My first serious attempt to lose weight started on the 5th of January 2013, I weighed in at 146.1Kg. It was pretty much an all time high for me and for once I decided I was going to take my new years resolution seriously! Within the first six months the weight seemed to fall off me and by the 27th of July I'd managed to hit 127.1Kg, I'd managed to lose 19Kg. I was amazed, I'd been keeping a record of my weight with weekly readings, but I found that I couldn't see any improvement, I didn't feel any lighter and if anything I felt more tired and achy because of the amount of exercise I was doing. I soon started to pick-up minor pains, mostly in my back and my knees and the motivation soon started to die down and I stopped losing weight.
Today, as I sit here at my PC, I weigh 138.5Kg, still 7.6Kg lighter than I once was, but still overweight none the less. Whilst I didn't see the weight come off me, I have noticed it coming back on. Clothes I bought at my lightest are now a little too tight, I get out of breath quicker and I haven't been to the gym for months.
I've been saying to myself, 'OK, as of Monday I'm going to start my diet and go to the Gym', but I'm sure I'm not the first person to miss these self-imposed start dates. However, today I turned 28, and I can think of no better day to start the new regime... wish me luck...
My target weight has always been 100Kg, and whilst this would still give me a BMI of 28.2 (should be between 18.5 and 25) this is still better than 138.5Kg and a BMI of 39.2!
Anyway, that's my story so far, I'll post updates every Saturday with a new weight.