Saturday, 31 May 2008

The First Of Six

Ok, where do I start. Deep breath, when I was pregnant with Baby G I piled on the weight and I still haven;t lost it. At the minute I'm feeling very down with myself and I've only got myself to blame and no-one else - I know that .For months now I have been saying " tomorrow I'll start my diet " " from tomorrow no more chocolate" . Well now I've had enough and I have to do something --about me....
My wardrobe consists of 8 of these ... varying in different shades of black.



Hub ever so nicely said that he was a bit weary of seeing me in these and said I had to go buy myself something new. So I bought these.





Can you see the problem? I am stuck in a baggy top rut because they are the only thing I feel comfortable in, they are my security tops!
Tomorrow is the 1st of June and I am going to do it this time - I have told everyone out there who reads my Blog and now you all know .. I have no more excuses not to lose my baby weight and get back into my pre -pregnancy clothes.
I am giving myself 6 weeks, at least to get a good start and I'm going to give an update every Monday. I hope I won't bore you all too much with this and I will still continue to post about other things . If anyone out there has any hints , tips or nice diet recipes all help will be gratefully recieved.
Wish me luck.

28 comments:

Farmyard Crafts said...

Lisa... good on you! That's a bit scary announcing it to everyone out here... but what an awesome way to be able to share and have others support you in your journey!! Good luck!

Sarahs Home said...

Hi Lisa, I have sent you an email.. Have a nice weekend and Good Luck..

Sarah x

Pipany said...

Hello Lisa and good luck with your task. It's a brill way of doing it as we can all cheer you on! xx

Vanessa said...

Hi Lisa,

I have been trying to get rid of my baby weight for 3 years and I just seem to be getting bigger. So this week I have made the decision to start at Slimming WOrld on Tuesday morning and make more of an effort to go to the gym. I went to Slimming World 4 years ago and lost 2 stone in 3 months, unfortunately this led to me falling pregnant (hormones and all that!). I will let you know how I'm getting on and if I find out any new recipes I will let you know!

Good Luck and here's to the new & slimmer bloggers!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

You go girl!

I always find that empyting my house of all chocolate and chocolate products is the best strategy.

Cathy said...

Good on you Lisa - just have a really positive mind that you will achieve your goal. I have lost 12 kg in the last three months and I can't believe how good I feel. I still have a lot more to lose - but I know I will get there. So good on you putting yourself out there. You can do it!

Mary Beth said...

Post away about the weight loss journey and what you're eating: I won't be bored at all--I love this sort of thing. I find the best way to lose weight is to write down eveything and you have to stop eating once you've reached your "points" for the day (or calories). This takes lots of planning but it works. Good good luck, I'll be cheering you on.

dontlooknow said...

Being so close to the medical world i always resort to medical help :). Before I had Meg I weighed 47kg sufice to say Ihave not ever weighed this since!!! I now have a 'float' of 5kg that I loose and gain each year. I am at the phase of needing to loose now maybe we should do it together?

sarahmurray said...

Oh your singin' my song sister.... I have some kind of crazy biology and actually lost weight when I had my girls. Weird. Not my problem now though that my youngest is almost 8! I have been meaning to get serious about losing 10-15 lbs. You're inspiring me!

Simone said...

Best of luck. I have tried nearly all the diets going over the years and the best tip I can give to losing weight is to exercise more (quite a bit more)brisk walking, keeping active etc and reduce portion sizes. I don't cut out anything, I just eat smaller amounts. Put your food on a side plate rather than a big dinner plate and it will look like you have stacks of food! I am saying this tongue in cheek to you. Obviously go with whatever diet suits you best.

julie said...

good luck Lisa - my only tips are to try and keep busy to keep your mind off food and exercise as much as you can - find something that you enjoy doing so it doesn't feel like a chore! Hope it goes really well for you x

Vintage to Victorian said...

Good luck!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Good luck!!! I was doing really well with my diet by going to Weight Watchers but then life got in the way and I am feeling (and looking!!!) really fat again : (

driftwood said...

good luck Lisa, think I'll join you, my jeans are feeling very snug today, and I've started wearing hubby's jumpers again, a sure sign I'm not feeling great about my figure. love the colour of that new blue top!
the only tip I can think of is to make vast quantities of veg soup, no points weight watchers recipe.

Soo said...

good luck! I'm looking forward to hearing your updates....by the way, I like the tops!

Adrienne said...

Good for you! You can do it. I't going to be hard but you can do it...just stick to it! We'll all here cheering you on...

Ragged Roses said...

Good luck with the diet. Hopefully it'll get easier if this weather improves, you have to have chocolate when it's grey and miserable!
Kimxxx
PS I haven't forgotten about Milo' s stamps etc, I just keep forgetting to get them together

Rachael Rabbit said...

I'm totally cheering you on - let us know how it goes x

Alison Boon said...

Wishing you heaps of success. It is easy to talk about it but so hard to actually do. Well done you.

upstateLisa said...

You go girl! We have all been there!!! I go to the gym almost daily at 5:30 AM. Sounds crazy but I have time to myself and then I have the rest of the day to do whatever! I do go to bed early though!!! We are with you!

Myriam said...

Good for you! i am also trying to improve my eating habits and get out more! I wish you the best of luck-i will be cheering for you :)

Kate said...

Good luck - I won't be bored either - I need all the motivation I can get to start losing my baby weight.

Kitty said...

Good luck - I think saying it on your blog is a very brave but also great thing to do. I wish you all the best with it. I can see from those tops that you're not that big, but I understand that feeling of not being comfortable with oneself.

Take care. x

Lace said...

You've inspired me to re-start my forgotten exercise routine! Good Luck to you, I'll keep checking in with the other gals to see how you're doing!

LOUISE said...

I struggle with my weight, although over the last six months I have managed to lose a stone and a half and dropped a jean size! I do feel so much happier as I can get really down about my appearance. Although still a size 16 I am finding that clothes are fitting better now. At least these tops are very fashionable at the moment, but can sometimes make you look bigger than you really are. I think the secret is to wear more fitted clothes and don't worry about showing a few lumps and bumps. Let's face it most of us have them, even some of the models have cellulite! Good luck Lisa, I know how hard it is to resist the goodies. We shall all be keeping a close eye on you and helping you along the way. x

Shirl said...

Best of luck! .... :0)

Curlew Country said...

All the best with the diet paln Lisa, go for it. I'm like so many others, drifting between feeling ok and then appalled with how I look. Don't be too hard on yourself, having little ones is trying enough without punishing yourself. My mum's tip is always, "eat more fruit and veg than anything else and it'll drop off". Have to say she's not wrong. And treat yourself to a wrap top is mine, hides a multitude of sins, gives you a waist and you can wear a vest underneath too. I'm a decent size 16 but live in them. Stops me hiding under the baggy tops too much. Off for another apple now!
Stephx
- Sorry I still owe Milo a card, will do it v. soon.

French Knots said...

Well done, hope it's going well. I lost 10 lbs a couple of months ago when I had tonsilitis and couldn't eat but wouldn't recommend it as a weight loss strategy!