I just recently (Today, really.) found the forum and I thought I’d stick around for a while, see if it helps.
I thought I’d share my story so far.
I’m not really sure why I decided to lose weight. I think it came mostly from talking with a new friend I’d made when I started Uni about cycling. I’d done it rarely when I was a little kid and had enjoyed it. So when my birthday came around, I decided I’d ask that if family members were going to buy me something, it be that. I guess I decided then that there was no point in exercising if I wasn’t going to try to lose weight otherwise. So, on my 21st birthday, I got a bicycle and I started trying to lose weight.
At first it was all about controlling my snacking and portion sizes. I started eating exclusively from microwavable meals so as to limit how much I ate. This worked quite fine but I quickly tired of the rather poor food they contained but now, having learnt better portion control, it’s not such an issue. All my exercise has been on my bike. I started riding and went about 7km on my first ride and wow was I tired. As time went on though, I’ve gotten better and have been travelling further.
On the 22nd of August 2006, I was approximately 190kg.
Once I found scales that would accommodate me, on the 19th of October, 2006, I weighed 178kg.
Today, the 4th of September 2007, I weigh 137kg.
I try to do my usual ride, 28.8km on a flatish track (The whole track, 2hrs.), 3 times a week.
I still have far to go. To be a healthy BMI at my height, I must be 90kg. (I’m 191cm tall, 6 foot 3.)
Winter’s been a struggle. It’s hard to want to rise when there’s a cold wind blowing or it’s raining. But I’ve managed to do it a bit lately.
For a while now, I’ve been buying interesting t-shirts that I want to wear in sizes to small for me. It’s really a great feeling to find out one day that they do actually fit.
Anyway, as I said, I hope I can find usefulness in the forum and be able to help others where I can. You all certainly seem nice and very supportive. I hope I can contribute to that.