Another week and here I am again, no slimmer I am afraid but I will be taking full opportunity to post every week about my battle with my weight! There is a lot of be said for being disciplined.
An article caught my eye this week on my homepage, about Ruth Jones (girlfriend of James Cordon) and her weight loss journey. In the online article I read it said she had lost 4.5 stones and gone down to a size 16, I see the Daily Mail says a size 12, whatever, she looks fabulous and I would love to emulate her success. Some weight loss stories I look at and they do nothing for me but looking at Ruth I feel motivated and how did she do it? The age old method of taking in less calories than those she was losing. As we say at my eating disorders group, simple really. Not easy but simple!
Looking at the most recent picture of Ruth made me think about being a size 16 and I was trying to recall the last time I was that size. 1998 was probably it, I had slimmed down from a size 20 and remained at a 16 for about a year, then like always the weight crept back on. In the hope of reminding me that I look good and healthy at a size 16 I have dug out some old photos. They are not the best quality as they are all photos of photos but hopefully they will do something towards motivating me.
|Look at those curves and toned arms..... if only!|
|Practically no tummy, my first LBD. Age 19|
|Size 14 in this one. Unheard of to be that flat under my bust!|
|I recall feeling so good in this size 16 dress|
So whilst I have not actually lost any weight this week I will look for the good and say that I am pleased to have recognised that I need to stay focused on the goal. The overridding goal is that I want to be a size 16 next year when I speak at Britmums.
I need to keep my eyes to heaven and not on the nitty gritty of everyday life. If I allow the detail to get in the way of the big plan then I will never succeed. Life is full of ups and downs and I have to take them as they come, deal as best I can with them and keep on going...... Thank you Jesus for walking with me!
I am linking this post up with Liska's #Mumentum.