On the chart

January 31, 2009 at 4:00 pm 3 comments

A few months ago, at hubby’s suggestion, I created a wall chart where I could mark off my weight loss progress. Not being very artistic, I did it in the form of a word doc with a table showing every pound from 15 stone 10 (220 lbs), my starting point, down to my goal weight of 10 stone (140 lbs). I bought a load of different coloured stickers and stuck it to the fridge. For the next few weeks I dutifully stuck my stickers on every morning as I hovered between 15 stone 10 and around 15 stone 8, going up and down and not making much progress, and then I started to gain weight, getting up to a high around the beginning of this year of 15 stone 13.6, just shy of 16 stone. I wasn’t even on the chart.

When I started making changes at the beginning of this year and got motivated, I printed off a new chart, since most of the top line of the old one was already obliterated with stickers so I couldn’t even see the numbers. I couldn’t really start it at my new starting weight as there wasn’t room for any more cells in the table while keeping it to one page. So for the past three weeks I have been waiting to lose enough weight that I could actually start using the chart again. Regular readers will know that despite my best efforts, I have been hovering between 15 stone 10.5 and 15 stone 12 for the last few weeks, some days up and some days down. But I didn’t get discouraged and kept on doing what I knew to be the right thing – exercising gradually more and making good food choices without being silly about it.

Yesterday I hit 15 stone 10 for the first time in a long while. Hubby asked if I was going to put a sticker on the chart, but I figured, recent history suggested that the next day I’d be back up to 15 stone 11 and off the chart again. But ’twas not so. This morning I clocked in at 15 stone 9.4. Finally, the scales have started moving down and I am back on the chart. It was a really special moment. I never thought I would be so happy to weigh in at 219.4 pounds! But that 15 stone 10 barrier has become something of a sticking point for me and to finally break through it felt wonderful. I dutifully stuck two stickers on the chart on the fridge, one for yesterday and one for this morning. Yay!!!

Last week I clocked over three hours of exercise in total, although it dropped off significantly towards the end of the week. On Friday I was ill enough to have to take the day off work, and I simply can’t face cardio at the moment. But I did manage to squeeze in my third weights workout on Thursday night, and even managed three sets on two of the exercises, hence, increase the weights next time round. And last night we were out for dinner at friends’ house. I probably should have cancelled but we get to see them so rarely because he works shifts and it had been scheduled for ages, so I drugged myself up and round we went. It was a lovely evening, but he served TWO desserts. He had bought a chocolate tart because his home made cider jelly hadn’t set properly. Then it did set, so he served both. And despite it being gorgeous, I didn’t eat all the chocolate cake. I can’t remember the last time I didn’t finish a dessert. Probably never. And I had a tiny glass of wine, which went very well with the cold and flu pills I had taken earlier, and a grand time was had by all. Overall, I am feeling very positive at the moment about my prospects of finally making some lasting changes, and that hasn’t been the case for a long while.

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  • 1. run4change  |  January 31, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    That is cool. I made a wall chart too. I had one for my weight loss and for my marathon training. I lost 130 lbs and ended up being able to finish a marathon. Great job

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  • 2. blubberbegone  |  January 31, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Wow, that’s amazing. How long did it take you? Thanks for the encouragement and the inspiration.

    Reply
  • 3. On the second line « BlubberBeGone  |  March 5, 2009 at 12:16 am

    […] a high of 15 stone 13.6. To find out why the chart only starts at 15 stone 10 though, check out this post. But finally, I am on the second line. […]

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  • 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
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    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:
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  • 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)
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  • 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
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  • 9 Mar = 209.8 lbs, 45.1% BF
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  • 23 Mar = 208.0 lbs, 45.1% BF
  • 13 Apr = 208.4 lbs, 44.4% BF
  • 20 Apr = 207.6 lbs, 43.3% BF
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  • Average weekly weight loss: 0.31%
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