…but more updates.
Ok, back on the 1st of April (and no, it wasn’t an April’s Fool), I posted that I was at 109.3 Kilos. That meant that from February to April, I had lost 18 kilos. Not bad, I was impressed with myself and I allowed myself to feel a bit proud.
My initial 105 kilo target was so close, so I set 2 more. The first was an absolutely set in stone target. I would get under 100 kilos. I was determined that it would happen and I was confident that it would. My second target was to try and get to/near my perfect weight.
I knew this would be more challenging. Especially as that number changes depending on what websites you visit. So, I set my target weight to 95 kilos. This would put my total weight loss at 32.3 kilos. This is a number that, right at the beginning of this, I said didn’t account for how heavy I was at my fittest and I felt that would be unattainable.
Well, fast forward to today, and I am now sat at 97.3 kilos. So far, I have shifted 30 kilos of my, not inconsiderable, bulk. 95 is so close, I feel like I can try to aim for the 92. The last few kilos have been massively difficult to shift, which I think is a good thing. I am not losing muscle mass (if anything I am gaining) and my weight loss has slowed to a fairly realistic pace. Also, I am allowing myself days off the diet from time to time, I still go out once every week or so and on those nights, I drink what I want and don’t stress about it. I have struck a balance that I am comfortable with.
So far, my weight loss has been :
- Feb 1st – Mar 1st = 10
- Mar 1st – Apr 1st = 8
- Apr 1st – May 1st = 5.4
- May 1st – Jun 1st = 4
- Jun 1st – Jun 13th = 2.6
Total lost from Feb 1st – Jun 13th = 30 kilos (4.7 stone)
Based on that, I think I am on track to lose around 5 this month..which will take me to under 95 kilos.
As you can probably imagine, this makes me a very happy bunny indeed. Couple that with the fact that my younger (and considerably more athletic) brother..is desperately trying to shed weight now…I think in an effort to keep me as the porker of the family…I realised that I am no longer the porker of the family :-P
What is weird now, is that I switched jobs on May 2nd. So when I tell people that I am dieting..they are all wondering why. When I tell them how big I was a couple of months ago, they don’t believe it. It is strange to think that there are people that only know the new me…my old work colleagues met me at my heaviest and saw me drop a massive amount of weight. It is nice though, I mean..don’t get me wrong, the praise and compliments are fantastic and really help motivate me to keep going, but to have people only know me at “normal size”, is also good. It’s hard to explain, but I guess it is nice to just be normal and not be the “former fat bastard”.
So, there it is. 30 kilos down and only a few more to go. I feel great and I have absolutely no desire to become a “former, former fat bastard”. Also, I am targeting a pair of size 34 jeans that I bought as a challenge to myself…fingers crossed :D