-40 kg (-88 lb): The Perfect Formula for Weight Loss
So here goes…
I had never really lived an exceptionally healthy life as far as diets were concerned. I had always been able to eat what I wanted without having to worry too much about it – until I turned 30.
For my birthday that year I was meeting up with my family in Florida for a two week vacation. At this point, I was carrying a few extra kilos and had decided to get rid of them before the vacation started. I started out by riding my bike to work and sure enough, after 4 to 5 weeks, I had managed to lose a few kilos.
The vacation was wonderful and I had a great time. But, that’s when I realized that I couldn’t just keep eating as much as I wanted.
Throughout my thirties I was working hard on my career and enjoying life and had not realized that the kilos were creeping back on me….. I went from around 85 kg (187 lb) up to 120 kg (265 lb) by the time I was 43 years old.
I had tried a few diets and had always suffered from the famous “YO-YO” effect. Every time I seemed to gain more weight after a diet.
It was late 2014 when I realized that I was not feeling as “great” as I used to. I decided that a simple diet was not going to do the job. I had to make a lifestyle change to ensure I would lose weight and, more importantly, keep it off.
I downloaded the Runtastic app and started to walk and sometimes jog. I quickly started to notice changes and the weight began falling off. I soon went from walking to running. Then to upping my distance and increasing the number of times I was running a week. I was up to a 10K five times per week. The weight continued to melt off and I was feeling strong and great. I then discovered the Runtastic Results app, which complimented my running schedule perfectly. I have now reached my goal weight of 80 kg (176 lb), losing a total of 40 kg (88 lb) in around 18 months.
I still eat all of the things I ate before, but I have become more aware of what I eat and try to make better choices. I’ve reduced my portions to an amount that I am comfortable with, without feeling like I’m on a diet.
It’s more of a lifestyle change. I have never felt so great in my entire life.
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