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Weight Loss Update: Sarah V

Thursday, 18 April 2013


I wanted to share these two photos with you as to be honest I am really pleased with myself! I hit my second major target at Weight Watchers this week and got my 10% keyring, which means I have lost 10% of my starting bodyweight, yay! I've lost over a stone and a half now since January, and while I would love it to be faster, it's been steadily coming off which suits me.

I tend to wear dresses most of the time and a lot of the stretchier ones have stayed fitting me throughout my weight gain and loss so it's sometimes hard to actually SEE the weight loss. All I've really noticed in myself is that my watch is looser, but there are still some clothes that don't fit me yet. I went back through my personal blog on the hunt for a 'Before' picture. I thought this pic was okay at the time but I can really see the difference now, especially in my face.

It's not just a numbers game though - I am eating a lot better, far less processed food plus I have more energy and just generally feel better in myself. As much as it's easy to focus on the scales going down I have been trying to make better choices and think about this as a lifestyle change, not as a diet.

I'd like to lose at least another stone but I'm taking each day as it comes. Focusing on making yummy, healthy food and trying to be active where I can is helping me slip into good habits, and for the first time in a long time, I feel like I can keep them up.

16 comments:

  1. Amazing, well done Sarah! You look great :) I've been awful this year so far - still trying to find some motivation....

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    1. Thank you :) But ugh, motivation is the WORST. It's so hard to get into and even harder to STAY into. I'm in good habits at the moment but still worry that a holiday or minibreak or something will steer me off track, Easter could have easily turned into a foodfest! You'll get it back, it just has to be at a time that's right for you and I truly believe that sometimes it's not the right time to do a diet. You have to time it well! x

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  2. You look great, baby. It really shows. You're a beauty!

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    1. Thank you lovely, so are you! xxx

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  3. Well done Sarah, you look fab!

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  4. Hello, just dropping by from the UpandRunning forum to say hi but saw this photo and wanted to say I love your outfits! I;m a jeans and hoody kind of girl who secretly loves those kind of dresses but I'm only just getting brave enough to wear them. You look great in both photos!

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    1. Oh thank you! :) I never wear jeans because I can never get them to fit me (and with fluctuating weight it's even more of a problem). I feel so much more comfortable in dresses as they hide some of my wobbly bits! I'm sure you look beautiful in dresses, I hope you stay brave. :)

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  5. You look fantastic Sarah, it really shows! I can't believe you've lost so much weight on all the yummy naughty-looking food you're always instagramming! Well done you! xx

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    1. Aw thanks Lucy! You should try out some of my recipes on here, they are all crazy tasty but really low in calories and points! :)

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  6. How amazing do you look! I think that's a really great loss since the beginning of the year, especially compared to my dismal attempt, I suspect I've probably just put on weight. Well done you!!

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  7. You look amazing! I love the two photos - so cool to have an old and a new to look back and forth on. Congrats on your achievement! :-)
    Rachel
    Rachelinwales.blogspot.com

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  8. Woo! Congratulations that's a fantastic achievement.

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  9. Wow. How'd you do it Sarah? I have a fitness membership program and I too, am enjoying amazing results. After this I am going to have to do it alone. You inspired me.

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