Ooh, a weight loss thread!
Might i be allowed to join in!?
A brief intro; i'm a (slightly) overweight guy in my late 20's and have been this way for years ever since i was put on beta blockers for my anxiety disorder. Previous to my doctor putting me on them i was always either slim or even mildly underweight. Although i'm no longer on the beta blockers the weight didn't come off.
The normal weight for a guy of my height is 170 lbs. Before beginning my diet about 5-6 weeks ago i weighed in at 205 lbs.
Every friday i weigh myself to check my progress. So far, i've lost 8 lbs. On average i lose 1 or 2 lbs a week. So thats another 27 lbs i've yet to get through!
Although i do live near a gym, i don't really want to get all muscly and bulky, lol!
Working out, weights and all that doesn't appeal to me. I would like to return to the slim, slender looking guy i once was. So the only exercise i've been doing so far are gentle walks (i do also have knee issues so my doctor has told me not to do anything like football in case i suffer a knee popout like my sister has suffered).
Mainly i focus on my diet... i very carefully watch my calorie and sugar intake. I've come to understand that my when suffering from anxiety bouts i tend to comfort eat sugary/fatty foods. So far i've cut chocolate down to 2 bars a week at most (previously that figure was daily), cut out crisps/chips entirely, and i drink alot of water rather than fizzy drinks. And already i do feel healthier.
I'm quite lucky i guess in that i'm slowly, steadily losing the weight without having to really exert myself. If i can continue losing 1 or 2 lbs a week then i'm happy with my progress.
Best wishes to you all.