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Wednesday, 14 February 2007

5 kg by Valentine's Day - Results are in!!

Today is Valentine's Day - the goal date of my challenge.
This morning's weight:

60.7 kg

What shall I choose to believe on this beautiful sunny morning?


~ I failed because I didn't lose 5kg - I lost 1.9kg.

OR

~ I have lost 1.9kg of that last 5kg I have so much trouble with so now I only have 3.1 to go
~ In the last 7.5 weeks I have always been under my starting weight = zero weight gain
~ I am only 0.7 kg away from being a 50's girl
~ I haven't done anything unsustainable - that is, I have eaten well above 1200 calories a day [which was my previous threshold for weight loss] and I have been burning less that 300 calories a day [again my previous minimum expenditure for weight loss]. I have done this comfortably and could easily continue like this for another 8 weeks, perhaps for life!
~ My pants are loose and my waist is smaller. In fact, I only measure 33" - 25" - 33" which I suspect is a lot smaller than most other 60kg women which might mean I weigh heavy because I am quite muscular.
~ I am happy with my body - if I never got any thinner, it wouldn't be the end of the world. Losing those last couple of kilos is now optional rather than compulsary.

So I am a success! YAY

Below is an actual photo of me in the new bikini I bought for my holiday next week [hence the weird tan line from the previous bikini]. If I was being critical I would point out the bulky thighs and the lingering hip fat.

But without being vain - it's pretty good for a 42 year old who has spent her whole life being overweight. I have visible stomach muscles and a slim waist [no boobs anymore but let's not go there!]

Plenty to be proud of, plenty to be happy about.

Yip - I'm one happy girl - let's just bring on the 50's sometime before winter!!

3 comments:

  1. My gosh katiep.. you look fabulous in your bikini! Be proud and celebrate your great body.. its beautiful!!

    ;)

    ps. enjoy your holidays too!

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  2. hello katie! you bloody amazing! a testament to a lot of hard work by the sounds of it :) thanks very much for your comment on my blog the other day, just thought i'd check out yours and so glad i did! cheers!

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  3. Yes Look at you! You have reached success already!!!

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