Well as off for a few days over Xmas, and while kids glued to new Xbox , thought would share a little bit about my journey and experiences from the last 6 months as may help others.
I am a middle aged guy who has allways been overweight for the last 30 years, and have ignored doing anything about it and pushed aside all thoughts on health or mortality , citing pressure of work and busy family life etc as excuses.
mY wake up call came with the break up of my marriage in the summer. I took time in the midst of all the emotional paint that ensued, to reflect on myself and my body/lifestyle and decided that I was going to invent a new me and focus on this as a coping mechanism.
My first target was to achieve a healthy weight using the NHS BMI calculator . To achieve this I used an excel spreadsheet linked to a simple line graph to plot my weight every 3 days and extrapolated my planned weight loss into the future to target based on 2lbs a week loss. This was pinned on the wall and used to motivate me, as could see how I was doing against a theoretical target. Upshot of this was I managed to lose 50lb in 6 months to meet my BMI target. Downside was I went too far in the first month and made myself ill by reducing calorie in take too far... I also decided in midst of all this to stop smoking after a 30 year 40 a day habit just to add some more misery !!
Have also started an extensive gym routine which have never done before and am starting to feel much fitter and developing a body am actually comfortable with when undressed.
Upshot of all this is that I have managed to do something I never thought I could or would and will end up a different person. If I can do it, believe me anyone can.
Are so many inspiring stories on here of life changes just thought would post my little tale.
Good luck to all. If any interest will post more