Tuesday, 11 October 2005

Weigh in tonight

Ok so I know that I hadn't been good this week and I paid for it! I gained 900gram which took me under that bloody 20 kilos so now I have lost 19.9 kilos and I am really quite gutted about it and I put on a brave face tonight but I wasn't that happy about it.

There was a good thing happen tonight I was asked if I wanted to do the recording of the weigh inns every tuesday night. I think I am going to do it. They don't pay that much but at least that money I earn can be taken off my weekly fee.

I brought two new bras today in a lovely bluey purple (size 22D I might add woohoo) I used to be a 26D. I also brought a pair of high heeled shoes, I don't usually wear heels I wear flat shoes but in the last couple of weeks after losing the weight I want to look pretty and feel pretty and there is not enough out there for bigger woman that doesn't cost the earth.

Then I thought I would show you this photo and see what you think. I can actually see a difference from January now Woohoooo so the photo of me with the green shirt was taken the night I went to Weight Watchers on the first night 11 January 2005 and the last photo was on the 23rd September 2005.

I have to keep telling myself that I am doing good and that I am doing exercise and I am healthier now. The last couple of weeks I have been worrying too much about everyone elses weight loss and why I haven't lost but as from tonight I am going to do this for me again.. and not because I want to do what others are doing. I think I realised it tonight after a friend at weight watchers was only interested in herself and not in what I was saying... and I can understand that to some extent as she is doing it for herself but she didn't listen to what I had said (when she had asked me) and then asked the same question a minute later. This is the same girl that told me I could loose 20 kilos in the space of time I set for myself and I made it only a week after I had said I was going to achieve it. I am tired of not having encouraging people around me. I have to give credit where credit is due but I am finally doing this because of the support of Kris... her support by going to the gym with me and phoning me to see how weigh inns have gone has kept me realising this is a long haul and the people that really care will make the effort to find out how I am doing. So I have to do the same in return too... that is what friends are for. I think I do do that in return for her I hope... I do try my hardest to listen to her and talk to her hmmm anyway.

I am finishing this rather late tonight. I started this at 8.30 but finished at 9.50 wow I was trying to hard to be a perfectionist tonight instead of just typing it out but I rewrote it so many times grrr.

Anyway going to go and read everyones diaries....

Catch ya


Jaxx said...

OMG Girl you can really see a difference in those photos - you look fab!!!!!

Cheers and have a good week Jaxx

Michelle said...


I've been reading your journal for a while now and I am so glad you put your photos up side by side...the difference is amazing and that should be enough to see you through another 20 kgs :O)
Dont lose sight of the big picture....your doing a GREAT JOB

Michelle (Brelle)SFL

M said...

How can anyone not see the difference in those photos. You are so different now. The main thing for me is your smile just says how far along you have come. Your eyes are sparkly. Your shoulders are a lot closer together. You look about 10 years younger. Your skin has a great glow about it (or you have just finished a workout and it is still sweaty LOL)

CM. You are doing a great thing. And yes, your results are going to be different than others. You will be faster than some. And slower than others. You have to remember that you are a very busy working mother of 2 boys. Give yourself a chance.

But you are a Virgo and I understand completely.

Hope you have a lovely day tomorrow :)

Queen said...

The bra and shoes are beautiful and sometimes, it's the little things that make us feel it!

YOU look wonderful!! It's amazing, isn't it? You've worked for it, and earned every ounce lost. Enjoy it. Revel in it and remember -- it's not a race -- it's your OWN pace!!

Karen said...

WOW hun! The difference in the photos is amazing... and you look stunning!!!! I have to ditto what M said about your eyes being sparkly, your shoulders closer together -you look gourgeous!!!!
Well done on the new bra and shoes - it really does make one feel better with those little things.... I have the same bra and love it :)

Janine said...

Fantastic photos. It is so amazing to see them side by side. You are a star!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love the shoes and bra as well!!!!

Tracy said...

I have also been reading your Blog for ages & I agree with the others, the photos say it all, not just the physical but you look happier & healthier in the second photo. Well done & keep it up.

