Bloggers Anonymous

October 5, 2009 at 7:59 pm 5 comments

Me (standing up): Hi…I’m BBG and I’m a blogger. It’s been two weeks since my last post…(hangs head in shame). [You: Hello BBG] And over a month since my last workout. [Gasps of horror from around the room.] Today I ate cake. A lot of it. I didn’t even like it. And sweeties. They were alright, but I ate the whole pack in under 10 minutes. [Murmurs of understanding].

You see (…begins tale of woe…), I was doing absolutely great. Had dropped another stone, was exercise regularly and loving it – I’d just started a new programme and it was going really well. But then I went on holiday. To New York. And although I started out real motivated and all, I soon caved under the sheer volume of temptations. OK, I walked a lot, but despite taking workout gear with me, I only got in one workout. I know my hotel had a gym, but it wasn’t really geared for a NROL-type routine. And OK, so there was a Bally’s Fitness on the same block, with preferential rates for hotel guests, but it was 12 bucks for the day! And you’d want to get your money’s worth, wouldn’t you? And I was in NYC, with so much to do and so much to see – so what if my whole workout takes under 40 minutes – I just couldn’t spare the time.

And then when I got home I went straight from the airport to the University of Chester for three full days of lectures and the like for my new masters course. And then back at work on the Monday, both my colleague and I had been on leave and the paperwork was mounting up and we had four courses completing and six new ones starting – we still haven’t finished all the admin. And of course I’ve had to start on researching my assignment for my masters’ module. That’s why I spent 12 hours in front of the computer yesterday – it was a Sunday – and despite being a beautiful day, I didn’t make it to the park for the run/walk I’d suggested to my husband in a moment of optimism that morning. I ignored the weight bench and treadmill behind me too – I had work to do. Missed lunch, but that’s OK. The golden syrup sandwich and the two pieces of chocolate I had late afternoon kept me going.

The thing is, I really really want to make changes, but since I’ve been back, I just don’t seem to be able to get motivated. There’s so much junk food around at work at the moment, and I suppose a little couldn’t hurt. Right? And who has time to log their food intake? Besides, I just had to see what happened on X-Factor Judges’ Houses – poor Nicole and TreyC – they so deserved to go through! What WAS Simon thinking? So you see, I really never stood a chance on the diet and exercise front – it’s not my fault – it’s just that everything was stacked against me.

(BBG sits down feeling vindicated.)

Advertisements

Entry filed under: exercise, fat loss, heath and fitness, motivation, New Rules of Lifting for Women, nutrition, weight loss.

How to do a deadlift correctly Back to Basics

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Cynthia  |  October 5, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Snicker. OK, I shouldn’t snicker… but this sounds SO LIKE ME. Just remember, behind these “special times”, we are still hanging in there, fighting for our good habits. Bust a new move for progress, even if it’s small. Leave a crumb of cake on your plate.

    Meanwhile, I confess to a chocolate lava cake plus ice cream on Saturday. But I didn’t lick the plate.

    Reply
  • 2. blubberbegone  |  October 5, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    I licked the plate!

    What’s a lava cake? Or shouldn’t I ask…

    Reply
  • 3. Cynthia  |  October 6, 2009 at 6:17 am

    You really shouldn’t ask, LOL! It’s a small, individual kind of chocolate cake with a depression in the center filled with lovely hot chocolate syrup. The whole thing is served warm and gooey. Mmmm. Nice contrast to the vanilla ice cream.

    Reply
  • 4. val stanton  |  October 30, 2009 at 3:47 am

    Hi Angie

    Just checked into your blog as I was wondering how you were doing……..

    You and me both, I haven’t done anything much for weeks either. Perhaps we needed a break after the intensity of the last comp. Luckily I have only put on a pound – so far :0 but I need to get back into it. Perhaps we can motivate each other.

    You’re still doing great and deserved the treats – such beautiful memories : ) and that lava cake sounds divine …………………

    hugs val

    Reply
    • 5. blubberbegone  |  October 30, 2009 at 5:25 pm

      Sadly the lava cake was not mine. I agree, it sounds sinful. Glad you are doing well post-wedding. It’s nice maintaining at a lower weight, isn’t it. Still, at some point, I need to think about ramping up my efforts.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 5 other followers

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.

    Archive

    October 2009
    M T W T F S S
    « Sep   Nov »
     1234
    567891011
    12131415161718
    19202122232425
    262728293031  

    Blog Stats

    • 75,641 hits

    %d bloggers like this: