My current weight

Fat, but getting thinner

Over the last week or so I’ve had a few people comment to me that I’m looking a little more thin than usual. And yes, that’s true. I checked the scale tonight and I was in my late 80s, though the other day I weighed as little as 85kg.

For someone my height, that’s still majorly overweight, but for me it’s not too bad. Although I do remember when I weighed less than 60kg (when I was at university), I’ve mostly weighed in excess of 90kg for the last 10 to 15 years. A few years ago, I was actually over 100kg. And for someone who is 175cm tall, that’s not a good look, as you would realise.

But to be back in the 85kg range is a good thing for me. I reckon I could make it back to 80kg if I kept up the weight/exercise regime I’ve been doing lately.

My current weight
My current weight

For me, the big issue remains that I find exercise quite boring, so weight loss/maintenance tends to be something which happens accidentally, more than planned. Most times when I’m travelling I lose some weight. In 2008, for example, I shed a lot of weight. Last year, I also lost a few kilograms.

As winter approaches, I worry that I’ll put the kilos back on again :(

Anyway, aside from weight, it’s been a day of catching up with friends for a meeting of Hawkesbury One and then tonight catching up with some friends for dinner and drinks tonight. I doubt the combination of both did much for my weight loss regime :(

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  1. Liam

    Good job! It’s hard work – I used to weigh in at just over 100 kilos myself. Like you, I find exercise dull, so try to maintain a healthy weight through diet. But, like you, I love eating out and socialising, and food is often the centre of time spent with friends. You seem to be doing fine, but my tip is plan, plan, plan – especially snacks! I love snacking so, instead of buying muffins and such at work, I try to take carrot and celery sticks, muesli bars, apples, tuna, cheese, water crackers and such to work.

  2. Sandra in Sweden

    Good for you James!

  3. JudgeG

    That scale shows you as being exactly the same weight as me. Truly bizarre!

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