I am a 52 year old from an Anglo-American family. I saw an article about MvF in the Telegraph and thought I’d give it a try. I have struggled against weight and poor eating habits all of my life, and frankly, I’m sick of my baggy clothes and the general unfit state of myself.
I tried a supervised diet last year (ideal protein) and I lost a tremendous amount of weight but suffered every single day from awful, powdered food. When I came off the diet, I tried to do one pushup, and my arms could not even hold my body up for one second. Unfortunately, the weight was soon back since I did not teach myself to make long term adjustments and I did not overcome my sweet tooth. Utterly demoralizing!
I have made great progress lately. I put myself on weight watchers, I’m exercising everyday, and I’ve eliminated some of my worst habits; diet coke, donuts, not eating fruit and veg. I realize that for me to be successful, I need to be accountable to others. My wife is a pretty good accountability partner, but she’s not a male which is why I am falling in love with this site.
My current weight is 15.5 stone and I am 69 inches tall. My short-term goal is to cut 2 stone in 3 months.