Well – not so much of a party…but it is my birthday today!
For thirty-three years I have now roamed this planet – well, as of 8.58pm this evening! – and they have been good times. I have a lot to be thankful for and thought that I would just give myself a little reminder of the progress that has been made since joining Slimming World for the final time!
So I celebrated my 31st birthday on Slimming World at 42st 1lb and my 32nd birthday at 30st 3.5lbs…and on today’s 33rd birthday I am at 22st 10.5lbs. My BMI on my 31st birthday was 92.2 and on my 32nd birthday it was 66.3…and on my 33rd birthday it is at 49.9. I do get weighed again tomorrow though…so hopefully a little bit more will have melted!
Since my 32nd birthday I have shifted 7st 7lbs and dropped 16.4 BMI points. Not a bad birthday present to myself!
Then there is the inch loss – which has been pretty good…to put it into context, I was in XXXXXXXXL clothes to start with, and am wearing size 26 holdie-innie pants today!
I can only begin to imagine the difference in internal fat – all of the stuff surrounding my organs and squeezing the life out of them.
These are the measurable things. The immeasurable is the difference in confidence levels – I have always been confident, but it got buried for a while underneath the fat. Then there are the things that I have done this year – comedy gigs, theatre trips, giving pony rides to my niece, and being able to sit my nephew on my lap in the car and let him drive around my field…when the steering wheel was still digging into my stomach this time last year, my university course, my public speaking events, my weight loss mindset coaching…all of these things are new.
It has been a fecking fantastic year!
Whilst I might not have gone all out on the birthday celebrations, preferring a low-key day with loved ones – and some wonderful coaching clients – I have really enjoyed my day. This is now the second year running that I remember weighing less than my age – seriously! And my wonderful ‘virtual’ friends have been super wonderful today and it has made me realise how good life is…thank you!
So I have had a lovely day. My niece and nephew called me first thing to sing ‘happy birthday’ to me…which I must admit made me tear up slightly…and then they came over this afternoon to sing to me in person. I treated myself to some delicious smoked fish goodies…got some new books, some dosh, and a little ice-cream maker that I will show you tomorrow.
I couldn’t really think of anything that I specifically wanted this year. I used to be very present-oriented…handbags and watches featured highly – as they always fit fat girls – and I have TAGs, Mulberry, Vivienne Westwood, Michael Kors, and even a Prada lurking around somewhere. But I have come to realise that the best present I can give myself is my health…and whilst a pair of Manolo’s will be on my ‘target’ shopping list, it’s just not about that anymore. I don’t need to compensate – which is exactly what I was doing – as my actions give me more than a handbag can…plus, the handbags never detracted from the size of my arse!
And scroll down to see my birthday cake…days of old would have seen me trying to order one of these!
A lovely food day. A quickie breakfast was eaten before my morning coaching session. This was followed by the posh trout with some lovely raw veggies and Ryvita with cheese…lush! Dinner was a quick and simple mushroom, onion, and spinach omelette. Whilst my birthday ‘cake’ was a banana flapjack!
Exercise: Nothing today…a day of rest!
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx