Monday, 13 June 2011

Goodbye Ass Hello Jeans

I have five...1-2-3-4-5 pairs of lovely expensive pre-pregnancy jeans in my wardrobe that I can no longer wear. Why?  Because my ass is getting far too big.  I REFUSE to buy new ones, it's the easy way out and I'll just end up feeling more miserable and mirror shy. 

I got on the scales this morning, I weigh 9.5 stone. I remember being told that I weighed this much at one of my midwife appointments, I nearly started crying.  The midwife told me not to be so silly, she weighed two of me and wasn't even pregnant. 

Weight is very personal, my little sisters have always been slimmer than me but weigh more. So to some 9.5 stone is nothing but to me it's where I have to draw the line.  My LO is nearly two and I need to shift these extra pounds, I can't blame her for them anymore.  I should say I have no ambitions to be a size six, a solid size 10 is fine with me.  I am struggling to get into a 12 at the moment.  

So every Monday until I can get back into those five pairs of jeans I will share my weight loss highs and lows.  I have zero willpower, so it may take a while.

Here is the plan:
  •  Commit to running at least three times a week
  •  Commit to doing my DVD workouts three times a week
  •  Follow a low GI food plan
  •  No finishing my LO's food (such a clich√©)
  •  No more fizzy drinks (bye bye Irn Bru)
  •  I should say no booze...but I can't do that just yet
This morning, I went for a run and did three workouts from my 'Trouble Zone' DVD. For breakfast I had low fat yoghurt with raspberries and oats.  Let's see how long it last.  If anyone has any workout DVD suggestions please do let me know, the woman in mine is obsessed with tank tops, apparently if I work hard I'll be able to wear one all year round!?

Goodbye ass, hello jeans.



  1. Good luck, but don't be too tough on yourself! Let us know how you get on and if you have any good tips at the end of it! I for one could do with some! Emma :)

  2. Two tips:

    1: Water, water all day - every time you wnat to eat drink water first then see if you still want to eat

    2: Every time you want to eat something that is not on your plan go upstairs and distract yourself by putting on one of those jeans that don't fit you properly. Pull it up as far as it will go and look at yourself. If you still want to eat the thing, then eat it, but you are only allowed to do it while wearing the jeans...

  3. Good luck Kate. You can do it, and if you need help, I have a system called Cycles of Success which clears the energy blockages that keep us motivated and on target.

  4. Thanks for the support. I have done ok this week. Don't want the scales to mock me tomorrow! Only slip up has been a cupcake at the Crail Food Festival and a few....G&Ts