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15 November 2010 @ 09:10 pm
At risk of being a weight loss bore...  
A few weeks ago I met my major weight loss goal to get down to the biggest weight I am happy at. This still has me technically a couple of pounds overweight according to BMI but that's not too bad. The scary part is, in the past, that has always been my plateau. So that I didn't fret about it though, I decided to set a size goal next instead. According to the River Island dress size measurements, I am a size 10 up top and a 14 down the bottom. This can be problematic, particularly when trying to get trousers that fit - they fit my hips but gap massively at my waist. So I want to get down to a size 12 hip measurement. This means losing another 2inch from there. I've already lost 2.75inches. So my first goal is to get below the 40inch mark. I definitely carry the majority of my weight around my hips - that's just the way my body shape is so this would be a massive achievement. I've changed my work out to hip and thigh yoga stuff for the toning and mixing it with jogging, kick ups and squats. Fingers crossed it pays off. Also, I did sneakily weigh myself today to check I was maintaining healthily and I had actually lost another pound which was encouraging.

Two important things - I feel healthier AND I don't feel ashamed of how I look. Just to compare...

That's me in May

And that's me now...

Now even I can see the difference there...

In other news...

~ My car was frozen INSIDE this morning. Thank goodness for the gloves kharma2815  made me. Double gloveage in the way to go.

~ I have many ideas for writing including epic Merlin re-write for if Gorlois knew about Morgana's heritage, Vivian and Igraine were sisters and stealth Morgana arrives in Camelot years later as Uther's illegitimate daughter on a secret mission from Morgause. I also have a couple of Sanctuary pieces. Oh and I have GOT to write my merlin_holidays fic.

~ I am apparently the only person who hasn't seen the Cola trucks Christmas ad :(
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Dunedune_drd on November 15th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
Hooray for weight loss! What do you do again? I am searching for some leg training as well.
doylefan22: sanctuary - Tesla witdoylefan22 on November 16th, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
Eating less, exercising more. No great secret I'm afraid.

I've been using EA Sports on the Wii for exercise too.
Dunedune_drd on November 16th, 2010 08:14 pm (UTC)
Just the Wii for exercising? I am now tempted to buy one after all ^^
doylefan22: despicable me - fluffy!doylefan22 on November 16th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
Wii Fit is pretty pointless but EA Sports Active is definitely worth it. It's like an exercise DVD but it's different every day so that's always a good thing.
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doylefan22: sanctuary - Tesla witdoylefan22 on November 16th, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)

And clearly it isn't Christmas for me yet.
Opal: f peter olivia smileoparu on November 16th, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
wow!! you look amazing now!! good work. :)
doylefan22: sanctuary - Tesla witdoylefan22 on November 16th, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
Cheers hun. I haven't quite got 'amazing' in my head but I certainly feel better :)
Opaloparu on November 16th, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC)
amazing, gorgeous, hot... going to have to get accustomed to it!!
doylefan22: lots - cara/kalhan kissdoylefan22 on November 16th, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
And yet I am still depressingly single. Clearly there is no hope! :D
Opaloparu on November 16th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
sad state of affairs...maybesomeday we can have coffee and bemoan singlehood together. :)
doylefan22: Merlin - Gwen watch for the plotdoylefan22 on November 16th, 2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a damn fine idea to me :)
Opal: voy j gorgeousoparu on November 16th, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
I do have this big empty winter break...

6 weeks!! insanity.
doylefan22: lots - cara boobsdoylefan22 on November 16th, 2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
6 weeks at Christmas?!

I shall remain thoroughly jealous! I think you should definitely work your way down towards the south of this fair country at some point during then ;)

I may be persuaded to compromise and meet you somewhere in the middle. As long as it's not Milton Keynes :p

Edited at 2010-11-16 11:37 pm (UTC)
Opal: voy j gorgeousoparu on November 17th, 2010 11:24 am (UTC)
ugh milton keynes. Not a nice place. So...American. Doesn't belong in Britain really.

No no, coming down south is fine. I've never seen the south east. (that's where you are, right?)
doylefan22: Merlin - Katie sexydoylefan22 on November 17th, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
Yep. Down in Kent. I'm a whiz with London too so if there's anything down here you fancy visiting, let me know and I can be your personal tour guide :)
Opal: VOY my starshipoparu on November 17th, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
oooo whizzing through London would be fun. :) I tend to meander through London, finding things, but not necessarily the things I intended too.
doylefan22: Merlin - Morgana/Morgause - spell awedoylefan22 on November 17th, 2010 05:35 pm (UTC)
Excellent! I am totally multi-purpose. I can do geeky/history/museum things and cool shopping :D
Opal: voy happy J heartsoparu on November 17th, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC)
ooo that would be useful! I fail at cool shopping. :)
doylefan22: Merlin - Morgana gleedoylefan22 on November 17th, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
I'll have to practice my Camden navigation skills :D
Erinetmuse on November 16th, 2010 12:25 am (UTC)
I haven't seen the ad yet either... but then most of the TV I've watched lately that has ads has been on sky+ and I've ff'd through them.

You're definitely looking great now. (I looked through that size guide myself... my bust and hips both want me to be a 12... my waist however is opting for a 10. Hence why so many of my trousers just don't quite fit right and rely on my hips to stay up, I suppose.)
doylefan22: sanctuary - Tesla witdoylefan22 on November 16th, 2010 07:03 pm (UTC)
I clearly don't watch enough commercial tv.

Yeah, I have to get low waist trousers otherwise I end up with so much baggy material around there it looks ridiculous.
pisces227pisces227 on November 16th, 2010 01:38 am (UTC)
Congrats! You look fabulous.
doylefan22: sanctuary - Tesla witdoylefan22 on November 16th, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
Purpleyin/Hans: jobmissyvortexdv on November 16th, 2010 01:55 pm (UTC)
Hurrah! Glad to see it's working for you. Were you using EA Sports Active game for exercise btw? I'm considering if I need something a bit more than doing wiifit jogging, mind you I don't get to do my workout more than once a week currently since work is interfering with evenings.
doylefan22: sanctuary - Tesla witdoylefan22 on November 16th, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC)
I was. It's MUCH better than wii fit imo. There's two versions of the original out (the first one and the more workouts one) and there's EA Sports Active 2 out this Friday which now includes a heart rate monitor too.
mikasteelelell: Secretsmileoxbastetxo on November 17th, 2010 03:17 am (UTC)
That's wonderful, hun! I'm so glad for you! You look great. :-D

Iz: Morgana 3amaranthine3 on November 18th, 2010 08:14 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the weight loss! :) You look amazing <3.
keeping it vaguely imaginary...: Derren Brown // __kali____kali__ on November 19th, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
Hoorah for the weight loss. I really need to get into the swing of exercising again.