Alevere: week 22 and it's all over!

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Wow. 22 weeks ago I was looking at a long haul to shift around 4.5 stone. It was estimated it would take 15 weeks and it has taken 22 weeks, but the losses have been consistent and now it’s all over. I’ve lost just over 4 stone and am happy with that. Now I want to continue running and doing other exercise to tone up rather than lose more weight.

It’s all over. It feels quite strange! I met with the doctor this week and he explained my final calorie measurement, 1390 calories, and how to split that up into carbs, protein and fat. It was a lot to take in but he made some good notes for me and gave me a book to help find out the values in the l food I eat. When planned well, 1390 calories is a reasonable amount of food, so I’m not worried about sticking to it. Plus I get full very quickly these days.

I am a little apprehensive about doing this alone, without the plan and support every week, so I’ve decided to keep going to the clinic through August and be weighed and have treatments. Of course some weeks I’m on holiday, but knowing I have an appointment regularly will hopefully keep me focused as I learn more about balancing my diet myself.

I feel fabulous though and this week was photographed for my after shots for the clinic. My hair and make up all done and two lovely dresses to wear. It was a very long day, but a lot of fun. I’ve seen th photos too and they are fab, it’s amazing what good lighting does :-)

Of course the photographs have made me realise the difference the weight loss has made to how I look. My before photo is quite shocking. I look shattered and am not even standing up straight!

This week I’ve also noticed people smiling at me more than they ever have before; at first I was baffled, why are all these people smiling and noticing me more? I think it could well be that I am smiling more, rather than hurrying back to my desk to hide away, I’m smiling and chatting more to the people around me and it feels great!

In total I’ve lost just over 4 stone, and have the following inch loss:

waist was 48″ now 33″

hips was 48″ now 38″

thighs was 26″ now 22″

arms was 14″ now 11.5″

bust was 47.5″ now 41″

That’s a total of 38″ lost. Wow! 15″ gone from my waist, that is incredible!

We have our first holiday next week, 3 days in Rome. It will be interesting to see how I get on, but I am pretty determined to carry on maintaining as well as I have done so far.

I’ll let you know how it goes!

Good luck to everyone doing the plan, keep going, the end comes very quickly!

Thank you for following my journey and I hope it helps you to complete your own journey.

chat soon xx