I take my hat off to you for your brutal honesty, and good luck with shifting the weight. You're a big guy so try not to starve yourself as you'll need a decent amount of calories daily just to function. Somewhere in the region of 2000-2500. Sounds like you're moving in the right direction...just take it slow.
Not obese at all (well my BMI says I am lol), you can't tell I'm overweight by looking at me. I'm 6'7" and have throughly undeserved muscular build, My excess weight tends to manifest itself as a tubby belly and a large bottom. Face, arms & legs virtually unchanged. However, I noticed my pecs started to get a bit boobish.
Just under 2 and a half stone in 3 months...!!!
Lost another 2 KG this week that's 9 so far this month, hmmm... not sure if my current regime is healthy or even sustainable tbh. I seem to be ok so far though. But actually, I put on 15kg of excess weight since xmas through inactivity and bad diet (unemployed for a while), maybe my body is just "normalising" again now that I've cut back on the crap and moving around again.
It's kind of funny at work though, I started only 4 weeks ago and I look almost completely different from when I began lol.
WTF were you eating?
Try not to lose too much too soon.
1-2lb a week is sustainable and anything more than that and my guess is you'll struggle to keep it off without starving yourself, which we all know isn't healthy.
Hugely obese people can lose large amounts of weight quicky but you're not obese...are you?
During my time off I was eating all the time, builders breakfast in the cafe every morning, burgers at lunch time, and a full on dinner of fatty meat and rice not to mention loads of sweeties and treats inbetween meals. Lots of lounging around the house too, Utter slobiness, it was if I took a vacation from health.
Now I'm strictly eating a can of soup for lunch and bowl of cereal for breakfast, and whatever in the evenings. I cycle as much as I can and I do a bit of basic daily exercise after work at home. Not much, I'm talking 40 situps, 10 press ups and farting about with a couple of free weights for 10 minutes.
I know rapid weight loss isn't healthy, it's not my intent. In my eyes, I'm not really trying hard to lose weight. I could be doing a lot more inthe exercise department. My ideal weight is 100Kg, any less and I'd start to look quite guant and lanky.
Edited by pistol at 14:31:42 26-04-2012