Tuesday, February 17, 2015

10 Years

It's now almost exactly 10 years since I began a lifestyle change, focusing on "healthy eating" - not dieting.

At that point I was 19 stone 9 pounds - or 275 pounds

This morning I weighed 13 stone exactly - 182 pounds

My lowest point was a few years ago when I was about 20lbs lighter than now, but then it crept back up. I did get as high as 13st 11lbs a couple of years ago, but mostly I've wavered about 5lbs either side of 13 stone.

The main thing about all this is I've kept the vast majority of the weight off.

95-98% of diets end in failure - that is, within 2 to 3 years all the weight has gone back on, and for most, they are even heavier than when they started. Diets don't work, because they do not address the causes of over eating.

I might not be my "ideal weight" according to the height-weight charts (somewhere around 147-158lbs), but at least I'm not permanently carrying an extra 90+ pounds around on me all the time and I have an eating system I can live with long term.

I guess that must count as some kind of success.


Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 13st - 182lbs
Body fat: 24.8%
Total Weight Loss: 93lbs

Monday, December 30, 2013

Week 462

4lb gain.

Could have been worse, but not out of the fire yet...


Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 13st 11lbs - 193lbs
Body fat: 28.9%
Total Weight Loss: 82lbs

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Week 460

0.8lb loss

Pre-Feastmas check-in - although some extras have already been finding their way through, so I was probably lower last week


Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 13st 7lbs - 189lbs
Body fat: 27.5%
Total Weight Loss: 86lbs

Friday, November 01, 2013

Week 453

7lb gain.

Half a stone up since April. I haven't dipped below the 13 stone mark all year.


Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 13st 7.8lbs - 189.8lbs
Body fat: 27.9%
Total Weight Loss: 85.2lbs

Monday, April 22, 2013

Week 427

Not a great deal of difference...

I'm aware it's 11 weeks since I last posted, but very little has actually happened. I seem to have levelled out.

Since New Year I've not gone above about 13st 3lbs (185lbs), but nor have I gone below 13 stone (182lbs). Each week I either get excited that I've lost a bit and that will be the start of a trend, or I get disappointed that the previous week's loss didn't hold.

So unless I make a dramatic shift in my habits, this seems to be where I'm sitting at the moment


Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 13st 0.8lbs - 182.8lbs
Body fat: 24.9%
Total Weight Loss: 92.2lbs

Monday, February 04, 2013

Week 416

1.8lb loss

That's more like it!


Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 13st 0.2lbs - 182.2lbs
Body fat: 25.5%
Total Weight Loss: 92.8lbs

Monday, January 28, 2013

Week 415

1.2lb gain over the past 2 weeks

Disappointing


Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 13st 2lbs - 184lbs
Body fat: 25.7%
Total Weight Loss: 91lbs

Monday, January 14, 2013

Week 413

2lb loss!

Pleased with that - had a near faultless week.


Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 13st 0.8lbs - 182.8lbs
Body fat: 25.5%
Total Weight Loss: 92.2lbs

Monday, January 07, 2013

Week 412

0.4lb gain

Considering a few Feastmas goodies were still being hoovered up, although I was mindful about trying to get back on track, it could have been worse.


Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 13st 2.8lbs - 184.8lbs
Body fat: 25.5%
Total Weight Loss: 90.2lbs

Monday, December 31, 2012

Week 411

5lb gain.

To be expected, I guess, though a little disappointing as I know I could have gone far more overboard with my eating if I'd let myself.

But this puts me back to my heaviest since May, and almost exactly the same weight as I was this time last year.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 13st 2.4lbs - 184.4lbs
Body fat: 25.2%
Total Weight Loss: 90.6lbs