Sunday, October 31, 2010

Outfit Win

I asked my husband to take a photo of me in my dress, and this is what I got...
Me: "What ARE you doing?"
Him: "If you were walking down the street anyone could see that."

Mmm, thanks honey. No really.

After I punched him for a while he was persuaded to take this one.  Why the fuss?  Well, this dress is one that was given to me ages ago, but being a touch porked-up I couldn't zip it.  Its sat in the cupboard, until last night I remembered it and wondered 'what if.'
And it fits!!  So today I wore it into the Sydney Opera House to the Baby Proms (Music for Tutus, its like having a private audience with Australian ballet dancers - they are AMAZING - if you have access to a kid grab them and book in for the session next year, right now, don't wait, you won't regret it).

For me, the best bit of this whole weightloss biso is getting back into clothes I couldn't do up.  Yup its nice to see the numbers on the scales going down but what really makes it meaningful is to get into the smaller sized clothes.

At the start of this year I resolved, for the third year running, to lose weight - and this year, I've done it.

  • I've lost 10kgs which is (more or less) half way to my ultimate weight goal. 
  • Last June I weighed just over 82kgs.  
  • Now, in late October, I'm 5kgs off a healthy bmi (so am presently 72kgs and want to get to 67kgs) 
  • Once I get to 67kgs I plan to lose another 3 - 5kgs so that I'm in the middle of my healthy weight range.
  • And then I'm getting a tattoo or piercing (suggestions welcome)
I'm in no hurry.  I'd like to get to 67kgs by Christmas, but yanno, I'm not going to live or die by it.  This time around this weightloss journey has been reasonably easy (last time, back in 2001 when I porked-up following my divorce, it was an unmitigated nightmare, I hated and resented every moment of it, but knew if I didn't do it I was heading for 90kgs and beyond).

This time around I went in with no guilt, no excuses, no deprivation, no gym joining, no drama.  So if I don't lose weight on my weekly weigh in (have done Weightwatchers and have been attending meetings) then my thoughts are... 'Gah, ate too much, will do better.' None of this, 'oh its been a busy week, I'm stressed, my life is so overwhelming its no wonder...' or 'Crap, I'm never going to lose anything, I'm useless' type thinking.  Just, yup, over-ate, move on.

In short I've been really really kind to myself, and its really really worked.

I haven't exercised.  BUT, I walk about 15,000 steps a day around the house doing housework - WW recommend you do 10,000 steps a day. And I do walk the dog (but its hardly cardio-vascular with all that pausing for sniffing).

So yes. 10kgs off. Fit into wonderful floaty goddess dress AND had photo taken by insane Chinese tourists on Opera house steps (chatted to them in Chinese, they were speechless with surprise, very satisfying ) Its All Good.

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Melissa @Suger Coat It said...

Woot woo. Love it. Looking good.

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Chinese?? Man, you are full of surprises!

Well done on the weight loss, you have done a brill job and what better reward than a gorgeous (sorta) new dress.

But what tattoo? They should really invent a tattoo that looks fab when you are your healthy weight, but when you are overweight stretches to say something like 'don't feed me' or 'tell me not to eat that'. An excellent deterrent.

Keep it up and you'll be in your bikini on the blog in no time. Har har!

Caitlyn Nicholas said...

Thanks Melissa :)

LOL Kirsty!!

Sami Lee said...

Way to go you!!!! It sounds like you've got the right attitude about it. Nothing puts the weight back on like self-recrimination. Onward and upward! (or downward when referring to the scales). Stick with WW, it worked well for me too.

I'll have to think on that tattoo issue. I want to get one next year for my 40th birthday, but haven't found the exact design I want yet.

greenfumb said...

Well done you - I am doing WW too but have only lost a kg, I've got the food under control, just struggling to give up the red wine and shift my fat a**.

greenfumb said...

Oh and I forgot - I got my belly button pierced when I turned 40 - I love it because it's seems a bit "naughty" but you can take it out if you change your mind. I hate pain so I got Hubby to have the tattoo I wanted - a gecko :-)

Dorothy said...

That's awesome! I wish I could the same. I mean, I know I could do the same if I could be arsed.... Good you for sticking with it and for having the right attitude...

Sue, Joe and Michael Webber said...

You sexy mama you! And what a fine pair of knockers! ;D

Anonymous said...

Great job - you have such a good attitude. And yes, your breasts are lovely.

Suzanne Brandyn said...

You always make me smile when I visit here. And congratulations on that weight loss. It must be hard to diet and try to lose weight.

Wow, I'm impressed Cait. :)

Being Me said...

It's been an embarrassingly long while. Hello! Such an impressive weight loss, way to go :)

Dorothy said...

That's awesome! I wish I could the same. I mean, I know I could do the same if I could be arsed.... Good you for sticking with it and for having the right attitude...