Sunday, 19 January 2014
Yay! I'm No Longer a Lardass!
Okay, so maybe I wasn't quite that big, but I was bigger than I liked.
So I finally got motivated enough to do something about the extra 25 to 50 extra pounds I've been carrying around for the past 15 years. Around October 15, I weighed myself and found that I was at my lowest weight in 15 years, but at 180 lbs I was still 25 pounds from my optimum BMI. So I looked online for a website that could help me dump that last 25, and I found it at caloriecount.com.
I started my diet on October 21st. I knew nothing about dieting, so at first I cut back my calories way too much, but the website helped me to figure out how to lose weight in a healthy and effective way. After a week, I was getting all my proper nutrients and losing weight at a good (but not too extreme) 2 pounds per week. I managed to get through Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year with only minor alcohol-fueled setbacks (yay!) and thanks to caloriecount.com, lashings of motivation and self-control and a healthy amount of cycle commuting, after 12 weeks I reached my goal weight of 155 pounds on 12 January 2014.
Now I fit into trousers of a size I haven't fit into since the 1980s - okay, there's a downside - I had to buy new trousers of a size I haven't fit into since the 1980s. Still, it feels freaking great and now I even notice that cycling uphill is much easier without the spare tire I was dragging around.