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Monday, 2 December 2013

Operation Disco Pants: An Update


I recently posted this photograph on Instagram showing my weight loss progress so far.  While my weight loss has definitely slowed down of late (the result of a two week holiday in Portugal, a weekend away in Liverpool and too many Afternoon Teas…), I'm so happy that I've maintained my two and a half stone loss.

Over the last 6 months I've come to realise just how bad my diet was before: I could easily munch a packet of Percy Pigs on my way home from work , I would often eat a whole pizza twice a week and probably drank far too much wine.  Although I would tell myself I was happy because I allowed myself to eat all the cheese I wanted, it turns out I really wasn't.  In fact, I was pretty miserable.  I had no self confidence: if a dress didn't have sleeves, I wouldn't wear it, if it wasn't black, I wouldn't wear it.  Meeting new people absolutely terrified me and my anxiety was through the roof (I'm still working on this but getting better!). As crazy as it sounds, I was positive people wouldn't be interested in getting to know me because I was overweight. With every goal I've set myself and met, I gain a little more confidence.  I mean, I wore a white dress in public!  Most excitingly of all?  I bought a pair of Disco Pants (OK, not the most exciting news but it was a big deal to me…I cried in the changing room when they fit!)

Recently someone told me in work that I had given them hope that they too could lose weight and to me, this means so much.  It's true, if I can do it you can too.  I think the most important thing is to sit down and be 100% honest with yourself: be realistic with your goals.  I've found that I've steadily lost about 1-2 lbs a week using My Fitness Pal.  If like me, you need structure and goals to meet, but also need a degree of flexibility, My Fitness Pal is great.  If you don't want to be reigned in by a calorie count and still be able to eat a wide range of foods, Slimming World might be the best choice.  If you find you lose weight best on a low carb diet, try going paleo for a month and see how you feel.  

 Most important of all?  Do whatever it takes to become happy and healthy...



…while still allowing yourself some cheese.

Lots of Love
Nic
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12 comments:

  1. Aw, you know I always thought you were a beautiful girl but the picture of you in the white dress just blows me away! Such a babe!!! You have done so well! x

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  2. you look AMAZING you gorgeous thing! so so proud! hopefully see you soon sugar, are you thinking of going to the blogger christmas party? xxxx

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    1. Ruth thank you - that means a lot! I'm gutted but I don't think I can make it because of silly work :( I have an amazing Christmas jumper that would have been perfect! x

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  3. You looked great before but amazing now! Well done hun!

    Jenn | Photo-Jenn-ic

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  4. Wow you look amazing! You are an inspiration x glad you're feeling healthier in more ways than one :)

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  5. You look wicked before AND after <3

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    1. Thanks Sophie - that means a lot! xx

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  6. You look incredible - well done! I lost 2 stone a couple of years ago which brought me closer to my goal weight but I've still got a fair bit to go and have been slacking off for so long - this has given me the kick up the bum I need to get back on track! xx

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    1. Thanks Kirsty! I'm not at my target yet either but we can do it! It's just hard at this time of year!!! x

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