Getting a grip - week one

So Here I am determined to give this a go. Stumbled on NHS choices by accident looking for a BMI calculator. Just still overweight as opposed to obese. I have two stone to lose. I have been kidding myself about losing weight but actually the trend is upwards. I have reasoanble success in the past with weight watchers and protien based diet. But it is not working this time. I am good in the week and then have blow out weekends. I am nearly 49, pretty unfit and don't like wht I see in the mirror. Two years ago I was two stone lighter, very fit running half marathons and a keen cyclist. I now do de nada.

So I need to do something differenet to make a difference. So week one began 1 March. diet all over the place in terms of calories consumed - but I have started exercising. i have invested in a 10 week strength and fitness course with a personal trainer. No alchol and pretty much sticking to 1500 calories a day.

I have to say very disappointed with the results this week. Actually put on weight at begining on week - but it has dropped back a bit now - maybe two pound. I am going to weigh in monday. I have also taken measurements including my BMI. Will monitor and count calories thorugh my fitness pal. will drop back to 1400 calories a day.

So wish me luck - this really is it now.


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4 Replies

  • Well done on your decision to do something about your weight.

    Was there a reason for you stopping all your running? Apart from lack of fitness is there a reason you can't start again?

    Well done on cutting out the alcohol, and for setting yourself a calorie goal, even if your diet wasn't all that.

    Good luck on your journey :)

  • Thank you for your support it means a lot. Doing one day at a time right now!!!

    Stopped running for no particular good reason other than excuses. So have started something and aiming to consider C25K in April

  • Hi I'm a bit older than you at almost 53 but like you also don't like what I see in the mirror.

    I also started on 1st March and weighed in on Fri, yipee 3.5lbs lighter now.

    Good luck Suzy, sounds like your in the right frame of mind this time.

  • thank you for taking the time to comment - it means a lot. Had a good day and feeling relatively positive. Avoiding Mother's Day - no chocolates. Have really valued other members support and reading their stories.

    well done 3.5 pounds you must be delighted. i look fwd to similar results this week!!

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