Answering Your Questions 1

October 22, 2007 at 10:25 am Leave a comment

This post is a little different to usual. On my blog statistics page, I get to see the search engine words and phrases that people have typed in to bring them to my blog, and I often think, ooh, they won’t have found the answer on my posts so far but I could have helped them with that. So from time to time, I’m going to address the questions that people seem to be asking. I hope this is some help.

  1. So, for the person who wanted to “check my BMI using stones”, Tesco, a British supermarket chain, has a healthy living website that will do this for you. You can check it out here.

  2. To convert stones and pounds into pounds, just multiply the number of stones by 14 (there are 14 pounds in a stone). So, for example, 15 stone 6 pounds would be (15×14) pounds plus the 6 pounds, or 210 + 6 = 216 pounds. Simple. To convert pounds into kilos, divide by 2.2 (there are 2.2 pounds in a kilo). So 216 pounds would be 216/2.2 = 98.1 kilos.

  3. For “workouts with minimal equipment”, try one of the Turbulence Training body weight workout. Turbulence Training is a high-intensity training programme that helps you to burn loads of fat, build tons of muscle and feel fantastic in 3 workouts per week, each lasting under 45 minutes. It’s in e-book form and comes with loads of workouts suitable for different fitness levels, different goals, for men and women, and so on. Even the workouts that do use equipment only use the type of stuff you might have at home, dumbells, fitballs, that kind of thing. You don’t need to belong to a gym to do TT. Alternatively, for less intensive workouts that are good all-over toners, try Self magazine. Every month, you get great new workouts, most of which use no equipment whatsoever, on pull out cards that you can take with you when you travel, etc. One of my favourite fitness mags for this reason – I don’t belong to a gym either and workouts I can do at home are always a plus. You don’t even need to buy the magazine. It’s all available for free on their website, with printable versions, and videos of how the moves should be performed. A great resource.

  4. A couple of people have typed in “Nutrition Tip of the Week”. I was putting these up weekly when I was doing Precision Nutrition and stopped when I came off the PN plan. But the nutrition tips are widely applicable, so I’m going to start running those again, from this week.

  5. And finally, for the person who typed in “Lose four stone in four weeks”, which would be 56 pounds, or 25.5 kilos, I suggest you try amputating a limb. Or two. Otherwise, get real hon!
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Entry filed under: Body image, exercise, fat loss, heath and fitness, inspiration, motivation, nutrition, Precision Nutrition, Turbulence Training, weight loss, Weight Watchers.

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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%
  • 101 in 1001

    28 down, 5 goals revoked, 68 to go, and 94 days to do them. Check out the 101 page, above, for all the latest on my journey to be a better blubberbegone.

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