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. ┬áThis 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.