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Guest Post - My weight loss journey by Grace

Saturday, 7 April 2012

I have been on a weight loss journey for what seems like forever! I remember being bullied at school for being “fat” but actually, when I look back at photos I wasn’t! I have always been bigger, but mainly for the reason I am tall, I have broad shoulders and wide hips which now is the desired body shape with “curvy” being in!

Well I have recently hit a weight loss of 5.5 stone and although I have tried pretty much every diet there is to try I have finally found the one that works for me! I have joined and rejoined Weight Watchers several times in the past but last September I joined for what I was determined would be the final time! I had what I call the clicking moment, where for what ever reason it all fell in to place and I have stuck too the plan! For the first time ever I actually enjoy being on a diet! The best thing about weight watchers pro points plan is that you can enjoy your favourite things and still lose weight! The nice thing for me is it seems to have reprogrammed my way of thinking when it comes to food choices, no matter how much you might fancy eating that extra piece of cake something kicks in and you think about whether it’s worth it?!

I have lost my weight over the past two years, I definitely feel that slow and steady is the best way as it will stay off that way! I still have around two stone to go but that seems like a tiny goal now in comparison to what I started with!

The hardest thing for me will probably sound a bit strange to others but its remembering that I am no longer the size I was! I still buy the same kinds of clothes as I did at my heaviest, black and something that covers everything up! But I am slowly bringing the colours back into my wardrobe and now cant wait to enjoy being slimmer this summer! Knowing you can go in to a “normal” shop and buy clothes is an amazing feeling!

It was my 30th Birthday at the beginning of March and I wanted to wear a dress that made me feel special, I found a very simple black dress which was the first outfit that made me realise just how far I had come, It was the best feeling ever and the amount of compliments I got was amazing. When I compare a picture of me before the weight loss and one from that night I feel really proud of myself!

 

I do a Weight Loss Wednesday post on my blog and a few people have told me I have inspired them to lose weight which is so lovely. Loosing weight is hard work but it is so worth it for so many reasons! My advice to anyone that’s about to start their journey or are part way through it is be realistic and keep going, Setting yourself small goals to work towards makes it less daunting! Most importantly do it for you!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

43 comments:

  1. WOW! Big congratulations! I wish I could join a plan! I just find it hard when my boyfriend and I eat together! xx

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    1. Thank you so much! It is hard when you eat with someone who isn't following a plan, maybe you could put them on the plan with out them knowing ;) x

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  2. Wow! Well done that's fabulous! I know that feeling well of being bullied at school and the name calling. I had the same thing regarding my weight, 5ft 9" and a size uk 14 but still I was called all sorts and yes looking back I was a regular size...sad isn't it.

    Now sadly Im overweight, attending slimming world, 2 stone off so far x

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    1. Thank you! It is so horrible at the time but it does make you stronger! Well done on your loss, keep it going! xoxo

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  3. Wow, you look fantastic - and well done! I'm tall too, which I think sometimes makes being overweight feel worse, because you just feel so 'big' in comparison with everyone else!

    I lost 2.5 stone last year and I'm now struggling to get back into it, as I really want to lose another 2. It's just so hard to stay motivated, so I'll definitely start reading your weight loss Wednesdays!

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    1. Thank you! I agree It definitely does make you feel bigger regardless when you are tall! Well done on your loss, I'm sure you will get back in to it soon, sometimes it just clicks! xoxo

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  4. Well done on your weight loss. You look amazing!

    Thanks for sharing your journey, you're an inspiration.
    Amy

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    1. Thank you so much, you're really kind xoxo

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  5. wow thats amazing, well done on your loss!! You look fantastic in your after picture.

    I agree slow and steady is the best way, that seems to be the journey I am taking, and I think where I am failing is setting unrealistic goals for myself.

    Ill have to check out your wednesday weight loss posts! good luck with rest of your journey

    Sarah.
    http://fatgirlfighting.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Keep it up though, you've done well so far xoxo

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  6. You look incredible! Well done on your journey ... you are looking so good and isn't it wonderful that the curvy girl is being celebrated once more?!

    I have been struggling with my weight since I was 9 years old. It is a constant battle and my relationship with food is still a bit skewed. But, I'm getting there. Slowly but surely.

    Congratulations and keep up the good work!

    http://unpublishedworksofme.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! It's so great that it's ok to be curvy now! Slow and steady is the best way! xoxo

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  8. Aww that is amazing hun. I have been trying to lose weight for years and always give up. Thank you for giving me even more determination as i can see what an amazing journey you have been on. You look sooo lovely!!! xxx

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  9. Congratulations Grace you look amazing and that dress is *stunning*!

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  10. Wow, a huge well done for losing so much weight and looking fab. I'm doing slimming world and I know how tough it can be, so bravo!

    Kate x
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