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.


  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!

  2. Congratulations, well done!

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


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