Welcome to The Shrinking Hubby! I have been looking forward to writing about our story and sharing my recipes and health motivation for such a long time and I hope that you will enjoy reading about Andrew’s inspirational journey.
August 2011 at the snow – so much easier to ski when you are 60 kilos lighter!
When people meet Andrew they find it so hard to believe that at the time of our wedding in 2004 he was weighing over 150 kgs and they always want to know how he did it!
Our engagement party February 2004 ….
November 2004 – on our honeymoon
Now, 8 years later and a father of three beautiful girls, Andrew is a healthy 95 kilos! He is one of the fittest people I know, has loads of energy, can wear anything he wants and is a picture of health.Andrew did not lose the weight quickly, it has been several years, however through hard work and consistency he has not only managed to lose over 60 kilos, but the weight has stayed off.In May last year Andrew had an operation to remove the excess skin around his tummy (an abdominoplasty) – years of being overweight had affected the elasticity of his skin and he was not feeling comfortable. The results have been amazing and he hasn’t looked back!
June 2011 just after Andrew’s operation.
Through my blog, I look forward to sharing our story with you – from when we met, how we struggled with our weight, and the sense of achievement when that weight started coming off – FOR GOOD!!!
I can’t wait to share so many tips and techniques and handy information that we have picked up along the way.
Most importantly, you have to understand that we are not on ‘a diet’!!! We don’t feel like we are continually depriving ourselves in the name of a healthy lifestyle – this is so important for anyone who struggles with their weight because we only get one life and there is no point in spending it on a rollercoaster of deprivation (depressing) and indulgence (Guilt!)!! Consistency is the key!!! We both eat well, train very hard but most importantly indulge every now and then because it makes us happy!!!!
I get asked all the time how we did it. It has been a huge learning curve for both Andrew and myself and is still definitely a work in progress. We have completely changed our whole attitude towards food and healthy eating, we both love good food and over the years I have created and discovered some absolutely delicious recipes which are full of excellent nutrients and taste great and I want to share them with you!!
So please share this blog with your friends – especially those who find it challenging to enjoy clean eating, have a couple of kilos to lose or are interested in health.
May 2012 with our three girls Hannah (6), Samara (3) and Gaby (2)
I look forward to inspiring you all with Andrew’s story!!!