Newbie in here, hoping some of you may have some pearls of wisdom
I’m 40 years old, 5ft 10, weighing 104kg (16st 5lb) Looking to get down to 81kg (12st 10lb) so a significant loss. In 2017 I was around the same starting weight and embarked on a mission with a personal trainer. Through 3-4 HIIT type workouts a week for 20-30 minutes, and an overhaul of my diet, I got down to 13st 7lbs. I was looking and feeling good, the best I had in years. It took about 6 months and I was losing weight consistently
It didn’t stay off for long though - I’m not a gym/exercise lover and I do love naughty food and lager, and it crept up and up back to where I am now
My weakness is lager. I love a drink, especially after a long day at work, where I sit all day in an office job
My wife and I have made plenty of effort to start again and lose weight but it never lasts and although I’m only a few years older it seems so much harder to lose weight. I’ve decided to try and embark on a 12 week mission to absolutely smash it but in week 3 I’ve barely lost any weight and am feeling disheartened already. It’s never long before I throw in the towel and I don’t want to do that again, but it’s like it’s literally glued to me
I’ve re-engaged with my personal trainer and am just trying to replicate what I did in 2017 which was successful but it’s slow progress to say the least. I don’t want to calorie count as I’ve done that before and end up obsessing but maybe I do need to do it
I also know it’s not just about the scales but you do want to see them coming down
I reckon I’m eating around 1700 cals a day - is this too much? Too little?
Has anyone got any words of advice??
Thanks if you do - much appreciated