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Thursday, 12 July 2018

Ex Fat Bottomed Girls: With Apologies to Queen

Two things to spruik about today.
Firstly, I am SIZE 10 AGAIN!!!!!!
For those in more remote locations, that means I have lost 10 kilos and two dress sizes.
In December I looked like this....

Now, to be fair, this is probably distorted somewhat by the wide angle lens (I haven't been able to find another photo that looks quite THIS bad...but on the other hand, I suspect I have been avoiding photos for a while) but I know that when I was measured for costumes in November I had a 40 inch bust! This from a girl who was a 34B for years!

Now the BA gave me a special Christmas present, which was a subscription to a food company known as 'Lite and Easy'. These guys deliver meals for a week based on a calorie plan (of your choice) and, for someone like me who hates thinking about food, it sounded like a pretty good option. Nevertheless, it took until March for me to actually place an order.

It has been a Godsend.

I started on the 1800 cal/day plan which was waaaaay too much food. Then I moved to the 1500cal/day although, to be fair, I was still stopping off at Hungry Jack's (aka Burger King) for a cheese toastie or bacon and egg muffin, every morning. Surprisingly, I was still losing weight. It was slow but steady and definitely on the downward trend.

Another lifestyle aspect that I had to amend was my usual behaviour around buns in the staff room. Given that I was spending money on this other food, I decided that I had better not mess it up with liberal consumption of buns and donuts when they arrived, from the bakery to the staff-room, once a week. For the first few weeks I had to simply take myself OUT of the staff-room whenever buns arrived, but, I have been finding that as long as I don't START eating them, I can do a pretty good job of resisting (typical addictive personality).

I also changed from a lunch and dinner plan to 3 meals a day, thus eliminating the need for a fast food breakfast on the way to work, and dropped to the 1200 cal/day plan. Suddenly the weight began to drop off!

So here I am, 4 months after I started the diet and I am under 60kg!! Although weight loss has slowed recently (due to late night snacking which I shall speak of in a moment), I have not gone backwards and I am happy to report that last week I bought my first pair of size 10 jeans for about 10 years!!!

 Part of my motivation for this, apart from general health and well-being, was a desire to keep up with the young ones in the cast of my latest production, 'We Will Rock You!' This is the Queen jukebox musical, with impossibly thin plot by Ben Elton and AWESOME songs by Queen. I am the lowliest of the low this time; ensemble Bohemian; mostly hidden at the back of everything, but I am having a BALL!!!!

That's me on the left with the badass red wig!

And a slightly less flattering shot of me about to leap in the air (get the concentration!)

Late nights, like tonight, after the show have meant an increase in supper snacking and beer of course;  BUT I have been watching my intake during the day and trying to limit myself to three meals.

So I'll keep you posted as to whether or not I can keep the weight off but, so far so good!
Loving my new(old) bod!!!!


Jill Morgenstern said...

Great job! I have been dieting like crazy too and although I haven’t gone as far as new sizes in clothing I can definitely tell that things fit me more comfortably now.

Arizaphale said...

Great work kid! Feels good doesn't it?

BrightenedBoy said...

You look wonderful! Congratulations. Weight loss is so tough. I lost a ton of weight in the spring, gained a lot of it back in the summer, and am now on the straight and narrow again. It sucks and I'm hungry all the time, but c'est la vie.

Arizaphale said...

Hey BB! You should NOT be hungry all the time! Mostly I am ok (occasionally I crave salt) but my eating has been of the comfort variety. Not to mention the drinking. Cutting out the wine last year was the first step (although it only lost me 2 kilos) but it laid the path for this year's change of approach. Now I am only hungry when I'm stressed. Go figure. HAHAHAHAHA

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