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Introducing... Gemma

Tuesday, 15 March 2011


Hi I'm Gemma and my main goal is to be a size 16. I plan on doing this by following the Weight Watchers programme. I work 6 days a week for long hours so I find making time for exercise pretty difficult but I hope to squeeze it in. I have a nice long break on Saturday and I'm going to take a walk around the building, get off the bus a stop earlier and hopefully little steps like this will improve my general well being and fitness.

The Weight Watchers programme really worked for me in the past, I lost a fair amount of weight in college when I followed it and it helped me maintain my weigh whilst in University. I feel the main benefit of following a scheme like WW is the support you get from going to a class and I find that keeping a food diary helps me not to over indulge. I have already lost 11.5 lbs since joining WW and I hope I can keep up the weight loss. Sticking to a strict programme and attending weekly weigh ins works best for me. Being a little healthier or cutting out the junk isn't an option, I need to drastically change the bad habits of a life time and move from clinically obese to a healthy weight.

I was at my most confident when I worked in Topshop. I was a size 16 and could shop anywhere, I didn't always wear a dress with a long cardigan to cover everything up. I graduated in 2008 at the beginning of the financial crisis and I simply could not find a job, I was at home all the time being pretty inactive and eating junk. I put on about 3 stone in over a year and my confidence plummeted.

I have always been the bubbly and chubby one and this hasn't bothered me. What has really upset me is the lack of choice I have when shopping now that I'm size 18+, I find it depressing that I can only chose from a few ugly jumpers and tunics that appear in plus size ranges. ASOS Curve and the new H&M Inclusive range are fab but I would love to know that no shops are off limit for me because of my size.

I have a wedding to attend in the summer and I want to find a gorgeous size 16-18 dress for the occasion so let the slimming commence!

20 comments:

  1. 11.5lbs is amazing! I might have to sign up to WW lol. Good luck with everything xx

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  2. You're such a sweet person!! Good luck with all these plans, really do hope that you achieve them!!

    jos xx

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  3. wow you've lost so much already! shows you've got determination! good luck, i really hope it all goes well for you!xx

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  4. Good luck sweetie, you will do fab! I am also on the same kind of plan hoping to shrink to a size 16. I can't wait to see how you get on and hopefully it will keep my motivation up to carry on with you

    Http://bekyliedee.blogspot.com

    KylieDee
    XxX

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  5. Good Luck Gemma, it's my goal to get to a size 16 too!

    Well done on your fab weight loss this week xx

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  6. Congrats on your loss so far, that's fab Gem! I'm sure being able to shop everywhere will be a huge motivation for you too. Good luck with it all!

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  7. You’re doing so well. I’m a size 16/18 on the bottom but due to hulk like shoulders and big-ish boobs tops are a huge issue. If the material is anything but stretchy or over-sized I struggle and when I was at college (2stone heavier) I struggled finding clothes and my confidence went completely.
    Lost some weight after college with slimming world but when I left class and started uni my loss slowed and ive been the same weight since.
    started back at slimming world 3 weeks ago and I’m doing well so far :] -8.5 lbs
    xx


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  8. great post! Good luck with your plan. Well done on your weightloss so far :)
    http://cgdn.blogspot.com/

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  9. congrats on your weight loss so far.
    I think out of all the girls i'll look forward to your posts 'cause my story is so similar.

    Good luck :D

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  10. good luck on your journey gemma, I'm excited to see your progress. ive never done weight watchers but i do slimming world at the minute and it's great. good luck =)


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  11. That's a fantastic achievement so far, well done. Good luck with your goals. Will be following along here with interest. x

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  12. Thanks for all your words of support girls :) I reached a big target today which was losing 5% of my total body weight I hope to hit the 10% mark soon. If any of you want to ask me anything you can do it here or you can send me a private message on twitter I'm @GemFatFrocks. If you need words of support or ideas for a new recipe just let me know.
    Big love
    Gem xxx

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  13. good luck with your challenges, Gem!! And thank you all for being part of this blog, which i think will give me the push i need! :)

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  14. This is such a good blog! Keep going! It's so worth it, I dieted for 9 months last year and lost just over 1 and a half stones - I've still got my curves but I am so much more confident and it has changed my life!

    Anna
    http://southmoltonststyle.blogspot.com xx

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  15. i love the community of this! and you're doing so well already missy! xx

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  16. I'm doing WW too! Well done on your 5% I need to lose 3 more lbs before I get mine! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress! xx

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  17. So inspired by the weight you've already lost bb! After a tragic start & gaining, I lost 5lb on WW this week, finally back on track :)

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  18. good luck with this! its so inspirational :))
    Rosie xo

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  19. Thanks everyone :)
    Woohoo go StephanieDJL, keep up the good work xx

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