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My Surprise For Tony!!

As promised, I'm back to let you in on my surprise for Tony tomorrow! Don't know where to start with this but maybe a little personal history first. When I married Tony in 1996 I was a UK size 14. I've always had to watch my weight and never been naturally thin but was never vastly overweight either. In March 1997 I fell pregnant with Lewis and that's when the trouble started.....the weight piled on and after he was born as well because I wasn't eating properly and just grabbing food out of the fridge when I had a spare five minutes.....oh, the joys of being a new Mum! Then I got pregnant again with Sam and even though I didn't gain much more weight during pregnancy, I made up for it afterwards! Am I boring you yet! It took me ten years and many failed diets to finally get serious about losing weight so I started my diet in January this year and this is the evidence....... please do not show the first photo to small children or animals as it may scare them !!!!!


January 2008

April 2008


The second photo was taken in April and I've since lost more than a stone (14 pounds) since then. My total weight loss is a couple of pounds short of 5 stone! Tony has no idea I even started this diet let alone what I look like now as the last time he saw me was in October when I looked like the first photo!! He's going to get a bit of a shock to say the least but not to worry, I've checked his life assurance and it's all up-to-date lol!!

Have a great Sunday!!




Comments

Michelle said…
Well done Jo! Good on you for achieving what you wanted to. I am in the process of trying to loose weight myself and have now got a Wii so hopefully I will be able to do some exersise LOL x
The Crafty Den said…
Wow Jo you look fab. What a nice surprise for Tony. I'm always "trying" to lose weight, although I too have lost about a stone since Christmas, its really difficult to keep it off isn't it? Well done, keep up the good work. Lots of love, Denise x
Claudia Rosa said…
you rock jo.
congratulations!! this is sure an acomplishment!!
you keep going.

iam down almost 30 pounds and still going strong too.
hugs
Heather said…
You look FANTASTIC! You need to let me in on your secret. Your story sounded like you were writing about me except for the weight loss part! CONGRATULATIONS, GREAT JOB!!!
Donalda's Blog said…
Jo that is awesome !!!!!! I know how you feel about putting it on. I use to wear a size 5, but now that I am older and all the women things that goes on the last 3 years I have went up to a size 11. I felt so much better with the weight off but girl you look just gorgeous !!!!!!!!!
Hey I love your cards! and What a fantastic weight loss you have had what a fab suprise your hubby will have whe he sees you
Carolinex
elisa said…
Wow,good for you.You look great.I have lost 2 stone myself the past few months,only half a stone and thats me.Its amazing how much better you feel.Well done again.x
Jo you look fabulous! Congrats on all the weight loss - I need to lose 30 lbs myself so if you have any secrets or tips, let me know!
Ila said…
Wow!! Good for you Jo...Congratulations on this wonderful weight loss. I am trying to get serious about losing weight too...you are inspiring!!! TFS!!
Julia said…
Congrats on your weight loss Jo, you really look fab!! Hope you have a really great day tomorrow when your husband gets back. x
MichelleO said…
WOWSWER! Congrats! You look soooo happy in that second photo! And I am so proud for you! I am just in the process of convincing myself it is my time. Feet are swelling, fell yucky and can't stand the outside heat. Time to loose the weight! You are an inspiration! for stamping and now my wieght loss! Maybe we need a TILDA weight loss group... you know she is a tad chunky herself. =)
HUG
MichelleO
Jilli said…
Wow get you! You look so good and well done! But more importantly how did you do it? I was diagnosed with an over active thyroid last year and since being on the medication have slowly gained weight. No matter what I do it just wont shift. I've got a Wii fit and have been using that, along with walks with Rylee in big heavy pushchair up lots of hills, not through choice but our village is very hilly and aptly named "Winshill"! Anyway keep the good work up and I'm sure Tony will think you look fab... we're sooo not gonna see you for ages, the plus side is think of all that exercise ;)
Jose said…
Wonderful surprise for Tony, and you stuck to it right up to your birthday just like you said you would. You deserve a medal!
Love Jose x
Han said…
Congrats Jo you look fab what diet did you use as I need to loose a stone before Sep
kes said…
you look fab, though I am sure Tony loves you anyway. Have agreat reunion and hope you hid everything.
Bye for now
Kes
x
Jill said…
Well done Jo, you look fantastic your Husband will be amazed. I to was slim when I married my husband 15 years ago, went up to a size 20 and last year I got fed up and decided to do something about it after 1 year of cutting down I'm down to a size 14 and it's feels great. Mind I don't look as good as you Jill x
Diane.W. said…
Well done Jo! You look so much younger & happier!!!!
As you prob know from my blog,I have lost 3 stone now & can shop on the high street again,yey!!!! :o)x
Frances said…
Wow, what an achievement Jo. You look so much happier in the 2nd photo (not to mention years younger) Have a wonderful day tomorrow. xx
Debbie said…
Wow what a difference you look fab congratulations on loosing all that weight tony's going to be so surprised when he gets home.Have a very happy reunion tomorrow. xx
~Denise Lynn~ said…
Jo, you look absolutely FANTASTIC! You go girl! You deserve all the crafting loot you want for sticking to your diet and meeting your goals, awesome job! You should be so proud! :)
Angie C said…
Congratulation Jo on loosing all that weight and you look great. I bet you can't wait for Tony to get home ... not long now
ElyBlair said…
You look great Jo.
Congrats!
nessy said…
well done jo!!! tony will be surprised!!
have a great day together, hope you and the boys enjoy some family time with tony ,will be thinking of you all!!
big hugs to you all
vanessa xx
Kim said…
Awww Jo well done, you look marvelous girly, way to go....

