I weighed exactly 16 stone on the day before I started this campaign and just before I confirmed a booking for a trip to the Arctic next year on a sailing schooner. I'm 66, have been working from home for more than 30 years at a desk. Very sedentary.
My aims for this trip (end of May 2019) are to be fit enough to descend and ascend a rope ladder from ship to dinghy, walk reasonable distances over various terrain, climb hills etc.
My first instinct was to become more active. I've done this by walking. Which I've found I enjoy and recently have been moved to run a little - just a couple of hundred metres at a time. And I am definitely feeling better for it. Also, I have lost, give or take, a stone doing this. Though it has plateau'd for the last 10 days.
One of the things I did at the start was to measure my "girth", which I think of as, in a horse, the largest circumference. Perhaps at the wrong time (evening, after a few drinks) but it was the same (52") as it was at the start.
Although I'm very pleased that I have really started to enjoy being more active, and I can feel that my leg muscles are responding, I would like some help with losing some of the middle-body bulk. More by exercise than diet...