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Thursday, 27 January 2011

What a difference a year makes...

It's about one year since I started my weight loss journey. Over the year I've steadily lost an average of 1.1 lbs per week, and for the most part either lost (either a little or a lot) or stayed the same each week. I gained 4 times - once after 4 weeks in the US, at Christmas and New Year and on 2 other weeks when I perhaps tried to squeeze too much fun (and too much food) in. I'm now an amazing 4 stone 2.5lbs lighter (that's 58.5lbs for the non-UK types), and 3 dress sizes smaller - and I feel fantastic! I still have a way to go to be a healthy weight - I'm just on the border between obese and overweight for my height right now - but I'm in no rush!!

A while ago Dani said I should post some before and after pictures - and having got all dolled up for a family wedding at the weekend, it seems like the right time to share a photo of the new, slimmer me!!! But first the before pics... this was tricky, as like many people, I had a tendency to shy away from the camera. So these were taken a few months before I joined weight watchers - my guess is I was a few pounds heavier at that first weigh-in, but to be honest I really don't know!!

March 2009 - at a stitch and bitch at Sonia's. Left to right: Sonia, Emma and Pam, then me working on Fantasy Triptych.

July 2009, on holiday in Wales.

January 2011 (with the benefit of a new hair cut!!), with Eddy, at Trudy's wedding. Love the Monsoon dress and shrug I picked up in the sales...

Today I was a good ww girl, and went for a swim, instead of spending all day on my arse stitching... although I plan to put the not moving from the stitching sofa plan into action as soon as I've posted this. And I have a little finish to share with you tomorrow.

Happy stitching :)

8 comments:

Giovanna said...

That's amazing, Jo! You are quite right to be proud of yourself, congratulations!

KarenV said...

You look fabulous! Huge congratulations for losing so much weight, that's a fantastic achievement!

Angela said...

That's inspiring. Well done to you.

Avivah Smith-Nelson said...

holy crud!!! I didn't even recognize you in the last picture!

Great job!

Zoe said...

Wow- that is amazing- good job. It seems like you have the hardest part under control- which is maintenance. What a great investment in your health!

mollycaff said...

You look amazing!! Congratulations on your success, you should be very proud of yourself

Karoline said...

Congratulations, you look great

Dani - tkdchick said...

Jo you look fantastic and what a change! Keep plugging away at it... the numbers for BMI lie anyhow. If you plug my height and weight in I'm classed as "overweight" how the heck is someone in a size 8 overweight???

I sat and stitched every opportunity I could get this weekend... when I didn't have otehr things to do and said to heck with the exercise for 2 days!