And my first post since May, I know.
However, the good news is that the weight loss continued even though the blog didn't! At my last post, I weighed in at 15st 10lbs / 220lbs / 99.8kg. Now, the only issue I have is that I haven't been weighed since before the Christmas and New Year holidays. And as you may have read last year, Jamie don't diet over that holiday. Before Christmas I was at a 10-year low in terms of weight. I was 15st 2.5lbs / 211.5lbs / 96.4kg, bringing the total weight loss to 3st 11.5lbs / 53.5lbs / 24.3kg. OBVIOUSLY, I'm not still going to be at that weight now, but I'm hoping that I've put on 'only' about 5lbs. I'll be getting weighed next Monday evening when I return to Slimming World, so I have this week to get rid of whatever damage I've done over Christmas.
On a much happier (and slightly scarier) note, it's only 6 and a half months until Chloe and I get married. So we're on the final push to get to where we want to be for that. For me, that means I need to lose (from my pre-Christmas weight) 1st 2.5lbs / 16.5lbs / 7.5kg to get to my initial target, but as I've been saying to anyone asking, I'd rather go by what I look like, rather than a set weight. Basically, if I can get rid of the belly and man-boobs, I'll be happy.
As far as fitness is concerned. I've signed up to do Men's Health Magazine's 8 week new year challenge. I'm going to stick to the workout plan, but not the food plan as it's too expensive and not entirely Slimming World friendly, but I'm hoping it's still going to help a lot. That one starts today before I start work. Can't say I'm looking forward to the subsequent pain over the next few days... but, no pain no gain, right?
See you next week!
P.S. have a recent picture of me (and WWE Hall of Famer, The Godfather!) for comparison with the one in my first post!