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This Saturday is the Annual Dinner for the Surf Club and due to some weight loss I have no clothes to wear. Yesterday I went out and tried some stuff on and was majorly stoked to find that I fitted into a size I probably haven't worn since I was 16! *twirls*

And it's all thanks to [livejournal.com profile] guinny_hamilton! (Cut for way too much TMI)

Back in March 2007 she posted about folks wanting to join her in a weight loss challenge. I'd been wanting to do something for a while, but was never motivated enough to do it by myself; so I was happy to join her. My thanks go too - to the other members of our weightloss comm, [livejournal.com profile] prehistoric_sea and [livejournal.com profile] trintylayne *hugs them*, for their encouragement as well. It's really helped!

I started off at 88 kilograms (194lbs)and now currently weigh 71 kilos (156 lbs) and have lost 17 kilos (37.5lbs) so far. I only have 3 kilos (6.6lbs) left to meet my target.

I didn't go on an actual diet, but changed my eating habits and went back to doing more regular exercise than just playing soccer for four months of the year; and it's worked! The change has been gradual. But this way I think the changes in my body will last and not go back to the way I started. I was really happy to find that I didn't gain any weight while away on my two overseas trips - that was a real test :)

At the beginning of the challenge we took our measurements. It was great seeing the changes, particularly on the weeks when there was no actual change on the scales! Today I finally found the measuring tape again and took more: -

Waist: 121cm, 109cm, 101cm, 98cm, 92cm
Hips: 112cm, 109cm, 104.5cm, 104cm, 101cm
Bust: 122cm, 114cm, 108cm, 105cm, 102

Upper arm: 32.5cm, 30cm, 28cm, 27.5cm
Calf: 37cm, 35cm, 35cm, 34.5cm
Upper leg: 58cm, 56.5cm, 54cm, 53cm

I certainly feel healthier for the changes and can now play a whole game of soccer without being dead afterwards :D This September I'm competing for the Surf club so have to lose that final 3 kilos so I can wear the two-piece swimsuit issued to me without embarassment!!!!!

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Date: 2008-05-23 12:19 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] noandwhere.livejournal.com
Wow, your measurements are amazing! Your hips are now 39.7 inches, that is so great. Congratulations!

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Date: 2008-05-23 01:45 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] ladytalon1.livejournal.com
Well, I had a big long "GO FRANOLA!" comment typed up, and got the Blue Screen of etc. etc. sooooo GO FRANOLA (The Remix)!

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Date: 2008-05-23 02:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maantre.livejournal.com
WOW! I'm so happy for you! It sounds like you're healthy in the best possible way:) Slow and gradual, building up strength and great eating habits is totally the way to go - I'm so glad it's working for you!

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Date: 2008-05-23 07:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] romanceguru.livejournal.com
Congrats! That’s not an easy feat!

*is inspired*

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Date: 2008-05-23 11:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noctuabunda.livejournal.com
Congratulations! That really sounds as if the weight loss is permanent.

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Date: 2008-05-23 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildannuette.livejournal.com
Congrats hon! You've done great! *hugs*

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Date: 2008-05-23 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elsibet34.livejournal.com
Wow, you did great!

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