On the second line

March 5, 2009 at 12:16 am 1 comment

Well, I’ve broken through the 15 stone 3.2 bottleneck and as of this morning, I am now on the second line of my chart!

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If you’ve been following my progress this year you will know that I started tracking my weight loss from a high of 15 stone 13.6. To find out why the chart only starts at 15 stone 10 though, check out this post. My stickers are in red, blue, green and yellow, in that order. Every day I weigh myself and if I am lower or the same, I use the same colour sticker. If I’ve gone up, I go on to the next colour, the idea being that you can track the path of my weight loss by following the colours, although it can get a bit confusing when I spend a while stuck at a certain point (15 stone 6.4, 15 stone 3.2!). If you have very good eyesight, you might notice that there is writing on the stickers – I make a note of my body fat reading, since it’s not just about weight loss but about fat loss. And if my weight has gone up a little but my body fat has gone down, that is still a little victory.

There are differing opinions about the relative merits or otherwise of daily weighing. The advice used to be (and often still is) to only weigh yourself once a week, the idea being that you don’t get caught up in the daily fluctuations but only see the bigger picture (as it were). But evidence shows that people who have lost weight and manage to keep it off, frequently use daily weighing to keep a check on themselves and prevent backsliding. Ironically, I use daily weighing for the very reason that they used to advise against it. If I only weighed myself once a week, and I had stood still or gone up, chances are I would be quite disappointed. If anything, seeing the daily ups and downs make me less hung up on the actual number and more aware of the general trends. And although I have “official weigh day” on Sunday mornings, and that is the value that goes in the column on the left, I don’t worry too much about those numbers because I see the downward trend. Having said that, most of my readings this year have been steady or down.

So, whilst not worrying too much about the numbers, I’m on the second line!!!! Woohoo. Nine more lines to go. When I start to check off my weight loss goals (also on the left) I will get to use little star stickers! You’re never too old to get a gold star. 2 and a half pounds from my first star.

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  • 1. Cynthia  |  March 5, 2009 at 1:11 am

    Love the gold star idea! I think any little thing that motivates us is A-OK!

    I agree about the daily weighing. When you just do it, you get used to what causes the ups and downs and they are no longer as upsetting or mysterious as they might be if one only weighed weekly. You start to see the relationship between eating something salty and the scale going up. Or getting really sore and your weight going higher.

    Doesn’t mean there won’t be days you see the weight and go “GAAAAH!”, but you learn to ride those days out. The key is whether daily weighing works you the individual or not. If it does, one goes for it, if not, then one finds a different path.

    Trend charts, like the Hacker’s Diet Online (https://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/HackDiet) or PhysicsDiet.com can be useful. They take those daily ups and downs and even them all out nicely to give you the bigger picture.

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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
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    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)
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  • Average weekly weight loss: 0.31%
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