[a weight loss story]
*kathrynoh at nemesis dot com dot au*
On the 9th November 1999, I went to my second and last Weight Watchers meeting. I forgot to that card thingo that they write your weight on, so they wrote it on the back of my week 2 book. When I was hunting through my drawers the other day, I found it. I'd lost 2.7 kgs that week and was down to 123.4 kg. That meant that I had been over 126 kgs when I joined. OMG. And you know, I don't even think that was my heaviest weight. I just avoided scales for a long time. It really was a shock finding that.
And, while I'm talking about finding things, I rediscovered the name of a photography place I wanted to go to a while back. I really like the idea of those glamour photos where you get all the styling and gussying up before you have your picture taken but, let's face it, a lot of them make you look like a hooker. A year ago I was at an expo and got a flyer for Alise Black Photography. The photos they had on display were fantastic and the whole idea sounded fun. I even when so far as to make an appointment but my life was in turmoil so I postponed it then lost the details. Now I've found them again and I figure it will be a fantastic reward for getting to goal. You have three separate shoots with different looks and I'd love one to be like a 1920s style photo.
The other reward I want is this dress. I figure that will be my reward for being able to fit into and look good in that dress.
So far the year is off to a bad start - after drinking too much NYE, I didn't get up until after 1 yesterday and didn't have any food in the house. I didn't have the strength to go to the supermarket for many hours and when I did, I just kept eating. I think my downfall was buying a 6 pack of bread rolls. I ate 4 of the buggers before I got strong and chucked them in the freezer. Oh well, it's back to the gym today. I checked my maintenance calories yesterday, cos I thought they were around 2,200 but no. More like 1800. I have to remember that.
Seeing a weight that is foreign to you as a weight you were, must be a really strange experience. Thankfully it is trumped by the feeling of having come so far and knowing that you will NEVER be going back.
Nice dress, and the photographer looks great too. It must have been a real eye opener finding that booklet with your weight on it. You've come so far since then. Well done. Don't worry about the bread rolls i'm sure you'll walk them off today.
just think how far you've come since 1999....
Well done on your achievements so far. That is a really beautiful dress!
wow the dress is hawt, I so know what you mean about the glamour shoots and how they make you look but the one you put up is beautiful I love the art shots.
woohoo!!!! how amazing do you feel knowing you have lost all that weight (you are a true inspiration) I feel so proud...you deserve to spoil yourself, go get the dress and those pics and flaunt the new fantastic you!
we did have similar years huh - Huggles to all that is in the past may it stay in the past!!!
I got really very lucky this morning. I got on the scales and it said 54 kilos. Then I got on again and it said "error". As if I did not know...lol
OMG I so love that dress, I want one too, but I have also drank too much, actually whilst writing this i am guzzling my fourth glass of wine this hour..I am still breaking in the new year ;)
wow - you certainly have come a looong way since 1999!!! happy new year!!
that dress is gorgeous! and wow! you have come a long way...way to go!
boobs: 100 cm
waist: 81 cm
hips: 109 cm
thighs: 50 cm
Weekly Goal Lifestyle Changing Challenge-A-Rama
Week 1 - Drink more water
Week 2 - Cut out sugary treats