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Lesson 1 Change your mindset

Lesson 1 Change your mindset

Today you start with a clean slate. Any past diet failures have no bearing on the first step you have decided to take today. Whenever doubts creep in you need to remind yourself this is a new beginning. Tell yourself you will succeed this time because you have totally committed to losing weight because you deserve to become the person you desire to be. You need to do only two things to complete this first lesson. Firstly, you will create a positive…

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Let’s get straight to it

Let’s get straight to it

You would not be here if you did not want to lose weight, so let’s get straight to it. Like myself you have no doubt tried just about every weight loss program out there. And just like myself you probably had initial success only for the weight to creep back on until you find yourself heavier than before you joined that particular weight loss group. IT’S AN ALL TOO FAMILIAR STORY AND YOU ARE NOT TO BLAME. You did not fail….

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Week 11 Weigh In

Week 11 Weigh In

Only a single pound lost this week. I have reached something of a plateau, averaging a pound loss per week over the last few weeks. This is not totally unexpected as when I started I set myself a target of getting under the 30 stone target by Christmas Day. Having smashed this target I need to set myself another target to chase down. My target will be to go from my current weight of 29 stone 8 pounds (414 lb) down…

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Week 5 Weigh in

Week 5 Weigh in

Legs and back so achy this morning it’s all I can do to get myself out of bed. Bending down to get the weighing scales from under my bedroom chest of drawers is agony. At least the bathroom is free! I can feel my heart racing as I step onto the scales, which annoyingly take an age to stop flickering through various weights until finally, they settle on 31 stone 4 pounds. Is that it? After all the exercising, hard graft…

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Trapped in the bath

Trapped in the bath

And it was all going so well. I have not been able to take a bath for years. I have had to content myself with a quick shower but even that is difficult as it hurts to stand for more than a few minutes. So I thought today I would literally take the plunge. Having filled the bathtub up to about a quarter full and added the most luxurious bubbles to hand, I carefully climbed into the bath and gingerly lowered…

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An embarrasing entry

An embarrasing entry

Not a pleasant subject but I want to truthfully record what I am going through on this weight transformation.  I am having to wear an incontinence pad due to all the chemicals coming out of my body. I had to change the pad and three pairs of underpants during the night due to the amount of water I am drinking. It’s a strange feeling but I can feel the harmful chemicals that my body has been struggling to process leaving…

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A glimpse of the future

A glimpse of the future

I had a small glimpse of what life will be in the future today. I sat out in the back garden without my top on. Fortunately, the neighbours on either side were away so I was not as self-conscious as I would normally be revealing my mounds of flesh.  I found it very liberating soaking up the sun without worrying about what other people might think of my appearance.  I cannot wait until I am able to soak up the vibes on…

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Week 2 Weigh In

Week 2 Weigh In

Having trouble getting a good night’s sleep. It’s not that I cannot get off to sleep reasonably easily the problem is I keep waking up with so many plans running through my mind. I tend to sleep for a cou[ple of hours and then I am awake for another hour or so before drifting off back to sleep again. This morning I gave up trying to get back to sleep and was up to face my weigh in at 4…

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Week 1 Weigh In

Week 1 Weigh In

WOW!! JUST WOW!!! I am absolutely beaming as I write. Standing on my new scales this morning reveals I am 33 st. 5lb. An incredible THIRTEEN pound loss since my last recorded weigh-in at the hospital 16 days ago. Although I know I have worked hard this first week I was not expecting a drop like this. My hope was for between 3-5 pounds as I thought my body would go into a panic mode at having started yet another ‘diet’. After the…

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Introduction to Theshrinkingman

Introduction to Theshrinkingman

Theshrinkingman.com has been created as a means of transforming my life through major weight loss. It will hold me accountable. I will be able to share insights and experiences gained during my journey towards improved physical and mental health. Who is the man behind Theshrinkman.com? My name is Tony Smith. I am 56 years of age and my last recorded weight in a hospital is 481 pounds. Standing at 5 feet 8 inches, 34 stone 4 pounds (218.4 kilograms) has…

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