Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Few Sizes Smaller Means...

A DESPERATE NEED FOR NEW CLOTHES!!

As I mentioned the other day, I have been on a diet since November. I didn't tell anyone about going on a diet, I just decided it was time to lose weight.

I have always been overweight. I had serious spinal surgery at the age of 12 so I wasn't really allowed to do sport as a teenager, and the love of chocolate, lollies and cake along with lack of exercise made me very overweight. When I was 16, I decided to lose weight and lost 30kg on the weight watchers program. Over the next few years, due to changing my lifestyle, I then lost another 10kg but when I had my son a couple of years ago, I put a lot of weight on.

So long story short, after seeing a photo of myself in November I made the decision that I didn't want to be as big as I had been when I was a teenager and made the decision to lose the weight once and for all. I was imparting a very unhealthy lifestyle on my kids, and although I was going to the gym I was eating a lot of the wrong foods and had put on 10kg last year.

I did some research on healthy eating and looked at some popular diets and also spoke to my health care professionals and decided that I would go on the CSIRO diet as it seemed to be something that would work for me as I need rules. If I am told I can have chocolate sometimes, I will make that sometimes every few days...

I have since lost close to 20kg and have a couple of kg to go and I feel great. But there is one thing that I am lacking at the moment... CLOTHES!!!!! All of my clothes are a size 16 and I am now a size 10 - 12 so I have been searching for patterns to sew and clothes to buy that I might enjoy wearing and that will look good on me. I have lived most of my life in jeans and t-shirts but now I feel like embracing my lovely feminine body and wearing dresses and even skirts!!

I am thinking of using this tutorial that I found last night... and maybe even making a few more of these...

What is your favorite girly, wintery patterns for this year? I am thinking things I can wear with my tights and either flats, boots or heels :)

p.s. I recommend speaking to your doctor if you are considering a weightloss expedition like I did xo

8 comments:

Natalie said...

Thats so terrific Amy.I'm happy for you.
No ideas for patterns. Though....
What about some of those apron wrap skirts... that way it wouldn't matter what size u were they'd still fit.
Natxxx

Miss Amy said...

Thanks Nat :) I am thinking that if I make some small wrap skirts they will fit :) Just gotta find some nice fabric :)

CurlyPops said...

I really want to make the wrap skirt from Nikkis book for winter. Just need to find the time!

Miss Amy said...

I like those too! I reckon I could go one of them...

Melissa Fulton said...

Congrats Amy, you have some serious commitment,please send some weight loss vibes my way :) Can not lose my baby weight, as i too am a sweets addict :)

Skipper said...

Would it be possible to upcycle the clothing you have? There are stacks of tutorials on how to transform and jazz up old clothing.

Well done on the weight loss. I have the CSIRO books here... I just need to be able to focus on it!

sarah said...

Well I think you have always been gorgeous Missy! :) -Even when you had yellow hair :P and I am pretty sure I have known you through every size you have ever been!!!

Glad you are feeling healthy and happy though, and that you are now inspired to pass on a more natural eating habit to your kiddly tots!

Love loads
xox

Miss Amy said...

Thanks for your beautiful comments guys :) Sarah, I love you xo and I have been busy searching through my patterns to see what I have to play with :)

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