I have been visiting this site for a couple of months and been avoiding posting despite all the motivation I have been leeching off others!
I recently turned 32 and even before then I decided it was time to do something about my weight. I am quite surprised how "easy" it has been for me. I am blessed and cursed with apathy and stubbornness. Before I started they got in the way, now they are an asset. I don't really care about missing out on food I used to eat, but equally I am also able to keep doggedly working at exercising.
What amazes me is how it doesn't take as much effort to get into exercise as I thought it would. I am a preferrer of walking as it is not too difficult (always a plus). When I started I was proud when I managed to do 26 miles over a 4 day weekend. Only 8 weeks later in a 3 day weekend I walked 61 miles! 6 months ago I would never have believed I'd be doing that.
Yesterday I passed my first distance milestone of 500 miles! Already made some inroads into 1000! The biggest thing for me though is the scales. Sundays are my weigh in days and today I find I am no longer obese having now lost 50 pounds which is 18% of my body mass or around 7 bmi. Only 40 more to go. I have to go back to around 19 or 20 years old to be able to remember what that was like.
The biggest pain is that about a month before I started I threw my old clothes so I am now having to replace my wardrobe from scratch! Of course that's not the worst thing in the world. Eating less does give me more money too!
Anyhow I flatter myself in hoping that this little insight into the world of me will be of encouragement to others.
Best of luck to all and keep at it and you will find that one day soon it will fall into place!