Two down, one to go

July 26, 2009 at 12:17 pm 2 comments

Official blog weigh day today and another new low at 14 stone 2.6 (198.6 lbs, 90.3 kg), down two and a half pounds on last week. But I missed a meal yesterday since I didn’t get up till mid-afternoon (!) so I may rebound a bit tomorrow.

I am now eight and a half weeks into the twelve week Turbulence Training 5th Transformation Contest. Last night I did my final workout from the TT For Female Strength 2 programme. I have never finished a TT programme before, and now I have done two in a row! And only a few days late.

Sadly, it was not a great workout. I was really struggling and not coming near to my achievements previously. I felt really sick, too. As in, nauseous. But I did what I could then got on the treadmill. During my warm up I noticed my heart rate was elevated, and after my first interval I had to stop and sit down with my head between my legs until the room stopped spinning. End of workout. Not a great note to end on. But I feel much better today and am looking forward to getting started on programme 3 for the last three and a half weeks of the challenge. I am going with the one I originally planned to – the Fat Loss Fusion Intermediate that came with the original manual. Click here to download the original TT for Fat Loss manual.

I had to decide whether to go with Craig’s special eating plan for the workout, to get him lean. In the end, I decided not to. I have made it my guiding principal throughout this year that I would not do anything that I could not sustain. No extreme eating plans for short-term gain. This contest is not really about the contest for me. It is just a medium-term time frame to help motivate me. Thus, I will continue with my generally-eat-less-crap eating plan and just do the workouts.

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Entry filed under: exercise, fat loss, heath and fitness, nutrition, Turbulence Training, weight loss, Weight training.

Oh chin up, where art thou? Turbulence Training 5th Transformation Contest – end of week 9

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Herschel  |  July 26, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Good for you!. I dropped below 200 for one day then went back up two pounds for some mysterious reason. Its really getting hard to lose the weight. I have 40 more pounds to lose to get to a decent running weight. I did this before when I was 40 (now 65). I lost almost 100 pounds and finished 6 marathons. It took 8 months to do it and now I’ve been at it since January and lost only 39 pounds. I’m trying the intervals hopping the weight loss is real. Its a lot easier then running straight for 45 minutes.
    Anyway its inspiring to read your blog,

    Herschel

    Reply
    • 2. blubberbegone  |  July 26, 2009 at 9:41 pm

      Thanks Herschel. I have been at it since January and lost 25 pounds. So I wouldn’t worry. 39 is pretty impressive. Over 5 pounds a month! Do you train with a HRM? You might want to check out a really good book called ‘Heart Rate Monitor Training for the Compleat Idiot’ by John L Parker Jr – it would probably really suit you and help you reach your goals faster. It is aimed principally at runners.

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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)
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  • Average weekly weight loss: 0.31%
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