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To tell you all that I just got into a SIZE 10 Dress!?

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user1491572121 Thu 25-May-17 05:03:14

I'm 44 and before my children (now 12 and 9!) I was a size 10-12.

After DD2 (I had two sections) I put on a lot and have been between a 14 and 16 for the past 9 years.

I never felt THAT unhappy with my weight but did find it hard to get jeans that didn't either fall down or cut in etc and my ankles were starting to suffer.

Well...almost a year ago I gave up smoking and started vaping...I didn't worry about putting on weight because I was vaping.

Then we moved to a bigger house with a large garden and a month after the move I realised I'd lost half a stone...all I'd done differently was move about more due to the move which we did ourselves (no removal men) and having a big garden.

I hadn't changed what I'd eaten at all apart from cutting down a little on cola.

I just bought a dress...a size ten! It fecking fits! I live in Australia so I'm not sure if that's the same as a UK ten...I'm originally from the UK and a size 14 here seems very like a UK 14.

I thought my bastard jeans were getting a bit clownish! I've been putting a belt on them but thehy were still falling down!

I wanted to share this so others might get inspiration...especially the smokers! I think smoking was having a HUGE effect on my energy levels.

Cocklodger Thu 25-May-17 05:12:53

IME Australia sizes are a bit weird - either the same or run small.
I'm a uk 10 but an Australian 12-14. That aside, either way well done!

TestingTestingWonTooFree Thu 25-May-17 05:13:43

Fantastic, good for you!

MaitlandGirl Thu 25-May-17 05:26:01

That's fantastic - well done smile

Bluebiscuits Thu 25-May-17 05:26:56

Well done, that's fab! Sounds like you need to buy some new jeans too!

Sunshineandgin Thu 25-May-17 05:32:31

Awesome! Australian sizing may vary in actual measurements to UK but that makes no difference to the fact you've lost two dress sizes, 14 to a 10 is great whatever the inches!

user1491572121 Thu 25-May-17 05:40:23

Cock this is a vintage dress...it's certainly nowhere near a UK 14....I have my entire wardrobe here to compare it to.

My jeans which are a UK 12 and which never fitted me are now too loose!

user1491572121 Thu 25-May-17 05:40:57

I do feel better...I don't really care about being skinny...I just wanted to be healthier. :D

It's the smoking thing I tell you!

ArgyMargy Thu 25-May-17 06:13:21

Congratulations OP! YANBU grin

Cocklodger Thu 25-May-17 06:26:55

I didn't say It would be near a uk 14, other way around.
If it is running small that'd make you smaller than a uk 10 not bigger smile either way congrats!

BeeThirtythree Thu 25-May-17 06:35:57

Great stuff! Congratulations on the 10! Do you find having a bigger garden more relaxing? Do you feel better moving? Did that have an impact? Brilliant on the no smoking too! Enjoy your new home and new wardrobe

user1491572121 Thu 25-May-17 08:28:02

Bee yes...it's a bit hard work at times...I feel like a slightly crappy farmer because it's got a few outbuildings and chickens too....I stump around gingerly trying to work out what things are! grin

SillyLittleBiscuit Thu 25-May-17 09:37:33

I'm a UK and Australian 12.

Good work OP!

TheNaze73 Thu 25-May-17 09:39:10

Well done Op

CrikeyPeg Thu 25-May-17 10:37:38

Yay you! smile apart from the weight loss for you feel better for not smoking?

Deathraystare Thu 25-May-17 10:52:59

Good news! Well done!

HildaOg Thu 25-May-17 11:01:20

Congratulations! It feels so good to feel the right size and weight for your body.

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