It's Been A Year

It's Been A Year

Hi everyone

Just wanted to post a progress update on my one year weight loss journey.

The photo on the left is the one that inadvertently started me off, although I wasn't aware of this at the time. For a long time I just could not look at this photo. It was taken awhile before I decided on a more healthy lifestyle. I was 12st 12lbs then.

A year ago I was 12st 6.5lbs. I was not making healthy lifestyle choices and usually walked the shortest route that I could get away with. I also had no concept of portion control and restricted my food choices and stuck to what I knew. This used to include a few bottles of Magners at the weekend topped off with several large bags of crisps and sweets most days of the week.

So a year on, what has changed? Currently 9st 11.75lbs in the photo on the right and a BMI of 24.4 in the Healthy weight range. I've become better at portion control and no longer restrict my food choices, also I am not afraid to try new things. This seems to have spilled out into other areas of my life too and constantly doing things I wouldn't 12 months ago.

I no longer take the shortest route anywhere and I am always looking to get extra opportunities to get exercise into my day. Last night I spent a good while on the dance floor, something I would have avoided a year ago. Probably due to the way I felt about my appearance.

The weight loss has been a fabulous boost not only to my health (I've managed to come off my Omeprazole completely) also to my confidence and wellbeing. On the days I do feel a bit rubbish, I find it easier and quicker to regain a good mood.

My target weight is 9st 0 lbs. I will review this when I get to the 9st 7lbs. I'll be happy if I get anywhere between these two numbers. So even if it takes me another 6 months or 12 months, I'm determined to get there.


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  • Fab post and congratulations on your success, you look fabulous ๐Ÿ’


  • Doctor who, congrats and very well done for losing 20kg. you look amazing and you should be very proud of yourself. I think this post will inspire loads of people and motivate them to stay strong and always take the right ( healthy) decision.

    all the best of luck for the next step

  • Wow! You look fantastic doctorwho68, your hard work paid off, I bet you are so happy and proud of yourself.โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

  • Very well done! You're an inspiration.

  • Fabulous photos and inspirational story ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š very well done

  • Hi Doctorwho68,

    Wow!!! You look amazing, this is a really inspiring progress report. I am just off to bed now but I will really look forward to reading this properly tomorrow!!! You look so great! :-)

    Really well done on your achievements.

    Lowcal :-)

  • Love the photos doctorwho68 what an amazing difference before and after. You look great, healthy and happy. I'm so pleased for you. It took a lot of self control I'm sure, but the end result is so worth it, and it's such an encouraging post for the rest of us on this weight loss journey, thank you. ๐Ÿ‘

    Mouse ๐Ÿญ

  • Wow, you look amazing, great going! :-)

  • Congratulations. You must feel amazing! Love your dress too!

  • This is very inspiring. I too am on omeprazole and woul love to get of it. I have a similar amount of weight to lose. Thanks for the boostx

  • You look amazing a total transformation. Picture one screams tired and frumpy - picture two the exact opposite. Well done you.

  • Brilliant K, it's hard to believe that the 2 pictures are the same person. You look like a million dollars! :)

    I love your story and feel proud to have been part of a lot of it. I've seen your quiet, positive posts in the monday weigh-in and have been inspired by the hard work and determination you've displayed. I have absolutely no doubt that you'll achieve your end goal, whatever that may be.

    Wishing you all the very best with the last leg of your fantastic journey :)

  • Brilliant - very well done to you. Looking fabulous! Sure you will get down further into those 9's. :)

  • Wow, you look great .

  • Wow , thank you so much for sharing your photos. You made me smile. You have done amazing - great result , well done. It is lovely to recognise all the benefits. Good luck.

  • Woah! Well done, that's amazing. I hope you are proud of yourself because it's a great achievement and inspiration for everyone.

  • What a fantastic achievement. Your health benefits shine through in your recent photo. Many thanks for sharing, you are an inspiration to us all. xx

  • Congratulations! You've done amazingly well in just 12 short months :-) Go you, you can get to your target weight! As you say, it may take a few months now it's down to the last few pounds, but that can only help when you move into maintenance right? Go you! Thank you for sharing such an inspirational post :-)

  • You look fantastic I need to lose a lot and hate my body at the have definitely made me re think. I was looking for a quick fix but it is obvious we should prepare a change in life style and look to a long term gradual solution. Thanks again

  • Wow and well done doctorwho68 ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ you look absolutely fantastic and glowing ... what a transformation. You are a slither of your former self. Amazing ๐Ÿ˜‡

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