I’m jay, recently 40 and new to forums in general.
I came out of lockdown looking and feeling terrible, lost 2 businesses and gained as many stone lol.
Feeling blue and with time on my hands I’ve never had before I decided to use the opportunity to try and sort my physical self out and hope that would spirit my mental self along. Read many blogs, articles, watched videos etc about training, nutrition, diets, macros, cardio, weights that all pretty much contradict one another.... so I took what I could from them until I found what works for me.
So, I logged my first weight and picture at 14stone 6 on August 24th and almost 3 months on I have got myself to a more comfortable 12stone 8.
I nearly gave up a few times, I completely plateau’d for almost 3 weeks and had quite a few ‘snacksidents’ but persevered.
Final goal is around 11 stone so am a long way off but happy to share the ups and downs with anybody going through the same.
MFP has been brilliant help with the diary and completely changed my approach for the better.
I ache every day, I’m hungry and I really miss a lot of food I like! Also with a wonderfully British winter approaching I can add cold and wet to the list
Is it worth it?... I hope so but am still on the fence, I also wonder how I will find the time to fit everything in when normality returns but, while I have the opportunity I’ll stick with it.
Will update the thread with my training and food plan soon for anybody interested, maybe it will help somebody looking for somewhere to start or at least offer a bit of inspiration.