Saturday, September 4, 2010

Leaving on a jet plane, dont know when I'll be back again!

Does anyone remember that song? I remember hearing it on the movie Armageddon when Ben Affleck and his buddies were leaving to go to outerspace to save the world. Its never left my head!

I will be back though and promise to share some holiday snaps and memories with you.

When we first booked this trip (at least 4 mths ago) I didnt think I would get to where I am now.
Dont get me wrong, I aimed high but in the back of my head, I thought it was impossible. I had always failed in the past, so what would make this time any different??

That thought stayed in my mind maybe for a total of 10seconds, before I wiped it away and started using my mind as a weightloss tool. One of the keys to my success.

Your support and inspiration along the way has been incredible. I never thought I would have this many followers but to think that I can be an inspiration to others just means to world to me.

So, I saved my weigh in for today.

I didnt weigh in last Sunday and I wanted a big push towards my last chance/last week training before the holiday. Geez, anyone would think that it was me getting married the way I have been  preparing for this but no, I assure you its not! 9 years together and an 18mth old makes me feel like an old married couple anyway!

I trained mighty hard this week. Gillian Micahels would be proud!

There is this fab new show on in Australia called The X Factor. Its like Idol but heaps better. Think it has been in the UK but not the US yet.  I have been going hard on the treadmill with the tv cranked listening to some awsome tunes (and some dodgy ones as well) and before I know it, I have done 7.5km of interval training in one hour! I can easily do 2 sets of 20 pushups with perfect form and still struggle through the 3rd set and crunch out 100 situps on the fitball.

So where does that leave me with my weight??


It has taken over a year but I have now lost 27.6kg!!

I have lost 13cm from my chest, 22cm from my hips and 36.5cm from my waist in the last year!

Here is the before and now photo comparison

 And close up

I feel fabulous, have confidence, I enjoy shopping for me and finally have clothes that are super cute, I look youger, I am healthy, I am in a much better mood all the time, I am succeeding at my job, my relationship is a million times better and I am a hell of a lot more fun!

So I am off now, to pack some more, before leaving very early tomorrow morning.

I will be thinking of you all as I search for some low calorie cocktails (is there such a thing) and read my book whilst relaxing under a gorgeous palm tree on a tiny island in the South Pacific!

Love to you all,


  1. 27.6kg is incredible. WELL DONE.

    And have a brilliant holiday.

    I am so jealous!

  2. Thanks Lucy. Many, many thanks to you. You have really been an unbelievable inspiration to getting me to where I am. x

  3. You are really a star!! Enjoy your holiday and know that your success keeps me going xxx

  4. You're a total rock star!! Congratulations on keeping up the good fight and putting in SO much hard work :) It must be so validating to see it all paying off - LOVE that little orange dress on you!
    Enjoy your hard-earned tropical holiday, get out yer bikini and rock that bod, girl!!

  5. Wow! enjoy your wonderful holiday and congratulations on all your hard work. I hope in one years time I will be making the same post and about to embark on a holiday to Fiji too!!! hah

  6. I hope you had a fabulous time! You deserve it. Your progress is absolutely inspiring.