Wednesday, 13 March 2013

The big 6.

Some people ask me how long have I been doing Weight Watchers and I often get embarrased that it's taken me almost 3 years to get where I am. You read stories about how people loose 7 stone in a year. And yet here I am almost 3 years down the line. But I've realised lately that this is your own journey, we all have our own hiccups, challenges in life and difficulties to over come. So does it really matter that it's taken me this long? No. I've still lost the weight, and this way I know it won't be coming back. At least with plateaus lasting 6 months I know I can maintain ;)

And this week I lost 3lbs. Meaning I've finally hit the big 6 stone mark! This has been a long time coming, I've been teetering on the edge of it for about 8 months. But plateaus make this journey what it is. You just have to remember when it gets tough why you are doing it. For the first time ever I cried on the scales yesterday. I was so proud of myself.

I'd just like to save a massive thank you to you all for your comments on Facebook, Twitter, Instgram etc. They really do put a smile on my face and keep me going. One of the best things about this weight loss journey is inspiring and motivating others.

One of my friends from twitter, Paul has recently started Filling and Healthy days. It's something I've been thinking about for a while, and he seems to be getting on great with it. I'm still a bit dubious though; do I have the willpower to stop eating when I'm full? do I have the ability not to count?

I'm quite anal and actually enjoy tracking and counting my points, but can I do this forever? Is it realistic when I get to goal and maintaining my weight to still write down everything that passes my lips? I really don't know.

Do you have any tips or ideas about Filling & Healthy days with Weight Watchers? I'd greatly appreciate them :)

Here's a quick before & current photo for you. 85lbs down :)

Lots of love


  1. Huge Congrats on hitting the 6 stone mark! Thats amazing! XXX

  2. Amazing sweetie, so proud of you. It doesnt matter how long it takes you to get there its getting there and keeping going that

  3. Massive congratulations.
    Keep up the amazing work. Goal is sooo near

  4. Awesome stuff! Congrats on hitting the big 6 :) You're damn right you should be proud :)

  5. Amazing!! Well done!!!

    I find that doing a F&H week every so often really helps me. It makes me cut down on sugar and biscuits and all the other bad food I shouldn't be eating, plus most of the things on the list are clean plain foods so it acts as a bit of a detox for me.

    My weigh in is tonight so starting tomorrow I am going to do a F&H week next week, and I'm already looking forward to having a gammon at the pub on Sunday - it can't be bad!!


  6. I always feel exactly the same when I tell people I've been at it for three years but you're right - everyone is different and we will get there when the time is right, and we'll damn well stay there too!

    So so proud, you beautiful girl! xxxx

  7. Well done on your loss, you're doing great! It's taken me nearly three years to lose nearly five stone... I think the scenic route is better anyway!

  8. Hi Elinor! I completely agree with your analysis of whether you can keep these pounds off. If it took you that long to take them off--you have staying power--which is the most important thing. Congratulations!

    :-) Marion