Friday, 8 August 2008

The Blog Diet

Keeping this blog has done a couple of things for me;

1. I make way more effort with my clothes hair and even put make up on more than once in a blue moon. I've had people come up to me who I don't know and compliment me and those who do know me think something strange has come over me in recent months! I feel so much better about myself and am starting to get a real feel for what does and doesn't suit me. Of course I still make huge fashion mistakes, but when you dee the pictures there in front of you it's difficult not to see what does and doesn't work. Funny thing is it's things like the jeans I am wearing today which I previously thought looked really nice I realise actually do not do me any favours at all and make my arse and thighs look gigantic - ok that's not difficult but I prefer to minimise than accentuate these areas! Which leads me nicely onto......

2. My weight! My weight has been up and down since I got married and started popping out the babies, I haven't actually not been pregnant for this long since I was in my teens! Following the birth of each child I slimmed down and started the next pregnancy lighter than the previous but after Pips arrived I really needed to do something drastic. Alan had taken up baking during the pregnancy and I had ballooned from a size 10-12 to a 14-16. So I went to Weightwatchers with my sister and managed to get down to a comfortable 8-10, however, being a SAHM means lots of coffee mornings, lots of biscuits, lots of cakes and in my case a serious lack of willpower. So posting my pics has made me very aware when my waistline is growing, I am vain enough to not want to see fat pictures of me on the Internet everyday so it is definitely giving me the motivation to say no to the empty calories a bit more often.

4 comments:

Corinna said...

And there was me thinking how good you look in your jeans! And you don't know the meaning of the word fat, so give it a rest. When you've got a "mummy tummy" like mine then you can complain!!! :o))

Spiragirl said...

lol I did consider posting my worst fat pic but vanity prevailed!!

Boutique Girl said...

I posted something similar to this! It is amazing how much more flaws a photo shows compared to a mirror! I have stopped wearing things that I wore alot because I can now see that they do not flatter my shape!

workthatwardrobe said...

I agree with everything you say today.
There are some outfits I have thought looked OK and after seeing the pictures I realise, don't. I can see certain shapes which suit me and others that don't. I have had quite a lot of compliments since I started doing this too which is great.
And, like you having had several babies (four) myw eight has gone up and down. I am back on WeightWatchers to lose the half stone I put on last year.