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    *sigh* - grumble bumble rant to myself really

    I am so cranky at myself, I can't find anything that looks as nice as on as it does on the rack anymore... I have my bil's wedding coming up in Dec so sussing out potentional dresses.

    Im cranky because Im still really jiggily when I shouldn't be. I've had some success and lost 4kg over the past 3 weeks, but got a whole lot more to go. I think even by Dec I won't be ready.


    anyone have a secret weight loss tip they want to share with me apart from sew my mouth shut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebec View Post
    *sigh* - grumble bumble rant to myself really

    I am so cranky at myself, I can't find anything that looks as nice as on as it does on the rack anymore... I have my bil's wedding coming up in Dec so sussing out potentional dresses.

    Im cranky because Im still really jiggily when I shouldn't be. I've had some success and lost 4kg over the past 3 weeks, but got a whole lot more to go. I think even by Dec I won't be ready.


    anyone have a secret weight loss tip they want to share with me apart from sew my mouth shut.
    Rebec, don't be so hard on yourself. As long as you eat sensibly and get some exercise you should be fine. It took me 12 months to loose 43kgs and that was just watching what I ate, cut out bread, pasta, potatoes and just the bad stuff and made sure I exercised for approx 1 hour a day, five days a week. I have put back a couple of kilos since Ralph has been ill, but that is mainly due to no exercise for almost 3 months and being a bit naughty when I've been stressed over Ralph.
    I am sure you will look beautiful and will find the right outfit for bil's wedding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebec View Post
    *sigh* - grumble bumble rant to myself really

    I am so cranky at myself, I can't find anything that looks as nice as on as it does on the rack anymore... I have my bil's wedding coming up in Dec so sussing out potentional dresses.

    Im cranky because Im still really jiggily when I shouldn't be. I've had some success and lost 4kg over the past 3 weeks, but got a whole lot more to go. I think even by Dec I won't be ready.


    anyone have a secret weight loss tip they want to share with me apart from sew my mouth shut.
    I can't recommend Yoga enough

    I started doing it late last year - properly - and I've lost 10kg's of the 30 I have to lose already That's since the beginning of December last year, so almost 4 months. I only do it once a day but you can easily do it twice a day and it is recommended after you've been doing it for a month to do it twice a day, I just never have the time in the afternoon.

    I do it in my living room, when I'm home alone every day during the week and have the weekends off - ironically I'm more tired during the weekends because I don't do it then! I'm noticing more muscle tone than before, I have more flexibility and while it doesn't do much for cardio fitness walking the dog makes up for that - will be running with the dog when he's much older too.

    The DVD I have was given to me as part of a yoga set and I have actually copied it so I don't wear out the original. If you want I'm happy to send you out the copy if you want it or have the desire to try it?

    I don't buy dresses anymore, I make them myself. Can't be bothered dealing with nasty shop assistants, dresses designed for the size zeros with no chance of suiting me and aggressive other shoppers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    I can't recommend Yoga enough

    I started doing it late last year - properly - and I've lost 10kg's of the 30 I have to lose already That's since the beginning of December last year, so almost 4 months. I only do it once a day but you can easily do it twice a day and it is recommended after you've been doing it for a month to do it twice a day, I just never have the time in the afternoon.

    I do it in my living room, when I'm home alone every day during the week and have the weekends off - ironically I'm more tired during the weekends because I don't do it then! I'm noticing more muscle tone than before, I have more flexibility and while it doesn't do much for cardio fitness walking the dog makes up for that - will be running with the dog when he's much older too.

    The DVD I have was given to me as part of a yoga set and I have actually copied it so I don't wear out the original. If you want I'm happy to send you out the copy if you want it or have the desire to try it?

    I don't buy dresses anymore, I make them myself. Can't be bothered dealing with nasty shop assistants, dresses designed for the size zeros with no chance of suiting me and aggressive other shoppers.
    Good on you Angela, keep it up! Hey, I'm having the opposite problem with the dress sizes. I wear a size 10 these days and my favourite shops have started stocking more bigger sizes and less smaller sizes. When I was size 20, I found it hard to get the stuff I liked, must be a Newcastle thing that they are stocking more for the size 14, 16 and 18!

