At the time of writing this I am 34 (35 in 5 weeks) 6ft 2 and weighing 20st 3lbs
I have recently got married have a wonderful wife (who I will get too later) and 4 brilliant step children but the main reason for being here as with many is the weight issue.
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 3yrs ago and with some lifestyle changes (mainly cutting sugar out from fizzy drinks and jelly sweets, energy drinks) I achieved within half a year going back to under diabetic range, my weight at that time was 18.5 and felt a whole lot better but as the years have progressed I have adopted a lazy lifestyle choice in food (still cut out unwanted sugars in drinks but not in sauces and some snacks) portion sizes (A whole plate) not much in 5 a day etc etc.
At the moment I suffer with HBP and take tablets but again this is something that I am aiming to reverse with the right choices/exercise, today is my first day proper although I have done a bit to help myself over the weekend I have taken out (the usual 3 teaspoons) of sugar away from my mug of tea, I have had wholemeal bread with my sandwich and breakfast along with an apple, banana and steam veg for my 5 a day, I have drunk pints of water (from the tap but the misses insists on buying bottled) I did a 15 minute dumb bell exercise that got me going a bit and had a mild walk.
My main problem is willpower but this time I think something is clicking to want to maintain this (relatively young man with wife and children) talking about the wife (like I said above) she has gone through all this going from 20st to 15 whilst having crippling pain from her EDS condition so she is kind of an inspiration.
I plan on using some help and advice from these pages whilst also using techniques from others.
Well enough with my jabbering on and hello.