Bye Bye 2012, Hello 2013.

2 Jan

Wow. What a difference a year can make.

2nd of January 2012 I was upset and fed up. I felt angry and disappointed that I had allowed myself to become so unhealthy and fat. I was 18stone 3lbs.

I’d just spent almost two weeks eating and drinking myself in to a state of pure glutton.


I decided to take action… I joined weightwatchers, I took up running and I set goals.

It’s been really, really hard. I’ve cried, I’ve had temper tantrums, I’ve been lazy, I’ve put on weight and I’ve eaten more pizza than I should have.

I’ve also laughed, bought clothes 4 sizes smaller than the size 20 trousers I was wearing a year ago, I’ve run 10k races, I’ve run over 10miles in one sitting, can feel bones that have been hidden for years. I’ve challenged myself and I have won!!!

People have not recognised me. People have been stunned my the change in me, not only have I lost weight and gained health, I’m so much more happier with life.

This New Year’s Eve, people who last saw me a year ago at my biggest stopped me and told me what an amazing change. I lost count of the people who looked totally shocked when they saw me. Is that the same girl? Yes darling, it’s me. People actually stopped me to say “wow”. My ego has been well and truly stroked, but it has also shown me that I can not go back to that again. I don’t want to be the “big girl” any more.

It’s very strange though. My face has changed a lot. There are times when I don’t recognise myself in the mirror. It’s still my face but the puffy roundness has gone. My cheeks and jaw line seem to have changed slightly. Maybe that’s my imagination.


I couldn’t have done this with out the masses of support I have received from my friends, family and those reading this, my tweets and supporting me.
I want to shout out so many names but I’ll be here all day, so I’ll do those who with out a single shadow of a doubt I would, no scrap that, COULD not have done this with out.

Chris, Charlene A, Rochelle, Saz, The Sue, Papa G, C-Hoolz, Angel, Jane, Sabrina and so many more.

A big thank you to all of you who have shared the past year with me.

So, what now…?

· I keep going. Marathon/Half marathon training is in full effect. I have my plan and it’s time to get serious. I want to finish the marathon in under 5 hours. Erm, actually, I just want to finish it haha.

· I want to be the fittest I’ve ever been

· I want to hit my goal weight.

Tonight was my first weigh in of the year.
At my last weigh in I was 15st 3.5lbs.

Over Christmas I decided that I would allow myself from the 22nd to the 26th to eat what I wanted. With out being a total pig but to not stress about what was going in my mouth and to enjoy it.

I weighed on the 26th and was at 15stone 6lbs. Not the end of the world.
Where I am now is my new starting point for the year.

This is day one!

And on the 2nd of January 2013, I weigh back at 15stone 3.5lbs


So let’s go, I’ve just finished one amazing year, I cant wait to get started on the second.

Thank you so much to all of you who have read my blog, who have commented, who have inspired me and have never let me give up. It’s amazing to have you by my side going forward…

13 Responses to “Bye Bye 2012, Hello 2013.”

  1. Circusmum January 2, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    You should be so proud of yourself! You’ve had an amazing journey and have done so well. You are going to be my Weight Watchers’pin up’ for inspiration in 2013!
    Fantastic progress!

    • specialee85 January 2, 2013 at 9:41 pm #

      Heehee. Thank you. It’s been a hard shlog but it’s worth it and it will continue to be worth it xx let me know how you get on with WW

  2. C-Hoolz January 2, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    Ahhmazing Lee(notso)Squeezy! You are a true inspiration. I love ya x

    • specialee85 January 2, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

      Mwah! You’ve been a massive, massive help to me and I can’t wait to see your fittest year ever!

  3. Merissa January 2, 2013 at 7:27 pm #

    Well done Leeanne! You look fabulous!!!!

  4. Kiki January 2, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

    Wow u look great and I actually saw u on New Year’s Eve at the getaway. If u can do it I know I can. Well done

    • specialee85 January 2, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

      Thanks Kiki! 🙂 trust me if I can do it anyone can, it ain’t easy but it nothing that’s worth it ever is x

  5. Aisling O'Dwyer (@aislingodwyer) January 3, 2013 at 7:48 am #

    Wow Lee, you look amazing – and hat red dress is divine! Best of luck with all your goals for 2013 – hopefully see you running soon 🙂

  6. Charlene A January 4, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

    I love you, love the blog, loved all you’ve achieved. I’m sure i’ll also love all you’ll do this year! Amazing!

  7. Kat January 17, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

    Well done gorgeous girl! You are truly inspiring. I love that you set your goals and then took action. No long thing! I can’t wait to see what you’ll achieve this year. I’m staying tuned.

  8. Mave February 14, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    Well done. It is an amazing achievement. Keep going.


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