An Introduction

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by baalel, 24 January 2014.

  1. baalel

    baalel New Member

    2 years ago I was 22 stone and pretty settled in my large life, then my world was turned upside down, finding myself suddenly a widower at age 42.
    The loss of my wife led to a major self examination of my life and I decided I didn't want to be fat anymore, having been overweight since birth, I was ready for a change.

    18 months of being a bit more active, walking 4 miles a few times a week, and cutting out some of the junk from my diet helped in getting me down to 19 Stone and there the progress
    stopped. I sought advice from my GP and was offered a consultation at my local leisure centre with a weightloss / fitness trainer.
    I joined the local gym, having spent a lifetime avoiding such places, climbed on a treadmill and havent looked back since.
    Last August I started logging what I was eating on MFP, took up swimming as a way to exercise and for enjoyments, now swimming 6 days a week, a mile or so a day.
    I now weigh 14st 6lbs, with about another stone to go to my target weight (185lbs).
  2. Smuffin

    Smuffin Well-Known Member

    Welcome!! So sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. But a huge congratulations on your weightloss! It just takes a bit of determination and will power and you'll be a huge inspiration to many on here! :)
  3. Purple-Ney

    Purple-Ney Well-Known Member

    Wow that's amazing, your sheer willpower and determination is so refreshing and quite inspirational. Sorry to hear about your loss. Again well done and keep up the good work :D

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