Christmas party, weightloss and the dress!


It’s been a hectic couple of weeks in the Shilts household but finally the Christmas holidays are here. Most of the Christmas presents have been bought and wrapped, the Christmas cards have (mostly) been written and delivered and the Christmas baking ingredients are in the kitchen waiting to be used. I’m grateful that I have now two full weeks off to spend some quality time with my hubby and our lovely Little Mr which is so very precious to me.

It was my works Christmas party a week ago tomorrow and I was really excited to get dressed up, slap some make up on and go dancing with a tipple or two. I had bought a black sparkly dress from Simply Be with some birthday money and was determined to fit into it comfortably by party night. With determination and willpower, I was able to glide into the dress and I felt fantastic! There’s nothing better than setting yourself a goal for you to smash it and I was delighted. I wore the dress and I loved it.


I teamed the dress with a pair of black tights, some heels from Next and a gifted sparkly bag from Hotter. I am rubbish at applying make up but thought I did an okay job on my face.. I’m definitely no Jodie Kidd!


I had a lovely night with my work buddies, it was nice to let our hair down, enjoy a drink or three and a little boogie on the dance floor! We don’t do it very often enough at work but we really should.

The scales have been very kind to me recently which I am super happy about. It’s great to see my hard work pay off as it’s really hard at the moment with treats galore literally everywhere. On the scales on Tuesday night, I was delighted to see that I had lost 2lb and I had achieved my mini goal of a THREE STONE loss before Christmas with one weigh in before Christmas to spare… phew!


So the plan for the next couple of weeks is damage limitation. I want to enjoy Christmas but don’t want to put any weight on. I will be gutted if I do so I’m intending to stay on plan for the days leading up to Christmas Day, have Christmas Day off plan and then get back on it and start shifting the next stone.

I am pretty chuffed with myself right now. Thank goodness I started SW when I did back in August. I’ve lost weight every single week. I’m pleased with my weightloss so far. Who knows where my weight will be on the scales in another four months? Hopefully at least another couple of stone down!

Have a good week and enjoy the Christmas madness!

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  • Reply Farmers wife and mummy 19/12/2014 at 11:18 am

    You’ve done so well and what a good idea for Christmas Day. You look gorgeous in your LBD eeeeekkkk skinny Minnie xx

  • Reply Faye Bannister 19/12/2014 at 11:27 am

    Emma you are such an inspiration! 3 stone GONE – with a week to spare too :-) Truly amazing. Have a lovely Christmas my darling.
    From your very proud Slimming World consultant Faye xxx

    • Reply Emma Shilton 19/12/2014 at 1:47 pm

      Thank you for your support Faye, I really appreciate it xx

  • Reply Susan Mann 19/12/2014 at 11:28 am

    I have been following your weight loss and inspired, I lost two stone myself. Loving your dinners on instagram. I have to say way to go and you look amazing x

    • Reply Emma Shilton 19/12/2014 at 1:45 pm

      Thank you Susan for your kind words. Congratulations too for such a brilliant weightloss xx

  • Reply Donna 21/12/2014 at 10:23 am

    Gorgeous dress lovely! You’re doing so well with the weight loss x

  • Reply Lauren (@laurenbigeejit) 21/12/2014 at 9:40 pm

    You looked fab in your dress and a huge WELL DONE on your 3 stone loss. So so so proud of you xxxxxxxx

  • Reply Michelle Twin Mum 29/12/2014 at 7:07 pm

    Well done Emma, you look lovely and so happy too. Mich x

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