Ok so, I am a fat guy, and I have been for quite a while and have to say it's never really bothered me. I don't have the self loathing that seems to bother others of my weight, and have never really had any problems because of my weight. I've always been fairly active so have maintained a good level of fitness and strength so I've never really been left out or had to sit something out because of my weight. I'm not skyting about this, in fact it's made the problem much worse. I am 31 and have had a redude awakening to what I am doing to my health. In the last 3 months I have had 29 days off work, mostly due to a stomach problem I have developed. It is easily treatable, and it fact curable. It has however given me a very rude shock.
I want to be healthy!
The company I work for recently setup a weight watchers at work programme (subsidised and everything woo hoo!) which I started yesterday, Its a 13 week programme and am looking forward to it. I've never really dieted before, but have to say I like the weight watchers approach.
I am also getting right back into excercise. I use to be extremely fit so think I can make some good ground here. I'm going to be getting back in the pool with a goal of a 5km swim by christmas, and started up weights training about a month ago. I love weights training but it has been a long time so I am taking it very slow. At the moment I am doing three sessions a week. I have ten different excercises that I rotate through, using four per session. At the moment I am only doing light weight, high rep work to start using the muscles that haven't been used for a while.
I'm writing this for myself, so plan to make it pretty comprehensive, any tips, advise or encouragement are always welcome!!