The Metabolism Advantage

July 18, 2007 at 9:39 pm 2 comments

Well, I’m back. Another year older, and hopefully a little wiser. This may well have been the first birthday where I didn’t gain a few extra pounds along with the age increase. I took advantage of a 2-night spa break that I won in a competition and went away for a couple of days of R’n’R with my poor, long-suffering hubby. After 4 years together, he finally endured his first massage and facial, plus 3 days of healthy food. Oh well, he may as well get used to it – he’s going to be seeing a lot of it from now on.

And so, to the plan. For those of my dear readers who have come here from the Precision Nutrition forum, this will all be old news to you. But for anyone else searching for THE ANSWER to their weight-loss prayers, this is for you.

Like most fat people, I like to blame a slow metabolism and big bones for my excess weight, not really wanting to admit to being a lazy pig, after all. So when I came across a book called The Metabolism Advantage, “An 8-week program to rev up your body’s fat-burning machine – at any age”, my interest was piqued. I may have even eschewed Amazon’s free delivery and got them to send it Next Day Delivery. If I could have driven down there and picked it up, I would have.

So was it worth it? Was it just another diet book filled with old news reworked with lots of ‘motivational’ waffle by some wannabe guru cashing in on us poor, desperate, calorifically challenged folks? It sure was! Nah, just kidding. It was brilliant. It was scientific, well researched, and well written. Even more than that, it was actually inspiring. It made me want to go out and make those changes.

And for maybe the first time ever, I did. Not all of them at once, but I started to make changes in my daily life. I started exercising again. Cooking metabolism-friendly meals. Upped my intake of the recommended supplements. And a strange thing happened. I wanted to do more.

So now you have two choices. To find out what happened next, tune in tomorrow for the next installment of my blubberbegone makeover. Alternatively, to start your own, go out and buy the book! You can learn a bit more about it here:

Click here to learn more about The Metabolism Advantage, or click here to buy The Metabolism Advantage at Amazon.

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  • 1. practiceliving  |  July 18, 2007 at 11:32 pm

    Happy birthday! Sounds like you had a nice mini-vacation.

    Everyone has to find what works for them, so congrats on finding what works for you. Keep it up!

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  • 2. blubberbegone  |  July 18, 2007 at 11:52 pm

    Thanks PL. Yes, it was lovely. Could have done with a couple more days!

    Reply

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Blubberbegone Stats

  • Start: 16 stone, 45.7% body fat
  • Goal: 10 stone, 20% body fat
  • Today: 14 stone 13.6 lbs, 44.8% BF
  • Pounds lost: 14.4
  • Body fat lost: 0.9%
  • Exercise this week (Sat–Fri):
  • Total: 2 hr 5 mins
  • Jog/Walk: 20 mins
  • Walking: 20 mins
  • Burlesque: 1 hr
  • Pilates: 25 mins
  • African dance: mins
  • Tae Kwon Do: mins
  • Badminton: mins
  • Tai Chi: mins
  • Yoga: hr
  • Exercise last week: 4 hrs 40 mins
  • Joke of the Day

    I'm not fat - I'm a woman and a half.

    Motivation

    My Weight Loss Goals

  • 1. Crack 15 stone (210 lbs) for the fourth and final (I hope) time.
  • 2. Lose 10% of my body fat (14 stone 4).
  • 3. Fit into a size 18 (US 16).
  • 4. Get my body fat below 40%
  • 5. Lose another 10% of my body fat (12 stone 12/180 lbs).
  • 6. Get my BMI under 30 (12 stone 9/177 lbs) - no longer obese, just overweight now.
  • 7. Weigh less than my husband.
  • 8. Fit into a size 16 (US 14).
  • 9. Lose my third 10% (11 stone 8/162 lbs).
  • 10. Fit into a size 14 (US 12).
  • 11. Get my BMI under 25 (10 stone 8/148 lbs).
  • 12. Lose my fourth 10% (10 stone 6/ 146 lbs).
  • 13. Fit into a size 12 (US 10).
  • 14. Reach my goal weight (10 stone) and decide if I need to lose any more based on my muscularity and shape.
  • 15. Turn heads in a bikini!
  • My Fitness Goals for 2011

  • 1. Increase my cruising walking speed from around 5.0kph to 6.4kph.
  • 2. Increase continuous jogging time to 30 mins.
  • 3. Run a 5K for charity.
  • 4. Work on my crawl stroke and build up to 30 mins continuous swimming.
  • 5. Build up to 1 hour continuous and comfortable cycling.
  • 6. Squat 50kg.
  • 7. Do an unassisted chin up.
  • 8. Take a martial arts or self-defence class for at least 3 months.
  • 9. Beat my husband at badminton.
  • 10. Learn a new dance style.
  • My Blubber Reduction Journey

  • My highest measured weight ever:
  • Jan 1 2006 = 238 lbs (17 stone)
  • BBG blog starting weight:
  • Sep 16 2007 = 215.5 lbs (15 stone 5.5), 47.0% BF Lean body mass 114.2 lbs (8 stone 2.2)
  • Highest weight posted since then:
  • Xmas 2008 = 223.6 lbs (15 stone 13.6), 48.2% BF, lean body mass 116.0 lbs (8 stone 4)
  • Lowest weight posted since then:
  • Nov 16 2009 = 193.2 lbs (13 stone 11.2), 43.7% BF, lean body mass 108.8 lbs (7 stone 10.8)
  • Lowest body fat posted since then:
  • Sep 7 2009 = 194.2 lbs (13 stone 12.2), 42.6% BF, lean body mass 111.5 lbs (7 stone 13.5)
  • My blubber reduction journey 2011:
  • Xmas 2010 = 221.6 lbs, 46.7% BF, 118.1 lbs LBM
  • 5 Jan = 221.0 lbs, 47.1% BF
  • 12 Jan = 219.6 lbs, 45.8% BF
  • 19 Jan = 220.4 lbs, 45.8% BF (TTOM)
  • 26 Jan = 218.8 lbs, 45.2% BF
  • 2 Feb = 218.8 lbs, 44.7% BF
  • 9 Feb = 219.4 lbs, 44.9% BF
  • 16 Feb = 215.8 lbs, 44.6% BF
  • 23 Feb = 213.2 lbs, 45.2% BF
  • 2 Mar = 211.6 lbs, 45.9% BF
  • 9 Mar = 209.8 lbs, 45.1% BF
  • 16 Mar = 208.8 lbs, 45.3% BF
  • 23 Mar = 208.0 lbs, 45.1% BF
  • 13 Apr = 208.4 lbs, 44.4% BF
  • 20 Apr = 207.6 lbs, 43.3% BF
  • 27 Apr = 205.0 lbs, 45.8% BF
  • 4 May = 209.2 lbs, 45.2% BF (TTOM)
  • No. weeks: 18
  • Average weekly weight loss: 0.31%
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