Sunday, 1 April 2012

A new start!

It's been so stunningly gorgeous here in the UK the last week that I've been all distracted and not blogged at all, shame on me! Still those that live in the UK know that you just have to take advantage of it whilst it's there, after all that could have been our Summer people ha ha!

Why a new start? Well as you know I've been making some decisions about going forward in life, what I need to work on, both personally and work wise, and just stepping back and thinking. One of my new starts is I'm back at the gym and swimming, and I've started weight watchers! Yep scary huh?

If you're a regular on the blog you'll know I rarely do outfit posts, just cos I really don't like how I look right now. So things are changing. I feel great about it, the meds are keeping the knee pain at bay so I'm ok to exercise now and the weight loss will also help with my knee.

I have a small group of cheerleaders helping me along and I feel good. I've already lost a few pounds, several stone to go.....

Meantime I've been looking at gorgeous clothes that I already own knowing it will take time and effort to get back into them, but feeling very determined to do so.

One of my most favourite gowns, just stunning on!


This is one of my favourite dresses of all time, great colour and plenty of bling!



And a picture of me in it many years ago, I believe I may have had a drink or two....


Ah I love this Hawaiian dress, still a firm favourite! Sorry for bad picture it was taken in the hallway at Viva Las Vegas, many moons ago!


Now this is a poor picture again but this is a gorgeous and rather rare printed woman's gabardine jacket, it's just stunning. However it needs some work to restore it to it's former glory, the cuffs are frayed and I'm waiting until it fits again to work out quite what to do about it.


Remember these trousers I finished only a few weeks ago? Well they're now a little loose YAY me!!


I won't bang on about this journey, it's going to be a long journey and could get very boring for the reader, but hopefully after a couple of months you may start seeing more outfit posts from me!

16 comments:

Julie Miranda said...

Well done Fiona... keep going.... I'm attempting the same... xx

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Yay well done Julie!

Dolly Cool Clare said...

Its not boring, its great! Good for you and what better motivation than those stunning frocks to keep you going! Come on Fiona, you can do it! :)

Miss Magpie said...

Oh no! does this mean if you start doing more outfit posts I'll have to as well??

Joking aside I'm behind you all the way and I'm so happy you are feeling good about life again.

Living Vintage said...

I have been doing weight watcher too. I also rarely do an outfit post because of my weight. My husband and I just agreed that we are going to go to Viva next year. So that is my goal take off the weight for viva in a year. I look forward to hearing about your progress hopefully it will inspire the rest of us in the same boat.

Vix said...

Good on you! I'm so happy you're exercising again, I know how much you enjoy it. I love those old pictures and your stunning clothes.You'll always be gorgeous whatever your weight. xxx

Flamingo Amy said...

Good luck on your journey, it'll all be worth it in the end when you feel fantastic. You can do it! Love your old photos as well.

delia hornbook said...

Well first i have to say i love your new blog header ;-) And WOW those first 2 dresses are stunning that black one is beautiful and how gorgeous and cute do you look in the blue and your hair looks amazing. Enjoy the journey and im so glad to hear your knee is behaving for you, dee x

LandGirl1980 said...

YAY you indeed!!!!

Andi B. Goode said...

Well done!
-Andi x

Misfits Vintage said...

Good for you - I hope you feel good about yourself no matter what your weight - and I think you look gorgeous. Regular exercise definitely helps me stay sane (ish) and I can't wait to see you in that beautiful blue frock! Sarah xxx

phenolicfanatic said...

hey fiona best of luck with all your goals-good on you! I also squealed with delight when I saw the pink gab jacket-we are twins- I have the same one!!

RedlegsinSoho said...

I am looking forward to seeing you knocking 'em dead in those frocks soon! xx

Kim said...

Well done on the loss so far! I have done Weight Watchers for a long time and it has really helped me. I've lost 7st and I feel oodles better, mentally and physically. It''s taken a while and it is very challenging but you have some wonderful motivation there with those gorgeous dresses!

A couple of things I'd definitely recommend, which can help especially when you're having an off day. Firstly, take photos at set points. For example, I used to take one every time I went down a stone. Secondly, take your measurements at a set point too. I found this useful when I couldn't see changes in myself, I couldn't argue with the photographic evidence and hard numbers! It definitely gives you a boost. Exercise is fab too.

I shall stop there or else I'll sound like a WW PR person! I really enjoy reading your blog. Love the neckline on that jumper. Good luck!

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Thank you Kim for your lovely words! And wow on the weight loss that's amazing!

I will take your tips onboard, I have taken measurements as I lose slowly so measurements can change when weight doesn't and I'm exercising a lot too.

Kim said...

Thank you! I hope all is going OK!

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