So I’ve been doing Man V Fat for a while now, four seasons in fact, first was great, lost a bit, around 10kg’s in total. I felt it was quite good but I could have done better. My stamina and fitness had noticeably improved and I could more or less run a whole game which was just an absolutely ludicrous thought at the start of the season.
Season 2 I started experimenting and it slowly went downhill. I tried to shoehorn my old favourite most unhealthy snacks and drinks into a calorie deficit diet, initially I did well in a reward based style but I slowly just ate / drank more and more and I’ve ended up horrible a yo-yo situation. The last couple of weeks are the worst and I’m back up higher than since I’ve started.
I have started a new job and it’s fairly long hours but it’s no excuse. In fact it’s not even long hours, they’re regular office hours, it’s just my commute is a little longer than I’d like. I do 4 miles of walking at least per day. I’m fairly active on weekends and soon I’ll be doing 6 miles of cycling to and from work a day. I sweat a lot, yet don’t seem to lose, I also obviously do our Man V Fat games and we train on the weekend however the last season or so I have more or less played in goal the whole time due to a lack of volunteers.
I have recently started drinking a lot of water but that still hasn’t seemed to help at all. In fact I’ve just slowly gained still.
The short of it is, I’ve lost motivation and that get up and go, the enthusiasm I showed so much of when I began, I want to reignite my drive for a better life but I need your guys help. I want to get back on a calorie deficit but I want your guys ideas in doing so. I got burnt out with eating the same things so I want to know what you boys ate. I want to know what motivated you, what snapped in your head to say enough is enough, I want to be fired up guys!