Yay! I did it, I managed to get into my figure hugging dress for the family wedding. There was a wee bit more of me than there should have been, but who cares. I got the dress on comfortably and I felt great. I can't wait to see the photos! Now there's a sentence you'd never have heard me say 2 years ago!
There were loads of times that I nearly gave up, but what matters is I didn't. I know it doesn't matter what wedding guests look like, it's all about being there to wish a young couple well on their journey through life together. It would have been a great day whatever size I'd been.
What was important about me getting into that dress was that I set myself a challenge, focussed on it and I did it. Once I've got the bit between my teeth I can do anything, the problem is psyching myself up.
The wedding was the perfect inspiration. It focussed me on getting into that dress by a certain date. It stopped me piling on the beef on holiday. It stopped me eating another biscuit from the post holiday biscuit and chocolate mountain that's building up in our office. It motivated me to do an extra run or cycle that bit further.
However it didn't stop me pigging out at the wedding! What was interesting was that my body did not like eating too much rich food. I'm totally out of practice. Getting back to the green tea and porridge was a relief, it felt normal.
As I keep trying to stay slim, I'm learning what gets my mojo out of bed and on the job. I need a deadline. I need something I know I can do, even if it's a bit of a push. Since I lost all that weight, I can get back on track by having enough willpower at the right moment to say 'no' to the choccies and 'yes' to the running or spin class.
They say that motivation is like a muscle, it works better if you exercise it. That works for me. Just reaching my goal is making me feel so positive and confident. I love feeling like this. I want to feel like this all the time. Is that enough? Wouldn't it be nice if it was that easy!
Wherever you are in your weight loss journey, I hope it's going well. If things are hard, just remember that the main things is not to give up. One day you will get there.