Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Weightloss - Throwing away the scales

Back when I saw the pictures from my little sisters wedding for the first time I felt sick. I knew when we went to try on bridesmaid dresses that I was not as skinny as my mind was telling me thanks to the sizes I had to try on.

When this picture was taken I had already lost weight from when I had my 2nd daughter 5 months before. That didn't make me feel much better. I still felt HUGE!! When I got married I was about 68kg. In this pic I am 90kg. Thats a 22kg difference for what I wanted to be.

I have managed to get down to 76.5kg. That in itself is a huge effort, which I am proud of. I was getting a bit discouraged though as I couldn't seem to shift the extra 8.5kg I want to lose. Then I realised something.

I may not be losing any more but my shape is changing.

Over the weekend I went to Canberra and saw lots of family and people I hadn't seen in a long time. There were 2 people there I had not seen since about the time the above picture was taken. Neither of them recognised me, one thought I was a different person and couldn't believe it was me (according to my sister, it was her friend).

Lots of other people asked if I had lost more weight or said it looked like I had, which felt good. I hadn't lost anymore since I saw most of them last, but I have changed shape.

So when I got back home I decided to try on my pre pregnancy jeans.

Last time I tried them on I got them up sort of, but there was no way they were going to do up!

Yesterday they slid on like old friends. It was awesome. Only, they are so not flattering on me anymore. (I don't think they ever really were, but they were super comfy!)

I am soooo excited. And if I had been able to find the memory card for my camera I would have taken a picture. Instead, you'll have to use this pic I took 2 weeks ago to compare.

So as you can see, a little bit different. Its 13.5kg from when I was a bridesmaid at my sisters wedding.

I decided with the shape changing and the fact I would like to tone up more I am not going to bother with my scales. I will know how I am doing by how my clothes are fitting and how I look.

The actual weight I am is not going to bother me. I am pretty happy with my body now, so my focus is just health and fitness.

I actually started trying to change my focus a few weeks ago and since I have stopped fussing over my weight I have felt so much better about myself.


  1. I can completely relate, I have stopped weighing myself and instead am focusing on healthy eating, exercise and maintaining a happy self. Sometimes that self wants an easter egg, othertimes my self is happy with lowfat yogurt and frozen raspberries! I hadn't stopped in at this blog of yours, looking forward to meeting you at the blogging conference!

  2. technically 4 months ago and YES your are looking GREAT!
    I totally agree that the number/weight is not the issue, it's the fitness/health that is more important!
    Go you!

  3. as in u had a baby 4 months before the wedding