Author Archives: Steve Marshall

Four Years with Nutracheck!

In the Autumn of 2013 I weighed 148.5kg (23st 5lbs), and that was when I joined Nutracheck. I had had enough of yo-yo dieting, and I wanted to lose a lot of weight and – this time – keep it off for good. This was all very ambitious! So now, after four years with Nutracheck, […]

A Meal for Maintainers

We Nutracheck regulars, Sprog and Steve, have written occasional joint blogs this year, which people seem to have found interesting. So we thought it was about time for another one… SCENE 1: THE INVITATION STEVE and ANN (Mrs Steve): Would you be free to come to dinner one day, Sprog? SPROG: Oh, yes please! STEVE: […]

Maintenance still needs Constant Vigilance

I started my weight-loss journey with Nutracheck nearly four years ago at 148.5kg (23st 6). By March 2015 I got to my target of 85kg (13st 6), but that soon dropped further to 83.5kg (13st 2). I decided that I was going to maintain at that lower weight, but allow myself to bobble 1.5kg (3 […]

Compare and Contrast with Sprog, Ann and Steve (part 2)

Last month Sprog, Ann and Steve wrote a joint blog – a ‘virtual chat’ – about a little study we had done together for eleven consecutive days at the end of March 2017. For the study we all completed our Nutracheck diaries in as much detail as we possibly could, including food and exercise, and […]

Compare and Contrast with Sprog, Ann and Steve

A few weeks ago we Nutracheck members Sprog and Steve wrote the ‘Wobbleblog’ – a joint blog about our recent maintenance experiences, in which we both struggled to get back to a weight we wanted, following unwelcome increases. While we were writing the blog we realised that our eating and drinking habits and the speed […]

Making Maintenance Exciting!

My previous blog was a joint effort with Sprog, in which we talked about recent weight wobbles where our weights had increased, and how we had not been able to get back down to weights we were happy with. My own story following that was that I did manage to lose significant weight, and just […]

Wobbleblog with Steve and Sprog

This is a joint blog by Steve and Sprog, two Nutracheck members who have lost a lot of weight and who are now maintaining. We both got down to weights we were happy with, but found that that was when it got more difficult! We think that maintaining is tough, and we have both had […]

Three Maintenance Cheers

To begin, some maintainer’s statistics… Weight that I decided to maintain at: 85.0kg (13st 5) Average weight since getting to my target: 83.0kg (13st 1) Average weight in the last month: 82.8kg (13st 1) Away Eating days in the last month: 12 Average daily steps in the last month: 9,785 As the last month includes […]

A Maintenance Milestone

It took me 20 months to lose my 63kg, and since then I have been maintaining for – 20 months! You don’t need to be able to see any detail on the graph, but just the big picture… 1. Those tiny blue squares are my daily weighings – all 1,202 of them. Every point on […]

Treats, and how I handled them!

To begin, some maintainer’s statistics… Weight that I decided to maintain at: 85.0kg (13st 5) Average weight since getting to my target: 83.1kg (13st 1) Average weight in the last month: 82.5kg (13st) Away Eating days in the last month: 13 Average daily steps in the last month: 9,626 This is not quite as good […]