For me the end of a journey that took a lot longer than I was expecting 🙄
I reckon I was about 94 kilos at my heaviest ! Very much at the obese end of the overweight spectrum for my size. Most of the fat was around my abdomen, very dangerous to my health, and I did feel quite ill at the time.
I definitely found my weight loss and fitness answers. Im now happy eating whatever I want, it’s just that what I am happy eating is good for me.
I don’t think any of us are completely in control of what we eat. Our bodies dictate to a large extent, I just don’t seem to need huge carb rich meals, or lots of alcohol anymore. I actually prefer life without alcohol 🙂 it’s much more satisfying to be more productive and achieve my ambitions.
Exercising and trying to keep fit is no longer a chore I have to force myself to do or die. It’s a pleasure I look forward too and enjoy 😁
Finally it was just so easy 🤣
I’ve been getting this project sorted for over ten years 😮 I’d start off with lots of will power and determination, but it was never enough and every time I was dragged back to indulging in addictive traits, overeating and what I’d term part time alcoholism. Lethargy was also an issue in the dark days.
For me there was a definite reason why I kept failing, even though I was very motivated and determined to succeed.
I now know what the answers to my issues were / are, and I suspect for many of you who:
- struggle to lose weight
- struggle with motivation to get fit, and motivation generally
- struggle with alcohol, and addiction generally
There were also some other remarkable benefits once I implemented my solution 😉
- significant improvements in memory, especially short term.
- significant improvements in concentration.
- significant enhancement of my emotional health.
Possibly your answers will be the same. There were some big surprises along the way as I tried and tried again more than a few times to lose weight and get fit and healthy. I’m sure that many of you will find the same pleasures I did in these surprises 🙂
On the 28th May 2011 (you’ll need to have purchased and be logged in to access this link) I started my first very determined attempt, though I have in fact been trying to get this done for many years before that. Not particularly this web site and project, but rather just to lose weight, get fit and healthy and improve my body shape. 2009 could be considered the year I started to take it seriously and made determined efforts to keep my overeating and alcohol addiction in check.
On reading back though my diary I’m amused at my optimism. Hopefully you will be able to learn from my experience and make the necessary adjustments to your life that will enable you to succeed with much less effort and in a far shorter time frame.
I remember some of the times when I had to use a lot of determination to break free from whatever evil had a hold on me. It certainly felt like that 😧 It was a real struggle. Now it’s easy 😉
There are a lot of pages, photos and videos in the diary. Some of it may be a bit repetitive, but do skim through it, as there are some real gems of information 😉
Good luck 🍀