Throwback Thursday – We all fit in these trousers

I posted this photo a while ago on my Instagram and the feedback was amazing! I would like to take a moment to share it with you since it is #throwbackthursday.

The black trousers I am wearing where once too tight on me, I remember struggling to sit down in them and thinking, “I can’t wait to lose weight to fit in these properly”. So being able to get into one leg is so surreal.

This left picture shows me wearing the same trousers. I remember this day clearly because I was walking up the smallest elevated bit of ground and wishing the ground would swallow me up! I was tired, sore, out of breathe and uncomfortable in these clothes. I feel a pain in my heart when I share these moments because it is hard to share and be honest with how I felt because at that time I would have told anyone “I was ok”, “my weight wasn’t an issue”, “I’m not out of breathe because of my size” the list is endless. I could think of all the negatives but from darkness you find light and when you look for positives you can celebrate even in the dark times.

I love this photo because my daughter is in it, she held my hand ever so tightly and she was happy. I treasure this photo and it is great to see the change in myself.

So I give you the family trousers 👖 I will keep a hold of these because someday when I reach target, there will be another photo in these trousers. That will be an exciting day!

Thank you for sharing this moment with me. 

Remember you are capable of so many things, you CAN lose weight, all you need is to be ready to make change. Then you’ve got this.

If you’ve any questions for me, leave them below! Until next time;

NEVER STOP & STAY STRONG 

xx

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Greatest Loser 2017

I thought it would be fab to let you all know that I lost 1lb at group making it 8st 13lbs (125lbs) and that I was awarded with the greatest loser award on 7th March, day after my birthday, yay!! With my group I lost 6st 13lbs and overall is 8st 13lbs.

Greatest loser is awarded to the person who has lost the most weight in your group session. So 6st 13lbs is the most in my group so far!

So delighted to have this award and that I have nearly lost 9st. 

Check out my weigh in video;

Until next time;

Never stop & stay strong x 

Woman of the Year 2016

Hey guys!

So let’s jump right in. Around 1.5 months ago I was award Woman of the Year 2016 this was an amazing achievement, to think my group found me in any way inspirational is a real honour.

I never thought I would inspire anyone on my journey but if I do I’m so happy! I am thankful for each person I’ve met at group and online. The support when you need it is so fantastic! 

Being given such an award boosted my confidence a little. I have such self doubt and my confidence is still low but it is higher than it has ever been before and I hope with time it will grow more. I just want to look at my achievements and see I have done good. Another reason I am posting about WOTY is to appreciate it and realise that I am doing ok. I just want to point out I’m not being cocky, it is ok to accept you’ve done good and be proud. 

So my advice is be proud of your achievements no matter what they are. Life is hard, this journey is challenging and progress is progress. 

I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart ❤️ 



Transformation Tuesday

Hey guys!

Transformation Tuesday is upon us and it’s an interesting day, I scroll through some old pictures and if I have a new one I will compare them and share it on Instagram.

I love seeing how I’ve changed my life but one thing I have learnt is to not be ashamed of how I used to look or were I came from. I see a lot of negativity surrounding this, men and women use the tag and it’s amazing to see but I just wish we all were that little bit kinder to ourselves. If we don’t, then who will? 

We need to love ourselves now along the way. At the start I didn’t, I hated how I looked and couldn’t even look in a mirror. Now it is taking  my mind a while to catch up to the change and I’m slowly learning to love the change and dare I say myself? But that’s another story for another day.

So all I ask if you post your own photo, don’t be ashamed of your journey as it inspires so many people. 

So without further ado here is mine, still the same face just smaller and I’m a lot healthier.

6st 9lbs lost


Julie x