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No longer AWOL

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It has been FAR TOO LONG since I last posted on here. You must all think that I have jacked this diet in and gone back to stuffing my face with cream cakes from a pigs trough.

That's actually NOT the case! Looky see.... I was super proud to look my slimmest ever at my sister-in-laws wedding and lovely new Lindy Bop dress!

But.... I have been suffering with an unseasonal bout of depression (truth is I still am), but I am getting help and slowly returning to blogging.

There is good news and bad news regarding my diet. The first bit of good news is that I had got down to 152 1lb before the school summer holidays -  That's under 11 stone - the lightest I have ever been in my whole adult life, lighter than I was at my wedding. And I was thrilled to bits with myself. The bad news is that during the six week summer holidays I "took a break" from my diet so as not to be a misery guts while out and about with my kids and gained 19 lb!!!!

But the kids are back at school now - have been all week - and I am back on my diet. I have already dropped 5 lb and am 166 lb as of this morning. I still have a stone to lose before I am back to where I was before the summer but I am not going to let that ruin me. I've done it before, I can do it again!

I am back in my size 14 jeans, which is a daily reminder that I let things go just a little too much. I am looking forward to my 12s being comfortable again (they go on ok, but are too snug to wear all day).

SO! Here is the NEW plan of action:

  • First target - shift this newly acquired stone in weight.
  • Reassess my end target weight once I get under 11 stone.
  • Keep reminding myself how much I am LOVING my new wardrobe and how much I want to keep wearing my pretty new things 
  • Get through this spell of depression without leaning on food for comfort (this is the toughest part)
I am back!




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