Well, today I've added a new smily to the signature...
In just over a yea I have hit my original target of losing 13st 1lb and hitting the 14st mark.
It felt great to see the 13st on the scales. I would like to try and hit 13st 7lb to be in the healthy range of BMI and also half my original weight but I'm now starting to see the struggles of weight loss a bit and also have been told by a few people I should probably stop. My issue area is now my gut which I'm not sure if it's fat or a mixture of loose skin and fat. I'm thinking I really need to change my exercise plan and to start incorporating the abdominal exercises to try and concentrate on the area. I'm not convinced it's going to help too much but what I do know is whenever I've been losing weight the areas it's showing most on are my face, forearms and shins, if I lost much more weight on these areas I think I'd be verging on looking ill.
Onto some more positives. Saturday my parents are renewing their vows. It's the first time I've seen most of my relatives for well over a year and for most I was at or over 27 stone when I saw them last. Most (I'm not sure all) know about my weight loss and have seen pictures but it's a bit different to seeing it! I have people I work with who have been blanking me at work as they don't recognise me, I'm looking forward to seeing people for the first time since losing the weight! I've also got a bloody nice suit to wear, the last suit I wore me and my wife both fit in together now with plenty of space still free and I couldn't do the buttons up on that because I was too big for it!
Interestingly I downloaded my fitness pal last week. Although I’m trying to follow SW I was curious about calorie intake and I also was curious about fibre in my diet as well as the macros. I am finding it fascinating. Most days are coming out between 1300 and 1700 calories (I have been very careful with my free foods particularly carbohydrates). My fibre is very variable. My iron is low most days as is my calcium. I use both HEA allowances and have either cottage cheese or yogurt most days so I am going to be sure I take supplements. I am quite enjoying logging foods on there and I’ve added a few recipes and meals so it’s very quick to add these in future. Not sure how long I’ll use it. I’m not working at the minute so I have plenty of time for planning and preparing food as well as weighing and logging it. Doubt I’ll be able to keep that up when I get another job!
I didn't know until this week we had so many dog walkers,cyclists and joggers living near me. My son who lives in Devon said the same. He goes out walking and jogging a lot and not seen so many. Don't know if it's because everyone is home so they are going out during the day instead of early morning or late at night.
I have had catering delivery this week. Lovely home cooked food but it's bigger portion sizes than I usually cook for myself. I haven't been able to leave any. Need to get organised and go back to cooking for myself. Exercising has been a big fat zero.