Breaking the 11 stone barrier

So its official,

I am now a 10 stone-something middle aged bloke. Ok, so its 10 stone 13 lbs so only just, but I have now broken the 11 stone barrier. I’ve been at my diet for a year now and in that time have cut my sugar intake by half, given up chocolate and reduced my alcohol consumption below 10 units a week (sometimes 5 units a week!). I’ve also increased my exercise at the same time, mostly through cycling (and walking the dog). I started the journey last year at 13 stone 4lbs so I’ve gone from my heaviest weight ever to my lightest for nearly 15 years.

The last 3 months have been tough because I had gotten to the low end of the 11 stone band and then stopped losing weight. A recalculation of my calorie intake confirmed I was upping to compensate for increased exercise so I have readjusted and the last few pounds have fallen away. Now for the hard bit: losing a few more pounds to hit 10 stone 10lbs (what my weight should be for my height and build and BMR) and also maintaining it.

I feel fitter, healthier and better for my current weight and will try very hard to keep it up. Its been a slog at times and I still get cravings but I reckon the hardest part is behind me.

Might have to buy some new trousers though 😀

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I am a keen hiker, camper, cyclist and general all round gear addict..... I also manage to be a professional brewer in my non-spare time :->
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6 Responses to Breaking the 11 stone barrier

  1. Great stuff! I know exactly what you’re going through – geoff and i have both been dieting since new year. We’re both now only about 5lb off our target weights and these last ones are the hardest to lose! Geoff’s lost 2 stone and i’ve lost one and a half stone. Don’t you just feel better though for having done it? 🙂

    • backpackbrewer says:

      absolutely. I feel so much better for it. Some of that is the weight itself and some of it is the healthier eating ie being less bloated.

      Well done to you both as well btw. It really is the hardest last few pounds but thats logical as the body finds a balance once you cut out most of the junk!

      keep at it 🙂

  2. dexey says:

    Congratulations! That is a huge achievement and full marks to little dog for helping you :0)

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