Hi, I’m Mike, a real person – this is not a bot blog.
I have been struggling with my weight since around 1992 when I was 9 years old. The real battle started from the age of around 17 when I started a decade-long yo-yo period of loss followed by regain.
Then, in 2010 I thought I finally cracked it. I lost 9 stone following the LighterLife plan. It definitely works. But, over the following 7 years the weight came back. We all know why – I didn’t make the long-term lifestyle changes that were necessary.
Then, in 2016, after nearly killing myself over the issue I sought help and decided that no matter how long it took me I would slowly make the lifestyle changes that were necessary. By the end of 2016 I looked back at around 6 months of weight stability – the longest period of stability in my life that I can remember.
At the start of 2017 I knew it had to be ‘my year’ – the one where it finally came down, and stayed down. This blog picks up the journey from this point and covers the various ups and downs I’m am sure to have along the way.
I call it ‘Lose Weight with Mike’ because I want you share the journey with me. A blog without comments is a lonely place. Share with me your tips and your ideas. Share your story even. I want to hear it.