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 😀