Monday, January 11, 2010

I Did It.............

It may have taken five months but I have done it, yay, I have reached my goal weight.

In August I did a post about this photograph I found of me at school. Not a great photo but it totally inspired me to try to become a thin person again. I can't actually remember ever being this skinny and was totally struck by how thin I was in this photo.

This is what I wrote in that post:

So I went to the bookshelf, blew the dust off my old copy of the South Beach Diet and got reading. I then wondered how much I weighed in this photo, it must be less that 10st, possibly 9 and a half. 9 and half seems too far to go, so I set my target of 9st 12lb. I have never seen a 9 on the scales since I bought them, not even sure if it has a 9 in there!!

So in a nutshell I can confirm that there is in fact a 9 on my scales!! In August I weighed 11st 12 (166 lbs). In the following five months I lost 2 stone (28 lbs). Today I weigh 9st 11.5 (137.5 lbs). I am one very happy girl with a wardrobe full of clothes that are way too big but that's not a bad place to be. Have a very happy Monday.


  1. WOW!

    Congratulations! You so deserve to go shopping to celebrate your great achivement!


  2. Tara, that is SO AWESOME! Way to go girlie! How proud of yourself you must be! Glad to hear you hit your goal weight. You inspire me to keep working toward mine!
    Now go buy some new clothes to celebrate!

  3. WOW! Congratulations, Tara!! I agree--you may need to do some shopping to reward yourself!

  4. Excellent work!!! What a great way to start the new year - AND on a MONDAY to boot!!! Happy day indeed!!! I always did wonder what a stone weighed!!! I enjoy watching weightloss shows on discovery health channel and many are filmed in England and they talk about their weight in 'stones'.

  5. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Head out that door and hit the stores! You are such an inspiration~~~

    So, so, SOOOOOOOOO happy for you!

  6. Good for you darling. i would suggest that grey is NOT the best colour to choose when celebrating this huge milestone. Perhaps a fuchsia?

  7. That's fabulous!!! Congrats & enjoy the new you :) I just started on the weight-loss wagon - fingers crossed :)

  8. Thank you so much for your lovely words, I really appreciate it. Txxx