Thinking Slimmer update – Week 12

Me

I have not done a Thinking Slimmer update for a while and although I haven’t quite hit my target weight of 140lbs by my 40th birthday (and Britmums), I am almost there and pleased with my progress so far.

I have noticed a real difference in my eating habits and although I do occasionally indulge in a Jaffa cake or Jammy ring biscuit, the urge to eat a whole packet has gone.

I also stop eating when I am full, whereas before I would carry on as I hate waste and because of this my portions are getting smaller too.

My diastasis recti is probably my biggest frustration because my MUTU system exercising haven’t been consistent as I really struggle for time.  I have reduced the gap from 4 fingers to 2.5 so it is working, but very slowly.

My starting measurements were:

Bust:  36″

Waist:  38″

Tummy:  42″

Hips:  42″

Thighs:  21″

Weight: 167lbs

12 weeks on:

Bust:  34″

Waist:  34″

Tummy:  38″

Hips:  38″

Thighs:  19″

Weight:  146lbs

I am really pleased that I have lost 4″ off my tummy and waist but sadly my overall shape hasn’t changed much.  All my old clothes are hanging off me and I am forever hitching my trousers up, but sadly that elusive size 12 is still too tight…….I think I need a size 13!!

I am determined to keep it up though as people are starting to notice how much weight I have lost now and commenting which has given me an added push!

20 thoughts on “Thinking Slimmer update – Week 12

  1. Slow and steady does it. Well done for the weight you have lost.
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  2. Victoria says:

    great results! Well done and carry on with it until you feel comfy!
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  3. Wow, what amazing progress, well done you! I guess that our overall shape probably won’t change, no matter what weight we lose but this is brilliant! I imagine the hardest bit is changing habits but it looks as though you’ve done that 🙂
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  4. San says:

    Great results!!! Congrats! Now you just have to find that perfect outfit for Britmums!
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  5. Wow, that’s really impressive! I don’t have staying power with this sort of thing so I bow to your determination.
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  6. Foz says:

    Oooh well done! Congrats on how well you have done so far! Keep it up!
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  7. Well done you – so close to your target x x
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  8. well done mrs, I wont recognize you at bml x
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  9. Globalmouse says:

    There’s a marketing opportunity there with the size 13!! 😉 Congratulations on losing so much – it really is inspirational and I would be happy to lose some of that. I seem to be going the other way. But then I do eat lots of chocolates, buscuits, and cake…which doesn’t help. Love these posts though as it makes me feel like I can do it too!
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  10. Zena's Suitcase says:

    You’ve done really well. That’s great progress
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  11. Well done. keep at it, I am sure you will get the results you are looking for
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  12. Amy says:

    Well done! I’ve just started a diet and one week in I’ve lost 2lbs. I chosen to just change my lifestyle rather than join something like weight watchers. Nice to read about someone doing well!
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  13. Well done so far – keep at it! Have a fab birthday and Britmums weekend!
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  14. Shell Louise says:

    Very well done on your achievements 🙂
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  15. fantastic progress! hope you can get to your goal weight 🙂
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  16. This sounds really interesting. Well done on your loses x
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  17. Sarah Bailey says:

    Wow what some great progress 🙂 well done on all you have managed so far 🙂 x
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  18. Louisa says:

    You’re making great progress. Like you I think I need a size 13. It is very frustrating either squeezing into something too small or constantly hoiking up saggy trousers! Keep up the good work x
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  19. Michelle says:

    Well done on your progress so far, and good luck with your continued goals! x
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  20. lisa prince says:

    i am trying to do something about my weight at the moment i wouldnt say im fat but i am starting to wobble in areas i dont want to , x

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