Monday, 25 July 2011

A Good Day All Round, and Comparison Photos

Sunday was a very good day. Firstly, and most importantly, I got to meet up with Tina and Caroline at Cribbs Causeway in Bristol. We spent over two hours sitting in Starbucks (Tina was very pleased, as it meant she could get herself a 'fake' coffee), chatting about this, that and the other. We actually didn't talk about band-related stuff all that much, even though it is what brought us together in the first place, but perhaps we talk enough about that on our blogs so in real life it's good to talk about anything and everything else!

L-R: me, Tina, Caroline

Before and after meeting up I also managed to get a bit of shopping done - it's always nice to have the opportunity to shop without my little boy in tow. I got myself two pairs of trousers (1 pair of jeggings and 1 pair of treggings in actual fact, but urrrrggghhhh, how I dislike both of those words) in size 16 (US 12, I think?) - the first time I have been in this size for who knows how long - decades, I think! Then I paid a visit to two of my favourite chocolate shops - Thorntons and Hotel Chocolat - to stock up; what a dedicated bandster I am. Yes, I'm banded, but there is no way I am EVER giving up the foods I enjoy and that includes chocolate, cake and biscuits. Which leads me neatly on to reason two of why it was a good day - when I weighed myself in the morning I'd lost another 1lb!

12st 12lb - 180lbs - BMI 30.0
(a total loss so far of 82lbs; 12lbs to go!)

Look at that BMI - I'm teetering on the edge of being overweight, instead of obese - just one more pound to lose!

Anyway, that latest pound means a new round of comparison photos; so here we go; photos in the green top are from January 2010 (18 months ago - which reminds me, I forgot my 18 month bandiversary!)

Funnily enough, I was really quite disappointed with this set of 'after' photos as I don't think I look that good in them - the side view in particular makes me look as if I still have a big stomach and bum, grrrr! I think I prefer these odd photos I took in the M&S changing room when I was trying on my new (smaller!) trousers.


  1. I love how so many go blond as they get smaller! You look great! I don't see anything wrong with your bum or stomach. Perhaps it is because your clothes are sort of loose and baggy - not form fitting.

    I live in Oregon (like Tina) and have met up with her too! She's great!

  2. What are treggins? I must know!

    Those last two pictures are so super cute. I love dresses.

    Glad you all had fun at your get together!

  3. I also want to know what treggins are?

    I think you look amazing and have done a great job!

  4. What the heck are treggins!!

    You have done so well and I am so looking forward to meeting you! We boobs are fun gals!

    I love the pictures in Marks and Sparks best!