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Branc932021 August

Starting weight - 299 lbs

Current Weight - 241 lbs

Goal Weight - 180 lbs

Height - 5"8

Sex - Male

Age - 28

Since 15th April 2021 I decided to change my life by changing my eating habits. I also found a job and I move more now albeit trivial and doesn't count as exercise. I started incorporating 20 minute brisk walks in my daily routine since a month ago too.

What can I say, it feels amazing. The amount of energy that I have not having to carry around the extra 58 pounds on my body is incredible too. No more out of breath, I can finally park far away and walk to my destination, without frustration if I don't find a near destination free parking zone.

I look better too and for the first time in 3 years, I am starting to get some attention from girls, which feels great too.

If I reach my goal in 6 more months (10lbs/month weight loss) that'll be great because at 180lbs I will be healthier than I ever was in the last 8 years! I expect weight loss to considerably slow down in the coming months, especially when I'm sub 200 lbs.

At 180lbs I will still be a little chubby/overweight because my ideal weight is more like 165lbs but once I'm at 180lbs I'm in no hurry to lose the extra 15lbs.

For the longest time I didn't think I could do it, I thought I didn't have the will and discipline to lose weight, but now I know. MyFitnessPal helped me a lot of course, logging and weighing everything I eat too.

Onto the second half!

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focused1Maintainer

Tips on what you ate / go to foods . I did similar and not just the weight loss but like you the health benefits . For me my self esteem rocketed . I changed jobs and bought clothes that I liked . My skin feels better and I didn't have any issues in lockdown with colds , coughs or that awful depressive feeling that I used to have . Need to get my sleep pattern on track mainly because I have more energy.

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Branc932021 August in reply to focused1

I started small, cutting out Mayo and replacing it with tomato ketchup. 1 Tablespoon of mayo is like 80 calories vs 20 calories tomato ketchup!

Then I started eating more vegetables, mainly broccoli and spinach! I love them. I also like Cauliflower.

I cut out the sugar in the tea completely. Replaced whole milk with skimmed milk (not semi).

Cut out the lasagna, fried food and whole pizzas. I still have pizza, just 150g (half pizza) some days. I also have like 5-6 chicken nuggets once a week, GRILLED.

When I have an Energy Drink, I try to find it sub 20 calories per 500ml can. Like the Monster Zero Sugar (15 Cals/500ml).

Also summer... summer brings ice-cream. I limit myself to 2 times a week, just 60g each time (100-120 cals) of plain vanilla ice-cream.

Snacks I have fruit now mostly. Either an apple (95 cals) or a banana (105 cals). Maximum snacks 2 per day.

It's all about self-control and portion. :) Those are from the top of my head, any more questions kindly ask :)

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focused1Maintainer in reply to Branc93

The table sauces is a brilliant one . I tend to drink fruit tea without sugar as cold in my 750ml water bottle it has a taste like cordial . I eat a lot of canned fish and find Lidl's cottage cheese less watery than most . My cupboard is full of herbs and spices . I have cut out red meat and like Greek yogurt with chopped fruit instead of buying fruit flavoured yogurt. Porridge made with water is still go to breakfast . I maintain an 18kg weight loss and range around the 62-64 kg mark which at 5ft 1 isn't crazy slim but at my age -61 I feel my skin is better if I am at this weight . I enjoy Zumba and walking usually doing a decent 8-10 miles with little effort which I found crazy hard before weight loss. Like you - bring on the veg and a colourful salad.

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Bee-bopMaintainer in reply to Branc93

Sounds like you have made some excellent swaps there Branc93 and they are really paying off 👍

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator

Hi Branco93 and welcome to this amazing forum. Well done for that weight loss to date. A whopping 58 lbs is not to be sneered at.

I suggest you spend some time clicking about to find your way around. It's easier if you have a lap-top as there are several threads. If you’re using another device I strongly suggest that you use the web page as opposed to the app at least until you know your way around.

Have a good read of the pinned post “Welcome Newbies” and follow every thread.

Here’s the link to the pinned posts,

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

Here’s the link for the “Tour” of the forum. If you haven’t already taken it.

healthunlocked.com/?tour=true

I strongly suggest you read and contribute to the Daily Diary and participate in a Weekly Weigh in.

You will find there's loads of tips about better eating, from other members. Sharing your daily menu not only helps you stay committed, it can help other members too.

Good luck I hope to "see " you around.

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Swim572021 August

Wel done, I feel the same and weigh 240lbs trying to eat better just started and your story inspired me to carry on do this, because it does work, thank you

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