[UPDATE] Size 10 Dress By Christmas (Pt.XII)

[UPDATE] Size 10 Dress By Christmas (Pt.XII)

Hello everyone.

This is the last time I’ll post my weight loss journey.


Because I’ve achieved my goal of being 69kg and maintaining it.

My adjusted goal of fitting a size 10 dress will be something I’ll continue to work on which I’ll share with you down the track ๐Ÿ™‚

But for right now here’s a recent photo where Leki and I attended a friend’s wedding in early December.


Not quite a size 10 dress but it is a dress I last wore in 2014 which makes me feel good that it still fits me ๐Ÿ™‚

Review the story here:

Episode #1 – Jan (4 days after baby #2)

Episode #2 – Feb (Losing the baby fat)

Episode #3 – Mar (Starting to hit the wall)

Episode #4 – Apr (Intermittent fasting and HIIT training)

Episode #5 – May (Lost 17.2kgs in 4 months!)

Episode #6 – June (Mission Accomplished!)

Episode #7 – July (New Goal)

Episode #8 – Aug (Positives & Negatives)

Episode #9 – Sept (The Main Struggles)

Episode #10 – Oct (The Bali Body)

Episode #11 – Nov (More Energy)

I will be continuing to shine the light on this theme of reducing my stress and increasing my happiness in 2019.

Today I will review my New Year Resolutions I set late last year ๐Ÿ™‚

What’s new?

In December you start to think about 2019 and what you hope to do and achieve.

This time last year I wrote a blog post about Fear Setting.

My Top 3 Fears heading into 2018 were:

  1. My baby boy being born with a disability and complications with the birth
  2. Family member dying suddenly and losing the ‘spark’ with my husband
  3. Not being able to lose weight

If you have followed my story so far then you will know all these unknown fears before 2018 were very real to me but as time went on they were unfounded.

Let me unpack these fears and reflect on how the year went despite my fears:

My Newborn Baby

On Jan 3 2018 I gave birth to baby #2 – Kyneton.

I outlined in that blog post the circumstances of how little Ky arrived into the world.

2 hour labour, last minute changes, umbilical cord wrapped around his neck and a happy healthy bouncing boy.

Leading into the birth I had some worries that Mums can often think about.

“What ifs”.

What if this happens or that happens?

At the end of 2017 leading into the New Year I was happy and healthy.

We had moved from the metropolitan city to a regional town called Kyneton and as a family we made the big country adjustment pretty smoothly.

Little Ky’s nursery was all set up and ready to go and I had great people around me like my husband Leki, my sisters, both sets of parents, family and friends to count on for support.

Despite all the good feeling I still felt like the “what if” scenarios kept creeping into my thoughts.

We are close to celebrating Ky’s 1st birthday and he’s a rough little nut who explores this environment with his sticky fingers like any 11 month would.

So as it turns out – Fear #1 was completely debunked.

He’s as healthy as we could hope for!

Sweet dreams little Ky

Fear 1 out of 3 busted ๐Ÿ˜‰

Life’s Curveย Balls

I remember thinking at the beginning of 2018 that this year will be such a big challenge.

I have 2 kids now which comes with it’s own sets of challenges.

We live further away from friends and family which will force us to be more resilient and independent plus present opportunities to make new friends.

We continued Eme’s enrolment at our local Montessori school and also put her in our local Gymnastics School.

To make things a bit easier on us we decided to move 30 mins closer to Melbourne and resettled in Gisborne. A lovely village town less then an hour away from the CBD!

We were also continuing with this theme of small regular holidays for a reboot of the system and to enjoy our family while we can! We prefer to make small trips to local Big 4 camp sites but I had 3 x overseas trips within 4 months. Thailand in June, Tonga in September and Bali in October! This is not a usual thing believe me!

The trip to Tonga was especially difficult because my Grandmother passed away very suddenly. If you would have told me that the last time I would spend with Grandma Taina was in May 2018 I wouldn’t have believed you. She was so strong and happy at 87yo. I miss and love you Grandma! ๐Ÿ™

One of the biggest challenges I worked on this year was being happy.

Together with the support of my husband we’ve talked about how we can have more time to do the things we want.

A lot of that is being on the same page with disciplining our kids, our evolving morning routine, our wind down routine at night and making couple time a priority.

A big part of 2018 has been food prepping!

It has creating more time to do the things we enjoy more then anything else we tried! Highly recommend your family to create more time ๐Ÿ™‚

Although I didn’t set out toย be happy orย reduce my stress being on a well being journey helped me realise what was important.

Being able to recognise when I’m stressed or not actively being happy has been a key learning for me in 2018.

Couple Time!

Winning my Fears in 2018 I’m 2 from 3 ๐Ÿ™‚


Losing Weight

I can’t lie.

I’m really proud of my weight loss effort this year.

Started with good intentions a couple of days after having my second baby.

I tracked my efforts with the food we chose to eat, how and when we would try and exercise and feeding my mind with happy thoughts!

I never thought it would take me further then just numbers on the scale.

Christmas Morning ๐Ÿ™‚

Started at 94.9kg I’m now 68.4kgs – comfortably.

I’m not starving, not worried about what I eat, not worried about cheat meals and I have plenty of energy and enthusiasm to win my day.

This would be the gift I’d love to give you for Christmas.

Knowing that at the other side of weight loss is your growth into a improved version of you.

Fears knocked out of the park – 3 from 3 ๐Ÿ™‚

Final thoughts…

What’s my Fears for 2019?

Here they are:

  1. Not having enough ME time
  2. Not being being able to stand up for myself
  3. Not being able to have more babies

I’ll unpack these Fears next time but for now Iย hope you enjoyed your Christmas with loved ones.

Here’s to the best version of you in 2019!

With love,

Belinda xo

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