I would like to say I am new to weightloss, but unfortunately, I'm not - I was supposed to lose weight for a holiday last year, never happened!
Now I have put on more weight, I am determined to lose it this year!
I'm currently at about 99kg (15.5 st), overall I have about 30kg to lose (so about 4.5st) to get to, what is considered a healthy weight for my height and age etc (I'm 23 and 5ft 6). My partner and I are planning on going on holiday in Sept this year, I know I'm not going to be able to lose the full 30kg, but I'd really like to at least drop a clothes size, so I can actually feel more comfortable wearing summer clothes again and being practically half naked in a swimming gear most of the time.
I did manage to lose about 5kg (11lbs) early last year, following a broken ankle, but that has all come back on and then some since then. I took up running at the time and a little after, which I had to stop on instruction from doctors, as I have been diagnosed with compartment syndrome in my lower legs, which was too painful to continue - even though I loved running - and hyperflexible knees. Which I think is probably the main cause of my weight gain, as I kind of gave up, I didn't really enjoy any other form of exercise at the time.
So I'm thinking about taking up swimming instead. I do like swimming, plus I know it is a really good all-in-one exercise, with low impact on joints etc.
But I've been reading mixed reviews on swimming for weightloss... I was wondering whether any one has any success stories with swimming to lose weight.
Obviously I am tackling the food side of things head on, cutting out rubbish and being a bit more mindful of what I'm actually eating too, along with a bit of calorie counting.
I think I will still go ahead with it anyway, after all, something is better than nothing and I used to feel great after running and really bad when I didn't go, I want to get back in to that mind set again, making it a healthy routine.
I just wanted to see whether people have actually managed to lose their target weight with swimming... TIA!