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THAT Christmas Dress... #Weigh-in-6

So I missed my class this week as I'm in the UK for a junket, I thought I'd make it but I   was a bit tight for time :( but I was really good so I'm going to try to catch a Saturday class if I'm back in time... if not next week should be good!  

This weeks guest blogger is Happy Bubble Gal ... and she is exactly that! Such a positive person, who is so inspirational she probably doesn't even know it... Vicki is currently doing Slimming World and has lost 2 st 11lbs to date and as she's says... 'I'm not at my heaviest nor at my lightest but at my fittest and healthiest!' Need I say more... Her Instagram feed will make you take our your lunch box and crave healthy food, it motivates me every single day! Known to her nearest and dearest as Vicki O'Mahony you can find her ...  


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THAT Christmas Dress

by Vicki O'Mahony
AKA Happy Bubble Gal


I’ve been on this weight loss wagon for what feels like my whole adult life but realistically the last 6 years, which is a very long time, sometimes I’m holding onto the back of the wagon with my finger nails and other times I have been driving said wagon and wearing a smug smile!!

Now I know that certain times of year tend to spark people to “get on the wagon” be it a family wedding, birthday, holidays, new years resolution or Christmas. Yip I think I’m safe to use the “C” word, its November after all (*whispers* 6 weeks to go*)

And I’m no different to everyone else, with the last few pounds of my holiday weight gain still hanging around, the thought of Christmas and all the lovely pretty sparkly things that I will want/have to buy is looming.




Now Christmas comes every year and is never a surprise, I’m pretty organised for Christmas in lotsa other ways, **kicks Christmas jumper under the chair and hides wrapping paper and bows** except for with my weight, as another Christmas approaches I’m thinking back over the last few years...


Every New Years I promise myself that this is my year and I will shift the pounds and face Christmas feeling fab and slim in an AMAZING dress that will give everyone a serious case of the **wants**

This has yet to happen for me! Now don’t get me wrong, I weigh less and look better now than I did 6 years ago, but I’m still not happy and where I want to be, and when Christmas rolls around I break out in a little sweat as the thoughts and promises I made to myself have not come through.. yet again!!!




Verette’s post from a few weeks ago really struck a cord with me and has stayed with me. It was her “before the weight loss story” I was reading it and nodding along knowingly, I’m a complete an other Christmas Nut, ask anyone, they’ll verify this.

However, I have turned down many an invite out because I had nothing to wear, my one dress that I did have was a little snug, I thought I’d be the largest person in the room and everyone would stare!! These were all of my excuses for not dealing with my issues and my weight and I’m sad for me, that I missed out on all those probably amazing nights out because I felt like I couldn't “put myself out there”.

So I decided that I had to be the one to make the changes, I had to be the one to try a little harder, its me after all that wants to wear sparkly numbers out at Christmas and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere, rather than supping my drink in the corner and wishing I was anywhere but there feeling huge and uncomfortable!!!



I wouldn't wish these thoughts or feelings on anyone, I really wouldn't but its an awful way to feel about yourself… you wouldn't speak to anyone else the way that you speak to yourself would you?

6 years on, I’m still struggling weight wise, but I’m refusing to give up on myself, I know I can do this and I know I will do it. This year anyone that invites me to a Christmas party had better be prepared for me to be turning up, in a lovely dress (and Santa hat.)


This year I’ve decided that I’m not putting myself in the corner and waiting until I’m at goal to go out and enjoy my Christmas.


I’ve started my window shopping for my Sparkly gorgeous Christmas dress and I plan to be out and about to show it off. Who’s with me?

Vicki x 



and to REALLY get you in the mood.... 
Vicki has picked Shakin' Stevens for her Christmas song!!! I KNOW!!!

Chart below... well done everyone... I've done a bit of housekeeping... it's more motivating to see your name beside someone else who's losing and it makes it faster for me to get it done with weighs-ins coming from all directions! The chart was done last Wednesday as I'm away, I'll update it over the weekend, and so far there has been a total weight loss of 236lbs / 16st 12lbs!!! I KNOW!!! Let me know if I've missed anyone out...  Christmas is coming people... all aboard the wagon?! Lets do it! 








