Hello to anyone out there reading this!
I used to post quite regularly on here up until about a year ago, but then I guess I lost my motivation with my weightloss journey. I got fairly close to my first target weight and I think I slacked off a bit and adopted a 'near enough is good enough' mentality, because (at the time) I felt quite pleased with what I'd achieved overall.
My heaviest starting weight was 115kgs (
) and the lowest number I saw was approximately 79kgs. I wanted to try and get down to 75kgs, with an ultimate goal of getting to 68-70kgs. However, I got lazy, lost motivation, stopped exercising as much and started reverting back to old eating habits.
My weight began to climb back up again and even though I could see the numbers increasing on the scales and I could feel my clothes getting tighter, I STILL did nothing to try and counteract this. One day, I stepped on the scales and saw that I'd hit 93kgs again. I couldn't believe that I'd allowed myself to put on that much weight and I was disgusted with myself for undoing a lot of the good work I'd done. I don't know why I needed to gain approximatey 14kgs for reality to sink in, but for some reason, 93kgs was the magic number that shocked me out of my lazy habits.
Over the last few months, I've really been working hard to get my weight back down. I went overseas to South America again and that gave me an incentive to really start losing weight (again). I lost some weight before my trip and while I was away, I lost another 2kgs because of all of the physical activities we were doing. I felt quite motivated again, and decided to really focus on improving my eating and exercise habits back at home.
I am currently 84kgs and happy that I've lost 9kgs over the last 2-3 months or so. I've been back for the last 6 weeks and I'm really pleased with how my diet has been going. I've managed to cut out about 95% of the crap I was eating before and now I'm just allowing myself a little treat (like a piece of chocolate) once a day. I'm not really following a specific plan, I'm just trying to eat as healthily as possible. I know that's worked for me in the past, it's just an issue of consistency and motivation.
I've also started exercising more, I've been walking a few times a week and going swimming on the weekends. Swimming is my favourite form of exercise, as it doesn't feel as strenuous as a lot of other activities. It also has the added benefit of burning up quite a large number of calories!
I'd love to hear from anyone else out there, so leave a message if you'd like! Good luck to everyone else