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Duncan’s Weight Loss Challenge – Part 1 Where and How to Start

So here it is. I have known that my weight has been a problem for a long time, but getting into the right frame of mind to changing has been difficult. The main problem is that after injuring my spine in the mid 90’s and having surgery stopped me from doing a great deal of the exercise that I used to do. Before my injury I did used to be fit, playing, coaching and training at rugby, rock climbing, running etc which all stopped suddenly. Since then my weight has fluctuated between 14½ stone and 18 stone. At times I have been down to the gym but not on a regular basis, as I always seem to pick up injuries to my back. So I’m starting from a reasonably sedentary life.

Taking that as a starting point I weighed in at 15 st 10lbs, with a 41″ waist and 49″ chest. My goal is to lose at least 1 stone in weight and reduce my wait to 37″ within the next 90 days (so by 19th September 2013 to be 14 st 10lbs or less). As I’ve said above exercise is limited to cycling, the occasional walk, golf and working in the garden. Because of this I needed to reduce my intake to be able to lose the weight I needed.

This left me with few options; reduce portion size, stop eating snacks, etc (all of the fun stuff), but I’ve always enjoyed my food. I’d heard about meal replacement drinks and had always shied away from those as I didn’t think a drink could possibly fill me up (For those of you who know me I have a pretty good appetite). Then I was introduced to the Body By Vi range by my brother-in-law, Pat. I would’ve written this off as a fad, but I saw what it had done to his waistline! He told me that he was feeling incredible, with more energy and had lost some 9lbs in 3 weeks. He certainly looked a huge amount better than I had ever seen him! So that’s the start of my journey, 2 meal replacement drinks a days, and a bit of fruit if I’m feeling hungry in between.

I’ve been really surprised so far that I’m feeling really good. I make up a shake in the morning, one at lunchtime and maybe add some fruit or have some fruit during the day (literally one or 2 pieces). Come the evening I do appreciate my dinner and eat with a gusto, but I am feeling much better already. Weight wise I’ll let you know when I start weighing in!

I’m going to keep documenting my weight-loss here, as apart from anything else it helps me to keep on track. Follow my progress here or join me on the way to a healthier, thinner life!

If you’re wanting to start your weight loss challenge, but you can’t get your mind in the right place, look no further. Speak to Duncan about hypnotherapy or NLP to get you started and keep you on track!

Duncan’s Weight Loss Challenge history:

Duncan’s weight loss challenge – Part 1: Where and how to start
Duncan’s weight loss challenge – Part 2: A week in and feeling great
Duncan’s weight loss challenge – Part 3: Feeling great after a fortnight
Duncan’s weight loss challenge – Part 4: Why they call it a challenge
Duncan’s weight loss challenge – Part 5: The true cost of my challenge
Duncan’s weight loss challenge – Part 6: It’s not just about the weight
Duncan’s weight loss challenge – Part 7: 90 days results

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