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America ruined me.....

Hi guys!

I'm Andy, 25. and looking a bit chubby around the sides... a Little back story to get to today:

I went to New Zealand at the end of last year. I was lucky enough to meet an amazing American girl. So after mine and her visa expired in NZ, I went home saved my money up and went to America to spend the summer with her in the US. The 3 months were amazing, and I kind of let myself go and enjoyed myself. As the weeks went on I noticed the weight was sitting more and more on, I was getting really self conscious going to the beach.. and then my clothes were alot tighter, tshirts were sitting tightly.

I arrived home this morning 1 stone 5 pounds heavier then I was before I left. I am going back out to America October 20th (That is my goal date) so in this time I need to lose the weight I put on (and maybe a little more) So I feel better about myself while being with her. I have no idea where to start or what to do, so i will be searching through this site to help my cause.

Any help you guys can offer along the way would be amazing (Firstly how do I get one of those Goal counters at the bottom of my posts?)

I feel keeping this will give me a reason to write things down, apologies that it will take up space on your site!!
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So this jet lag thing is really taking its toll.. After my afternoon nap yesterday it has been a sleepless night. I felt so awake the whole time. Had my duvet watching tv on the couch to get comfy but this was no help. So come 6am i thought... Lets be productive!

I ran... I've only gone and ran!! I have not gone out of my way to run in about 3 years, and that was a one time thing. It was pure agony... I got to the end of my road, which is about 200metres and felt like I was coming to the end of the London Marathon. Now I feel great and have more energy. It was a well intervalled run, but in the middle of the walking patches there was some fast forward motion. When I got in all I could think about was going on the scales... No Andy! Its not how it works! I feel this could be a regular occurance....

Things are moving in the right direction!
lol, i'm really bad at running- i ran round block with out stopping- not far really. but i was like, wow i ran all the way without stopping. People said yeah- its only round the block. - it was like a marathon to me!

Aw u met whilst traveling? Met my bf traveling ( turned out he lived 10mins away from me back at home, had even been in the pub where i worked- ut met other side of world) , got pregnant and got confy- 4 stone and a baby later. I'm on this site.

Good luck!!!
hello and welcome along Andy :)

You've came to the right place for support and advice, we are a friendly lot on here and all with the same long term goal in mind!

Well done on getting out and about, keeping active and a healthy diet will soon melt those pounds. Keep focused and keep posting, i look forward to chatting with you.

it must have been so easy to gain weight while in america..some of the portions there are mind blowing..but so tasty! :rolleyes:

If you are looking to add a ticker to the end of your post, go to tickerfactory.com, and follow the simple instructions.

a ticker and anything else can be added to your signature by clicking on top left hand side of page..'user cp' :)

Good luck and have a successful day :D
Thanks for the good words.

Yeah this whole long distance relationship is hard but definately worth it so will happily make the effort!

The hardest thing that I can see is the weekends and drinking with friends. Its kind of a peer pressure situation and I know that beer is the biggest issue, for me at least. Jeans that use to be comfortable and I use to wear because they were big are now 'fitted'. It really gets you down and then its tough that its not coming off straight away!

but we will persevere!

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