Losing weight to be an example for my son

It’s been a couple of months since I last posted on this excellent site. I could give you all the excuses about why I gave up but I’m sure you have heard them all before. The point is I’m now back and, more importantly, I am now a dad. My baby boy is 1 month old today and now that I’ve got past the terrifying first few weeks I’m starting to think about the kind of example I want to set for him. My whole life I have struggled to have a healthy relationship with food and I don’t want my son to have the same battles.

So the weightloss journey begins again. I will be calorie counting, aiming for 2200 per day, plus at least 30 minutes physical activity. This morning I am 132.7kg, which is 42.7 above a healthy weight. I’ll be posting daily updates on this thread along with a weekly weigh in figure until I reach my goal. Thank you in advance for all your support.

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Congratulations and welcome back. Let’s get you sorted.

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Seems like the perfect reason to start another challenge.

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Cheers guys, great to see you are all still at it. Good day today:

Breakfast: NA
Lunch: burger, sweet potato fries, two pints of bitter
Dinner: fish soup and bread
Snacks: six squares dairy milk chocolate, 2 white coffees.
Overall a shade under 2200 calories, will be doing half an hour of body weight exercises before bed

Good second day,
breakfast 2 slices whole meal toast with marmalade.
Lunch fish soup
Dinner chicken salad
Snacks 3 white coffees, 2 glasses of milk, one honey sandwich.

Again just under 2200

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Another good day,
Protein shake for breakfast
Salad two honey sandwiches and a glass of milk for lunch
Fish sticks for dinner
Cherries, white coffee and a magnum ice cream as snacks
Comfortably under 2200

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Decent day today,
Breakfast : protein shake
Lunch: toast and marmalade
Dinner: lamb chops and roast veggies
Snacks: 1 beer, some cheese and cherries.

Overall just under 2200

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Another good day

Breakfast: protein shake
Lunch: lentils rice and cheese
Dinner: 1 beer, oven baked fish and chips
Snacks: a few white coffees

Bang on 2200 for the day.

Good day today

Breakfast: porridge
Lunch NA
Dinner: Tesco curry
Snacks: some cheese and a magnum ice cream

Overall bang on 2000 calories

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Decent day again,

Breakfast:NA
Lunch: burger, sweet potato fries, pint of bitter
Dinner: Tesco curry
Snacks: some cheese and a donut

Overall just under 2000 calories, shows you can hit target even with quite unhealthy food if you don’t have too much.

That’s 7 days on the trot now so will be posting a weight update tomorrow morning

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Weighed in this morning at 128.7kg, most of that loss is water weight, always see a big drop in the first week of dieting. Still only 38.7 to go now.

Good day again:
Breakfast NA
Snacks: 1 white coffee
Lunch: 2 corn on the cob
Dinner: sausage mash and gravy

Overall under 1900 calories

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Went over today:

Breakfast: Protein shake
Lunch: yesterday’s leftovers
Dinner: tandoori mix grill and naan
Snack: peanut butter sandwich

Around 2500 calories. I managed 8 days on the trot of sticking to target so will start again tomorrow and try to beat that

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Good day today

Breakfast: Protein Shake, white coffee
Lunch: whole meal toast and marmalade
Dinner: Veggi chilli with rice, 2 beers
Snacks NA

Overall just under 2000 calories.

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Good day again:

Breakfast: protein shake
Lunch: bean chilli
Dinner: chicken stew
Snacks: white coffee, beer, honey sandwich
Just under 2000 calories

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Decent day yesterday:

Breakfast: bag of popcorn
Lunch: chips and curry sauce
Dinner: meal deal
Snacks: more popcorn and a graze barbecue crunch box

Overall just under 1900 calories

Decent day today

Breakfast: protein shake
Lunch: 2 scones and 2 sandwiches
Dinner: chicken soup
Snack: one white coffee

Overall 2200 calories