The one year 'marginal improvement' plan, becoming healthier one decision at a time.
I last posted on these forums regularly in 2009 and am now back older and *hopefully* a little wiser. In February 2009, I had dropped to 14 stone 2 lbs and felt considerably better.
Over the last few years I have intermittently exercised and made better food choices, so have some better habits but have continued to overeat. I don't have an issue with junk food or binging but have (like most people) a really busy life and often skip breakfast and then make bad choices through lack of planning what I am going to eat that day. Ultimately, I think I have a tendency to always put other stuff and people ahead of myself.
I really want to change but have accepted change will not happen overnight and that every decision in the long run will count.
I am today on day 10 of what I am calling my one year plan. My starting weight was 15"9.4 and I am looking to lose 0.2 lbs per day. If I could do that for a whole year, my weight would be 10" 6.4 (although my goal is 10" 12).
My primary reason for weight loss is my health, I feel tired and bloated a lot of the time and suffer badly from silent acid reflux. I am apple shaped, which I think is probably down to stress and sitting down at a computer for long periods of time. Being apple shaped and carrying a lot of weight round your middle is linked to heart disease and other long term health conditions so it has to be addressed.
I have made a decision to get weighed every morning. I have always gone for the don't get weighed more than once a week approach but I want to start understanding my body more and the effect different foods have on me in terms of bloating and the acid reflux. This means I will also need to get used to my weight fluctuating by a few pounds regularly both up and down. I'm not worried about this because I am looking for a lifestyle change not a quick fix.
I have done slimming world a few times before and have chosen to follow this at home for a few weeks and may consider going back to the group, once I know I am really in the right head space. I don't want any pressure right now. I think SW is the best plan because ultimately it is a healthy eating plan.
These are my daily weigh ins to date.
Start Weight - 15"9.4
Week 1 WI Total Loss - 6.4lbs
Week 2 WI Total Loss - 7.4lbs
Week 3 WI Total Loss - 6.6lbs
Week 4 WI Total Loss - 6lbs Month 1 (WI at day 31) - Total loss - 7.6lbs
Week 5 WI Total Loss - 10lbs
Week 6 WI Total Loss - 10.4lbsWeek 7 WI Total loss - 10.4lbs
Week 8 to 15 - AWOL :cry:
Week 16 WI Total Loss - 11 lbs
Current weight - 14"12.4lbs
Also am determined to get fitter again. I have been out for a walk / jog 3 times since starting and did week 1, day 1 of couch to 5km today. Anybody want to be a virtual buddy for doing that programme?