Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Proud to be..

..ME!

It doesn't happen a lot but sometimes I feel proud of me.

Since January I have been frequenting Slimming World and as such have lost 27lbs, which probably isn't a big deal for some but for me is HUGE, almost two and a half stone huge.  Firstly, I have never lost this amount before, which also means I was never this heavy before, but that's in the past now, and secondly, I've stuck at it.  Yep there have been some up and downs and gains and losses and some weeks I just haven't wanted to go but I have gone, even if I knew I was going to have a gain, and now I'm reaping the benefits.  I no longer have to ask my daughter to just 'run upstairs and get me...' because I knew I would get out of breath; or struggle with my breathing and have a burning chest for an hour after taking the dogs for a walk.  In fact he other day when we came back from a walk, it was about twenty minutes later when I realised I had no burning chest at all!!!

Because of this I am proud of another thing, I had to take my pyjama vest in by about FOUR inches!! Firstly, it saves me money and secondly I 'Made Do and Mended' something that got me into sewing to begin with, I wanted to make all my own clothes.  That fell by the wayside as I realised that fabric was quite expensive! I have made a few items of clothing, more of which I should share here I guess, but for now I feel accomplished.
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Is there anything you have done lately to make you proud?