41 comments

  1. Up half a lb this week Doll! My first gain, since starting my journey, and just typical that it came on my one yr WW anniversary! Baffled as to what caused it as I was really good but it's a new week, and I've decided to change things up a bit so hoping for another loss next week :) . Everyone is doing SO well, its very motivating! Fab post xx

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    1. Half a pound is nothing considering how much you've lost... you're body is just used to a routine now and changing things will do the trick! You're amazing... and just weigh a glass of water.. more than half a pound! x

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    2. Thanks Doll :) xx haven't strayed so that in itself is success. And you're so right, it's nothing considering what I've lost so far, perspective regained!

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  2. Down 2.5 last week and down another pound this week. Half a pound to goal!

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    1. That's AWESOME! consistently losing! well done! x

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  3. Yaaa..I have a loss this week -2! x

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    1. Yay.. back in the saddle Miss D! Well done x

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  4. Down 2lbs this week! Very motivating entries from all the guest bloggers

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    1. Aren't they great... I had to share the folks who inspire me and keep me on track! well done on 2! x

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  5. Delighted wit a 3Ib loss dis wk ����

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    1. Woo HOO! great loss and a 7 on the chart! well done! x

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  6. Week 6 down 0.5 Carmel km small losses but going in the right direction

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  7. Was down 1.5 lbs this week. Getting there slowly but surely

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  8. Down 2.5lb this week (feeling happy).

    Love these guest posts too

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    1. YAY! a seven on the chart for you too! fantastic! x

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  9. down 1.5 this week :)

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    1. Fantastic! you've been SO consistent... well done! x

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  10. LOVE this post!! There's nothing worse than putting off life and fun because you feel too big!

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    1. Isn't she great! And we've all felt that way! x

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  11. Up 0.5 :-( molly k

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    1. First up of the challenge... and only a half.. don't let it stop you ... x

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  12. Down 1Ib !
    Nessdakota

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    1. But a mere blip! Look at how fab you look! x

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  14. Jelliebellie here.down a half pound! Im delighted as we had a few nights out this week! Thank you for the motivation to keep going��
    Im 7.5 pounds down and can start to feel it in my clothes x

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  15. I stayed the same this week doll, let my hair down during all that rugby, it was worth it being able to enjoy myself and not be up on the scales. Happy to even it out :)

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    1. I love that! I love that you can have a ball and still not gain and enjoy life! x

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  16. Hi Doll! do you follow the diet only or exercise as well? do you use diet supplements also?

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    1. I follow the pro points on weight watchers because that's what works for me... I swim 2-3 times a week and I walk when i can but I've been bold recently and not walked as much as I should.. I only take vitamins not diet pills... I've tried em all and to be honest they're a waste of time and crap on your system... you just end up back where you started... its all your mind set.. once you get that sorted you're good to go... and you will have crap days and good days but you've got to live too! x

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  17. hi i put 1.5 on this week, but did enjoy it!!! xx

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  18. It's another big 0 for me this week, I didn't plan. I really enjoyed this post - Vicki writes like she's inside my head sometimes. I only thought this morning I promised myself that last year would be my last fat Christmas and I'm still bloody fat, actually fatter than last year. Not going to let it destroy my Christmas (also a Christmas nut), it's hard to remember that even though I'm nowhere near goal I still deserve to feel nice and to look nice so I will join you on the hunt for a nice Christmas dress and this year I will take photographs. Even though I hate them.

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    1. OK... have you forgotten you have 4 men to chase after... 3 of them are little men so that makes it even harder! I think everyone hates photos... but you need to be in ALL the pics with the little people or they'll think you weren't there! I'm doing a post on sparkly dresses next week something might pop up that takes your fancy! You're gorgeous! Lotsa sparkle for you this year... STS is a win! You rock! x

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  19. That's it! I give up. I can't ever make my weigh in, and on the rare occasion I do, I absolutely can't stay to class. I have a fair amount of weight to lose, but right now, I can't get my head in the weight loss challenge. So skinny doll, I hate to say it, but I'm out of your Xmas challenge! Keep up the good work.
    Ck.

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    1. no probs... sometimes you're better off taking a break from it till you get into the right frame of mind .. always here if you're stuck x

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  20. I was up 1.5lbs last week and then ahead of tomorrows chart update I was back down the same 1.5lbs this week!!

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  21. Hi, I was half pound up last week don't think I mailed you, down 2.5 this week and got my 2 stone award woohoo !! Rachel M x

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