Newbie started diet. OK so far after 2 months

Newbie here, Started dieting and exercising hard on 28 Nov last year. I am male, 185cm and was 102kg then. The weight had crept up on me (I'm now 57) and my BMI told me I was close to obese. Scary, especially with a 5 year old son. Something had to be done. So far it has gone really well. I have cut out almost all alcohol (occasional drinks every week or so), desserts, second helpings and snacks between 3 meals. But I have not really paid any attention to calories, just eating what appears on my plate, but less of it. And I exercise hard for 45 minutes 6 days a week. I now weigh 93kg, so I have been losing 1kg a week. My target weight is 83kg and I hope to get there in the spring as I think weight loss may slow down before then. I hope I get there and, even more importantly, that the weight will stays off in the future. I love running and am getting faster and faster and this motivates me a lot. And I am lucky in that I'm not really missing the alcohol.


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  • Hello Chris

    Well done you on your self discipline so far... You will win the battle and hopefully keep maintaining as you have good reason with a boy to chase and keep up with!!

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    Be loyal to you and your goals.. keeping your reasons sharp in mind.

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  • Lovely post Minniewinny, l particularily like the last paragraph.😊

  • Thank you 😊

  • Thank you! Yes, this looks like a great site. And congratulations to you. You've done very well, I see! I'm sure this site will help me a lot in the future. I'm doing OK now but there will be some ups and downs along the way, I'm sure!

  • Hi chris1959, I'm new here as well. This is a very friendly forum with some great advice. wishing you luck with your continued journey downwards.

  • Hello chris1959 and welcome to the weight loss forum ☺

    Very well done on making the changes you have and losing 9 kg. that's a very good weight loss ☺

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  • How was day 1?

  • Day one was fine :) Not really Day 1 though, as I started on 28 Nov last year.

  • Very true, but day one on here... Hope you have a great weekend ahead, with your little boy he will keep you running around!!

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