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Thank you for visiting my Scooby1970 blogspot. I update whenever I can and when I have something interesting to share. You will also find published work of mine at Gaming Illustrated. Gaming Illustrated is where most of my work now takes place, but I will transfer some of my more popular articles from there over to this blog, in extended format.

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:) Mark

Monday, 5 March 2012

My Sponsored Weight Loss

[Updated 4 April 2012] It's been a long time coming, but the time has come when I have to take the plunge and lose weight. I jumped on the weighing scales the weekend and I was not happy with what they showed me, so I have developed a plan to lose weight in a sensible way.

At first I was going to try and take the fastest route to weight-loss, however, after much thought I now think a serious and more long-term plan is needed.

I am doing the weight-loss program for myself, as well as hopefully  raising money for the Chemothearapy Unit in my local hospital. I intend to lose one and a half stone in the first 45 days, and then a further half stone sometime after.

So, my starting point is an embarrasing 17stone 12pounds.

My target weight loss in the first 2 weeks is 3 to 4 pounds per week. I will update the below chart with my weight-loss target and weight-loss target. I will try and achieve this loss by cutting out all chocolate, all fizzy drinks, all fast-food and any eat-out food. I will drink more water, and do moderate exercise on a daily basis.

Start Weight= 17stone 12pounds.
Target Weight Week 1= 17' 9
Actual Weight Week 1= 17" 7 - Very pleased with this result. 5pounds is more than I hoped for!
Target Weight 2= 17" 4
Actual Weight Week 2= 17" 5 - Not as much as I wanted, but the weight of a bag of sugar!
Target Weight Week 3= 17" 2
Actual Weight Week 3= 17"5 - No weight loss, just one of those weeks I guess!
Target Weight Week 4 = 17" 2
Actual Weight Week 4= 17" 2 - On target, and feeling good!
Target Weight Week 5= 17" 0

Weigh-in's will take place on Sunday evenings and this blog will be updated at the same time.

Wish me good luck. Any donations for charity can be sent via paypal to scooby1970@sky.com. I will acknowledge any payments on this blog. Even if no-one does donate to my cause, I will give all savings saved on buying junk-food for the period of the diet.

Please spread the word.

:) Mark Adams