Thursday, August 02, 2007

A WORK IN PROGRESS

I get on the scales. I realise that finally I now weigh 30kgs less than I did 2 years ago.

It's taken a while. My weight loss plateaued for about 12 months after I lost the first 20kgs. I still exercise 5-6 times a week. But 10 weeks ago I joined Weight Watchers. 10 more kg gone.

So today I join the gym's Midwinter Makeover Challenge. 10 weeks of personal training, nutrition and exercise seminars, a bootcamp session (scary), before and after measurements and photos. Hmm, wonder how much I can lose in the next 10 weeks. Before summer.

There's still a way to go. Maybe 15, maybe 20 kg. But I suddenly smell an end to this journey. That it really is possible.

17 comments:

Penny said...

Wow Mel! Thats great :) Do we get pics? You have an inspiring story. Go you!

Sandra said...

Mel that is absolutely wonderful. You are an inspiration. I can hear it has been lots of (ongoing) hard work. I'm givingyou a standing ovation here!!!
:-}

scrapgeek said...

Congratulations - that is an awesome achievement!

Tracy said...

That is fantastic Mel! How great must that feel!!

Janine said...

Mel you are an inspiration!!! Thats a fricking awesome acheivement and I like how you can smell an end in sight.

Lynda said...

Woohoo Mel - go you girl! Good on you for sticking with things and perservering. Good luck with the next 10weeks :-)

karen said...

Congrats Mel. That is so cool.

YoyoDoll said...

Summer is only 10 weeks away...wow that is scary! I'd better knuckle down! Congrats on losing so much weight.

Lisa66 said...

Mel, you've done sooo well. You have inspired me to stay out of the pantry tonight!

Marieke said...

Wow Mel, it's been a while since I talked to you, either through your blog or IRL. Wonder if I'd still recognise you? Congrats on an awesome achievement. Standing ovation here from me! And good look for the next 10 weeks.

Kirsty said...

Congratulations Mel, that is awesome. 30kg wow. Next time your in the supermarket, grab 30kg bags of potatoes or rice and feel how heavy it is :)

Anonymous said...

wow Mel thats awesome!!
Michelle TW

Dianna said...

Well done you are making me feel slightly like I need to get back on track(this could be because of the cheese,crackers and wine sitting by the computer). Way to go 30 kilos and well done on keeping it off and aspiring to do more.

Felicity said...

GOOD LUCK MEL! It's exactly the same thing my gym is doing, except for 12 weeks. We can do this :)

Lara said...

that is a fantastic effort - keep up the great work!

Delys said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome job on the weightloss. Go you for the next challenge.

Ali said...

Wow Mel, That is sooooooooooo fantastic. Congratulations!