Happy New Year

January 1, 2008 at 8:37 pm Leave a comment


Happy 2008 to all my readers. I don’t know how many of you are regulars but anyone who has been following this site from the beginning, around 6 months now, will know that not a lot has changed in that time, at least with regards to my body weight. 6 months on I have to admit that I’m still pretty blubbery.

So what have I been doing? What changes have I made? Well, my exercise habit is more of a habit than a fantasy, but it’s not really set in stone yet. My goal has been to do 5 hours of exercise minimum a week. I managed that, and more, before I started working, but since then it has been rather more erratic, with one week where I didn’t do any exercise at all. I did work nearly 50 hours that week, though, for what it’s worth. Also, one thing that has changed: when I don’t exercise for a few days in a row I really notice the difference. I miss it. That is definitely a change. But even over the holidays I haven’t managed 5 hours. Last week was more like 3 and a 1/2. Having said that, I did do something six of those seven days. It might not have been much, but it was something.

At the moment, I am half way through the original turbulence training (TT) workout. Six workouts down, six to go. I’ve come close to missing workouts a couple of times, but this is the third TT workout I’ve done, and I want to finally be able to say I’ve done all 12 sessions of the block in the four weeks allocated, and cross this item of my 101 in 1001 list once and for all.

As for my 101 list of self-improvement goals (see link at top of page for the whole list), I’ve crossed off nine of them in 89 days, so I’m about on target. Plus, some, like getting a monthly facial, are on track but ongoing. I’ve made the most progress in the style and beauty department, and now look much more polished when I leave the house. And my skin looks great.

I’ve made some progress in the health and fitness section, but I do think I could do more. I think I’d feel better in myself, have more energy and verve, if I did more. I did a couple of days juicing detox before Xmas, and I’ve kept up a juice a day since then. Hopefully, that will also start helping with my energy levels soon. The thing that’s most letting me down at the moment is my eating habits. I’m supposed to be following WW points plan, but I’m not really. We got soooo much chocolate for Christmas. Thanks a lot Rels. I should have gone round to the neighbours and given it all away as soon as they’d all gone home. But no, I had to eat it. Just a couple here, the odd one there, but it’s all gone. Well, the Baileys chocolates have all gone, and the Ferrero Rocher are all gone. I even helped hubby polish off the animal crackers, despite not particularly liking them. There are a few more boxes we haven’t opened yet and they are being given away as gifts. I know I shouldn’t be ruled by an inanimate object – that I should be in control of what I put in my mouth. But if I was, I wouldn’t be here in the first place. If they’re not in the house, I rarely miss them. Anyway, the WW system is pretty good, and I know I’ll lose weight on it if I stick to it. So come tomorrow, I’ll be digging out my food diary, taking a deep breath, and getting on with it.

Back to the 101 list for a moment, the category that I’ve not managed to cross off a single thing: “Just for Fun”. A couple are in progress, but that’s my other goal for January. To actually cross a couple of items off this section. So, healthy eating and fun. Stay tuned, folks.

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Entry filed under: 101 in 1001, Body image, exercise, fat loss, heath and fitness, inspiration, juicing, motivation, 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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