October 19, 2017 3:11pm CST
I was just thinking about how good friends can be a reason for us to be accountable for our actions and to take responsibility, and it's given me an idea... I'm really really struggling with my willpower and emotional triggers for overeating, and although I'm constantly thinking about how I need to lose weight, I'm putting it on more than I'm getting rid of it. I have the tools, I know how to cook extremely healthy food that tastes nice, over the last few months I've experienced how I can eat it in abundance and still lose weight (because the food is so healthy), but still I give in too easily when it comes to unhealthy stuff and binge eating. I've decided that I'm going to report my weight to you marvellous people once a week for the next eight weeks - that's a starting point, the amount I want to lose will take much longer than eight weeks, but for now I feel like this is a way to kick start it by giving myself a time frame that feels manageable. I currently weigh about 13 and a half stone (I'll give you the precise number tomorrow at my first weigh in) and my overall aim is to get down to about 10 and a half stone, but obviously that's my long term goal, I won't be trying to do that in 8 weeks, more like 8 months My aim for the next eight weeks is to lose two pounds a week, by eating healthy food that I enjoy and by walking every day. I understand some people may tell me that I should only try to lose one pound a week, but in my experience I can lose a pound one day and gain three more the next day, and two pounds in a week is what I've lost when I've been healthy and sensible in the past Wish me luck, and don't stand for any excuses!
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• United Kingdom
Thank you for the conversion Unfortunately I'm not 6'3 but I am 5'9 so people tend to be surprised that I'm this heavy. The heaviest I've ever been was 15 stone, I don't know how I managed to get to that point because right now I feel extremely slow and unhealthy Hahaha maybe I should get a kitten... although it won't be long before I have to toilet train my son so maybe that will work for me
• United Kingdom
I'm sure it's easy enough for people to find out if they need to I'm using a very slow mobile Internet connection that cuts out and parenting a toddler alone so I don't always have the time or energy or reliable Internet to go back and forth between tabs and convert stones and pounds to kilograms People will understand if the number has gone up or down