More of the same

October 19, 2009 at 7:36 pm 3 comments

It’s been a better week than recent efforts for me, but still not great. I started out well, but then went a bit crazy towards the end. But at least the baby-steps goals got me moving in the right direction.

I logged all my meals, however awful, on Fit Day. Over the week, my average intake was 2014 calories, only just below my calorie expenditure. Although I wasn’t focusing on macronutrient ratios, for the record, it was 59% carbs, 22% fat and only 19% protein. My weight dipped the first few days then rebounded with all the takeaways and other crap towards the end of the week. Goal for next week, continue logging and cook dinner every night – no more takeaways.

I didn’t manage 30 minutes of exercise every day, but did average that overall with a few longer sessions: 1 hr 45 mins walking, an hour of tai chi and 45 minutes of badminton. Although I got three and a half hours total, I want to get into the habit of exercising daily. Goal for next week, to improve on the 4 out of 7 days I managed this week.

As for my lifestyle goal, 15 mins of sorting in my home office/gym per day, I managed 4 out of 7 on this as well. It is getting harder as I did the easy stuff first. Goal for this week, an hour or more over the week.

Weigh in today has me still over 14 stone, but moving in the right direction. As I am eating about maintenance calories, I won’t really lose any more weight until I up my exercise. I’m starting to think about lifting again – I’m even starting to miss it. Ha! That will wear off soon enough, I’m sure. I’d like to do a whole week with sensible amounts of movement to get back in the habit before I contemplate a tough lifting schedule. I think I will probably start NROL4W again, from the beginning, since I have now been off for longer than I did the programme! Maybe next week…

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

In the nick of time Making progress, slowly

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Cynthia  |  October 20, 2009 at 1:40 am

    You know… the key to maintenance is the ability to be a little flexible and keep your head during the crazy times. It sounds like you are doing just that. It won’t take absolute perfection on the eating/exercise/ front to maintain status quo for a bit until things get easier. One tip, if life is a bit busy, maybe try making two dinners at once. Like cook a big pot of something so you are set for two days instead of having to cook every dinner. That might make it easier to stay away from the take-out.

    Me, if I’m going to fire up my little contact grill, I’ll usually grill up several pieces of whatever protein and stash the extra in the fridge for other impromptu meals.

    Anyway, glad to see this post, was beginning to worry. As for the exercise, just move some daily and get back into the habit.

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  • 2. blubberbegone  |  October 20, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Oh, we already cook for a couple of days, either two dinners, or dinner, a lunch and some for the freezer. It usually isn’t for shortage of food that we do the takeaway thing, or even a time thing, as we can usually rustle something up in less time than it takes for the delivery to arrive. We’re just lazy, greedy and weak willed, I guess!

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  • 3. Cynthia  |  October 22, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Can relate to that… I have those times too.

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  • 2. Increase continuous jogging time to 30 mins.
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