Aye it’s been a while since I last updated the blog, most if not all updates are up on the Facebook page these days.
I’m now into week 15, I was last weighed on Monday (27th May 2013) and I have lost a total of 27kg, which is 4 Stone 3.5lbs. While I feel proud of what I have lost so far, it’s only just over my half way point.
Most overweight people would be delighted to lose over 4 stone, I however have at least another 3.5 to go; it’s really puts things into perspective of how bad I actually let things become over the past 10 years.
One of the hardest parts as I mentioned before is the mental aspect of what I’m doing. I think a key part of it all, is being able to visualise your success; I don’t mean that in a cheesy motivational speaker kind of way, I mean that in a very basic way.
When you lose weight, you’ll see differences, you’ll see numbers on the scales drop but sometimes it isn’t enough to keep you motivated. It’s only when you physically see how much weight you have lost does it really sink in. On my first weigh in Spike handed me a 5kg medicine ball, it was slightly less than I had lost at that point, even just holding it and feeling the weight really drove home the point for me, it might not sound much but when it’s there in your hands it becomes very real.
Feedback and support from everyone has been amazing, it’s so nice when people send me messages asking for MY advice! I think the key thing is, you have to be ready to commit; you have to have it in your mind that you’re gonna push on and do it. I had tried in the past with varying levels of success, but as Spike says I clearly wasn’t ready. What did it for me, what pushed me over the edge was one day I went a walk with Becky & Jack, less that 200m down the street my back was killing me, I couldn’t even take a walk with the family without crippling back pain; that’s when I sent Spike a message asking for advice, he very VERY generously went 100 steps further and here I am today.
Don’t get me wrong, I still have a long way to go to reach my target, but when you realise that when you hit your target it’s not the end of the journey, it’s only the start of a lifelong change. I have learned to embrace and love a healthier lifestyle and I’m NEVER going back!