I have now lost 57.5lbs which is 4 stone 1.5 lbs!
My weight loss has been slow and I've had a few slip ups (like my birthday) but I'm really happy with what I have achieved this year. I will enter 2012 a much happier and healthier person.
I wasn't unhappy with my life before but I really love my dresses and became so disheartened that most stores didn't stock my size and people have noticed a big difference in my behaviour. I recently bought a dress from River Island and I've not been able to do that for about four years. It may seem like a small thing but I couldn't stop smiling all day. I'm also a lot less shy now, anyone who has met me knows I don't shut up.
Joining Weight Watchers made me realise that I previously had no discipline in my eating habits. I would often eat on the go which meant grabbing the nearest unhealthy snack – and comfort eat as a way of coping with stress. These had all combined to result in my increasing size. I can't say I've struggled or that it has been hard because it hasn't. I'm surprised at how easy it has been, the Weight Watchers plan means that I can eat what I like as long as I plan ahead. I really think about the value of my food now and fill up on low point options rather than snacking on high point food.
Here are some photos of my progress-
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I want to lose another 20-30lbs so I hope there will be another post like this in the not too distant future.