Friday, September 04, 2009

It's Worse Than I Thought...

Having started a sponsored diet yesterday in aid of Help for Heroes, I thought I had better weigh myself this morning, just to set the benchmark. Oh dear. I wish I hadn't. Last time I weighed myself I was about 17 st 11. This morning I weighed in at 18 st 7. Fat chozzer. Well, the good thing is it certainly brought home to me how much I have let myself go.

Thanks to all of you who have got the sponsorship off to such a good start - I'm already 20% of the way to achieving the goal of raising £2,500. If you'd like to donate, click on the image below.



You will be relieved to hear there won't be daily updates on my progress. I'll do a weigh in each weekend and let you know how it's going. I think that will be as much as most people can stomach. Including me!

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I weigh 72.9 kilograms (11 stone 8 pounds) and my BMI is 22.75. Go thou and do likewise.

It helps that I'm a vegetarian, BTW. No horrid saturated fats.

Good luck with the diet. You can do it!

Look at Me said...

Good Luck Iain, fantastic cause! Remember it’s not about weight loss – it’s about fat loss you need to build up muscle (which is denser than fat) as well as burning fat for long term success.

Mirtha Tidville said...

Good luck Iain,especially not easy when your Diabetic (I dare`nt get on the scales!!!)....Its for our favorite charity...all the best

Thomas said...

You don't need a diet, you need a change of lifestyle.

Eat less and more healthily.

Get some exercise 2 or 3 times a day. That means building it into your life - walking, DIY, gardening, sport, housework.

Stop sitting around fatty.

Sean Haffey said...

Mmmm. I think we need a witness.

Are you sure you aren't moving the goalposts here? Thinks "If I said I'll lose two stone and I just tell them I weigh, ooh, let's see, ah, 19 stone 11 then I can declare victory all the sooner."

No no no no no no no.

I think we need you to be officially weighed in at a public event (maybe on a plinth somewhere?).

Just a cruel thought ... ;-) Good luck on your quest!

Anonymous said...

I know that too many fatuous ideas of what to do to lose weight can be a bit frustrating. But when I went on a sponsored diet myself [required in no small part by a Christmas meal at Colley's of Bristol featuring 5 courses and 6 puddings...] I found a lunchtime swim everyday helped an awful lot.

Even if you hate swimming, going a few times a week burns up a lot of energy. Someone also said that the powdered milk found in machine tea and coffee is also a hidden source of many calories and should be avoided.

True Belle said...

Don't fret- Put your jacket on and go out for a brisk walk for 10 mts or longer.

Just do it- Block out a time scale in your diary for YOU, every morning and see how you get on.

Get to bed at a reasonable time too!

Andrew said...

No Iain, do a weigh-in twice a week. Wednesdays and Sundays might be best. This way we can make sure that you don't start slipping on your target!

trevorsden said...

I can only conclude you must be very tall. Be that as it may - my dear Mr Dale you are far far too heavy. I suggest you talk to Lord Lawson.

Kate said...

My husband was 1ib from 18stone in January this year, he had a shirt collar size of 18, and a waist size of 44 in trousers. Something drastic was needed, as he was much too heavy for his height. We had to change our diet completely, no eating between meals, and doing small things like carry a sugar substitute for tea, drink more water etc.

He is now 16st 2oz, waist down from 44 to 40, shirt collar size down from 18 to 17, tho still a bit tight, but it closes. However he has stalled, and can't seem to shift anymore which is dispiriting.

Good luck again. Weight is too easy to put on, for all of us.

Cardiff Blogger said...

Ya heffer!


Good luck!

Hawkeye said...

I wouldn't worry Iain, it is a perfectly healthy weight for anyone over 7ft 3in tall. Unless, of course, you're smaller than you let on.....

Gooner Til I Eat All The Pies said...

Who ate all the pies, who ate all the pies, you fat West Ham fan, you fat West Ham fan, you ate all the pies!

Hamish said...

I'm not a fan of 'sponsor me for charity'.

But at least you should accept payment by results. On which basis you wouldn't have raised anything so far.

I'll sponsor you for a tenner per pound.

Old Holborn said...

So the rumours that your arse has it's own postcode were true!

James said...

Having read your previous post 'For Charidee' I assumed you would naturally be raising money for Diabetes Uk.You seem to have slipped into a false complacency about your diabetes and I must admit that during the years of looking after our youngest son (diagnosed with Type 1 at the age of 3)we were just as guilty at times only to be given a rude awakening further down the line.Twenty one years later, the treatment available has improved but the worries and fears of possible shortened lifespan, fading eyesight, amputation, etc, etc, (I'm sure you know all the possibilities Iain) never fade.
So I urge you to take more care of yourself and perhaps raise some money for Diabetes UK one day soon.
I don't know whether or not you subscribe to the monthly Diabetes Uk mag 'Balance' but it is a mine of useful information and facts and also has articles from 'celebs' who have the illness. From Gary Mabbett to Two Jags Prescott, not forgetting the late, dear John Peel.

Jonathan Sheppard said...

Iain aren't there some lovely comments lol!

I know you can do it.. as can I.

I'll be there at party conference to make sure you (and me) don't dive in and eat any of that finger food! Diet coke will be on me!

Richard said...

I was warned I was 'borderline' diabetic a couple of years ago. It was a big fright, and I lost 2 stone over the next 6 months. It wasn't all that hard (speaking as someone who has battled with weight all his life) - cut out all sugar, bread, and spuds, and almost all processed food. Eat as much 'good' food as you like. Exercise more. And that's it. With me, it seemed to change a chemical balance somewhere, and I stopped craving all the things that did me harm, and I also felt much healthier. The weight just fell off me. I am convinced that a lot of processed foods poison the system. Sadly, I have put some of it back on (havng a canteen with chips with everything and little will-power doesn't help), so I will join you in your efforts, and watch your progress from over here. Good luck with the weight and the fundraising.

Annabel H said...

Do not eat any more bread or potatoes. Read labels on breakfast cereals. The only ones that the manufacturers havnt sneaked sugar into are shredded wheat, and porridge. Porridge is excellent, make with water, add semi skim milk and NO sugar, jam or honey on it. Add a small handful of blueberries(fresh) instead.
Get hold of a book on LOW GI foods. This simplfies things. Its not a diet you need Iain, its a totally new way of eating - for life! Apples good, bananas - bad!
Good luck old Fruit!! I'll send you some money when I have my credit card up here - like tomorrow.

Dr. Doratheralotactually said...

You, Mr. Dale, are, what we call in the profession, a fat twat.

Fortunately for you, I have a solution to your problem.

Eat less, move more.

You may pay my fee at reception on the way out. Guineas, of course.

Quietzapple said...

Sorry Iain.

Two way sponsorship required obviously, ask Chameleon for the spiel and Osborne for the forms . .

Quietzapple said...

You don't fancy the Chameleon solution . . ?

Obtain sponsorship for ALL changes in either direction, Osborne has the forms . . .