Take a weight off...
As I have no doubt mentioned in a previous post, I am a fairly big bloke.
I keep being told, I don’t LOOK that fat (Bless em), but I know how I feel and I know what the scales tell me. When going out for a meal, the first thing I think of as the waiter sees us to our table is “Will that chair support me?” Before sitting on a picnic bench in a beer garden, I check that other people have already sat down to counter my weight on the other side.
I have always been a big guy and that was made worse when my mum died. I moved to live with my dad and if I have ever been close to being depressed, it was then. Due to me generally hating everything at that point in my life, I drank...ALOT. It sounds crazy now, but like most people I took a drink to bed with me, just in my world, that was a bottle of Smirnoff Vodka. Along with the drink, I ate alot. My dad’s wife used to cook absolute crap on a daily basis, so I would try and avoid it as much as I could. This meant eating takeaways, microwave meals and any other rubbish I could get my mouth around!
So slowly, the weight crept up, then I got together with Christine, then the weight crept up a little more and with being happy and content, the weight continued to creep up.
So now I am gonna make a change! I don’t eat a great deal of crap anymore. Some people binge drink, I binge eat. So to make a change, I need a plan.
While having a conversation with a colleague at work, she was telling me how much she wanted to lose weight but never had any encouragement or motivation, so I agreed to try and lose weight with her. Then while reading Twitter, I saw that Bob over at Only Dads also had the same idea (Albeit with a different target)
The plan is to lose 1.5 Stones before Easter. That’s 123 Days or 17.5 weeks. To lose 21lb in 17.5 weeks I will need to lose, on average 1.2 a week.
Weigh day will be every Friday Morning and I will update the Weight Page with my thoughts and progress.
As always, thanks for reading