As I reached my mid-forties my weight had just gone up and up. I don't exercise much. Scratch that. Apart from walking I don't exercise at all. I am very lazy in that area and really have no desire to go to a gym.
Even with my gradual, unacceptable, weight gain I would rather just put the pounds on than doing anything about it. Then a few visits to the doctors over the years mildly forced me to reconsider things.
3 Signs that I should lose weight
- High blood pressure
- High Cholesterol
- General well-being
Then general check up suggested that the (minor) ailments that I had at the time would probably not have occurred if I was lighter. So 3 times it was intimated that I change my lifestyle. Or at least lose weight.
The final strawI had always said to myself, and a few others, that I would kill myself if I ever got to a certain weight. That is very extreme and I probably wouldn't have gone through with it, but my deadline was 100 kg in my case (almost 16 stone or 220 lbs). That is a lot when you consider I am 173 cm (5' 8").
What I am not
- A weight lifter
- A body builder
- A rugby player
What motivation do you need to shed some of those extra pounds?