Posted on October 15, 2012

The new me starts right here!

Health & Fitness

My main concern right now is my health and fitness. Last year I lost 4.5 stone on the slimming world diet but I stopped smoking in January this year and have put quite a bit of that back on again! I have always used slimming world when I wanted to lose weight and it has always worked but I’ve decided not to do it any more because firstly I find myself eating too much because you can and secondly I want to devise my own healthy way of living so I don’t have to pay or rely on anyone else!

So today is the first day of the rest of my life! I’m not going to be weighing in weekly because I want to focus on how I’m feeling rather than the numbers! Feeling good is not a number at the end of the day it’s how you feel about yourself!

Anyway here are my statistic as of an hour ago –

Weight – 15 stone 7.5 lbs (I thought I was more than this so actually quite pleased! I’ve always been a big girl, I’m tall and am usually best around 12 stone)

Chest – 111cm

Waist – 100cm

Hips – 116cm

Thighs – 59cm

Calves – 42.5cm

Upperarm – 32cm

I will be eating healthily and exercising 3-5 times a week. I will write more about my diet & exercise at a later date – I love running but am struggling to fit that in because James doesn’t get home until 8pm most nights and he works away a lot so I can never get into a good routine with it. Today I’ve started a fitness DVD which felt really good so I’m just going to keep doing that for a while and hopefully going to get a treadmill soon too!

I’m really focused on making this work at the moment and when I’m organised and focused like this I’m fine, it’s the bad days that I lose control and when I lose control I REALLY lose control! Hopefully having this blog will keep me more focused!

This is the most recent full length photo of me that I have, although it’s probably not a true reflection of how big I actually am as I think I look slimmer here.

So there we have it, you probably know more about me than anyone now 😉 I Will update my stats every month.


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  • Reply Looking for Blue Sky November 3, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    I’ve never had to worry to much about my weight until about 5 years ago and a couple of stone crept on without me even really noticing! I must read more blogs like yours to inspire me to deal with it x

  • Reply Michelle twin mum October 29, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Best of luck, I’ll be routing for you. Mich x

  • Reply Mammasaurus October 21, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Ooo yes I can relate to this. I lost 3 stone last year and due to a diet of 99% blogging aka sat on my arse I have put 2 stone back on this year. It get’s a bit depressing when you find clothes getting tighter again. I blamed my new tumble drier of shrinking my clothes for a good 6 months!

    I’m getting back on the healthy-ish eating and running wagon again. Well soon…. x

  • Reply Kara October 15, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Ok I commented but it has gone. Ugh.

    Now where to start. Firstly you are amazing. Putting your stats up. I haven’t even stood on a scales in months as I may end up slitting my wrists.

    No amount me telling you this will ring true as we have to believe in side. But it’s nice to hear. I think you are beautiful. I think this picture represents you well. I shall be honest when I met you I felt so inadequate and unattractive next to you. Luckily you being awesome meant I breathed through.

    You inspire me everyday. Without you and your determination I would be a wreck. I know you can be happy. The progress you have made in the past is fantastic. You have hit a bump but its just a little one. Can’t wait to support you through your journey xxx

  • Reply Dawnie Brown October 15, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    I think you always look gorgeous sis, I look forward to seeing how you progress xx

    • Reply Sonia October 15, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      Thanks sis xxx

  • Reply becky October 15, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Good for you for being so honest and facing your goal full on. I am doing rubbish at the moment on jc have now put 4lb ON in last 3 weeks. i need to refocus myself too. I am curretnly 12 9 was 15 1, 22 weeks ago and I want to be 9 stone. So we both have about 3 1/2 stone to lose dont we. We can do it! i will join you with a monthly weigh in We need to look forward to being bikini babes next year!

    • Reply Sonia October 15, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      Ah thanks Becky – you have done amazingly!!! It is so hard to keep at it though!! Be strong! Those bikini’s have out names on 😉

  • Reply Alli Marshall October 15, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Healthy eating & exercising are definitely the way to do it; I’ve been a yo-yo dieter for years until I discovered bootcamp & found out about nutrition this year.

    Good luck with your new journey, I’m looking forward to reading about your success x

    • Reply Sonia October 15, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      Thanks honey! I keep reading about your bootcamp and thinking I might find out if there is anything like it here x

  • Reply northernmum October 15, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    good luck! my diet starts tomorrow so maybe we can buddy up! am too much of a wuss to put my wieght on my blog – please motivate me! x

    • Reply Sonia October 16, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      Well i don’t even think you need to lose any!! you looked amazing at the MADS!! Just go for it honey!!! x

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