…I started the first six months well and then blew up…
…I learnt that to pace myself on the exercise front (Some is better than none)
…I learnt that my weight problem is not just linked to the balance sheet of what I eat verses what I burn off; there is other psychological and physiological factors.
…I discovered impatience is one of the biggest enemies of weight loss.
…I realised that weight loss and exercise need organization and intention.
…In the process of exercising regularly I moved from disliking exercise, to seeing it as a necessary evil, to enjoying it, to regularly challenging myself with it.
…I started to develop sporting ambitions like joining a cycling club someday, running 5 kilometres, and hill walking.
…I noticed my self esteem is building as I started to fit my clothes better.
…I noticed that when regularly exercising me no longer suffered from a sickening tiredness I had often been victim of.
…My irritable bowel syndrome was nowhere near what it was and my acid indigestion had all but disappeared.
…My blood pressure remained at a continually healthy level with regular exercise.Obesity started to fascinate me especially the psychology behind it and its physical impact.
…Setting targets came with mixed blessings.
…I started counselling for my weight.
…I learnt that I have a problem with anxiety and so use food as a comfort.
…I suspected I have developed a dependence on the adrenalin and sugar rush I get with over eating.