This time last year I weighed 18 stone 1lb with a BMI of 39.6. I was shocked and disgusted with myself for letting things get so bad, but finally determined to DO something about it. After all, I'm the only one who can take my life in hand - support and encouragement from others is fantastic but it also takes a bucket of self-control and a barrow-load of personal responsibility to really make a change. It took almost a year of doggedly working hard to take control of my life, my eating habits, exercise and health and I joined this forum in December. At that time I weighed 12 stone 9lbs - a total loss of 76lbs (5 stone 6lbs) and a BMI of 27.7 - getting there but still a way off being at a healthy weight and BMI. I had a reasonably sensible Christmas and didn't put on any weight... thank goodness.
So - here I am, a year on from the start I made, feeling and looking soooo much better! A new year has begun and now I'm ready for the final push to lose another 20lbs and reach a BMI of 22, in the healthy range instead of Obese or Overweight. I've charged up my Fitbit that has been hiding in a drawer for a couple of months and today I've clocked up 16,000 steps. I'm back on track and enjoying it again!
My pledges for this year are:-
1. Continue to eat sensibly and pay attention to the nutrition my body NEEDS, rather than the junk I want to eat!
2. Go for a walk 5 days out of 7, and reach a target of at least 70,000 steps each week.
3. Lose weight steadily - aiming for 20lbs in total at 1-2lbs per week - to reach 10 stone 7lbs by the end of April.
20lbs sounds a lot more do-able than my original target of 100lbs! But I know that the last few pounds can be just as difficult to shift as the very first few, so I'm going to have to dig deep and remember why I'm doing this. Better health. Feeling good about myself. Looking good!
Jan 4th 2016 Start weight:- 18 stone 1lb
Jan 2nd 2017 12 stone 9lbs