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    I used to be a gym junkie until I married my OH. I weighed 48kg and I'm 5ft3". Sorry don't know what that is in cm.

    I was very strict with my diet and exercise. Low carb, high protein diet and light weights with lots of reps.

    However I will add that I am at least 12kg heavier and my OH loves me this way. I didn't have much boobs before, and was a pain to take out for diner. I felt the cold something awful and people constantly knocked me for being too thin.

    I still appear to be a smallish person but that's because I am small boned. I had trouble finding clothes for my self back "then" and I still do now. I have no idea what or who the clothes of the rack are designed for.

    But here are my tips for finding clothes, when you are actively looking for an outfit for a special occasion you will never find it. You have to fall across it. And never, never, never shop just before or during your period.

    Suppose I didn't really help at all. But good luck anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemiannic View Post
    Good on you Angela, keep it up! Hey, I'm having the opposite problem with the dress sizes. I wear a size 10 these days and my favourite shops have started stocking more bigger sizes and less smaller sizes. When I was size 20, I found it hard to get the stuff I liked, must be a Newcastle thing that they are stocking more for the size 14, 16 and 18!
    Thanks I'm trying!

    I think it's more the assistants are nasty and horrible to anyone that isn't a size 8! Plus I can't deal with a tonne of people in a shopping centre.

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    Thanks for your responses there are some great tips there.

    Boho - wow 48kg in a year that is amazing, well done thats inspiring to me!

    Angela - I've been doing yoga on and off since I was 16, maybe i should get back into it lol. I have the pilates ball and strechy rubber 'power band' - 3ft piece of shody rubber- and last count 4 dvds. Marie Windsor is the name of the sets I have, is that the dvd you have? I know what you mean by nasty shop assistants. :/ It seems like some stores it seems an attitude is a prerequisite to working there.

    MAC - I can relate to gym junkie, prior to kids I was there most days after work. Kickboxing was my prefered work out. Im opposite to you I am larger boned and curvier. Never went down past a size 12 but that looked healthy on my frame.



    This is the dress i wore to the engagement, with long cluster charm necklace and jewelled flat gladiator sandals. (im 5'10 so while im larger I won't wear heels)

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    these are 2 dresses I am considering - still long time to go -
    "Liza" Cobalt Blue Beaded Silk Maxi Gown - Plus Size Dresses - Monif C

    "Marilyn" Long Convertible Dress 63 - Plus Size Dresses - Monif C
    this one is called convertable dress and so that is just one of the ways you can wear it. I would wear a black bolero with it to cover my arms though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebec View Post
    these are 2 dresses I am considering - still long time to go -
    "Liza" Cobalt Blue Beaded Silk Maxi Gown - Plus Size Dresses - Monif C

    "Marilyn" Long Convertible Dress 63 - Plus Size Dresses - Monif C
    this one is called convertable dress and so that is just one of the ways you can wear it. I would wear a black bolero with it to cover my arms though.
    I like them both, but the convertable dress would be great so you can wear it to other events later on. Just change the type of bolero you wear with it and tie the dress a different way!

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    I like the convertible dress, much more flattering and slimming - the blue one I think the arms are too puffy.

    Following my mums passing 8 years ago, I ballooned out to somewhere between 105-110kgs) I'm guessing as I was too scared to get on the scales. Then about 3 years ago I went on a "budget", NOT a "diet"! I lost around 25kgs in 6 months. I've managed to maintain my weight at around 80-82 kgs for the most part, though I'm nearly 85 now and I have to go back on my budget, and hopefully get down into the 70's!

    I love my food, I didn't change what I ate for dinner or lunch, but I DID stop buying choccy, chippies, etc and stopped going through drive-thrus - that was enough to lose weight. Being on acreage and having all these animals means that I have a fairly active lifestyle day to day, I'm way too far from a gym.

    Sadly with the aches and pains I'm having atm I'm not being very active, which means stuff isn't getting done and that's stressing me - I'm having to be really careful I don't comfort eat!

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