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8Dec

Today has mostly been spent in my pyjamas!

Unfortunately my Sunday morning sleep-in was buggered…eejit-face here forgot to cancel the 7.30am alarm call…oops! :-) We dozed for a while, chatted about random stuff…as you do on a Sunday morning, and eventually got up. I was all geared up for tidying up my wardrobes, which were overflowing with clothes of all sizes, so I got started and was joined by my other half eventually.

He thinks that I need new clothes, and wanted me to get rid of everything! He wanted to reward me with new stuff as I keep losing weight – so who am I to argue?!

I had four piles…keep, bin, eBay and charity.

What surprised me the most – and put a really big grin on my face – was that I tried on stuff that I did not think would fit…and it did…and in most cases that stuff was too big! I was amazed. So this healthy eating and exercise malarkey works! ;-)

I now have a few nice clothing items lined up for 2014…exciting stuff. When I was at my biggest, I had two identical outfits – an XXXXXXXXL navy blue polo shirt, and an XXXXXXXXL pair of black jogging bottoms. I would wash a set and wear a set. That was my life for quite some time. I have been asked what size I am now, and I couldn’t really answer as I hadn’t yet tried to get into clothes with a sizing structure that I was used to – I certainly didn’t think that I would yet be fitting into any outfits from Evans for example. Yet today, I did – I was trying on sizes from 36 down to 28 and some of them were too big…these got the biggest grin…and some were a tad snug just yet…these made me grin too though as I didn’t think that I was anywhere near getting into them.

I am under strict orders to get rid of my current favourites – three identical t-shirts that I wear for the gym and to the horses. The thing is, it’s actually quite a novelty to wear stuff that is a little bigger! I am also under strict instructions to wear more fitted items…and my sister added her instructions…that I must start wearing bras! I am a braless warrior at times…small boobs = no bra…bloody uncomfortable items. As I managed to get some sports bras though, I am sure that I can manage some normal ones too. :-)

My four piles varied in size…not much at all on the bin pile, a lovely fair bit in the keep pile, a dozen or items for the eBay pile, and three big bin bags for the charity shop…a productive Sunday I think.

You might have noticed that my other half has been quiet the past couple of days – worry no longer…

“I apologise for a lack of blog posts the last couple of days. I have found sticking to plan pretty difficult to the say the least but at least I have been getting my ’5-a-day’ and my three main meals a day have been healthy. I have just found the junk food difficult to give up. I’m guessing that if people avoid the extra junk food, 9 times out of 10 they will lose weight. It’s so hard though and I don’t know how WLB has done it.

On a separate note I was thrilled that WLB is working towards her goals in a social sense after booking fourteen shows for us to visit in 2014, with a Peppa Pig outing for us and our nephew too. She is even coming to see some shows that I chose, as well as making me go to the ballet and to watch Shakespeare.

From my point of view I’m really looking forward to going to them with WLB, but have some mixed feelings. People who don’t have a weight problem would not even consider the types of seats at a venue. You book the tickets, get yourself to the venue, and enjoy the show.

Even though WLB has lost an incredible 17.5st we both have a little angst about going to these events.

The biggest problem is if the seats have arms on them. Normally I don’t mind sharing my seat with WLB’s bum when there are no arm rests but after spending about an hour Googling pictures of the seats, I discovered that there are arms on them. I guess the worst case scenario will be that the seats are too small and we will have to go home, but the most important thing is making the effort to try and do things you don’t feel comfortable in doing. It has just made me think how f*ucked up things can be for someone who needs to lose a considerable amount of weight.

Maybe in a couple of years it will be WLB on the actual stage talking about her weight loss and inspiring those who need to lose weight to achieve their goals. The future is unknown, who knows what’s going to happen, but I’m sure when WLB gets to her target weight there will be a lot of opportunities to help others.

WLB, when she was only a few stone overweight, never thought she would end up getting to over 43st and one of the things she has said to me is that she writes her blog to also help people a few stone over weight to never get into the horrible place she has been in. After getting down to 26st there are still obstacles in our lives to get over. We are just keeping our fingers crossed that WLB will be okay. I think once she gets under 20st these kind of worries won’t be justified and we can put them firmly in the past. The next 6st will be the most important part of her journey. This, in my eyes, will be going from super morbidly obese to just obese. It sounds mental doesn’t it? A lot of people would be devastated to weigh 20st but for WLB it will be an amazing achievement.

Anyway, thanks everyone for reading and make sure you tell everyone you know about this blog. You guys are playing a massive part in her journey!”

Bless him. I have watched him struggle with his KitKat Chunky habit…and he even snuck in a multipack of cheese and onion Squares crisps…he doesn’t usually eat crisps! I have tried explaining that he doesn’t have to try and be a saint overnight, but he is an all or nothing chap…just as I am…well, apart from the chap bit! :-)

I just want him to move towards healthy. As long as his brekkie, lunch and dinner are okay, the snacks are fine. Actually, he will find that his need for these snacks diminishes as his body will be fuelled properly. I used to graze all day long, but now that I get the nutrients that I need, these cravings for crap food and habits that I have have gone…not for good, but they certainly don’t raise their head as much as they used to.

Anyway, other than the mammoth clear out session, today has been mixed. I am still feeling a bit poorly. I managed to finish wrapping the last few Christmas presents. I also popped to see the kids as I wanted to tell my nephew who we were going to see…when I asked him, he thought that it was Santa! I guess I should have waited until after the festivities to talk about that one! :-) I then had an argument with my Dad – who I love dearly, but who can be a plonker at times. This hasn’t been resolved…I will wait until I have calmed down a little to deal with it. I also listed my eBay clothes and relisted the treadmill. So if you fancy taking a gander and helping me spread the word, then take a look here – WLB eBay stuff. I started last night on ‘Lie to Me’…amazing series! I studied some body language stuff before for my Masters and adore this show…I wish I could – in fact I am going to – take a leaf out of the book of the guy who tells the truth at all times…what a fun experiment that will be! :-)

Breakfast: Bananas.

20131208-192015.jpgLunch: Smoked salmon scrambled eggs with cheesy wholemeal rolls (2 x HEA and 2 x HEB).

20131208-192126.jpgDinner: Roast chicken with butternut squash and herbed Mediterranean veggies.

20131208-204711.jpgSnacks: Nakd bars (15 syns) and fruit with yogurt (1.5 syns).

20131208-193240.jpgAnother good food day – 1.5 syns extra than normal though! Brekkie was bananas which were eaten whilst clearing my wardrobe. Lunch was my ‘post wardrobe clear out snack’…I needed my protein after going through that lot! :-) Dinner was lovely. We wanted chicken, but not the usual roast dinner and so I used some Mediterranean-style veggies which I sprinkled with herbs, and I also roasted some butternut squash too. My snacks were the yogurt from yesterday with fruit, and a couple of Nakd bars.

Exercise: None…a wonderful rest day!

Thank you for reading,

Weight Loss Bitch xxx

  

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