Weight Loss Challenge…

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…



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11 replies

  1. A lot us seem to be in that position these days, don’t we? Anyway, good luck to you and M!

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  2. I tend to ‘Stress Snack’ where I snack, usually late evening after a stressful evening with the youngest. Banana sandwich 🥪 is my downfall, that and a couple of whiskeys. So best of luck.

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    • Whisky is not too bad, and a banana is about 105 calories, but bread is quite bad. I do not really eat bread as it kills me due to coeliacs but I do enjoy a Yorkshire bread made by Jacksons Bakery. Oh and I make a fabulous loaf and soda bread/soda farls too.

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  3. Good luck! You’re lucky to have a friend to do this challenge with. I’ve always thought that would help me as I’m competitive but I don’t have anyone who wants to. Can’t wait to hear about your success:)

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  4. Hope everything is going well so far! Good luck!

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