It’s been a couple of months since I did an update on my weight loss journey. That last one was in October in fact and since we’re starting a whole new year I felt it was time to share my progress so far.
As of 20th December 2016 I got as far down as 93.8 kg which put me at an 11.6 kg total weight loss from the 105.4 kg I was on 1st January 2016. I am really proud of that. I achieved this loss simply by trying to eat healthier and taking the dogs for a walk most days. I occasionally added in some strength work but nothing on a fixed basis.
Of course, we’ve just had the Christmas/New Year holiday binge eating season. I actually expected to put on a couple of kg over this time simply because I don’t generally have a lot of self-control over holiday season treats and I tend to slack off on exercising a lot during this time. But in reality I didn’t.
In fact, when I weighed myself on 2nd January 2017, I had only put on 400 g over the holiday season. I have to say I am REALLY proud of that. I thought I had done much worse than I really did. I also managed to get some walks and other exercise into the holidays.
In terms of non-scale victories, my mummy pouch is really starting to shrink slowly but surely. My hips and thighs are toning up a little. My face is slowly starting to thin down a bit. My clothes are getting looser. I’m at the point now where I need a belt to hold up most of my shorts and even on my smallest hole of the belt it’s still loose.
This year I plan on focusing on losing a further 15 kg. I have a final target goal of between 70-75 kg depending on how I feel as I reach it. It will be a guessing game at that time. But that is nearly 20 kg away. So, I feel a goal of 15 kg loss in a year is a reasonable target to aim for. Something else I want to focus on is getting more structured strength type exercising in and drinking more water.
Are you on a weight loss journey? How did you do over the holidays?