I think ultimately, as much as I didn't want to admit it to myself, I'm going to have a throw a bit more commitment at it.
I've gonna have to be prepared to be "seriously nastily hungry" to lose weight. On the plus side, I was eating loads more when I first started exercising, I was putting on weight and bulk. It was in response to this I decided to cut out the starchy carbs, so I went back to where I started. I obviously need to make a bigger effort to reduce the alcohol too.
" Keep at it and for the love of god don't weigh yourself everyday that's where eating disorders start and you start doing stupid stuff like under hydrating so the scales say less... Been there.... " thanks Jamie, this is very encouraging.
Oh yes, and as for BMI - its 29.
I don't want to beef up, I'd rather be a lean mean running machine
I was obviously not clear enough in my previous post. I'm at the top of the BMI range for me, I'd like to be in the middle, about a stone lighter.
As for dieting, I cut down massively on bread, pasta and rice; yoghurt and fruit for breakfast, salad or soup for lunch, and meat and veg for dinner (although I didn't avoid tomato sauce based foods). I did a very bad job of trying to give up wine.
I was hoping to lose around 2lbs a week. I didn't. I put on 2 or 3 lbs overall!!!
However, I lost 6 cms on each bicep and 8 cms on my thighs. I feel better, to be honest. But I'm disappointed I didn't lose weight.