End of February 2020 measure up

End of February 2020 measure up

Why hello there! It has been a while! The last time I did this was at the end of August 2019. It has gone a bit quiet, but I am bringing it back. What I think I will do is reference the last measurement and then follow it with the most current measurement (that being the one for today). There will of course be differences as I have been less active due to new work commitments, moving, starting a study course etc, but I will use these end of month measures as a mini-guide to help motivate me to eat a bit better and to be a bit more active during the months.

MonthWaist and weightDifference between last month
31/08/19 Weight at 97.0kg with a waist of 105cm. N/A
31/01/20 Weight at 98.5kg with a waist of  108cm. Inc. chest 114cm. Weight increase of 1.5kg. Waist increase of 3cm.
29/02/20 Weight at 96.3 with a waist of  104.5cmWeight decrease of 2.2kg, waist reduction of 3.5cm.

The reflection bit
It would appear that within the space of a month I have lost some weight, including also having a reduction in waist. This may be due to being under stress within the new job as my appetite has not been big, therefore I have in essence been consuming less calories. I have not been very active, but with a moderated calorie deficit during the month I have seen a steady reduction in weight. Moving into March, I need to look at how I can support my physical health along with my mental wellbeing as I try and address some of the stressors. 

In summary, ….
weight loss is possible, even with reduced activity, with a calorie deficit. If you want to know more about calorie deficits, check out my earlier blog:

I hope you have found the blog of some help. Remember: it’s a journey. It will take time. Have patience in the process. You will get there. Until then, stay happy, stay healthy, and have a lovely weekend wherever you are on the planet.

And remember: love yourself. 



A bit about the author:

I am a guy who is (nearly) 40, who is sharing a journey of weight management and wellbeing.I am also a mental health professional with a wealth of years of experience in supporting individuals who have challenging mental illnesses and personality disorders.

Prior to my current professional role, I spent several years supporting members of the community as a fitness professional, assisting individuals with weight loss and health improvement programmes.

I completed a PGDip in Mental Health Nursing in 2013, and an MSc in Advanced Practice in 2016 in which I looked at improving nurses’ level of engagement with patients with challenging personality disorders.

In 2018 I successfully undertook a Clinical reasoning in Physical Assessments course with the view to start studying toward becoming an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in late 2019.

In 2015 I also undertook a Mentorship for practice (BSc Hons) course and have been supporting future nurses with their training and development. I have also recently supported a Healthcare Assistant Staff toward training in and successfully passing and achieving a Foundation Degree in Mental Health Nursing.

In my current role I am a person looking to support the physical and mental health and wellbeing of the individual. As part of my role within the health services in supporting individuals with mental health care needs, I am also currently looking to develop myself as a Wellness Coach, to support the individual with weekly wellness blogs, with the view to support individuals on a 1:1 basis as well as holding motivational lectures and seminars.


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