An audacious reason to blog!

I hope blogging will be a long-term motivational tool for weight loss. I have had a rollercoaster of a year. I will explain its highs and lows in detail in future posts, but in brief a road traffic collision (RTC) and assault in September 2015 caused my weight to rocket.

It was due to not being able to control my emotional eating in response to anxiety after the assault. I gained back 20 kg of the 50 kg I had lost in recent years. Bellow is a graph of my weight since 2014 when my lifestyle, outlook and health started to change for the better.

Weight change of David Jackson from Summer 2014 to November 2016

Consider 2016 the dark ages on the above graph as there are not many data points. The line is smooth because instead of measuring my weight twice a week as had been my routine, I gave up on all the habits that had helped me make such good progress over that first 8+ months. I’ll share those habits with you eventually.

The key thing to know now is 2017 will be an audacious year, as I’m going to start training for my second audax, which will be my first Century ride (100 mile bike ride).

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Author: David Jackson

Hello, I'm a 40+ yo cyclist trying to get back into cycling after the Covid-19 pandemic. I have hardly been on a bicycle in the last 2 years.