Ok, here we go then!
These pics are from June at around 206 lbs (eek) and UK dress size 16-18:
And these are from a couple of weeks ago at 176 lbs and UK size 14-16:
Please excuse weird hairstyle, unflattering (but practical!) nursing bra and nosey cat!!
Progress has been slow but steady since I am not super strict and haven't yet got into lifting, and I probably have about the same amount to lose again, but I am happy with it so far and have never felt better!
Lifting is great, go try it with someone who knows what they are doing. Make it social.
I hear this forum admits on a regular basis that "real" ladies deadlift.
Also, you're doing great! The changes might not be apparent (they weren't for me), but they're there. Just look at your dress sizes. Any amount of change for the better IS change for the better.
Thanks Josh! The not lifting isn't through lack of desire or anything, it's just that with my kids at the moment I am lucky if I even get to go to the bathroom on my own most days, let alone anything else!!! ;-P I have been doing some bodyweight exercises and actually own a kettle bell but at the moment it is just not happening but tbh I am quite happy to take it a step at a time. I've got the food sorted, I do plenty of moving slowly and my playing isn't too bad, but sleep, LHT and sprints are not there yet...they will be but I feel I am doing the best I can under the circumstances at the moment!
Last edited by gingernut; 10-26-2011 at 08:31 AM.
I find the changes to be very apparent from all sides. You're making great progress. Congratulations!
I personally am doing fair on the food, pretty good on LHT and Move Slowly, fair on the Sprints, and poor on the sleep and other mental type issues. It's a process and steps and their order will be different for each individual. Doing the best you can is great!!
Trying a journal. We'll see how long that lasts....
Thanks Velo. Yeah, I reckon doing the best we can is all anyone can ask and sometimes life just throws things at us that mean we can't do everything perfectly but as long as we keep on doing what we can we will get there in the end!
Just had a quick peek at your journal and I'm sorry you've had such a bad time of it over the last while...hope things start getting better for you soon. You've done brilliantly despite everything though-keep at it!