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.'
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)
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.