Saturday, 16 November 2013

Beat the bulge!!

As you can probably read from the title this is going to be a slightly different post this week about weight. I've decided to finally 'beat the bulge' and finally lose weight for the last time. I've never been 100% happy with my weight, but then who is!

When I first met Dan I was a small size 12 and 10 and a 1/2 stone. At the time I was so self conscious about how I looked. I was still in that honeymoon period with Dan and I wanted to make sure I looked my best as every girl does when they start a new relationship. We were a fun, young and happy couple living life in our very first house looking forward to the rest of our lives together.

On holiday in France - 2009

As the months went on and my depression started, my weight increased which only added to my low moods. My confidence dropped dramatically, I never wanted to go out and never got dressed up. It was like I had become a completely different person. My depression had changed me and going out, even to the shops was such a drain on me.

Lauren, Dan and I on Dad's birthday - 2010

Writing this post has made me realise how much I have shied away from the camera which is a real shame. Finding photos of myself over the past few years has been very difficult!

Dad and I on Christmas Day - 2011

Now having Dan's staff discount at M&S didn't help at all, having easy access to discounted Dine for 2's, profiteroles and prawn shells were difficult to say no to.

Mum, Lauren and I on Christmas Day - 2012

Back in April 2013 I was at my heaviest weighing 14 stone 10 pounds I decided to sign up for Race for Life shortly after my beautiful Auntie Kathy passed away. Once I started training the weight slowly dropped off and I got down to just under 13 stone. I was so pleased that as well as raising money I was getting myself fit again. 

A couple of months after the race I noticed my weight was starting to creep back on again and I was becoming a couch potato again. I think because I didn't have an end goal in sight I had nothing to work towards.  

So back to the point of this post I have a beautiful pair of white size 10 jeans that I brought a couple of years ago and I am desperate to fit into them. I've joined Weight Watchers and I am more determined than ever to fit into them. 

Once a week on a Monday morning I will weigh myself (on my lovely new scales) and share it with you so you can see my progress. Now that's scary!!!!!

It's going to be an interesting journey full of ups and downs but I'm looking forward to seeing what happens. I'll be sharing lots of recipes and regular updates on how I am getting on.

Wish me luck :)


  1. you can do it! :-) keep positive, and enjoy the weight watchers treat!
    Thank you for the tag, I will be doing a wishlist this month and hashtag it :-)

    1. Thank you! I'm so nervous about putting my first weigh in up tonight but I have to start somewhere x

  2. What a great idea having an end goal in mind. You can do this and you can find so much support in places like twitter

    1. Exactly, plus I have such a good support network at home so I'm more determined than ever! x

  3. So good to hear a really story on here darling :) sounds like your are doing fab! Xx

    1. Thank you Hannah. My first weigh in goes live tonight.....nervous!!! x


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