4 months in, looking better!

4 months in, looking better!

I am not well at the moment and needed cheering up, I also realised it is 4 months since I properly started my new healthy lifestyle.

I did start in September but then went on holiday so 24th October was first day of my new launch. Anyway in that time I have lost 1lb less than 4 stone which I am amazed and delighted by.

I have remeasured today and thought you might like to see the results so far...

I am a work in progress but I am getting there. I have never lost weight before successfully and I am lighter than when I was 18. (Now 40 something)

If I can do it, anyone can!!

Sorry photo is wrong way round, I rotated on the phone and then tried adding it again but it is still wrong. Well it will burn a calorie or 2 if you turn your head to look at it!

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  • hi EllaMidlands Wow that's a fantastic achievement! And in a short space of time. Well done!! Hope you feel better soon.

  • Thanks! It's weird to post something so private but I have benefitted from the support on here and if I can motivate someone to stay away from temptation it will be worth it.

  • That's fantastic EllaMidlands well done :)

  • Great figures โ˜บ well done EllaMidlands โ˜บ

  • That's impressive Ella, you should be feeling proud. Hope you start to feel better soon. ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป

  • Gosh what a great record. Well done Ella, watch your jeans dont fall off those shrinking hips :)

  • I will buy some braces!

  • Wow go you! You have done an amazing job and have fabulous results to show for it. You are an inspiration to many of us, thank you for sharing your personal achievements - it's proof it can be done. Hope you feel better very soon :)

  • woohoo amazing results EllaMidlands in such a short time as well... you really show that if you really want something and stick to it you can achieve anything ! well done and keep going... (i think you will be overtaking me very soon). xxxx

  • I am only in competition with myself Claz , lol who am I kidding, I secretly inject chocolate and crisps into all my skinny friends while they sleep! X

  • You're always so supporting for others its good to see it being reciprocated. Don't be down for long and I hope you feel well soon.

  • Wow! That should make you feel better, EllaMidlands! What an achievement! It will inspire all of us to keep going, especially with the weekend coming up. Get well soon!

  • Wow well done i hope you feel better soon


  • Well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  • Awesome achievement EllaMidlands ๐Ÿ˜€

  • great idea to send photo,have good w/end๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Wow - go you!!! That's fantastic!!! :d I love you're lighter now than when you were a teenager - that's quite impressive!

  • Thanks Sazkia i was looking at some photos with my mum if my graduation - definitely fatter then!

  • WOw , go you! How cool to see those inches actually melted away. That's really really great. You have done so well, and are an inspiration to others. I do hope you're feeling better soon xx

  • Nice one Ella! Hopefully you are doing well today & feeling a wee bit better. I'm still to measure up!! Just waiting for extra large tape measure! Catch up in the morning. G๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’

  • Gosh EllaMidlands you'll soon totally disappear. That chart is amazing, and in such a short time.

  • Sorry to hear you're not so well at the moment EllaMidlands - hope you feel better soon. Lovely to see all those inches are disappearing ๐Ÿ˜Š That's three dress sizes smaller I think, WTG ๐ŸŒป

  • It's weird with sizes, I was a 24 trousers and 22/24 top in Evans, now I can get in some size 18 tops and size 20 trousers in M&S . It does vary though but I am pleased.

  • Wow!!! That is great!!!! Tell us how you did it. You have los a lot of weight!!!

  • I have lost weight cutting calories through cutting out all processed food apart from milk in my tea. I cook all meals from scratch and don't eat bread, pasta, rice or potatoes. This has been a big lifestyle change for me as before I just used to eat ready meals and takeaways. I do eat out twice a week but still eat simple meat or fish with veg. I don't eat sauces or anything like that. It has been much easier than I thought. If I try a little piece of something sweet now it tastes too sweet. I never ate much in the way of cakes, biscuits as I have always been more of a savoury chick! I must have been eating loads of hidden sugar tho as I ate loads of tomato based ready meals. I don't calorie count at all but I think I roughly eat about 1600 a day. Good luck

  • That is great that you can keep on eating right for so long and being able to lose so much weight. I will try to get inspired like you have.

    Was it difficult to not eat any bread, pasta or rice?

    Do you never eat any or do you once in a while?

  • I haven't had pasta at all. I have had the occasional sandwich (maybe 4 times). Had rice twice. I have had a little bit of potato in pubs but only one small one per meal. I try a chip when my husband has them in a pub, if they are 9 out of 10 I have a 2nd chip! I haven't missed them much. I only have desserts on very special occasions so I had 2 at Christmas, one at new year. I had a scone a couple of weeks ago. I have found for me that saying no almost all the time is easier as I don't expect to be able to eat it. Other people count treats in to their calorie controlled diets it that didn't work for me for 20 years if trying. Going cold turkey on sugar and not eating the carbs that filled a lot of my plate has made the difference. Cooking meals was the hardest bit but we eat simple food and don't stress about it much. Eating is not the highlight of my day anymore, I eat because I am hungry but I don't snack in between apart from bit of fruit. Hope that helps, remember it is only me. Originally I was just going to try it for a week but I liked it and kept on. Good luck!

  • That is good advice. I am going to try to not eat bread and pasta and all those carbs.

    What is difficult for me is when I go out. What you say about cold turkey is a good method.

    Even if I go out, just keep on the plan. Because if I eat something that I shouldn't, I keep eating. Thst is my problem.

    Thanks for all the advice!!!!


  • That's exactly it. Even if it is someone's birthday at work - ignore cakes unless it is your birthday, had a bad day? Drive past chip shop (do you know there are 12 chip shops on one of my routes home? I found another route with only 3 because I could bear them calling me over) I know if I have a slice of toast I will want more so I don't have any and I don't think about it so much.

  • I just looked at your previous posts, you are much slimmer than me - how have you done that?

  • I don't have a lot of weight to lose, but I have some 5 kilos that are always nagging. I can't take them off. I was heavier a few years ago. Like 6 or 7 kilos more. I started running 5 years ago. That helps some. But eating sweets on the weekends keeps those 5 kilos that I have to lose on.

  • I will tell you how it goes. I hope I will be as successful as you.

  • I dream of weighin the same as you!

  • You will!!!!!!

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  • Congratulations and a lot of pom pom waving going on here in my study EllaMidlands. Thank you for giving me hope that I could lose these 3stones that I carry around my body if I keep at it. Up and over the bumps we go:)

  • Despite the fact you may still be recovering from your recent scare, the above results no doubt provide a silver lining, providing encouragement to continue.

    Be careful though. Keep on at the rate you are and it won't be long before you become invisible when standing side on.

  • Just caught up with this EllaMidlands -really stunning success story, go girl!

  • Thanks, probably want to lose another 6 even 7 stone so long way to go!

  • My money is on you to do it, you are so positive and determined.

  • Fantastic job, Ella, well done! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘

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