Weight Update

Back in December I posted the last update on my weight loss. I’d lost over two stones and decided it was time to at least post an update, set a target and give me something to aim for. Well, it’s just over 10 months since I started trying to lose some weight and I’ve hit another milestone.

Weight Loss

In total I’ve lost 25.5kg, 56.2 pounds or 4 stones 2 pounds. The fourth stone was a lot more difficult than the others but in truth the biking has calmed down recently so I kind of know why. There’s also been some blips along the way (Christmas, some illnesses etc) but overall there’s a nice shape to the graph above.

So my total weight is now 98.6kg or just over 15 1/2 stones. Another 1.5kg will see me reach my true target, a BMI under 30 which would mean (according to the BMI scale) that I’m no longer obese but overweight. To some reading this that will sound crazy but for me it’s a massive difference to what I was less than a year ago.

What brings it home are things like clothes – some of them are hanging of me now and look really baggy. My waist size has dropped a few sizes and the belts are to big now. The neighbours had their two kids in yesterday and their combined weight is 4.5 stones, just over what I’ve lost. When you see the physical space that they take up and that has disappeared of me over the last 10 months. Well, it made me smile. Reactions from friends and colleagues have also been good, especially those I don’t see often.

I also feel a lot fitter. Two hours of non stop badminton holds no fears, something I couldn’t say last September. On the bike I can now push for a solid hour cycling for just under 19 miles. Some might laugh but it works for me and I’m pretty pleased the way my weight loss and fitness is progressing.

So what next? Well I expect to lose that kilo and a half over the next 3-4 weeks. I thought I would really struggle to hit this target but it’s not been too bad. So I’ll crack on and try to lose another stone by year end. And then? Maintain it!

8 Comments

  1. Congrats, getting below 100Kg is one hell of an achievement, if you can do it why can’t I?…. chocolate hmmmm chocolate…. biscuits, magnums… pizza hmmmm pizza drooollllllll…. who wants to live for ever?

  2. Well done. If I ever see you again I probably won’t recognise you.

  3. Graham – curry night soon. I’ll be in touch. Mmmmm – curry. It’s been a while. I’ve a new place for us to try too.

  4. Brilliant stuff, but at that rate you’ll be lighter than me in less than a year! Time for me to get my lazy arse out and get some exercise!

  5. David – I can’t see me losing too much more so your safe for now.

  6. If you got too close I’d start sending care packages direct from Cadbury.

  7. Eh? Free chocolate? Did I mention I’m stone 4lb and falling fast? Usual address, cheers mate.

  8. Oi! That’s my chocolate! You stick to the Tunnocks Teacakes.

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