Week 5 Results

August 19, 2007 at 7:04 pm 1 comment

Weigh and measure day today, and it wasn’t as bad as I expected with everything pretty much holding steady. I’m back on plan now and feeling a lot more positive. I went and got my hair cut short yesterday (no, not so I’d weigh less!)… kind of a mini-rebirth, and it seems to have worked.

On the food front, the good news is that all the ice cream and chocolate brownies that I made a surreptitious midnight run to the store for a few nights ago are now out of the house. The bad news is that that’s because I ate them. But have been eating clean for two days now and my PN compliance is up to around 74%. I’m very determined to have a really good food week next week because it’s my last full week before going on holiday and I’m not sure how that will affect my diet.

I’m back exercising again, too. There was the Turbulence Training workout I did yesterday. 50 minutes, including HIIT. It was my RPE 9 30 second intervals again. Didn’t think I ought to try jogging again, as I’ve been having twinges in my knee, so I did the intervals on the turbo trainer. Added in 2 extra intervals as I’d planned. It’s good in that it takes the pressure off my knee, but when I get off the treadmill I usually feel fantastic. When I get off the turbo trainer it’s just a relief.

The Star Level 3Today, I’ve just finished 45 minutes of standing pilates and I’m dripping with sweat but feeling fantastic. Having some trouble with The Star Level 3. You roll down to a plank, get into a side plank, take upper arm straight up to the ceiling. Then lift your upper leg to hip level and swing it backwards behind you as you swing your arm forwards in front of you. Then you swing the leg forward. Repeat! This is one of the few standing pilates moves that take you down to the floor; most of them are done upright. Check out the link on the Books page to find out more about standing pilates.

So that takes me to 2.5 hours exercise this week. I might do some kickboxing later too, when I catch my breath. Never did make it for a hike with hubby. Been chucking it down all day.

Yep, did the kickboxing. So that’s 3 hours this week. Gosh, short hair is so much easier to wash! There’s another link on the Books page for Kick the Fat – the book that taught me to punch and kick, and where I get my workouts from. If you have a bit of a masochistic streak, check it out.

That’s it for week 5. ‘night all.

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  • 1. practiceliving  |  August 22, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    I love the feeling of a new haircut – it’s so refreshing.

    Also – way to keep trucking away at your goals, assessing and reassessing.

    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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