Monday, May 25, 2015

My Weight Loss Journey + Before & After

Hi Beautifuls!I've always struggled with my weight and to top it off, I'm kinda lazy; there I admit it. I would much rather go shopping than go to the gym, watch a movie instead of taking a walk. Whenever I tried dieting, it never seemed to work. Sure I would lose some weight, but in the long run those extra pounds always found their way back to my stomach, thighs, face, etc etc. It didn't really occur to me how noticeable my weight loss was until a lot of friends started complimenting on how great I looked. Many asked what crazy diet I was on and I promise, none. Those never work anyway. Changing my eating habits was the key and I've never been more delighted!

My healthier diet included switching from white bread to brown bread, carbs for protein (of course I still eat rice, pasta, etc, but just in smaller portions and less regularly), fizzy drinks for fruit juices and water, and definitely more veggies and greens. I do still love the occasional burger, ice cream and fries, but I tend to keep those for the weekend only as a treat depending on how good I've been throughout the week. These are the results so far:

Before:
Ignore the photos quality; these were all taken on my Iphone.
After:

Now, I can't really tell you how many pounds, kilos or stones I've lost because...well, I don't know. The scale has never been very kind to me, so I stopped using one years ago. But what I do know is that I have gone from a top size 10 to size 8 and I no longer need to squeeze into my size 10 jeans (I actually need to wear belts now to keep them from falling down). Feeling happier and more comfortable in my clothes shows improvement and that is enough for me. 

Being more active is still a challenge (didn't I tell you I was lazy?) but I can see from these photos how far I have come and now it's about keeping those pounds off. With determination, exercise and a healthy diet, a healthier lifestyle is something we can all achieve and that's what I'm after on this ongoing journey.




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  1. You look fantastic! So important to emphasize making healthy lifestyle changes rather than following fad or crash diets. You go!!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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    1. Thank you Erin :) Agree 100%!

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  2. Congrats, you look fabulous! It's always best to lose weight the sensible, healthy way :)

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    1. Thanks Di for the kind comment :)

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  3. You look amazing, Love your hair color in the last picture. xx

    Nina
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    1. Thank you Nina! The lighting was really good so it stood out more :D

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  4. Good for you girl! Of course you looked good before also, but it's great that you're feeling more comfortable in your body!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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    1. Thank you Colleen! I am feeling sooo much better and confident now! Thanks for always stopping by xx

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  5. well done :)
    I know how hard it can be . xx

    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you Marie! It is hard, but never impossible :D

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  6. Aw well done you! I know it can be a difficult journey so congrats lovely!

    littleladyzahra.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It can, but I'm getting there :)

      Thanks Zahra xxx

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  7. That is just amazing - such strenght and power you have.
    I have also lost a lot of weight, so I know how hard it really is!!

    xoxo,
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  8. Well done my dear! If i can suggest the green tea without sugar instead of fruit juices;-) Im doing like that for past 15 years and i have size 8

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    1. Thank you Alice! That is for sure the next step, cutting out sugar...I just really hate green tea so sticking with natural fruit juices at the moment hahaha :p

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  9. Congratulations! Good job! :)

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  10. Well done :) You look great!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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    1. Thanks Natalie, thats very kind :)

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  11. I honestly love this post! I'm currently struggling to slim down and I just find stories like yours really inspiring. Great job on your weight loss!

    Artika
    http://whuddupartix.blogspot.sg/

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    1. Thank you Artika! Don't give up :)

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  12. You looked great before but you also look great now and if you're happy with yourself and your lifestyle that's all that matters!
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    prettymadthings.blogspot.co.uk // x

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    1. I was quite chubby before haha but thank you Court! I am happy now :)

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  13. Hello,

    Amazing ! :D

    Sarah, http://sarahmodeee.blogspot.fr/

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  14. Aww, this is beautiful! I think it's great you were losing weight in a healthy and fit way rather than those weird fads. It's the simple ways that everyone can do that are the most effective. Love this post <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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    1. Thank you Bash :) xx

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  15. Congratulation :) you're so beautiful!!! love the first pastel outfit! x

    www.aishettina.blogspot.it

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  16. So nice!
    Love, Annluck
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    1. Thank you beautiful xxx

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  17. Wow you look incredible! You looked lovely before hand too though. Well done for keeping on going, I really need to start eating healthier

    www.sophieslittlesecrets.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you very much Sophie :)

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  18. that is awesome!!! congrats!!! keep it up!

    Animated Confessions

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    1. Thank you Sybil for stopping by and the nice comment :)

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  19. Oh wow, congrats on making such an incredible change and coming so far! You look incredible :) Though what's most important is that you're feeling happier and more comfortable. It's inspiring. Besides, baby steps are important - healthy eating first, exercise later...much later. ;)

    Ornella @ euhnella

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    1. exactly!!! You so get me haha. Thanks for the sweet comment beautiful!
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  20. Congratulations, you look incredible! All the hard work has definitely paid off!

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  21. wow you made a great job! i've real respect to you and work which u have done. u look awesome Honey!
    greetings,
    Vivi

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    1. Thank you Vivi. You are truly kind xxx

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  22. You've done a great job! :) I am lazy too, I have always been skinny but my exorcising goes on and off. I hope I can now keep up with what I have started, it would be nice to be in good shape. :)

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    1. Let's do this Henna :D

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  23. You've done a great job! :i've real respect to you and work which u have done. u look awesome Honey!

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  24. Well done! Looking great x

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  25. Wow, you are such an inspiration, and you look absolutely gorgeous!

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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    1. Thank you Rach for the compliment!

      xx

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  26. So happy for you lovely, I think you look stunning in every photo anyways. But you're definitely doing it the right way. You've definitely inspired me to keep it up, so I thank you for that <3 x

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

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    1. Awww that's so nice Vanessa! thank you very much xx

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  27. Wow that's an amazing transformation you look great I really like reading your blog.
    www.misslaurenmorgan.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Lauren :D

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  28. Congrats on your weightloss! You look great :)

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. Thank you Alison xxx
      :D
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  29. I can see the diference. Congratulations! :D you're beautiful
    xoxo
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    1. thank you Rita :)
      so are you!
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  30. Well done on your weight loss! you look great. Definitely inspired me to not waste my summer and make a change! x
    han // em&han xo

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    1. Thank you Emily and Hannah :)

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  31. Glad you're feeling healthier and great! Ugh yes, I am so lazy too. Good job for breaking the habit, I know how hard it can be!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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    1. It is soo hard, but baby steps and I will get there!

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  32. Wow you're doing amazing! How inspiring. I really want to shift some pounds too so will keep the changes you made in mind!

    Georgina
    foxonthehunt.com

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    1. Thank you Georgina! :)

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  33. Congratulations! Great effects :)))

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    1. Thank you beautiful xxx
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  34. I was inspired by your post. Ive gained 10 pounds since the holidays and i cant really get back to my original shape easily. I dont do workout and eat oily foods often times. I will to eat healthy again. Thanks for you inspiring post!

    Love,
    Changee <3

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    1. Awww I'm glad dear. Cheering for you! :)

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