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Congratulations to me...

Today marks one year since I started this diet.

I haven't quite hit my target weight, but I'm not far off. I have lost 27kg (59.4 lbs).

I'm proud of myself.

I had a look at myself in the mirror while I was up at Mum & Dad's place on the weekend (they have a full length mirror in the bathroom) and the word that came to mind when I saw myself was actually "skinny". I'm still carrying extra weight around the waist, stomach and hips, but not really that much. The main problem now is that I have no muscle tone in the upper body, so when I look at myself not in a mirror, my stomach is still the biggest part of me, which is why I was still thinking I was fat.

So, this means that it's time for phase two! Exercise! However, exercise is easier having already lost so much weight, so there's not as much blah as that would have previously entailed. This weekend I should be joining the Fitness First at Indooroopilly, and starting the next phase.

Go me! :)

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paradigmshifty
Aug. 25th, 2005 12:31 am (UTC)
Good on you mate - I'm proud of you.
nikkicat13
Aug. 25th, 2005 12:42 am (UTC)
Congratulations!!!

A lot less of you to hug - but considering the fact that I like hugging you because of the person you are and _how_ you hug and the fact that your self esteem will have increased - it's all good!!! :)

And try to have fun with the exercise - or get a gym buddy. It makes it a lot easier to stick with it :)
delphaeus
Aug. 25th, 2005 12:47 am (UTC)
Yay! I still need to shape up with this whole diet thing. I started the other way though this time - exercise first. And I hated Fitness First in Melbourne. Hopefully it's better up there
illdrinn
Aug. 25th, 2005 07:24 am (UTC)
I used to go to that particular Fitness First and it's fantastic, its' in the middle of a shopping mall (which can make it hard to stop yourself snacking at the foodcourt in post work out hunger) but it's really clean, well appointed, nice staff, has a Cardio Theatre ( so you can watch TV while you work out) and the classes and so on were great. Highly recommended.
psuedonym777
Aug. 25th, 2005 02:20 am (UTC)
*impressed whistle* 27 kilo. That's pretty bloody good.

Just watch out with the exercise though. It'll kickstart your metabolism, which means that you will probably find the urge to eat more coming on a lot. If you've knocked off that much weight though, I am sure you are capable. *nodz*
mareth_redorb
Aug. 25th, 2005 05:41 am (UTC)
Hurrah! Now just make sure you've put some muscle mass into your chest by Unicon so I can hug you without missing! :)
illdrinn
Aug. 25th, 2005 07:21 am (UTC)
And you're looking great for it. I'm back on the diet wagon; lost 18kgs last year but put 10kg back on :|

Still lost 2kg already since I started redieting so with luck it'll come off easily enough. The main problem with me has been moving away from the Valley, since I don't really have time to get to the gym anymore and I used to walk to and from work and now I catch the busy.

draquin
Aug. 25th, 2005 08:36 am (UTC)
Well, it's the gym I go to :-) so if you want a gym buddy ocasionally, I'll come along.
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