I am a little overweight and keep saying that I am going to diet, and half-heartedly attempt it. Last week a buddy of mine who is overweight challenged me to do weight loss together and see who does the best. I love a challenge and when I am competing with others I become quite bloody-minded. So, the challenge is on, I have been logging everything I eat and drink, and am sticking to about 1200 calories. I was thinking of going lower as this would have the best result, but I think 1200 is about right as I do not want my body to go into starvation mode.
I have been looking at the 5/2 diet, but the idea of fasting for two days really does not inspire. This weekend I have been a little naughty, but I am keeping track of my calories and determined to stick to it.
One of the problems I have is that I love my food. Although I am not a big eater, I do love to eat all the wrong things, like cake, puddings, sweets (candy) and jelly sweets like Haribo. I also love to drink full-fat milk, and gallons of it by all account. Milk is my biggest weakness if I am being honest.
M has decided to join in with the weight loss too, so that will be good. I am just hoping I can drop weight faster than my mate as I would hate to lose the challenge. My start weight on Monday was 14 stone and 3 pounds (200lb/90.7kg). At the beginning of the year I was 14 stone 8 pounds, and did a diet and lost a decent amount of weight, but then it went to the wayside, however, I have more reason to do it due to being challenged. Once I have lost my weight I intend to build some muscle. I would love to have a six-pack, but not sure I will ever get to that, but as the saying goes ‘Dream Big & Aim High’
I will update here as I journey into my challenge. My friend J was incredibly overweight, to the point of being clinically obese, and dare I say it dangerously close to having a heart attack. She has documented her weight loss challenge on Instagram and it is amazing to see the change. Although I will not be displaying my fat gut for you all, as I don’t want you to feel sick, but I may, if really successful do a before and after pic.
So, here goes…