Category Archives: Weight Loss

I Am Who I Am, Not What I Am

Weight loss for most people will give all sorts of benefits to their health and lifestyle.  Unless you’re already at a desired weight or underweight, loosing weight can make you better mentally as well as physically.

Being overweight can increase the risk of all sorts of conditions and issues, not least to mention;

  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Stokes
  • Pains in Back and Legs

These are only some things that can be linked directly to being overweight.

Me, I’m very overweight.  I joined Slimming World back in May this year and since have managed to shift a little over 1 and a half stone.  My blog isn’t going to be a giant advert for Slimming World, instead I want to share my journey of loosing weight and share the benefits of loosing weight.

I don’t want to suffer from Diabetes (though I’m currently at risk).  I don’t want High Blood Pressure.  I certainly don’t want to suffer from a Stroke and I have the fact I sometimes suffer with back pain and pains in my knees.  Loosing weight is best way forward I see to turn my life around.

I’ve two small children, both of which I want to see live until they’re getting old.  I want grandchildren and even great-grandchildren.  I face a seriously reduced chance of seeing them at my current weight.

Now I won’t at any time reveal my weight, that’s personal to me, but at times you will see posts indicating how much weight I have lost.  Hopefully if there are other people out there who are thinking about their future and are current overweight, maybe I can inspire someone to loose a little too.

A lot of people link our weigh to who we are.  My weight is not who I am.  I am who I am regardless of whether I way 25st or 15st.  There is no right weight for anyone, other than feeling comfortable with yourself.

People have interpretations of what you’re supposed to be like. If you’re unattractive and overweight, you must have a great personality. If you’re attractive, then you must not be nicest person.

Above is a quote from Mila Kunis (according to brainyquote.com anyway).  It hits the nail on the spot in the world we live in.  So often are people who are smaller branded as not being nice, I know bigger people who aren’t nice.  Who we are is not defined by what size we are.  I like to think I’m a nice bloke and at the moment I am overweight (quite a bit overweight actually).  But eventually I will be at a weight that I feel I’m comfortable at.  That doesn’t mean I wont suddenly turn from being nice old me into someone not so nice.

Weight loss, as I said above can be good for you mentally.  Since joining my local Slimming World group, I feel better about myself.  I know I’m not the only person in my local area who wants to loose weight because they’re on the larger size.  Everyone has an idea of what size they want to be, for me I don’t know what weight I want to target, but I’ll know I’m there when I’m there.

For now though, my journey is only just beginning.