Five Years of Dietgirl – Part VII

Finally we come the last day of the Dietgirl 5th Anniversary Spectacular.

When visiting Oz in October, I took the opportunity to dig out my old Fat Jeans. I wasn't going to do this until I got to my goal weight but was curious to see how they were fitting these days! I think they were an Australian size 24 or 26.

Let this be a lesson to you all. It really is true what Trinny and Susannah say – if you don't wear clothes that fit you properly, you'll look bigger than you are! Mwahaha.

(Disclaimers! This was towards the end of our trip, and three weeks of eating my way round Australia had reunited me with a few extra kilos. Goddamn Cadbury Mint Triple Decker Bars. AND my top is a little baggy round the waist AND I am in serious need of a new bra that actually provides some hydraulic assistance. Oh, AND it was a cold day!)

First here is the traditional Check Out How Big My Guts Used To Be pose.


I have no idea what I was thinking here. Probably, "How does one Photoshop out slightly erect nipples?"


Somebody call Slimming magazine! It's the ever popular two-legs-in-one-leg, I'm Half The Woman I Used To Be! pose.


And now for my next trick, I will need my lovely assistant…


Once upon a time, I used to pull this face just trying to get into these jeans on my own!


The lumpy weirdness in the chest area in this next shot is just my top all bunched up after wrestling into the jeans. Even though it looks like my boobs have deflated or something.

My first reaction when I saw this shot was, "Hell, my arse looks huge in those jeans". But then I remembered my whole arse now fits in the space that one cheek used to occupy, so I'll stop whinging.


And now as a special bonus, here are some pictures of two of my favourite things in the world: the Scottish Companion and CHOCOLATE CAKE.


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Well that's it for Anniversary Week! Hope you enjoyed it. I have burned approximately 450 calories from all the typing, and your retinas will have burned even more from reading!

39 thoughts on “Five Years of Dietgirl – Part VII

  1. That was an awesome week in review, Shauna! You look so beautiful and you should be really proud of all that you have accomplished! (I’ll also refrain from making any “SC getting into your pants jokes”)

  2. Your journey has been an inspiration to me and I am sure a lot of other people. I loved looking back at the last 5 years and you should be congratulated on the amazing way you have dealt with a process that sometimes we think will never end. Your sense of humour, dedication and honesty has been very much appreciated by this reader and may the next bit that you have left to go melt off in the next week !!!!

    Happy Anniversary and I look forward to the upcoming epidodes of Dietgirl.


    PS love the jeans with 2 people pose – I am planning something similiar when I finish my weight loss journey πŸ™‚

  3. Gorgeous pics of you and the SC and the cake! And you look so fabulous! I hadn’t seen any after pics of you before. Congrats on all your progress!

  4. Yeesh. I am smoking the crack pipe, I guess. Of course I have seen your progress pics before, which I realized as soon as I hit submit. But you look even slimmer through your face now than you did in your Grazia pic!

  5. awww thanks for the photo treats! you both look so happy and lovely on your Aussie wedding day. πŸ™‚ more power to ya, DG!

  6. that is so amazing and you have done a fab job. Isnt it funny though how we are always so negative towards ourself? Like when you see your bumb there your first reaction is “oohh it looks fat”? And if you think back to when you started you would have just loved to be the girl you are now and you probably would have thought if I was only like that I would be more then pleased.

  7. You look great and so HAPPY! I have so loved going through and reading these posts; you are such an inspiration. You’re writing is just so perfect; funny and thoughtful and entertaining and honest. I love it.

  8. Love the photos and the five-year-retrospective since I’ve only been reading you for about six months. Your wedding photos are outstanding! You look so much in love.

  9. I love the traditional shots. I can’t do them – I had to chuck out my fat girl jeans cos I spilt battery acid all over them!

    You look so happy and gorgeous in all those photos πŸ™‚

  10. Thank you DG for this wonderful update! I loved reading it all and especially the wonderful pics at the end. You and SC in the jeans was just wonderful, also your wedding photo.

  11. Dietgirl! Thanks for sharing these, I adore your blog and have so much admiration for your writing style + honesty. (I agree with harmony–your face has become slimmer since the Grazia photo) You and SC look so happy!

  12. Thanks so much for taking the time to relive the last 5 years. Must have brought back so many memories for you just typing it all up.

    The photos of your wedding look beautiful.

  13. Hey DG, I really enjoyed reading the whole Anniversary Special, but especially the pics at the end – its just amazing to see how far you have come.

    You & SC are so gorgeous together, it must make you soooo happy to know that this is your life now! Congratulations on EVERYTHING you have achieved πŸ™‚

  14. You are so cute!!!! I just love you and your blog. Congratulations on all you have accomplished and all of the wonderful changes that have occurred. Keep writing because I love all the reading – besides, whats a burned retina or two?!


  15. heya spunky! thanx 4 all your comments lately!! HOw u have the time to actually write anything decent and still make witty comments on other people’s sites beats me! But thanx. Oh! and if u ever mention those little triple decker mint thingos without warning me first ( it has taken me three months to get them out of my memory) I am going to have to send you one EVERY time I eat one so that we can lard up again together!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUst joking….but aren’t they good?

  16. Darn! Now I wish i’d kept my old scary jeans too πŸ˜‰ WOW, you really look amazing and so happy.
    now, i’m off to get some chocolate cake πŸ˜‰

  17. oh my god, shauna!

    I am so astonished, about your dual life, about your halved self,

    you are so gorgeous and I loves ya.
    wish I could come to scotland and have a drink with you!

  18. Wow! I have just came across your website for the first time thanks to a friend. Those piks of you are amazing and really gives the inspiration to keep going. It is great to come across someone who has done the hard yards and lost weight sensibly.I am currently at 160kgs and have lost 5kg already and it is certainly a motivator to keep going. You look fantastic. Congratulations on your achievement so far.

  19. Hi there,
    congratulations of your journey. you look totally amazing. I think you should write a book and call it the adventures of diet girl. you have given me the motivation to keep going. keep up the great work…

  20. i’m just starting to read your blog, and i’m reading from the very beggining.
    this is such fantastic inspiration for me
    -i’m finally going to try to lose some.
    you look fantastic, though i must say, the first thing i thought when i saw the “before” photo was, you are such a gorgious girl, and that has nothing to do with how much you weigh. saying that, these photos are just beautiful.
    all the very best-
    michal from israel.

  21. Thank God there is hope for us fat girls who don’t want to be fat girls anymore!I was thinking there was no hope for a girl like me, thank you fro giving me some!

  22. Somewhere there’s a photo of my mom and dad standing each in one leg of mom’s “fat pants”… Our entire family had made a drastic lifestyle change and between Mom and Dad, I think we worked it out, the two of them had lost something like 150 lbs together, and another 30 or 40 from me. We used to joke that between the three of us we had lost an entire person. These photos just reminded me of that.

    I miss living in that town where exercise was free and easy to integrate into daily life. Living in the city just plain stinks. Especially THIS city with its notable lack of hills.

  23. I have been reading your blog, brings tears to my eyes- we are a lot alike! I’m just starting my journey…YOU INSPIRE ME! Hope I can look that great when I lose my weight.

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