Week 39 Post Wedding – New Weight loss Goals

back of karens wedding dressNow the wedding is sadly over, although it will never be over for me memory wise :-) , I did gain 10lbs over the last 4 weeks of wedding celebrations and need some new goals now to lose what I have gained and get to my target weight as quickly as I can. The week or so since I have been back in the UK I have found it very hard if I am honest to get back on plan 100% picking and not following the plan properly, but returning to class on Wednesday last week really helped.

So many people just lose weight for a special occasion and then never go back and within 6 months all the weight has gone back on and they are back where they started. I said right from the beginning I was losing weight for my wedding and dress BUT this has always been a lifestyle change for me and I am going to keep going, reach my target and be fab at 40 not fat at 40. I have bought lots of new clothes over the last few weeks and it has felt fantastic, life it too short to be miserable and unhappy with your weight, the only person who can make a difference is YOU! It’s a long road and you have to be dedicated and follow it through…..believe me you will be glad you stuck with it. I have lost weight and gained it so many times in my life I have lost count but this time things are very different.

karens train on wedding dressThere are 12 weeks to go to Christmas and I reckon at an average loss of 2 lbs. per week I would lose the 10 lbs. gained and another stone off making me only 7 lb.’s away from target………..sounds like a pretty good plan I think as I do need some new goals to focus on now.

My poor wedding dress will be dry cleaned and retired to the wardrobe, I may try it on, on my anniversary to remind myself of how stunning it is, I absolutely love my dress and will never sell it. We have the photos, DVD and our dresses to remind us of what an absolutely amazing 4 weeks we had. We have started sifting through hundreds of wedding photos of which you can view our fab slide show below. We got a bargain on some photos frames at the weekend and plan to use those and have a few canvasses made for our living room and various other parts of our house but picking which pictures is a nightmare as there are so many amazing ones to choose from.

Since I returned to work last week it has been a bit of a lull, I love my job but I am finding it very difficult to get back into the swing of things properly, I put it down to wedding blues. I think because we had such an amazing 4 weeks and I knew there would be a big comedown, I am sure I’ll be back into it in no time it just feels a bit depressing at the moment.

SO here are a few occasions coming up in the next 12 weeks which are mainly social events but things to look forward to and nice clothes to wear so keeping on track is really important…..

  • Wife’s birthday 9th Oct
  • Friend’s wedding 26th Oct
  • work team night out 1st Nov
  • Bauer Christmas party Dec
  • Xmas & new year Dec
  • My 40th Jan 2014

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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