So, 18 months ago, I was pretty much at rock bottom physically. My diet was pure rubbish, without any excersing. Constantly felt lethargic, i’d be sitting at my desk at work, and have chest pains. This was probably going on for a good 3 to 4 years. I intermittently would go on health kicks, but they would only ever last a week until I’d fall back into old habits. Then I remember waking up one day in July last year, I’d just had a dream where I felt physically like crap, and something inside me snapped. It was like even in my sleep, I could not escape. I realised I was a food addict, and I needed to change. I’d not long turned 30, so i was getting older and so I needed to clean up my act.
I remember for days, maybe weeks, i didn’t put any sugar in my body. Probably was the hardest thing i’ve ever done. However I noticed a change physically, and after a week or two I worked up the courage to get on the scales. Something I hadn’t done in a couple of years. I was 111kgs. That was up from about 102 3 or 4 years earlier, which was up from about 90, 6 or 7 years before that. Once I got over over the intitial sugar withdrawal, my diet became easier. By Xmas last year I was down to 100. I started excersing to, but I noticed I’d stopped losing weight. I wasn’t gaining any, but I was plateauing, so I stopped. After Xmas I started losing more, eventually getting down to 94-95.
The last couple months I’ve really gotten inspired to start excersing again. I walk most days, and do chunks of running. I’m currently 97-99. I find i’ve been adding weight, would this be muscle? My diet is pretty steady. I treat myself, but I try to eat responsibly. I just wonder why excersing as much as I do, why the scales don’t drop.
Sorry for the long read, it’s not meant to be a brag post. I just know how bad it makes you feel to not have a great diet. If anyone is struggling, I feel like i’m proof, that if I can turn things around, anyone can.
If anyone has some tips on things I can do with my routine to keep trimming down, it would be much appreciated.