Hi everyone - I'm new - just starting Week 2 - it's great to see so many people going through the same thing as me!
I'm 103.3 kg (16 st 4 lb) this morning, compared with 104.4 kg (16 st 6 lb) at the beginning of Week 1.
I'm now entering Week 2 with careful optimism. I'm really enjoying the extra activity, and am getting ready (scouting out flattish routes, upgrading bike) with a view to doing British Cycling's Sofa to 50 km training. I have to be careful to avoid bursitis though, so will take it gently at first. At the moment I'm cycling on an exercise bike on horrible days and my mountain bike on good days.
One of my main weight loss goals is trying to get my blood pressure down without medication. Last week, my BP was still too high overall but I'm getting more lower readings (in the pre-hypertension rather than hypertension range) in the past week than before which is really helpful, as I'm following the DASH diet (for lowering blood pressure) while using the NHS overall programme as a structure. I have also given up coffee. I feel more sluggish in the mornings but it's better than the side-effects of the meds I tried.
Is there somewhere you weigh in to get the badges or does admin add them for you?
Onwards and downwards! (love that slogan...)