Regular readers will know that I've been on a serious and determined diet since Jan 25th 2006. In that time I've lost 25lbs and 17 inches in body size and I've gone down two dress sizes. I have a pretty serious weight loss target of (and I'm sure someone will preach) 108lbs in total, so I have 83 lbs to go.
I was able to get so heavy because I have a body that doesn't look *that* fat. I look chubby, I don't look morbidly obese and never have. People would tell me all the time "You're not fat, you look fine!" but they helped keep me in denial of the truth. I do have a lot of muscle because I like to weightlift, but it's become hidden under many muffins, buttered toast and sweets.
I have done nothing to cheat, no miracle cures or potion just pure and simple: diet and exercise. 1000-1500 calories per day and in the gym 4-5 days a week for about 1.5-2hours per day. That's mostly because I put my daughter in nursery at the same time and she loves it, so I don't feel too rushed in the gym. I'll do 60 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of weights, if I have time left over before collecting Shortie I'll faff about on the stationary bike just to move, but not any real effort. Exercise is fun now, it's not a chore. I look forward to going.
Here's some of the results of my labours. When I started, these jeans were too tight to wear. They're a men's Gap bootcut 38 waist, but they always sit low, being men's jeans.
I now have a denim erection!! I remember having these before the kids came along and contributed to my belly growth. I used to get embarrassed by them, but now I'm very proud of my denim erection.
And, as promised, a boobie shot - pretend I'm your cute waitress, and leave a nice tip. (I can't stop holding my denim erection...it relaxes me.)
Have a super day!!