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A Weight Loss Journey

Welcome to Not So Heavy – a site all about my weight loss journey. Well, it’s not all about me though but I will share some of my experiences over the past year that I hope will help you lose some weight, and keep it off.

The domain was purchased in March 2016 as I am in my second stint of losing weight to get to my goal set back in August 2015. I’m on target and you will be able to read about these efforts soon. How I got to where I am now will also be available. You could start with why I decided to lose weight already now.

I would love to hear from you too. Want to share your tips and success? Comment away on any of the posts you feel are worth talking about. I hope to publish some user contributed stories on experiences and learnings. Look out for those in July or August.

In the meantime the site will receive about 6 content updates per month. At the beginning it will be more focused on how I have done during my diet. However, as well as the user contributions mentioned above, I will add some recipes too that can assist in your weight loss journey – and some that will not help at all!

No good for weight loss but delicious

The Diet & Weight Loss

I will give details of my “souping” diet, and chart my weight loss over the past year. To be honest though it is as much as a change of habit and, to some extent, lifestyle that are that basis of me losing weight. I hope that you, the reader, find some sort of inspiration from this because as I say in the tagline of this site:

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Have fun on the site, good luck with the weight loss but stay safe!


Latest Posts

15 Weeks Since Diet Ended – Gained Some Weight But …
I lost weight using some the techniques mentioned in this section

So it’s 3,5 months since I officially stopped my diet and I have put on 3kg in that time. I’m not worried though as I have changed my lifestyle quite considerably since my “unsustainable” diet ended.

I still “soup” a bit, but this to me is a bit like the 5 / 2 diet but less extreme. You can find out more why I’m not worried about the weight gain.


9 & 1/2 weeks since I ended my diet program
I lost weight using some the techniques mentioned in this section

Last week marked one full year since I started my diet program – or change of lifestyle. I don’t normally take measurements too seriously midweek, but to mark the anniversary I decided to log the details.

Here’s what has happened since I stopped “dieting”.


Diet Ended – 5 Things I’ve Learnt So Far
I lost weight using some the techniques mentioned in this section

My diet ended 6 weeks ago and I have to admit the weight has been yo-yoing. This is perhaps not a surprise since there have been a number of factors that have affected my day to day life.

Here’s a brief summary of circumstances over the past month and a half and my take-outs so far.


What I did in 2016 to Achieve My Weight Loss Targets
I lost weight using some the techniques mentioned in this section

Achieving my weight loss targets for 2016 would be harder, I knew, after losing 15kg first phase in 2015.

As per previous posts on how to achieve SMART goals and targets, (and last year’s too) and how I fared this year it is again time for the gory details of how I got to where I am today.

You might be thinking that this figure is hardly dramatic. It is not, that’s true.