Well it has been a good six months since I was last on here and quite a bit has happened. Firstly though I have to admit to some over indulgences. I've just returned from overseas and it was messy.
I've been meaning to rejoin the forum for a while but whilst I was away I knew there was no chance of me being good to myself so I've had to wait for an opportune time and today is the day.
The past six months has seen me steadily increase my weight to 92.4Kgs
after getting down to below 80Kgs in the first half of last year - though I've been my current weight since about November so at least I seemed to have hit some kind of upward peak. But enough is enough and I resolve to lose this weight again and reach 80Kg at least which was probably an ideal weight all round for my build.
So where did it all go wrong? Well firstly I left here, I truely believe that the support of you guys makes it easier. Secondly I stopped exercising, I'm a lazy bugger at the best of times
but when I took a new contract back in mid year it was all the excuse I needed to stop my routine & thirdly I started bingeing on all my old favourites.. well that isn't exactly true but I did get back on the chocolate, crisps etc, stuff that I'd given up for quite a while.
But it's not all bad news, apart from my trip away I've not gotten back on the booze, not that I have drunk a lot for the last few years anyway. But more importantly, again apart from my holiday I've mainly stuck to the foods I was eating right the way through my weight loss.Where I fell down was I was supplementing this with eating loads of snacks and obviously not exercising didn't help.
What has also made me feel worse during this past six months is that Jack the lab has put a lot of his weight back on and he makes me feel guilty when I see him looking at me basically pleading for me to take him for a walk. So anyway I logged on here yesterday, had a bit of a read and then took him out for an hours walk. It felt good and it made me realise or at least reiterated what I learned last time which is that I'm in control of my own body. The boy was absolutely shattered when we got back and after doing some sit ups and push ups I bet myself that I couldn't get up before work and take him for another 40 min walk.. and so this morning I was up nice and early and took him out again.
So there we are, I'm back and I'm pretty motivated and I'm asking all you great people out there to help me along the way again. I didn't fall completely from the waggon but I've been hanging on for dear life thats for sure
Anyway I don't do things in half measures and eleven weeks today I am heading overseas again for a family holiday and so I'm going to try to target getting back down to 80 Kgs.. I know I can do it because I've done it before and I know the first week or two is going to be the hardest.
Wish me luck.
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 112.5 Kg (26 Jan 2016)
Current :99.2 Kg (31 May 2016)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
Target : 94 Kgs by 15th Jul