I knew I had put on weight after splitting with my partner, but I wasn't prepared for just how much. In January 2009 I stepped on the scales and saw a terrifying 85 kg (187 lbs). That's a lot for a person as short as I am, and gave me a BMI of 33.2, placing me firmly in the Obese category. In a year I had put on 12 kg (26 lbs), and I was already overweight in the first place.
Something had to be done!
In the 7 months that have passed since then, I have lost 7.8 kg (17 lbs). But in the last three months I have been at a bit of a standstill, with motivation running low - and so I am going public in an attempt to shift up a gear. This is where I am at right now - happy to see that the skirt that was very tight at x-mas now has quite a bit of room to spare:
Start weight: 85 kg / 187 lbs - BMI 33.2
Current weight: 77.2 kg / 170 lbs - BMI 30.1
Goal weight: 60 kg / 132 lbs - BMI 23.4
Loss this week: - 0.3 kg / 0.6 lbs
Total loss so far: 7.8 kg / 17 lbs (since 01.01.2009)
Weight left to lose: 17.2 kg / 38 lbs