Friday, December 30, 2016

My Weight Loss Achievements 2016 & A Giveaway ♥

2016 was the year I finally took the bull by the horns and decided that I had to do something about my weight. My weight is something I've struggled with since I was 19 - a lifestyle of inactivity and takeaways started it all off, and two babies later I was feeling less than pleased with myself and how I looked.

On July 30th I made a simple change to my diet - instead of skipping breakfast and then snacking on junk food, I began having a high protein shake each morning and then a lunch and dinner later on in the day.

This was such a simple change, making it very easy for me to stick to and later on in the year I even began vlogging about my weight loss journey. I meant to do a vlog update two weeks ago, but with Christmas preparations and then the festive season being in full swing, I just haven't had the time. You can check out my channel if you're interested in watching my weight loss update vlogs.

I'll begin vlogging about my weight loss journey again in the New Year and hopefully I'll be able to do a weekly update, but for now I thought I'd share my achievements from the year here on the blog and a giveaway for any of my readers who are on/or hoping to go on, a weight loss journey too.

This year I've lost a total of 105cm off my body. My biggest losses have been in my bust and hips and even though I got a bit lax with my whole diet and fitness regime in December, I haven't had a big gain in my centimeters.

I started listening to my Thinking Slimmer Slimpod over a month ago now, but I find that I can go a week straight of listening and then forget and I feel as if I'm totally failing with it then. I'm really going to put an effort into listening for a month straight come January and hopefully I'll see some positive changes in my attitude to food and losses with my measurements and on the scales too.

I've dropped two dress sizes this year and I now wear a size 14 in tops and dresses and a size 16 in bottoms. It's great to be able to go shopping and actually feel good about what I'm seeing back in the mirror. I'm wearing clothes that I've had in my wardrobe that have been neglected for years as I couldn't fit into them, but now they fit fine and some are even loose on me.

My goal for the New Year is to lose 42lbs and hopefully with some hard work, exercise and a balanced diet I can achieve this. I would be lovely to be slimmer for summer and not hide away in leggings, like I have done for previous years.

The online health and fitness supplement suppliers, Discount Supplements, have very kindly offered one lucky reader the chance to win their own 'stay on track kit' for helping to achieve their New Year health and fitness goals.

This giveaway is open to residents of the UK and Ireland only. The giveaway will run for two weeks and end on January 15th. Best of luck to all who enter.

Terms & conditions:
This giveaway is open to residents of Ireland and the UK only.
This giveaway will run for two weeks and will end on January 15th at 23.59pm.
The prize includes the items shown in the picture above.
The prize is being supplied directly from Discount Supplements.
All invalid entries will be deleted.

Discount Supplements

 

71 comments

  1. I don't really make any as I never stick to them, I've currently lost 3 stone this year so I want to lose another 16lbs to be at my target weight. This would be great as a boost in to the new year.

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    1. That's amazing Tina, well done to you! If I could lose 3 stone in the New Year I'd be absolutely delighted! Best of luck losing a further 16lbs.

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  2. Apart from toning my body, as I don't really need to lose any weight, I would like to cut down on my daily glasses of rose wine! I only have two small glasses each evening but I know I shouldn't really have it so often!

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  3. Well done on your weight loss though Fiona! You are looking fantastic and obviously feeling the benefits too as you sound so positive!

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  4. My new years resolution isn't to lose weight but simply to be more healthy :) x

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  5. it has to be to lose some more weight

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  6. i would love to find time to start running again

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  7. I'd love to lose a stone and drop a dress size, but my aim is less scales focused: I'd love to be able to run a 10km race (purely for the sense of achievement) so I want to train for that gradually and hopefully lose the weight in the process :)

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  8. To decorate my flat and not put it off yet another year!

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  9. My New Years Resolution is to exercise more regularly.

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  10. To start exercising again to tone up for holiday

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  11. I'm going to make a big effort to fit in some more gym classes

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  12. i want to try and eat more fruit as i never eat any

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  13. Lose weight and live life to the full :)

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  14. I need to lose weight and tone up for my sisters wedding in September! I'm chief bridesmaid God help me 😂

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  15. I would like to lose some weight, eat healthier and do more exercise. Also to try and save some money

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  16. To get fitter and continue healthy eating

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  17. I would like to pass my personal training course! My dream job! ;D

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  18. I really need to tone up this year!

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  19. To walk at least 3 miles a day and shift some of this weight.

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  20. To cook more food from scratch, that way eat healthier and it will be cheaper too

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  21. I'm hoping to lose a stone after giving birth in November

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  22. To take one day at a time and enjoy each one

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  23. I'm aiming to sort my life out! lol! Decluttering my house, find a new job, stick to a sensible healthy eating plan and move my body more! Wish me luck :) Great giveaway!

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  24. Congratulations on your weight loss, all the best for the rest of your slimming journey. X

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  25. To start decluttering my house.

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  26. I have a few goals in mind! Goals more than resolutions. I would like to lose at least 2 stone, drink more water and cook healthier meals and from scratch.

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  27. Get back into exercising after having a baby in 2016!

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  28. Every January I st a goal to lose a stone by July for my Holiday,I then eat and drink a bit more than usual,but I dont mind putting some weight on

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  29. To lose weight and to be more positive!

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  30. To eat healthier and sort my driving out

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  31. Having a more positive attitude will help me reach my weight loss goals this year!

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  32. I've got a few resolutions - 1. To work harder in physiotherapy
    2. Lose weight which will also help me recover quicker from my knee injury
    3. Drink more water!

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  33. I'm looking to loose more weight, tone up and improve my core strength. I went to my first spin class of the year last night which was great! I'm also doing yoga, and running regularly x

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  34. Start eating healthier food, and less food overall :-)

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  35. Well done for weight loss, that's amazing! One of my New Year resolutions is eating healthier! You are so right about breakfast. I shouldn't skip it! X

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  36. To lose weight and get healthy :)

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  37. My New Years resolution is to plan all our family meals, this should ensure that we eat better and waste less.

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  38. Quit smoking and alcohol, get 8 hours sleep a night

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  39. To continue my fitness journey from 2016 and stop snacking at night!

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  40. To lose weight and be more organised

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  41. to get fitter, healthier and in the process lose some weight

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  42. I want to get healthier and myself and the children are doing the #walk1000miles challenge which I'm hoping will help me achieve my goal

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  43. I've given up making resolutions, because I always used to break them so quickly!

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  44. My goal is to never take life too seriously! It's too short to do things you're unhappy with

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  45. Pigged out way too much in 2016. Gonna try and eat better this year :-)

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  46. Not to make many as I usually break them

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  47. To walk as much as I can. I have arthritis and sometimes take the easy option of taking the car everywhere.

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  48. i don't make resolutions as I always break them before January is over.

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  49. I do not have any New Years resolutions, I don't make them. i do things when I am ready.

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  50. To be more adventurous in the kitchen!

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  51. I have decided to try to use things up more. Before buying more makeup I will use the stuff I have and instead of filling the freezer and tins cupboard I will try to use up what is there first.

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