Over the years my weight has been a constant battle. When I first started trying to lose weight  I hit the gym hard. In fact, I was there pretty much every day. This resulted in a major weight loss but my eating was still the same. I did cut out most of the rubbish and really cut back on the bread, pasta and rice. My thinking was that carbs from these types of foods were a big no no. I still eat a lot of food but due to the exercise,  the weight was under control.

I then took three months off work and toured Europe on a bicycle. Again this really helped and the weight just melted away, but I still liked my food and at that time I eat everything. In short, my weight loss has been all down to exercise. So there lies the problem. As soon as you stop the exercise and continue to eat what you like the weight comes back on. Very simple right! It’s clear to see this from a reflective point of view.

Food Education

The last year or so I’ve scaled back the exercise due to an injury I picked up and now the weight is back too. 2016 was a crap year for the weight but 2017 is going to be different. I’ve signed back up to the gym and I’ve also signed up to Slimming world. I need to re-educate myself in food. I’ve also committed to riding Mont Ventoux in June.

One last tactic to help me lose those pounds. Ready for it. I’m going to post my current weight every week. Tonight is the first weigh in since joining Slimming World. At the start I was 15 stone 3 pounds. Fingers crossed I’ve lost weight.