Yesterday when I did my weight-in I noticed something was different, I couldn’t put my finger on it at first.
Then It hit me, I had gone from losing 50 something % of my body weight to having lost 60.14% or 335Lbs, My Goal weight of 235Lbs has long been passed, I weigh 222Lbs right now, When I was 40 stone I thought to myself “To get down to 20 stone would be amazing, 18 stone would be a dream” but you know what ? The truth is, I know I can get down to a weight that I Never ever thought possible, 190 Lbs (13 . 6 Stone) Now truth be told, with my excess skin, I’m gonna be either under 190Lbs or around it, So does that mean I have reached my goal on my journey ?
Welllll……No…. You see if I dont have the operation then I have another 32Lbs to lose on my own (Something I am pretty confident in doing, if needed) so for now, I want to keep losing and give myself a nice bit of breathing space so that, no matter what happens, this time next year, I will FLY.
My body fat is now 17%, I look and feel great, but theres so much more I’m gonna do, theres so much more I want to be.
At a meeting last week I was asked “So, how much weight have you lost now then ?” I gave the answer “Almost 25 Stone now” the replay was “dont take the piss” 🙂 Anyway after being backed up the truth was out, and I was then asked “How did you do it ?” I was about to jump in with the answer CYCLING but then this followed “You must have gone to Weight Watchers to do that” the person asking was pretty shocked to see/hear what I had achieved without any assistance at all, but why do people automatically think “Weight Watchers, Slimming World, Gastric Bypass” When someone like me loses weight, its a shame as it can be intimidating to people wanting to follow in my footsteps….This is in no way a rant at the person asking, they were being genuine, but it does make me think, that, as a Country, we need to radically change our view on Obesity and how we tackle it.