I'm a bloke (need more on here) who's 44 years old and I have been depressed about weight loss for some months now, but found your site and think it could be the kick along I need.
I never developed good exercise routines as a kid and had a metabolism that burnt off whatever I ate (junk and all) so I never modified my eating habits.
As an adult I've been getting bigger and bigger, which is dangerous because I also have a congenital heart condition.
I've had several attempts at establishing a more healthy eating and exercise regime - some with more success than others. However, the past twelve months I have been under a lot of stress and I've resorted to eating for comfort and avoiding exercise at all costs.
I have three great boys (S-11, O-8 & A-5), who are usually not couch potatoes and generally get out and do things. However, through watching me, they are now all eating too much and doing less. It is really showing up in my eldest who, with his pre-pubescent hormone rages, is getting really tubby.
So, I've made a pact with S that I will work with him to get his fitness up so he can be on the 'A' basketball team by Term 1 next year. And I lose weight in the process - a win-win I hope.
I have used blogs before for various meaningless rants, and I think this site's progress tracker is exactly what I need to set my goals and monitor them.
So, I actually need to set some goals - only problem at this stage is I don't have the basic information - current height, weight, target weight.
So, on the way home from the office, I will get myself a decent set of scales and set it all up in my progress log.
I do have some exercise goals, and I'm pleased to say that over the past week or so these have been met.
So I'll post this as my first entry for my progress log.
Thanks for listening ... Macca