My weight loss Journey

 

Intro to my Weight Loss Journey.


You my keep tracking my progress on the left handside.


I would say that my Journey started when I found myself at 22 stone and feeling like a beached whale back in yr 2000. My biggest drive to lose weight was trying and find a life partner. At 22 years of age and with a weight to match. Not a healthy way to be at a young age but never the less I was and was in need of help. I found it hard to be attrative to anyone and never got a look in when going to pubs and clubs it was always my friends that walked away in love never me. I had the odd date but never turn into much.

Feeling fed up with everything and also smoking my way closer to a shorter life… I found a drive deep within me to finally become the person I knew I always could be. I tried to focus on things that would boost me up. My Sister was due to have her first baby and I didn’t want to be the fat uncle that couldn’t run around after them. So I started my Journey. I joined Weight Watchers (I’m not plugging this company). I would say that having a group of people facing the same challenges as me helped me being faced with a loss or a gain, helped to talk about it if  you went wrong and to get yourself back on track.

I really believe that the only way I was going to learn how to eat healthily was to stick to a plan which was normal foods and never say no to anything if you really wanted it, but to know your limits. I have tried many different pills and didn’t find they worked that well for me. Plus you don’t really know what the damage it may do in later life.

Once I started losing it also had boosts to keep you going – seeing the change. I wouldn’t say its been easy having come from a large build family and people saying that its in your familly  your never be thin and just be happy… thats crap. You will always be faced with bad criticism from people sometimes the ones you love. Remember to do what you want, for you to be the thin person you want. Sometimes I find people that are jealouse do this.

 

Here are some photos of my Journey this far:

 

Worst photo of me that I can find.

Worst photo of me that I can find.

 

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Gatwick airport going to Ibiza

Gatwick airport going to Ibiza yr 2000

 

Sisters Hen party 2004

Sisters Hen party 2004

 

 

My Beautiful Sister, Her wedding 2004, Cyprus.

My Beautiful Sister, Her wedding 2004, Cyprus.

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Walk for Life 2005

Walk for Life 2005

 

Works party 2006

Works party 2006

Stockholme 2006

Stockholme 2006 – another changing point for me!

Ware it Pink ( breast cancer ) 2007

Ware it Pink ( breast cancer ) 2007

 

family party 2007

family party 2007

 

When my World Changed! Meeting my partner Dan. 2008

When my World Changed! Meeting my partner Dan. 2008

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Weight Watchers group 2008

Weight Watchers group 2008

 

My Sister and me 2009

My Sister and me 2009

 

Out with friends 2009

Out with friends 2009

 

2010

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Madeira 2011

Madeira 2011

 

Guinness Tour Ireland 2011

Guinness Tour Ireland 2011

 

 

Sister and me 2012

Sister and me 2012

and Mum 2012

and Mum 2012

 

My Weight goes up a bit with the loss of my Nan and house move. 2013

My Weight goes up a bit with the loss of my Nan and house move. 2013

 

Ready for work 2013

Ready for work 2013

 

At work 2014

At work 2014

Getting back on track. started Slimming world 2014

Getting back on track. started Slimming world 2014

 

And Finally I hear you breath we are at precent……..

From this to this!  yr 2000 to 2014.

From this to this! yr 2000 to 2014.

Comments
  1. Sarah says:

    Truly inspirational my friend, You have put in alot of energy and hardwork and its paid off. You look amazing, you were amazing before of course. You should be so proud of yourself.
    P.s Gonna try slimming world Monday eeeek #help

    Mwah loved you then and love you now xxxx

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  2. Gail Thomas says:

    I am so proud of you my lovely handsome son you have done so well ,love you millions.xxx

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  3. rudee collins says:

    Congratulations Matthew, you have undertaken a major change in your life which has been worth it, because of the amazing results and the fact that you look wonderful and healthy. God bless you with continued success. Love to you and Dan.

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  4. Carol McDermott says:

    Inspirational Matt. You look great xx

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  5. Andrew Christie says:

    well done matt

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  6. Well done Matt. Until I saw all the old photos I couldn’t believe quite how much weight you had lost. I really do admire your determination. If you have any chocolate you don’t want, can I have it please?

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