Hi all. I’m an all or nothing type eater. I love cooking and eating and drinking. I brew my own beer, wine and cider.
I’m 188cm tall (6’2")
12 years ago I was 22 stone (140kg), I got really lean through a high carb diet (Atkins) and running. I got down to 15 stone (95kg) and ran the London Marathon. I kept this up for the next 4 years when I ran my second marathon in 2008 at 16 stone (101kg).
My job changed 5 years ago, I changed from teaching to being a headteacher. my children got older and heavily into sports, one trains 25 hours a week and the other rides horses, so is at the stables every night. I don’t have the mental energy left from my job or the time to run after being a taxi for my kids.
I start work at 7, so I’m up at 5:30 to leave the house at 6:15. I get home about 4pm, drop one of to gym for 5, go back to work until 6, pick one up from riding at 6:30, cook the family meal and pick the gymnast up at 8pm with a meal. I then, come home around 8:30 and eat. My wife is also a teacher and she starts at 8am and finishes at 7pm.
I’ve basically let myself go and stopped running five years ago. I am now 21 stone (135kg!). I knew the weight was going back on, but the last three years have been really stressful and I’ve sought comfort in food.
I feel so tired during the week. However, when I’m on holidays I exercise every day, before going into work, either 30 minutes cycling or jogging on my indoor treadmill and bike. I’m too self conscious now to go out and exercise. Although I have started riding the Boris bikes to my beloved Arsenal for the home fixtures.
I have tried to go back and try Atkins, but every time, it has hospitalised me with kidney stones. last year, I spent March to July in and out of hospital with them!
I started my first day today 100g (410 cals) for lunch, I’ve never eaten breakfast (I know it’s bad). I really liked the taste and actually liked the lumps as it gave me something to chew. I’m aiming for another 100g (410 cals) in the car and then an evening meal of up to 1180 as I’m aiming for 2000 calories a day.
My worry is that I like to go to the football every fortnight, drinking. I usually cycle and walk for nearly 3 hours, using over 3000 calories. However, I also drink and eat about that much too, resulting in 1 or 2kg weight gain on a weekend! I’m planning to have a Huel first thing, then one for lunch and then drink and eat.
Does this sound about right?
Basically, 2 lots of 100g and an evening meal.