I've been meaning to do this for a while, but haven't gotten around to it! I'm not quite at goal, cos I want to tone more, but weight wise, I think I'm done!
My highest weight was while I was pregnant, I tipped the scales at just over 13st - at the time I was 5'1
I felt so uncomfortable in myself! After my 2nd was born, I lost the baby weight in 10 days, but was still around 11st. I tried various diets and eventually managed to shift almost a stone, then I met my OH and piled it all back on and more besides! January 2012 was when I decided I needed to lose weight once and for all - I was almost 12st and nothing I owned fitted me and I'd never go out without a jumper or something to cover me up!
I've done various forms of exercise, 30ds, tried c25k, insanity and tried all sorts of other things. The main thing for me has been just trying to eat better, cut out snacks and eat smaller portions! I've also got a very, very active almost 4year old who keeps me on my toes
The change since I lost weight has been amazing, I do have my hang ups, hence me wanting to tone, but I'm so much more confident! We went on holiday this year and I actually wore a bikini, which I never thought I'd do again! Yes my belly's covered in stretch marks, but there's not a right lot I can do about that
My aim now is just to improve my fitness, tone up and hopefully stay happy and confident! I never ever want to gain the weight again and look back and wonder how I let myself get so big! I showed my oldest a pic of me whilst I was pregnant with her recently and she actually didn't realise it was me! Oh and I've grown 2 inches since I lost weight!
So the stats!
Highest weight: 13st+
start weight (Jan 2012): 12st-ish
Current weight: 9st2
Starting measurements (April 2012)
Under boob: 32"
Smallest measurements (sept '13)
Under boob: 29"
The measurements are up a little in places ATM, but I'm sure they'll shrink down soon enough! To me, taking measurements has been so, so important, cos even if the scales aren't shifting, the tape measure will! I've also taken a lot of photos along the way - I just hope I never lose my phone
The main differences I've noticed are a definite improvement in my mental health, my face shape is no longer round! It's the first place for me that gains weight and I've always had a million chins - now you can actually see where my jaw ends and my neck begins
and I've always been led to believe that I was "big boned" and that I had child bearing hips! Yes, my hips are quite big, but it's actually because of the fat on them, my actual hip bones/pelvis isn't that big! I do carry a lot of weight there, but that can be sorted with exercise!
God I've rambled again, well done if you made it through