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6 Stone and counting

I haven’t updated this blog in a while, mainly due to lack of time, but I have hit a rather massive personal milestone – 6 stone loss. I’ve been a little up and down around this figure for the past few weeks, but I am now starting on the exercise in order to get going for a push to 7 stone (and maybe 8!!).

Anyway, a few weeks ago I caused a bit of a stir by posting an old photo of myself on Facebook. People couldn’t believe it was the same person. I’m also getting loads of comments from people I haven’t seen in a while. Its really nice, as it gives me that boost to keep me going.

Anyway – here is the photo I posted, along with a more recent one!!

Jan 2011me now

 

Progress 30th November

Ok, I haven’t updated this blog as much as I’d like. Mainly due to time. However, my progress has been good. Well, in fact, its been better than that!

I’m around 17/18 weeks into the plan now, and last Wednesday I hit a whopping 50lb loss and got a 3 1/2 stone award.

Even better, if I lose just 1lb tonight I will slip past a personal milestone. I will be below 20 stone. This has been a target that has evaded my efforts for years. I just hope I can do it.

I am feeling so much better in myself already. Its also really nice that everyone is noticing!! I’m not a vain person, but when someone stops you and comments on losing weight, it gives me such a boost. It also spurs me on further and acts as a motivator not to slip back.

So here goes – fingers crossed for tonight.

Losing it

This is a new personal blog in order to document my journey on weight loss. I have decided to document this as I believe it is an important step in maintaining a healthy lifestyle in the future and to remind me of what I was I like and to never go back.

I believe I have finally got into the mindset and the drive to seriously sort out my weight and is based on a number of driving forces:

  • Being honest and frank. I am ashamed of the weight I had become and by being open about this, I will be reminded not to go back. On starting on this quest I was a dangerous 23 stone, 8 1/2 lb
  • So far, apart from intermittent back problems, I have escaped illness. I do not suffer from high blood pressure or cholesterol. No heart problems, no cancers. But if I carry on, being this weight my luck will run out.
  • I am therefore deciding to do this now, seriously,and I treat this as my last chance. If I do not do it this time, I will be obese for ever. I do not want that.
  • My girls. By being the size I am increases the risks of my girls being in increased danger of being without a dad. Morbid, depressing. But true.