Slimming World Progress Update | Yes I Am Still Here… :)

IMG_4405Hey all 🙂 I have had loads of messages recently asking how I am and how I am doing so I thought it was time for a progress update 🙂

Things here are going well.. To date I have lost 4 stone 5lb with Slimming World.. I have reached a fairly amazing milestone for me.. I am the lightest I have been since I was 18 years old and it really does feel amazing 🙂 I keep looking at myself in the mirror and prancing around telling Nik (hubby) how slim I look.. as if he hasn’t already noticed 😀 I have a shape finally.. I can see a waist.. and finally see where my boobs stop and stomach starts 😀 I said that to my mum the other night and she wet herself laughing!

I am going to the gym pretty much daily.. and starting to go walking a lot (great time to start when winter is settling in up here in sunny Scotland). I do still struggle with the gym.. I am addicted to the results but not really addicted to the exercise. But I am slowly starting to find a routine I like and pushing myself each time.




My stress at the moment is that we are going away in just over 2 weeks to America and we are going to be away for a month! Let’s face it.. there’s going to be a gain and it’s most likely going to be big! But I have always said.. I will win the race but it may just take me a little bit longer. I will gain, but I will lose again and I will NEVER go back to being that fat girl who was good at covering up the fact she hated it 🙂 Unfortunately there will always be a fat girl trapped inside me because I love to eat! But I just have to fight her 🙂

Anyway dudes, thank you so much for all of the lovely messages on here and facebook. I love reading how my recipes and progress spurs you on and I am here fighting the same as you.

 

Take care

 

Kirsty xxxxx

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My First Non Scale Victory | Slimming World

l991970229So today I experienced one of my first non-scale victories.. For the past week I couldn’t find anything to wear that wasn’t baggy from my wardrobe, so I dragged out the other half to Stirling to do some shopping..

What I came home with was 2 tops.. one sized 16 and one sized 18.. I haven’t been in a size 16 since I was about 18 years old!
Even looking in the mirror in the fitting room I felt proud because suddenly I realised I wasn’t repulsed by my body anymore 🙂 Mega happy moment.. I was even taking photos of myself and sending them to my poor mother 😀

But what I realised was.. I have been so overweight for over half of my life that i would just instantly head to the same shops! Evans, Yours clothing, New look plus range, George and that is pretty much it on the high street! It hit me that actually being a size 20 and under suddenly opens up a whole new range of shops for me and actually I don’t know where I want to shop, what kind of fashion I like and what I want to wear! When you have been forced to take whatever you can get in 4 shops and just praying something will make you look stunning.. it’s pretty exciting to know I am not forced to give my money to some of these overpriced places anymore.  My goal is to be able to shop in Superdry and have a pair of Levi jeans 🙂 I will get there no matter how much it kills me!!

Happy times ahead 🙂

 

 

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4 Stone Gone.. Finally…. :)

IMG_2551 (1)Well Hello… Lovely followers 🙂 Today is a VERY good day for me! Yes I finally reached my 4 stone loss! It may have taken me a year and a half but it feels good 🙂

I seem to have been stuck on 3 and a half stone forever.. gaining and losing over the past year but here I am 4 stone lighter and very happy indeed!!

For the past month I have been visiting the gym almost daily and pushing myself harder and harder each day. I have gained an addiction to exercise and loving it. I am building muscle and hopefully toning so i can reduce the amount of sagging skin but I am not sure I will be lucky enough to have none 🙁 But that is a hurdle I will jump when it comes to it.

I am not saying I won’t fall off of the wagon again but here’s hoping I will reach my 5 stone in the next couple of months 🙂




I am lucky to have an amazing and supportive husband who is also on the weight loss journey with me and has lost around 3 stone. We motivate each other every day and the support helps me through.

I desperately need some new clothes, but for now I need to hold off wear the old stuff.. as I don’t want to waste my money for now.

Wish me luck dudes 🙂 I am off to choose my new Hello Kitty beanie (my treat for each stone I lose)

Take care for now xxxxx

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Hello.. I am still here :P

I have been rather quiet lately other than the odd recipe.. Life has been a bit crazy since February.

We had our kitchen refitted which brought its own stress and problems.. especially with sticking to the plan. I managed to gain weight over a month of eating out and takeaways due to having no kitchen and then having some visitors too.

In March i had my 6 monthly check with the diabetic nurse and was given the most amazing news that i am no longer classed as having diabetes 🙂 My weight loss and lifestyle change has cured me of it along with an amazing kidney function! I could have literally danced around the room..

