Steps, thighs and videotape (yes, really)

January 22, 2009 at 12:03 am Leave a comment

Had a scheduled appointment with my physio this morning about my knee, which is a bit sore following the resistance workouts I have been doing. He told me off for trying to go too fast and I have been banned from doing the step overs and reverse squats until further notice. Thank god. Instead I am to do modified side step ups, half squats, and modified lunges for now. Will try and carry on with the other exercises in the workout though.

My thighs are still killing me, and I took part in a market research focus group this evening, so I didn’t get home till after 11pm. Didn’t want to get on the elliptical but I did it. This is so not like me. I’m loving it. The motivation, not the elliptical. Having said that, I did have one lapse into blubber-building behaviour. I had a healthy dinner before I went to the session as it didn’t start till 8.30, but not long after I got there they brought out the trolley with left over food from the earlier session. There was loads of it, and it all looked so good, and it was all just going to go in the bin. And they had fried plaice goujons with tartare sauce. Yummmmmm! I had a whole bowlfull despite not being hungry. So back to that elliptical, with my head hung in shame. I had to tag on an extra minute because my mind was wandering during my warm up and I missed the start of my higher intensity intervals. Tried not to look at the clock during the RPE 9’s but just give it my all, and after 18 minutes I had gone 4.8 (compared with 4.6 the day before yesterday). I have been thinking about it though and there is no way that can be 4.6 km. Most of the time I am doing recovery intervals at around 45 rpm. Say 4.8 random units (RU).

And as for the videotape… if you have been reading you will know that one of our TV stations has just started showing the whole back catalogue of Gilmore Girls, from the beginning. I screwed up the video last night and missed a double header today. And then I thought, well, I know how it turns out; it’s not real – it doesn’t really matter how they get there; and I’m trying to cut down on my TV viewing so 7 hours of GG per week isn’t really helping. So have told hubby (who is the only one who knows how to work the video – in my defence, when it was just a video I could work it fine but now there are forty six auxillaries plugged into the TV and each other, most of which I don’t use…) to cut me off cold turkey. No more GG. Rory will just have to grow up without me.

As for my stats, weight up 0.2 lbs this morning, body fat down slightly.

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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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