Week 54 weigh-in: I’m back in my little red dress!!!!

Hey guys

AAGGHH!!!!!! I’m so amazed that I’ve got back into this dress but, before I show you, let’s take a look at this week’s report card:

What’s happened this week?

  • I lost 2 lbs
  • My weight’s now in the lower 170 lbs
  • My BMI is now in the lower 26s
  • I’ve acknowledged that I need help and I’ve reached out for support with my eating disorder. So, I’ve an online meeting later on today with a specialist.

What could Erika improve on?

  • Increase my calories…. yes, still finding this hard…
  • Drink more water and less diet soda

Erika’s next target(s):

  • 2 lbs until my BMI is in the 25s!!!!!
  • 3 lbs until I can go horse riding at a nearby stables (although I can ride elsewhere)
  • 3 lbs until I’m at my wedding weight from nearly 25 years ago
  • 8 lbs until my weight’s in the healthy range (just over half a stone!)
  • 8 lbs until I’ve lost half of my original weight!
  • 15 lbs until my ultimate goal so that I have a 7 lb buffer to stay in the healthy range!

I am BEYOND excited today! I bought a little red dress 25 years ago which I’ve worn in public once but I managed to try it on again 10 years ago when I lost a lot of weight. Clothes have come and gone in that time but this dress has remained in my wardrobe as the ‘When I can get back into this, I know I’ve done well‘ piece of clothing. I was sorting out my clothes earlier and thought I’d try it on…. guessing that the zip wouldn’t go all the way up but, yes, it did! This is such a non-scale victory!

I’ll be back on Wednesday but, as ever, please feel free to share your diet / weight-related successes, frustrations or anything else on your mind.

Take care

Love Erika xx

Recordable weight loss since starting to blog:Still to lose:Current weight:BMI:
135 lbs15 lbs173 lbs26.2
Plus 21 lbs lost prior to blogging

7 thoughts on “Week 54 weigh-in: I’m back in my little red dress!!!!

  1. Congrats!
    Mine is: I have a leather jacket I used to wear hanging in the front closet. I noticed it this weekend when I was pulling out my rain coat to head out to take some photos. I’ve gone back and forth on whether or not to try to sell it or what, but… but… I just haven’t had any real desire to do that.

    I should go try it on.

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    1. Ooh…. let me know how you get on! I don’t know about you but this dress made me feel good and perhaps that’s why I’ve held onto it for so long. Perhaps we hold onto things (tangible or otherwise) for a reason

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      1. I just tried it on. It’s a Wilson’s Leather motorcycle jacket I bought somewhere around 2006. I had to take the (warm) liner out of it and it’s snug, but I was able to zip it up. Nifty.

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      2. Well done, you. You’ll look fab when you get to wear yours out.

        I told my wife, “I look like a sad old fat man desperately trying to hold on to whatever shreds of cool he had” 😀

        I managed to get it on and zipped with the liner in it, but it was uncomfortable to exhale. So very close.

        (I rarely wore it zipped up… I reached into the inner pocket half expecting to find a pack of smokes in there still, even though I knew there wouldn’t be any).

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