Week 31 – 53 Lbs Now Lost – 8 Weeks To Go To Wedding Dress Fitting

The wedding is now coming around so quickly with only 8 weeks to go till my final dress fitting. I began my weight loss journey 7 months ago and said I wanted to loose 6 stones in total, I am only 3 lbs off 4 stone so I am confident I can loose 5 stone by the time my dress fitting comes around but it is going to require a lot of focus as weight loss has been slow since I joined Slimming World and I am still learning what I can and can’t eat, this weeks food diary is here which was a tough week but this week nothing is going to stop me or get in the way.

I have recorded every weeks food diary here since joining Slimming World 13 weeks ago and this helps me a lot my being able to go back and look at what I have eaten and trying to optimise my food choices every week to get a loss on the scales. It has been a long road and once I get to target maintenance will be even tougher which is why I am so grateful to all my slimming buddies at group and online that continue to inspire me every day.

Below is a picture I took of my jeans when I began my slimming journeybefore and after jeans so far and now at a size 16, I can’t believe how big I was to be honest but I am really glad I kept my old clothes as these are the kind of pictures that bring a huge smile to my face and keep me on track.

I actually enjoy clothes shopping now and it feels great going into a normal size shop than shops that only cater for bigger sizes. Next is my favorite shop at the moment and I even bought my first Super Dry ladies t shirt last week, I have never worn ladies t shirts before nor more fitted t shirts so this is a first for me :-) and it does feel good.

Those levi jeans in the picture above I haven’t worn for probably 12 years and I finally got them out the wardrobe and tried them on to see if they fit, I was totally shocked that they did, although the top button is dead tight these jeans also used to be quite baggy on me all those years ago too. I know ive got a way to go yet but i will get there no matter what.

Wedding preparation stuff is coming along, only 10 weeks to go, in fact 10 weeks today I will have been married for about 30 hours :-) lots of bits and pieces to finalize but dress is ordered, rings are ordered, venue and food is sorted and lots of other things to ensure they day is perfect – basically all the really expensive bits :-)

These last couple of weeks I have also begun to inject a bit of exercise into my regime and started playing squash again with the other half, it is 2 games to 1 ,not in my favour, so Thursday nights game losing is not an option :-) not that I am competitive.

Finally to all my slimming buddies online in facebook groups and those that know me and are going through the same journey remember you can do it and be the person you really want to be, you do need willpower and motivation but no one can do this for you. There is a lot of support out there and of course slimming world group is one of my big support systems and at home my other half is an amazing support but remember this is a life changing experience and not a quick fix. If you really want to change your life and your eating habits then you will do it, be determined and you will succeed.


About Karen

Currently following Slimming World this blog is about my personal diet journey for long term changes and so i can look fabulous on my wedding day. You will find reviews of diet products, lots of tasty recipes and diet tips to help and inspire others on their diet journeys.

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