Slim Suzy said...

Great shopping! The photos show a huge difference. You are really looking great. Keep up the good work.

Emily said...

Dare I say it, but 19.9 is only a wee away from being 20 kilos!!! You're still a star - don't underestimate the great things you have done so far. The photos say it all - you have a neck, lol!! And I love your hair like that.

Feels great to do a bit of shopping doesn't it??

jak said...

I'm so sorry about the gain, CM, that sucks. But you will lose it again!

Wow. Look at those photos, there is a HUGE difference. You are SO MUCH SMALLER than you were before. It could also be the photo, but your skin looks heaps better too, it's just glowing in that second photo. Your shoulders are smaller, your arms are smaller, etc etc. You're doing fabulous things for your health and your appearance CM and don't you ever forget it.

We are all here to encourage you in any way we can - not quite the same as IRL, but we're here nonetheless.

Love the bra (and w00t for a smaller size!!) and shoes, too! Yay for shopping! :)

Lucinda said...


I just found your blog...you look fantastic - you can really tell the difference!


Leighanne said...

Great difference in those photo's!!
you are looking great!!

Jodie said...

Wow what a difference in those photos. You have to be proud of where you are now. The difference on your shoulders and face is amazing. I remember feeling like that and I can tell you I never want to be there ever again. Losing my 30kg's is the best thing I have ever done and I want more. In the beginning I was doing it for my family (mainly to have one!) but now it's for me because I want to feel more comfortable, healthier and sexier. I want to feel like a woman!! Take care. XX

Kris said...

Love the photos. I have noticed the difference since I met you but I also see you most days but when I see those photos I can see a big difference. You are doing great and we will continue to do great as long as we have each other to keep pushing each other along. This is a long journey and we have only just began but look how far we have come in 9mths. We are going to do this and our workouts are becoming more fun with the classes and Liz's help. Chin up and lets move forward.

Anne said...

I got a shock to see the difference in the photos - amazing work. Don't worry about the little gain - you will be pass the 20kg mark before you know it.
Know where you are coming from about doing this for yourself. Great attitude - sounds as if you have an awesome and positive friend with Kris.

Me said...

WOW - what can I say except the photos certainly tell such a fantastic story - you can really see how far you have come - GOOD FOR YOU !!!!
Sometimes photos are such a great motivational tool especially during your journey when it feels like you aren't going as fast as you would like.
I love the bra - I bought one very similar to that when I went undie shopping a little while ago - same colour and it looks like the same style.(BTW it is really comfy !!)
While you can't ignore the gain - put it in the past and look towards the future and getting back under that 20kg mark - you can do it, I know you can !
Take care and have a great week !

fattyboombastic said...

Wow CM, your photos look great side by side. You look soooo much younger in your September picture *takes off my hat to you*.. You really do inspire me just reading your blog. I have been terrible myself this week and I know I will be having a gain but tomorrow is a new week and I will get back on track, super track and get as much exercise in as I can. You are solucky that you have your mate Kris right by your side, I wish I had a mate like you who can understand me what I am going through. I mustn't forget I have hubby who is a great supporter but I wish I had a mate like you who truly understands what you are going through. You've done so great and keep up with it. Your shoes and bra are very cute. Awesome stuff CM, keep it up with the hard work, the end results will definitely be rewarding!!

Helena said...

everyone has already said everything I want to say! Ditto the LOT! You look incredible, really different to the person I met earlier this year - man you should be so proud of yourself! Keep up the great work FOR YOU and reap YOUR rewards :)

Philippa said...

Wow, you can really tell the difference seeing those two photos side by side. You look fantastic! You are very lucky to have your friend Kris to motivate you and keep you going. It really helps, doesn't it, when you have someone else sharing the journey and to make you accountable.

You look terrific, you should be really proud of yourself.

Take care,

Eternal Sunshine said...

I have been following ur blog for months but ve not been reading recently coz busy and stuff. So this is a comment for an old post. Despite that I still wanna say: Good on ya! Keep it up! You look very pretty.