After starting at Wessex Water back in January, I managed to lose almost 2 1/2 stone through a combination of not snacking, cutting out milk and bread, and latterly dropping sugar for Lent. This got me down to 14st 13lbs, which is the lightest I’ve been since my teenage years. I had started the year at 17st 4lbs.
After starting to eat sugary foods again, my weight crept back up to 15st 8lbs, still significantly lighter than I had been for quite a few years.
My wife has been on about dieting for sometime now, and we finally bit the bullet and signed up for Slim & Save, after a friend of ours managed to lose 6st in a few months. That gave my wife the motivation to lose weight, and I felt that I should support her at least through the first month.
Two weeks in and I’ve lost a stone – I am now 14st 8lbs, which I don’t think I can remember being since I was about 15 years old.
I’ve always had a larger than average frame – I’m built for playing Rugby, rather than long distance running. However, I’ve always had a stomach as long as I can remember and now it’s slowly starting to disappear.
My goal is to get down to 12st if I can – I realise that is just over 5st less than when I started at the beginning of this year, and I am likely to look very different to what I did a year ago. However, I think that it will have an overwhelmingly positive effect on my health and well-being, and will hopefully encourage me to start exercising rigorously into the next year (2015). My aim is to sign up at a gym and start to build up my core strength – not that I want to become a body builder, or particularly muscular, but rather that I want to be fit and healthy as I approach my forties.
Some photos below to show my journey so far…