Friday, 29 May 2015

A Weight Loss Achievement

Despite the rather depressive nature of yesterday's post I do have some good times to talk about today. I got weighed on Tuesday as well as celebrating my birthday. Actually getting weighed ended up being the first time that day I felt like celebrating thanks to the nice result I got.

Even though I got a cold and spent a week in bed, even though I didn't get to go to the gym much, I lost five pounds in four weeks. If that wasn't good enough I also ended up hitting some weight loss milestones which is what makes it even more of an achievement.

I did that too.
That five pounds took me to two big numbers. The first one is more for non-Americans but losing that five pounds brought me back down below 19 stone and in the 18-19 stone range. That was my first major goal because 18 stone was the highest I remember being the first time I tried to lose weight when I was a teenager. So I'm now back to where I was about eight years ago. It's a sign of just how much weight I gained, sure, but it's also a damn fine sign of how much I've lost. 

As well as hitting that goal I also reached another good one. A damn great one if I do say so myself. This is going to be kind of hard to admit but at my biggest I weighed about 350 pounds. I weighed over 150kgs. I remember the shame I felt when I admitted to my dad we couldn't buy a stepladder because it couldn't support my weight. I'm pleased to report that since then I have now lost over 20% of my original body weight.

That feels pretty good if I do say so myself.

They say that to feel good you should lose 5% of your weight. To those people I say, screw you, lose 20%.

Though seriously losing any weight is an achievement. If you only manage to lose 1% then good for you. Lose as much as you need to. Only really, really, stupidly obese people like me need to lose half their body weight.

6 comments:

  1. Now that's more like it! I have no idea what "stones" are though. That's seriously a unit of weight measurement? Sounds like it's to kilograms what feet are to meters: the less sensible counterpart. ;D
    Also 20%'s huge man, great work!

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  2. Congratulations, well done!

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  3. Those are both tremendously great goals to have accomplished! You are quite right to feel proud of yourself!

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