My original start weight was 16st 11.5lbs235.5lbs106.8kg. I lost a couple of stone and then the weight loss slowed down so I joined Nutracheck. This helped me to remain focussed and I managed to get to just over 13st182lbs82.5kg for my wedding last year. Since then I have lost over another stone and am now 11st 11st 11.5lbs 165.5lbs 75kg. In total I have now lost 5st (and still counting!). I've gone from a 38" waist at my heaviest to a comfortable 32".
I had put on a lot of lockdown weight, so I wanted to shift that and to look great on my wedding day.
A friend of mine had lost weight counting calories and suggested a few apps to try. Nutracheck just clicked and was much more intuitive than the others I tried.
My weight goes up and down a lot so I constantly have to manage it. I have learnt a lot from calorie counting though, so I am hoping the maintenance will be much easier this time around.
My fitness has improved dramatically and I have shaved minutes off my 5km time. My resting heart rate is lower now and I have much more energy. I can even see some muscles starting to make an appearance!
It was hard to remain consistent at first. I found if I fell off the wagon I wasn't in a rush to get back on! So I made a habit tracker and started sending photos of it at the end of the month to my family. The habits were easier to form once I was accountable. Now things like exercising in the morning come second nature and I don't have to think about it, I just do it!
Making healthy choices at the weekend was the most difficult! The number of calories in alcohol is unbelievable! This is something I hadn't considered much before I started using Nutracheck. Then there were all the food choices associated with alcohol... like takeaways and comfort food the day after. I would be really healthy during the week and then undo all my hard work at the weekend – so I stopped drinking and haven't looked back! I no longer consume liquid calories from alcohol, or binge on unhealthy food when I am hungover. Plus, I am never too rough to exercise and I am saving money. It's a win, win, win!
The difference is crazy! I am more confident, full of energy and enjoy exercising. I was active before and still did rock climbing and mountain biking. Now I have less weight to fight against gravity, I enjoy it even more!
My milestones probably aren't significant to anyone else, but I bought 4 pairs of work trousers online about 7 years ago. They came and were far too tight. Rather than send them back, I stored them away and made some vague promise that I would fit into them at some point. I kept coming across them every time I sorted the shed, and each time they got stored away again with another vague promise that I'll wear them for work one day... until I found them again a month ago. I have finally taken the labels off them and have been wearing them for work since! Every time I put a pair on, I feel amazing!
* Weight loss is individual and your personal rate of loss may vary from any case studies shown on this website.