I've been a member here quite some years. I started several weightloss journey threads several years ago, including one which was to lose weight for my wedding, which I was determined to do, but never did, at least not properly, and I'm pretty ashamed of myself when I think about it. I lost about 1.5 stones but then put it all back on in the subsequent weeks/months.
However, lots has obviously happened since then (almost 4 years ago), the most amazing thing was, at christmas time, becoming a father for the first time. This, like never before, has crystalised things in my mind and I want and need to lose weight to be the best dad I can be, which obviously means being a healthy, slim dad who is around for as long as possible.
So, almost 3 years to the day since I last posted on here, I'm back and want to make this the start of the new healthy me. I'm currently 19.5 stone ish but will post accurate stats on Tuesday which is weigh in day. I want to be at 14 stone as think that is a healthy weight for me. I am going on holiday at the back end of August to Spain, so I have a real target to aim for. I would love to be 16st something by then which I think is achievable as it's 4 months or so away.
A healthy and slim version of me should be very achievable, I'm a pretty active person - I completed the London Marathon last weekend (albeit slowly - in 5hrs 38 mins) - and enjoy walking, cycling and other outdoorsy type pursuits. So my issue is obvioulsy with what I eat...
I have been trying Weight Watchers for years, and whilst I do like it, for whatever reason, it obviously wasn't working for me. So this time around, I'm going to be doing Slimming World. I have bought the books from eBay and they look really interesting. I'm really keen to start it as several friends have had super results with it. I will be doing it 'at home' as I'm not sure I fancy the groups, so I will no doubt be around the forums for advice etc.
I shall be keeping this thread updated with my progress and I will post up a starting stats below on weigh-in day - which is Tuesday.
Thanks for reading!
Update - Start 19st 8lbs
Week 1 - 7lbs off
Week 2 - 5lbs off
Week 3 - 2lbs on
Week 4 - 2lbs off
Week 5 - STS
Week 6 - STS
Week 7 - 1lb on