Well its done, its over and I did it. I was the Maid of Honour for my wonderful friend and I didn't look half as big as I had expected to!!
The dress was taken in to a size 12ish and I thought I looked lovely even if I do say so myself! It cant be bad when you get a mention in the Grooms speech :-)
All that hard work really paid off and it was so worth it. However, I'm a little bit like Steve at the moment and I'm slipping, but because I feel bad about slipping I know I'll be OK. I'm not eating really bad food I'm just not as focused as I should be. I've maintained my weight for a while but after working so hard in the gym I feel like I should be a little lighter. But then I have been to a wedding and an awards ceremony and ate whatever was put in front of me. So at least I haven't put any weight back on.
Its quite hard to stay focused when you don't have a goal, irrelevant of the goal, big or small, I think it really helps. So now I have a few:
1. I'd like to lose a little more before Christmas as I'm probably going to put a pound or two over the festive period!
2. I've signed up for the Rat Race - 20miles and 200 obstacles!
3. I'm going to do a very hilly 78 mile bike ride
Now if those goals don't keep me focused then nothing will!!
I'm not perfect, so therefore I do have the odd 'bad' meal or 'bad' day, but in comparison the girl who would normally just give up on the diet after having a chocolate biscuit is now the girl who is determined to at least maintain this weight lose but if planning to lose a little more!!
And I have a new quick snack, which wont be everyone's idea of a lovely snack but I love it - mushrooms, just mushrooms, Take a packet of them, clean them off, stick them in the microwave and hey presto. Lovely. Even better with garlic!