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I weighed myself yesterday morning. First time in a while.

I last weighed myself before I went down to Melbourne over Easter, and I was at 88kg (194lbs) at the time.

Since then I've had two weeks on holidays, and then just over a month back here. While I was on holidays I wasn't eating as well as I should have been, but that was mainly because I was on holidays. Once I got back I have been stressed and busy, so I haven't been sticking to my diet anywhere near as well as I would have liked (I eat when I stress).

As a result, I wasn't that confident that I'd kept the weight off, let alone lost any more. However, I did have to pull my belt in a notch on Friday, the belt that I had bought while I was in Melbourne, so that meant that I had at the very least lost size, even if not weight. This left me unsure of how I was going.

I weighed myself yesterday morning at 86kg (190lbs), down another 2kg.

So good news after all.

Once I got into work yesterday, I had to modify my watch band and tighten it up a bit. I don't quite have to pull out another link (which would be number three since I started the diet) but I may need to by the time I'm finished.

My goal is to loose at least 30kg (66lbs) in a year. This would mean I would have to average about 577 grams (1.27lbs) of weight loss each week. I am currently on week 37 of the year, and I should have lost about 19.5kg. I have lost 24kg, so I think I'm going to make it! :)

The one thing that's really annoying me is clothes. I don't have much clothes I feel good wearing any more. There's all the stuff that I bought while in Melbourne that fits me (and I look good in, thanks to much persuasion from arienmir and designadrug), plus some of the older stuff that I had stored in the back of the cupboard, but that's about it.

I have three pairs of pants that I would say fit me properly, two that I wear to work and a pair of Colorado jeans. All three pairs were bought in Melbourne. The pants I was wearing to work are never going to be worn by me again, I have lost far too much in the waist for them to fit.

I haven't got any casual shorts that fit. I have a couple of fancier pairs that were bought in Melbourne, but that's it. Luckily the only time I'll be wearing shorts for the next 4 or 5 months is around the house, so it's not as much of a problem. Around the house I can wear the daggier, too big, pairs without worrying (except when I get visitors).

Shirts and t-shirts I should be fine for a while, thanks to the Melbourne shopping trip. I have enough, I just have to sort out what fits and what doesn't.

Shoes are the current big issue. I have lost so much weight that most of my shoes don't fit me. My joggers are fine, but most of the rest of the shoes I have are ankle length or higher, and I have lost so much from my legs that they are almost unwearable.

Once I get sorted and financial again, some clothes shopping is high on the priority list. Fun!

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designadrug
May. 16th, 2005 09:58 pm (UTC)
So you want us take you shopping again next you're down here?
halloranelder
May. 16th, 2005 10:01 pm (UTC)
Probably, which at the moment looks like UniCon.
designadrug
May. 16th, 2005 10:11 pm (UTC)
Okay. I have nothing to do with MURP so I have no idea when it is.
halloranelder
May. 16th, 2005 10:29 pm (UTC)
Ah, I see.

Friday the 30th of September to Sunday the 2nd of October is the actual con. I'll probably be down for a couple of extra days around then.
mareth_redorb
May. 16th, 2005 10:49 pm (UTC)
Just don't keep going until you fade away. Then we won't have an AJ any more and that would be sad.
halloranelder
May. 16th, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC)
Don't panic, I won't be fading away.

I like eating far too much for that to happen. :)
mareth_redorb
May. 17th, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC)
:P
psuedonym777
May. 16th, 2005 11:13 pm (UTC)
Good Form mate, It is hardly an easy thing to do. Dieting sucks the big one. God knows I have been trying for ages, so yes, glad to hear good results.

Like the cloths shopping idea. If I lose enough I might well join you on the trip when Unicon rocks around.
halloranelder
May. 16th, 2005 11:33 pm (UTC)
arienmir and [Bad username: designadrug"] took me to the Direct Factory Outlets last time and I spent nearly $600 for what I guess to be over $2000 worth of clothes. Worth it!
psuedonym777
May. 16th, 2005 11:52 pm (UTC)
Now that's not shopping hard, that's shopping smart! I might have to go visit them again sometime, I haven't been there since I bought my suit.
halloranelder
May. 17th, 2005 12:31 am (UTC)
Make sure you allocate a whole day for it.

We didn't and there was more stuff I wanted to get but we just didn't have the time. Probably a good thing as I didn't want to run out of money at that point! :)

At the moment it looks like I'll be down that way again end of September/begining of October. Want to do a DFO visit?
psuedonym777
May. 17th, 2005 05:20 am (UTC)
Why not. Besides, that will give me some time to put money aside. This is a good plan. *nodz*
emmycantbemeeko
May. 17th, 2005 12:24 am (UTC)
Hmmm... no possibility of getting the things you have altered?

I don't know if prices are similar from here to there, but I know that here, getting things altered is often cheaper than buying replacements, especially for nicer clothes. And they end up fitting you better (although I guess if you're still losing weight at a good clip, that'd be useless).

Well, anyway, that's a good sort of problem to have. Congrats.
halloranelder
May. 17th, 2005 12:29 am (UTC)
Yep, it's a wonderful problem to have. :)

Some of the things I own have already been given to my own sewing goddess (draquin) for modification, but in a lot of cases either the clothes themselves are not suitable for modification, or I have lost too much weight and the clothes can not be modified enough.

Everything that I'm too big for, except for a few items of sentimental value or things that won't make sense to the outside world, is getting donated to charity. They may as well benefit from my good fortune. Lifeline have already picked up a small pile of my clothes, along with a lot of other stuff that I got rid of.
illdrinn
May. 17th, 2005 12:26 am (UTC)
Congrats you're looking great :)
halloranelder
May. 17th, 2005 12:29 am (UTC)
Thank you. Coming from you that means a lot.
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