My Weight-loss Journey!

Growing Confidence – Shrinking Waistband – The First Weigh In.

Monday, 27th August 2012

Growing Confidence – Shrinking Waistband – The First Weigh In.

In June last year I started a category on Common Chaos Chronicle titled ‘My Weight-loss Journey’.

I weighed in each week and although my weight-loss seemed slow, over 5 months I lost 14kgs.

Not a bad effort considering the very little amount of time I actually have to myself to focus on this type of thing.

With the loss of 14kgs came the long awaited surprise of me falling pregnant.

We had planned to have a baby but I had pretty much accepted the fact that perhaps it just wasn’t going to happen again.

Now I tell myself that my baby boy might just be the prize the universe gave me for the hard work I put in to lose the weight.

And who would I be to let the universe down after a gift like that???

But in all seriousness, I am looking at weight-loss with a whole new perspective these days.

Before, I wanted to lose weight to ‘fit in’ with people.

I wanted to be socially acceptable and not an embarrassment to anyone around me.

I wanted people to see me for who I really am, not just for the weight I carry around with me.

Jac week 1
This is a photo of me this morning. I deliberately worse a bright top instead of my usual 'black' uniform so that I could see exactly how I look. Nothing is hidden here and it really depresses me to see myself this way.

Now, I want to lose some more weight for no one else but for myself.

I’m dead set going to be selfish about it.

I want to buy new clothes that I like.

I want to feel great in my own skin.

I want to be healthier and fitter.

I want to be the person that I want to be, not the person I thought everyone else thought I should be.

I want to find the independent, confident Jac that I used to be several years ago.

jac side 1
I really hate this photo. I wasn't going to put it on the blog, but you know what??? It's great inspiration to get cracking!

So this morning I got on the Wii Fit Board and feared the worst.

I feared that because my pregnancy was high risk and I did little to no exercise whilst pregnant, I may have undone every last bit of my initial hard work.

I also knew how bad I have been eating since bringing baby Elijah home from hospital.

Snacks here, take-away there, chocolate by the block load…… then add no exercise on top of that as well…..

So there I stood in our lounge room with fear in my heart as my character on the screen flashed the numbers I was too scared to look at.

Measuring, measuring, measuring……..

Bang, I opened my eyes to discover I had lost 4.1kgs since getting on the Wii Fit Board 307 days ago….


I got pregnant, did no exercise, ate junk and still did not undo any of my hard work.

There were definitely some angels watching over my waistline that’s for sure!

So I am taking that as my last chance, kick in the pants to get the ball rolling again.

This week I am going to aim for

* 3x 30min walks

* Healthier Food Choices

* Smaller Portion Sizes.

I cannot afford weight-loss programs or personal trainers. I am going to do as much as I can on my own from the basic knowledge I have learnt in the past.

I am not going to rush it, I want the weight to come off and stay off and when I fall off the wagon I’ll get right back on.

I hope that some of you might even join me, please feel free to let me know how your journey is going each week too.

Luv Jac oxoxo

PS. I am not going to write down figures in my blog posts as the numbers themselves really do upset me. They will be recorded each week and when I am comfortable with myself I will then share the numbers with you all. xox



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    1. You have my full support Jac. You know I'm on this journey too, and it is difficult, but it will be worth it. You're doing it for the right reasons. For you. For your health.

    2. Brooke

      Go for it jac! You totally smashed that first 14kg /and/ spurred me on for my own weight loss journey! I hope I can join you again and knock off a bit more, I've been playing the 'close enough is good enough' game in my mind :)

    3. Annaleis @ Teapots and Tractors

      You can do it Jac! Remember to do your measurements - sometimes you don't change weight but your my lose cm's. Glad that this time ou are doing it for you!

    4. I know you can do it Jac! I'm about to ...ok, just started to embark on my "Getting Fit for Spring" regime, because even though I'm not doing it to lose weight I need to do it for my health. I've been feeling tired, cranky and I thought, being nearly 40, and having my metabolic rate slow down, I need to do something about it. For myself. So, I'll follow your journey and hopefully we can give each other the kind of motivation we need to keep going! :)

    5. Good on you - you can do it!! I think the blog hop is a great idea and can't wait to support all you ladies however I can xx

    6. I was going to write that I'm right behind you, supporting you but instead, I'm going to be right beside you while we both lose the lard ;)

    7. commonchaoschronicle


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