Weight off my back

Photo by nubuck on sxc.hu
Photo by nubuck on sxc.hu

Well, I’m actually wanting weight off my belly and bum, but if it comes off my back, I guess that’s ok as well. Yes, I’m making push to lose some weight. I’m going to try to lose 10kgs in total, but to start with, my goal is 5kgs in 3 months. That gives me a rate of 0.8kgs/week. Healthy weight loss, and hopefully something that is sustainable. I had thought about 10kgs in 10 weeks, but that seems a bit too fast, possibly not sustainable, so I’ll go with 5kgs to start with.

So how am I going to do this? Well, first of all, I’m cutting out all soft drink and fast food. It’s going to be difficult, as often after church a group of us will go grab dinner, often at KFC/Hungry Jacks. I guess I’m just going to have to find something else to eat. Secondly, I’ve asked my parents to give me slightly smaller portions at dinner. While I know that I eat fairly healthily while at home, if I just cut back a little bit on how much I eat, that should help me to lose some weight. I’m not talking a drastic cut back, enough to keep me energised, but not enough that the excess gets turned to fat. And then finally, exercise. I play basketball once a week, and will try and get to training more regularly (we’re not a great team, training just consists of a shoot around mainly), and will try to get a walk in every day.

So current weight: 89kgs. 3 month Goal Weight: 84kgs. I’ll post again next week to let you know how I’m goin.

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Author: Ben Clapton

I'm an Officer in The Salvation Army, currently appointed with my wife as Corps Officers at the Rochester Corps in country Victoria (20 minutes out of Echuca). I play violin and guitar, amongst many others, and love golf and running.

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