I need to loose some weight!

WaterWhen I was 18 I weighed about 10 Stone and had a 28 inch waist, over the years the weight crept up to 12 Stone.  3 years ago I lost about a stone in hospital and took the opportunity to get down to 10 Stone 7 but I have recently crept up to just over 11 Stone again.  I was feeling quite relaxed about this but I just measured my waist and was shocked to find it was 35”.  I think I need to stop watching my weight and start watching my waist instead.  

The kids are on holiday for 6 weeks so this seems like the perfect opportunity to cut back and exercise more, so by the time the kids go back to school I am hoping to be back to at worst a 32” waist.  This should provide the added motivation to get me back into swimming,  we have health club membership and the pool is only 5 minutes walk so I really have no excuse and I have noticed that my shoulders and elbows are getting increasingly painful so I really need to get back in the water.  So I have committed to swimming 5 days a week and am adding 2 lengths a day for 4 weeks as well as walking at least 6 miles a day and drinking plenty of water. 

Wish me luck! 

Steve Richards

I'm retired from work as a business and IT strategist. now I'm travelling, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, gardening, learning, writing this blog and generally enjoying good times with friends and family

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