I am trying my very best too, I was 8 stone before paul had his acccident, and two weeks agao I tipped nearly 12 stone, it's coming off slowly , very slow, but hey maybe it might stay off with a bit of luck, bt I tell ya I am struggling big time... so my hat off to you....
Vicki May said…
Wow GO Girl! I'm sooooo impressed. I might have to stick to my diet, you look fanstatic. Tony's going to be amazed. He's coming home to half the woman he left. Well done x Vicki x
Jo said…
wtg Jo! congratulations!! your story sounds exactly like mine except I still carry the weight.
you look fab, i'm delighted for you xx
I didn't know it was your birthday either so i'm sorry I didn't pop over to wish you many happy returns, I can see you had a fab day even a hyper one! (7 spoonfuls of coffee eh? lol) and you have received some gorgeous cards, absolutely lovely!!!
Happy belated birthday hunni! xx
Lauren said…
Ohmiwerd! Congratulations girl! He's is going to be so impressed.
Gia Harvey said…
Wow Jo, you look fab! What diet did you use? I would love to lose about that myself. BTW - happy belated birthday. Hope you had a good day. Sorry, meant to send you a card but have been up to eyeballs!
You look absolutely fantastic Jo. Well done Jenny x
fairymadjo said…
oh well done jo, now you need to give m some tips lol. great news about tony coming home.
i hope you have a great time and hide the craft goodies lol
cats whiskers said…
Oho Wow Jo, give me some tips on will power please, ciggies still being a problem. How did Tony take the new you, I think you look fantastic, You must be so proud of yourself and so must Tony, although I am sure its makes no difference to the way he feels about you he must be pleased that you wanted to do it for him
Hope you have had a wonderful couple of days
Hugs Jacqui xxxxx
Erin... said…
wow jo!!!!!! way to go!! you look fantastic!! most of all you look super happy in the second photo!! and wow i'm not really sure what a stone is exactly but it sounds nicer than 15 pounds!!!
Alexandra said…
Congrats to you Jo - you look FABULOUS!!!! I too am on a quest to lose weight and started weight watchers on the 24th of March and I am down 18 pounds! Feels good, doesn't it??!! YOU LOOK GORGEOUS, MY FRIEND!!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex
ink'n'rubba said…
Well done Jo! you look absolutely fabulous and I'm sure your Tony will have trouble keeping his hands off you! Happy reunion!
Dawny P said…
O M G Jo - well done you !!! As Brucie would say, didn't you do well lol xxxx Your OH is in for a major surprise - how wonderful, Just off to check the post above now to see what happened xxxx
Richelle said…
Wow you look awesome! It is such a struggle but it looks like you are overcoming the battle!
Melissa said…
Awesome, awesome awesome! Any words of wisdom for the rest of us???!

Many Blessings,
M.
Supermum said…
Jo - you look FANTASTIC - well done. The thing is - it must have been more difficult to diet with him being away - as the urge to comfort eat must have been there!!
So bloody well done - go girl - Hi5!!!!

Sue. xxx
Suzanne said…
Wow Jo you are an inspiration this is what I need to do might be taking a look at this lighter life I need to loose about 4 stone!!! Thanks for the card it is great. Sue :o
She said…
well done Jo xxx
Sarah said…
I know I'm a bit late responding but I just wanted to say a massive well done on your fantastic achievement!! You look amazing and I'm sure Tony was blown away!!
xx :0)
Shary said…
Omg I missed your post!! You look fab Jo well done to you!!! I'm in awe.
Maureen said…
Jo - congratulations on your achievement! What a lot of dedication you have and it sure has paid off - you look fab!!

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