12 Apr 2012 - SAME.
To Dukan True Weight - 9.91llbs
To my initial goal weight - 29.75llbs
This is my 101st post!!!!!!! I want to say thank you to all those who read / visit my blog, I've had 6787 hits! I know this isn't a lot compared to some blogs, but I really do appreciate it. Thanks to everyone who comments, your support truly makes it easier for me to keep going, the fact I know you look at my blog, some of you daily, makes me work harder.
Here are some figures / stats to show my progress over the last 6 months.
- BMI has gone from 44.1 to 29.9.
- I have lost nearly a third of my body weight = 90.75llbs / 6 stone 6.75llbs / 41.16kgs. (32.24% to be exact.)
- My body fat % has gone from a whopping 53.96% to 36.92%. (Thanks to Fab for the calculation.)
- I have lost 8 inches from my chest, 11 inches from my waist, 13 inches from my hips, 8 inches from each thigh and 5 inches from the top of each arm.
Things I have learnt
- I no longer feel I'm depriving myself by not eating junk!
- I'm an emotional eater. I recognise this now, when I get stressed and feel like eating, I can step back, question myself and most of the time I can talk myself out of it / distract myself until the urge to eat passes.
- I'm stronger and more determined than I thought.
- I need to be realistic in what I expect of myself, I cannot expect perfection, I don't have to have all the answers now.
- Body fat % DOWN
- BMI DOWN to normal range
- Increase fitness levels - start C25K when I get to Dukan True Weight. Achieve a good fitness routine, increase regularity/quality of exercise.
Dukan has been nothing less than a miracle for me. I dont use the word 'miracle' lightly. A miracle by definition is something that is statistically unlikely but beneficial / a perceptible interruption of the laws of nature / divine providence. 6 months ago, I was at an all time low, I was eating myself into oblivion with no obvious way out, I look back in disbelief at how destructive my behaviour was. So for me to be able to just STOP this and go against the laws of my nature, to me, is the epitome of a miracle. I cannot even begin to express how thankful I am for this opprotunity to change. I still struggle at times with my confidence / self-esteem, but on the whole I am happier, more positive and CALMER!
To anyone who reads this post looking for inspiration, I hope my example helps. It certainly shows that it can be done, you can achieve your goals, even the ones, you think impossible. I'm no-one special, I haven't got super-human powers, I'm someone who was & IS desperate to change - YOU JUST HAVE TO WANT IT BAD ENOUGH!!!!! My tips - surround yourself with support, if you haven't got any, find some, start a blog! Take control, be accountable, hold yourself responsible for your actions. Trust me, gaining control of food issues positively affects every part of your life! Start now and you won't look back.
"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try!"
I will post BEFORE & 'AFTER' pictures later.
Hope everyones having a good one xoxo