Last night I tried going to the gym after work. It was horrible. It felt like the place was infested. All the weights and equipment were being used, so I had to wait for everything, so couldn't really get a good workout in. I just ended up just working on the machines (which I don't really like using anyway) and running for 20 minutes. So as horrible as it is to wake up early, it's not as bad as that. If I'm going to do this (lose the extra weight), it needs to be back to the early rises. I weighed myself though, 210lbs now. Down from 231. Not bad... could be better.
So, I have lost a stone (14lbs) since the beginning of the year. I have not really 'done' that much. I have slightly cleaned up my diet, just by being more conscious of what I am eating and trying to be more prepared. I think this is a massive part of losing weight; being prepared. If I am at work and have not eaten very much I tend to get really hungry mid-afternoon. This then sends me into a food frenzy. I will probably get a Snickers bar or something on the way home, that of course, will not satisfy, then I will get home and literally raid the fridge. This will then go on most of the night as I never feel satisfied. This is then too late to fix. I am aware of what I am doing, I just can't get rid of the hunger feeling and i will probably have a headache and generally feel horrible.
On the plus side I am emotionally stable. I am pretty much always in a good mood, so I never eat through being upset or stressed. So as long as I prepare my food the night before, I will have a good day the next day. So as the saying goes, fail to prepare, and prepare to fail.
I feel like I have started a thousand times, but never got back in shape. This is mostly down to lifestyle. Since I got myself in very good shape, I have been more inclined to let go as I know that I can lose it all when I want to. Over the past year, I have been getting heavier and heavier and it's starting to feel very uncomfortable as I feel bloated all the time. I am also feeling self conscious and feel like not going out and seeing people as I always get the "have you put on weight" or something similar. I just need to get back into the routine and show some more discipline. I believe I am around 16 stone at the moment, which is 2 stone heavier than I ever was before I got fit.
I have been at a wedding all weekend with lots of food and alcohol, so I'm feeling more bloated than usual. I'm not going to drink until I am at my target weight, which is 12 and a half stone. So I have three and a half stone to lose. I want to have a drink at a wedding on the 2nd July, so I hope to have lost considerable weight by then. At least to feel more comfortable anyway.Well this is my update for this month. I will write again in June.
Current weight: (approx) 15.5/16 Stone (224lbs). This is 40 lbs heaver then I was. That's quite upsetting.