Howdy, I've titled my weight loss scheme "campaign 15" because 15kgs loss is my goal. On 1 January I weighed in at 75kgs, I've never been this heavy (for me) in my life. I'm 166 cms so I think my ideal weight range is around 62kgs, hence my 60kg goal. My work pants were starting to get a bit claustrophobic for my ever increasing beer belly, yes, I love my beer.
I'm pretty confident of knocking it off because I've never really been overweight, a combination of events have contributed to the need for "campaign 15".
For want of anything better to do, I shall tell you why. I turned 40 last year and if that isn't enough to motivate me I don't know what is! No seriously, I turned 40, I had a serious back injury, a bulging disc that had a problem with me playing cricket and decided to put a stop such foolish past-times. As a consequnce I spent close to four weeks flat on my Burt Bacharach, doing not much. I spent a week in hospital where I had an epidural, which has made a considerable difference.
Adding to the adventure, my partner and I welcomed our first child into the world, a beautiful baby girl who gives me more joy than I ever imagined, but that's a completely different topic.
At the end of last year, I knew something had to give, time for some change. So, I have my goal and I have my motivation.
My program is simple, cut down junk food and the stuff heavy on carbs, fats etc. Increase my exercise from nothing to 30-45 mins per day either walking, swimming or riding.
After a week of "campaign 15" I've lost two kgs and feel happier with myself and more energetic.
I'm hoping that I reach my goal before we head off on our yearly holiday to Brisbane in June. I reckon I should be able to achieve this and have a month or two of maintaining my goal weight by that time.
Right then, that's me, that's my story, that's my progress for now. I'm off for a walk.