In April we had an awesome trip down to the Lake District for hubbys birthday and when we returned from that i felt sooooo bloated and awful about myself that i finally joined the gym. I had been saying since Christmas i was going to join! But finally i took the plunge. I have been really enjoying working out most days.. pushing myself harder each time and building up some muscle too. Some days it is hard to get motivated to go.. especially if it is cold or raining (living in Scotland this is a regular occurrence) but once i am there i can usually motivate myself with some good music.

To anyone who is embarrassed to go to the gym because of their size.. please don’t be. My gym is full of people in a range of sizes/ages etc.. If anyone laughs or judges you than they are absolute idiots! Who on earth would judge an overweight person showing they are working hard to do something about it? I personally am more embarrassed sitting in Mdconalds stuffing a huge burger in my gob than going to the gym showing i am trying 🙂

So yes.. i am here.. still working towards my goal no matter how long it takes me.. I am proud of how far i have come and I will get there one day 🙂

 

Be good and stay motivated

 

Kirsty xx

 

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First day back on plan, weight gain and how I fell off of the wagon!

IMG_0704Well I have to say its been a rather crazy three months for us here.. and I fell so far off of the wagon that i could not even see the wagon!!

At the end of September we made the big 420 mile move from Dorset, England up to Falkirk, Scotland. When we lived in Dorset there really wasn’t a lot of temptation nearby.. the nearest macdonalds was about a 30 minute drive away and also we didn’t have family/friends very nearby so we didn’t socialise as much! Well that all changed in September!! Literally a 5 minute drive away we now have a Pizza Hut, Mcdonalds, KFC, Dominos, Burger King, Wetherspoons, and a Beefeater (all on the same retail park).. not to mention hungryhouse now offer us an array of delivery takeaways at the click of a finger.. My dad is now just 10 minutes away and he has been inviting us over for dinner, taking us out etc.. I know this sounds like i am making excuses but i guess i just went a little crazy and needed to maybe get it all out of my system!!

At the beginning of December we went on holiday to Lanzarote and boy did we eat and drink a lot.. when we came back it was the same old excuse of “well it’s Christmas too so what’s the point of going back on a diet now”. Then we stuffed our piggy like faces all over Christmas and now here i am 18lb heavier again!!!!! I was actually surprised that it wasn’t higher.. but i will take the 18lb and draw a line under it. There isn’t much else i can do but get on with it and lose it again and more right?

I have so much to lose weight for.. not only my health/diabetes.. I also have the most amazing holiday to lose weight for in October.. Nik and I are taking a 13 night Royal Caribbean transatlantic cruise aboard the new Harmony of the seas to Miami, followed by 14 days in Florida. I don’t want to be fat and using the excuse “oh no that roller coaster looks far too scary” bugger that! I want to ride them all.. and I can’t do that at my size because i constantly worry about not fitting on it 🙁
Also for the first time in my 33 years on his earth i have been asked to be a bridesmaid.. yay!!

So my goal for this year is to lose this 18lb again and then another 4 stone on top.. doable? I hope so!!

I usually start my diets on a Monday (don’t we all) but last night Nik and I had a takeaway chinese and I woke up in the night feeling absolutely awful.. bad heartburn etc. That was the kick up the backside that I needed!! So I have broken all my traditions and started back on a Sunday lol!

I have been back on plan all day and all is going well so far apart from having a banging “sugar withdrawal” headache, but i totally expected it! I have decided to try and have a really low carb week.. i feel so bloated so hopefully that will help. Also i am going to try and drink water like it’s going out of fashion! It helps that hubby is going back on the diet too (he doesn’t do sw he does his own thing but lost 3 stone last year so he’s doing well too).

Anyway I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas and I wish you all a very happy new year.

Look out for lots of new Slimming World recipes coming soon.

Be good lovelies

 

Kirsty xxx

 

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Weight loss progress and a holiday thrown in..

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Hey all.. sorry I have not been about for a while.. I have been really busy with our holiday and my mum’s wedding.

On the 24th April my mum finally married her lovely man of 15 years (they have only been engaged for 5!!!). It was an amazing day and it was followed quite nicely by the four of us jumping on a rather nice boat called “The explorer of the seas” for 10 days for a good old sail around the Canary islands.

During the 10 days of eating every single thing in sight I put on 10lb… yes 10! I went to the gym almost everyday too so i hate to think what it would of been if I hadn’t of! But I literally lost 9lb in the week following the cruise so i think most of it was water..

Anyway I am all back on track now and my current weight loss is now 2 stone and 10lb! I am so close to that 3 stone award I can almost smell it!! I am already checking out what Hello kitty plush i can going to treat myself with when i reach it.

This morning i had a bit of a double take in the mirror.. I can really see my weight loss now 🙂 So thought I would share with you guys too!

Be good and have fun

Loadsa love Kirsty xx

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