My Progress Picture

I’ve decided every 4 weeks to upload a progress picture to compare how my body is changing and it gives me something to look back on.

week 4 progress picture
Me at 225lbs

I am happy with my progress so far but thought it would be a little further along. Usually, when I start a diet I lose high numbers every week for a month or two then it starts to slow down, this time it seems to have slowed down after only two weeks. I am putting this down to not having a physical job anymore and not getting much exercise so I can’t wait to get my tread mill and start running again. This should my body the kick it needs to start dropping more pounds again.


Starting weight: 238lbs
Loss this week: 2.5lbs
Current weight: 225lbs

Total loss: 13lbs
Target weight: 175lbs
Weight left to lose: 50lbs

The Weekend

I told myself I was going to be good this weekend but I’ve found it so hard to stay healthy when out and about and trying to break my old habits. We had a busy weekend, out both days with too many temptations.

Too hard to resist a cake

Unfortunately I couldn’t resist and got a gregs dinner (Only one of those cakes is mine) while we were out on Satuday.

On Sunday however, I did a lot of walking and spent a few hours playing in a softplay area with my son and friends at Puxton Park. I worked up quite a sweat and counting it as a workout.

This Week

I am really happy with my progress this week as I’ve still managed to lose weight after a terrible weekend. I would be kicking myself if it ruined the week for me but I’ve been very strict with myself. I’m still enjoying all the different meals we’re having and its been a bonus doing a meal plan every week. We rarely throw out any food because we use it all up.

I’m still enjoying drinking water and trying to drink more and more. After doing a lot of research on the benefits of water this week I want to increase it even more. I wasn’t aware of how much it can impact your body and weight loss.

I am still adding a new meal every week which is starting to get harder already as I’m quite fussy and my wife is vegitarian. Finding something we can both have isn’t easy. We have now gone from having a list of 5 or 6 meals we always eat when trying to be healthy but the list has now doubled. We now have a variety of meals every week. My favourate meal this week has been a healthy roast cooked again by my amazing wife.

Healthy roast dinner
My favourate meal of the week – Roast Dinner

It doesn’t look like a big portion but it actually was, I think it’s just the picture. It was so nice to be able to eat a roast and know it was good for me.

Next Week

Next week I will be be drinking more water, not only to lose weight but to be healthier in general and give me more energy. As normal I will be adding a new meal to my meal plans to give more variety.

I have tried to plan this coming weekend a bit this time rather than just telling myself to be healthy. So hopefully that will help, although we are planning to have a cheat meal Sunday evening. As long as I’m good for the rest it should be fine.

Check out my full journey here:

The Journey Begins Here And This Is My Plan
Week 1 The First Steps To A New Me – 4.5lbs Down
Week 2 More Energy Already – 4lbs Down
Week 3 Motivation – 2 lbs Down
Week 4 Progress Picture – 2.5lbs Down
Week 5 Clothes Fitting Better – 2.5lbs Down
Week 6 Wrong Choices – 1lb Down
Week 7 Back On Track – 3.5lbs Down
Week 8 More Progress Pictures – 1lb Down
Week 9 More Focused – 3lbs Down
Week 10 Still Going Strong – 3lbs Down
Week 11 Disappointing – 0.5lbs Down
Week 12 Damn You Man Flu – 2.5lbs Down
Week 13 Food Cravings – 2lbs Down
Week 14 Distractions – 1lb Down
Week 15 Time Out – 1.5lbs Down
Week 16 Seeing A Difference – 0.5lbs Down
Week 17 Started Exercising – 0lbs Down
Week 18 Changes To My Diet – 1.5lbs Down
Week 19 Weight Gain – 1lb Up
Week 20 People Noticed – 2lbs Down
Week 21 Started Cardio – 1lb Down
Week 22 Burning Fat – 2.5lbs Down
Week 23 Sweating – 0.5lbs Down
Week 24 The Week Before Christmas – 1lb Down
Week 25 Christmas Week – 3.5lbs Up
Week 26 A New Year – 1lb Up
Week 27 Back To It – 2lbs Down
Week 28 Crazy Busy Week – 1lb Down
Week 29 Celebrating – 2lbs Up
Week 30 Back On The Bike – 3.5lbs Down
Week 31 Slow Going – 0.5lbs Down
Week 32 Some Progress – 0.5lbs Down
Week 33 Unmotivated – 1.5lbs Up
Week 34 I Need A Break – 2lbs Up

Are You Making Progress?

Have you or are you making progress with your weight loss? Let me know your story in the comments below.

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