits.  Hopefully more will come but even if it doesn’t that’s ok.

I’ve gained an understanding of how strong I really can be.

I know that turning down some chocolate can be just as good as eating it.

I’ve gained an insight into just how true the saying “Nothing Tastes As Good As Being In Control Feels” is.

I’ve found out that I can do this

I’ve decided that I will do this and I have.

Today I am celebrating these two months and preparing for the long months to come as I continue losing it.

Today I am celebrating the fact that the journey may be long and the road hard but I will lose these remaining lb and I will get there.

>Another One Bites The Dust

>(cross posted to http://www.pounds2go.net )

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey, I’m gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust

My scales show I’m down another pound this morning which I am more than happy to take! I’ve been in a pit of depression all week so I wasn’t expecting to lose anything. It was a nice surprise to see that this morning.
I’m just trying to believe that its actual real weight loss and not because I had my hair cut from shoulder length to chin length yesterday morning!

Emma ~ 15 lb lost, 35 pounds2go!