This is now my second progress picture and although I haven’t lost as much weight between pictures this time I can see I have made more progress. It’s crazy to me than in only 8 weeks my body has changed so much and it gives me the drive to carry on.

More Progress


Starting weight: 238lbs
Loss this week: 1lbs
Current weight: 217lbs

Total loss: 21lbs
Target weight: 175lbs
Weight left to lose: 42lbs

This Weekend

We had quite a busy weekend this week. Saturday I stuck to my diet because I knew Sunday would be out the window. On Sunday we went to a lake with loads of family and had a great time, but ate way to much and nothing healthy. This is probably why I only lost 1lb this week but I am so glad we did this and i didn’t completely ruin my weeks progress.


Being able to have a day every now and again to not worry about what I’m eating really isn’t a big deal for me. I’m still making progress and if it adds an extra week until I hit my target I don’t mind. I’m not going to beat myself up over having a good day.

This Week

I am still happy with my progress this week, I knew the weekend would impact it but I am still on the right track. I have continued to try being strict with myself during the weekdays and limiting any snacking to fruit.

The only time I have slipped up is after my wife and son made cookies. It’s so hard to stay away when they’re baking right in front of me but I didn’t overindulge.

This week we didn’t plan to add a new meal to our list because we didn’t have time to sort one out. But, while we were shopping we saw cranberry meatballs which we have never tried so decided to buy them. This was a good choice as it turned out to be my meal of the week. We had cranberry meatballs, veg and gravy.

cranberry meatballs and gravy
My favourate meal of the week – Cranberry Meatballs With Veg And Gravy

Next Week

I feel like every week I’ve had slip-ups to write about. So next week I want to have a good week. I’m not making any changes to my diet, I just want to stick to it and have a good week.

I can’t say my diet will ever be perfect as I am quite fussy and don’t like a lot of healthy foods. I’ll always have a sweet tooth but I am learning to moderate it going forward and have really clean weeks. I can then have the odd treat when socialising occasionally.

I’ve also been looking into how to get fit without exercise this week as I’m still not ready to set an exercise routine yet but want to burn some extra calories, so will be trying to do more around the house as and when I can.

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 More Progress?

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

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