The subtitle of this week’s post is I’ve lost 2 stone!!!
Haha, sorry for the spoiler but honestly I’m so pleased that I couldn’t wait and add the usual suspense.
Start weight: 13st 3lb
Last weigh in: 11st 4lb
Current weight: 11st 3lb
Total Loss: 28lb (2 stone)
It’s been a struggle and almost 2 years coming, but I’ve finally hit the 2 stone mark, meaning I only have 1 more (and a few pounds) to go until my target weight. I’m really pleased (and a little surprised as I haven’t eaten that great this week) and I’m hoping this will motivate me to continue on.
This week I want to talk a little about the changes I’ve noticed, in my weight loss journey. Not only have I shed 28lbs in weight, I’ve also lost visible inches and sometimes its easy to forget that when you see yourself in the mirror every day. Only yesterday my mum told me I looked like I’d lost some more weight and I think that’s probably because I haven’t seen her for about a week. When you live with yourself, day in and day out, you don’t always notice and appreciate the changes.
When I originally weighed-in on April 2nd 2014, I also took some measurements in inches. These were the results:
Waist: 37.5 inches
Hips: 46 inches
Thigh: 27.5 inches
Arm: 13 inches
However today I’ve taken them again and this is what they’re looking like:
Waist: 31.5 inches
Hips: 41.5 inches
Thigh: 24.5 inches
Arm: 12 inches
As you can see there are some substantial changes, especially to waist and hips. I’ve lost 6 inches from my waist and 4.5 from my hips. Though my thighs and arms are less drastic, a 3 inch change to my thighs and 1 inch change to my arms, is still all good! And inches aren’t the only difference I’ve noticed. While I still wouldn’t say I was a comfortable size 14 (I’m still between sizes) many things are becoming comfier to wear, including t-shirts and underwear. A ring that Chris bought me over 2 years ago, which has always fit on my ring finger (right hand) is now far too loose for that finger. Instead I’ve moved it to my middle finger (strangely on my left hand) where it has a comfy fit.
While its not always easy to stay motivated, its days like today where it really hits home just how much I’ve achieved. I’ll be working hard to drop another 3-4lb over the next couple of weeks, largely to get into the 10 stone somethings. As silly as it sounds, there is such a different mentality when you get down into the next stone down – 10 anything and I’ll be on the home straight!
As with last week, I’m no longer running my link up but I’ll be adding my link to the other weight loss link-ups that I know about. Please please feel free to comment with your progress as I’d love to know how you’re all doing as well!