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Alun Bevan

Lost 117 lb (38%) and maintained after 968 days

Before MyNetDiary
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Before I started this journey, I never really knew about calories and how many I burned or consumed a day.

What diets or programs have you tried in the past? What results did you see with those?

One of the main factors for me to start my weight journey was that in 2010 I took a long hard look at my life and didn't like what I saw. I was obese (308 lbs), all my clothes were way too tight, and I felt uncomfortable when going for job interviews. If I didn't like myself why would someone else like and employ me?

Tell us how you have made progress so far. What specific changes did you make to your daily routine and lifestyle to achieve success? What strategies did you employ to make calorie tracking work for you?

I've not tried another form of dieting; this is the first time I've ever tried to diet.

Tell us how you have made progress so far. What specific changes did you make to your daily routine and lifestyle to achieve success? What strategies did you employ to make calorie tracking work for you?

Before I started this journey, I never really knew about calories and how many I burned or consumed a day; now I'm always looking on the back of food packets to see how many calories are in food items. I plan my meals throughout the day that fit into my calorie count.

I'm also a lot more active. I go for a walk every day; we've just had a new addition to the family, in the form of a dog called Chilli who keeps me active when I'm out walking.

How has MyNetDiary been instrumental in your achievements so far?

I've found that MyNetDiary has provided me with the tools and mathematical formulas I need to know in order for me to lose the weight, and more importantly to keep the weight off. If you keep to the recommended calorie intake on MyNetDiary you will see the weight come off.

What roadblocks did you face while losing weight?

I still struggle on family get-togethers, as they usually involve eating out. I still crave lots of foods, Indian, Chinese and chips, but I try and stick to my calorie count.

When did you start seeing results? What will be your definition of success?

I started seeing results after six months of dieting. I could walk further, had more energy and felt more confident when out in public.

To date I've lost over 100 pounds. I've dropped from a tight-fit 44-inch waist to a 36-inch waist. I've had to buy a whole new wardrobe; my definition of success is when I hit my goal weight of 170 lbs.

What do you do when you start feeling yourself slipping?

When I start slipping I'll weigh myself, enter my weight into MyNetDiary and will reset my diet plan to mark a new session on my journey to a healthier life.

What have been the biggest improvements in your life since losing weight?

I can buy clothes from a normal clothes shop. I can walk for miles without getting breathless. I feel more comfortable and confident when I'm out with my family.

How long have you kept off your lost weight?

I'm in my third year of my weight loss plan, my ultimate goal weight is to reach 170 lbs., which I hope to reach by Christmas.

Please share with the MyNetDiary Community your top three tips to help them on their journeys!

  • Stick to your calorie count goal
  • Keep active
  • Be true to yourself

Live Success Story of Goragon: 75 lb lost

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Weight chart

Weight Plan

  • Start weight: 304lbs on 01.02.10
  • Current weight: 229.1lbs
  • Weight loss wanted: about 4.1lb
  • Timeframe:
  • Lost so far: about 74.9lb

Personal details

  • Gender: male
  • Age: 49
  • Height: 6ft 1in
  • Activity level: Low Active

About me

Current goal: Get down to 200 lbs (to start with)

I'm aiming for a calorie count of 1500 max.

I'm going to try and cut out the alcohol, eat more fruit and vegetables and walk the dogs more.

Going to try and be more positive and mindful of what I eat and drink.
Favorite diets: healthy eating and I try keep within my calorie budget.
Favorite activities: Walking the Dog
Need help with: I managed to get under 200 lbs in July 2015 but I put it all back on over the summer holidays hit around the 218 lbs mark.

The Christmas holiday was hard, I managed my food intake but over done the alcohol so that's pushed my weight up to 223 lbs now.
Geographic area: UK
More info: My starting weight was over 310 lbs in 2010.

I decided I needed to lose the weight as my health was suffering, I was having trouble walking and was out of breath doing the simplest of tasks.

So I cut down on my food intake and started to walk .
See more about Goragon at MyNetDiary Community.

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