So the day dawned and after 18 months of dieting and working out, my best friend Kelsie got married and I was a bridesmaid. I say 18 months of dieting and working out....I've certainly worked out consistently over that time. I have stepped and aerobocised and run and lifted weights and sweated a LOT! And I'm now gearing up for a 10km run in September (sponsor me here if you haven't already: http://www.run10ksponsorme.org/katemcnabb and thanks to those that already have!) For all this working out I feel great.
However, I haven't as such, dieted really...I have drastically changed what I eat and how much alcohol I drink but I haven't been on Weight Watchers or Slimming World, I've just tried to be a bit more sensible. I've fallen off the wagon a lot but if at first you don't succeed and all that, I've always tried to climb back on and stay on the straight and narrow. I've lost 24lbs and gone down a dress size and one of the most satisfying things of all has been to throw away my bigger clothes :) My big aim now is to carry it on and lose another dress size in time for Kieran's wedding and my friend Alyson's wedding next year.
She had a beautiful day in the end - glorious sunshine all day and everything went swimmingly - great speeches (not too long, always a good thing I find), great food, great company and the Bear Hotel was a fantastic venue. The only downside was that at around 9pm, I was showing off, doing a Nigella Lawson impersonation of all things (yep, finger sucking I'm afraid) and managed to knock an entire glass of red wine down my lovely bridesmaid dress! Luckily we were staying at the hotel and someone whipped me away up to my room, rinsed the dress out and got me changed PDQ! And happily the dress isn't stained :) So here's a few pics to see the new and somewhat improved me, oh and the bride (guess it was her day too) and Alyson who was my fellow bridesmaid and Carl too.
Love Kate xxxx