Sorry it’s been a while since my last blog post but I have been very busy with work, and I have also been on holiday for two weeks in Malaga.
However with regards to my weight loss progress, I’m pleased to report that I have managed to lose 9 pounds since I last checked in with you.
This is all thanks to quite an intense exercise regime and a reasonably low calorie diet (although I have had a few cheat days where I’ve probably had 2000 calories or more).
I’m still doing lots of walking with my husband, but I have since purchased my own exercise bike for my garage so that I can work out whenever I want.
This has had much more of an impact than the walking that I was doing, but I think they have both helped in their own way, and I certainly have a lot more energy than before with a lot less bloating and lethargy.
There is a downside to all of this weight loss, however. I’ve just been trying on some of the knee-high boots that I usually wear during the autumn and winter, and found that many of them are now a pretty poor fit around the legs because they now flap around when I walk in them. So I must have lost some weight from my legs as well as my tummy and hips.
I’m not too concerned because it gives me a chance to go shopping for a few pairs, but I’m worried that I’m going to have difficulty finding a pair that fit 14-inch calves.
I have found this article that has some narrow calf boots for women like me who have narrow calves of 14 inches or less, but the trouble is that it’s targeted towards an American audience, and has links to boots that are available to buy in the United States.
So I’m trying to find some skinny boots that I can buy online or in the shops here in the UK, but I’m not having much joy so far.
They don’t have to be really skinny because a pair of boots that are 14 inches in circumference should fit me pretty well. The trouble is that many of them are slightly wider than this.
I did manage to find these ones on the Pavers website, but I couldn’t really see any that I liked. I also came across some really stylish ones that were out of my price range, like the Acantha boots pictured right. Therefore the search goes on.
Anyway enough of my problems. I just wanted to update you with my progress and highlight one of the main drawbacks of losing a lot of weight.
You may well find that those knee-high boots that you love to wear when the weather starts getting cold outside may no longer fit you, and it’s the same with many of your favorite clothes. Nevertheless I would still prefer to be slim and have this problem to deal with rather than being fat and unhealthy, like I was previously.