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Never before have I been here


Well, Saturday was a milestone day for me.

I was out shopping and ran into Costco to look for a waffle iron.  Why, yes, I can actually go to Costco for just ONE thing and leave with just that ONE thing!  But, not this time.  LOL

They didn’t have any waffle irons (they had the one I wanted on the website but I was hoping it was in the store – but that’s not important) so I went through the middle where all the clothing is, to head for the baby wipes (the coupons I was handed at the door had boxes of Huggies at $6 off!)

I spotted yoga pants for $19.99… hmm… I do need a pair that fits better for the gym.  They were sized 8, 10, 12, L, XL etc.  I picked up the L and held it up.  That was bigger than the Large pair I currently wear.  So grabbed the 12… well… it looked like it would be okay.  And they are stretchy, right?

Also picked up a pair of pyjamas in Large as I have no winter ones – all of my old ones went to Goodwill or the trash several months ago.

Went and grabbed two boxes of wipes and headed for the till.

I did get my waffle iron at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

When I got home I tried on the yoga pants before washing them… I left the size label on for effect.  HOLY CRAP… They fit perfectly!

I have NEVER EVER been a size 12 as an adult.  When I was 10 I was wearing my mother’s clothes which would have been size 12… yes, at 10 years old.

So this is pretty exciting!

I’ve gone from a maximum of a size 28 to a size 12.

Since December 2015 I have dropped 60 pounds after changing to LCHF (low carb, high fat) way of living to control my diabetes.  It is controlling my diabetes very well – I am staying in range for all my blood sugar readings. And this side effect of the weight loss is exciting, as well as good for my overall health.


Left to right: January 2016 – size 16; August 2016 – size 14; September 2016 – size 12


2 thoughts on “Never before have I been here

  1. Good for you Shannon…  Do you have a book that you are following advice or meal plans? I am a good 50 pounds  over weight and have never been on a diet in my life.Don’t know were to start. I can’t walk too far as I have very bad knees, but bought a bathing suit this week and going to do aquatics at the pool at the Community Centre You are totally “AMAZING” and you are very inspiring.I love hearing about your achievements.Keep up the good work. PS your F/P is awesome!!!Hope to hear from you some day in a privet email.I have own a Children’s Entertainment Co too. See Web sight below.Thanks and have a pleasant day.  Sounds like you are LOL  Kindest Regards, Gail Burke A Magic Clown Tree (519) 457-0559

    From: Shannon Fennells Blog To: Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2016 9:20 PM Subject: [New post] Never before have I been here #yiv0548235995 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv0548235995 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv0548235995 a.yiv0548235995primaryactionlink:link, #yiv0548235995 a.yiv0548235995primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv0548235995 a.yiv0548235995primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv0548235995 a.yiv0548235995primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv0548235995 | shannonfennell posted: “Well, Saturday was a milestone day for me.I was out shopping and ran into Costco to look for a waffle iron.  Why, yes, I can actually go to Costco for just ONE thing and leave with just that ONE thing!  But, not this time.  LOLThey didn’t have any waf” | |

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