Hey guys, I’m 46 yr-old guy, been obese since I was 33 (doubled my weight in a year then, and then gained more gradually).
Been struggling to lose weight ever since, with no success. Started the NHS weight loss programme 1.5 years ago, together with their excercise class, but nothing really happened until last November, when I finally pulled myself together, and started to record everything I eat and drink with FatSecret, try my best to maintain a 1500 calories a day diet (that was 1400 calories deificit daily), and replace my breakfast with a SlimFast drink.
Since mid-November (145 kg), I lost 26 kgs (so that 1500 calories a day means only a 1100 calories deficit now); most of it in the first 2 months, then hit a plateau for 3.5 weeks phasing between 123 and 124 kg, and then very slowly losing again. My trousers went from 54 to 44, and my top size went from 5XL to XXL/XL (depending on brand).
I am eligible for bypass surgery, but I’m delaying the decision as weight loss seems to work right now. The dietician at NHS said there is a slight chance that I’ll lose much more, and if I want to continue losing weight, now’s the time to pick up 60 minutes a day training for at least 5 times a week. To be honest, I have no idea where to start that. The nearby gym offers a variety of classes, but I’m still looking for advice on which ones to pick.
And it would be nice to get to know a few guys in similar situations, and sometimes talk a little bit, either in person or online.