Making progress, slowly

October 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm 5 comments

This week has been a little better and I hit most of my goals. I logged my food everyday except Saturday when we went out to a friend’s house and I lost track of all nachos, chocolate and wine! I worked out for 30 mins or more five days out of seven (and one of those days I was ill) and totalled 3.5 hours. I even made some progress in my home office. Apparently, I have carpet! Who knew!!

According to Fit Day, my calories (excluding Saturday) averaged 1800 odd per day over the week, giving me a deficit of around 500, and this was reflected in a 1.5 pound loss and a drop in BF%. I’m still a couple of pounds above my pre-NY low, but heading in the right direction. Nutrition composition wasn’t great (56% carbs, 16% protein – just under 72g/day on average, and 27% fat. More importantly though, I was short on the RDAs of quite a few micronutrients, including the usual suspects, iron and vitamin E, but also selenium, zinc and a couple of others. Still, one thing at a time.

I had planned to start lifting (NROL4W) again this week. I got my weights all set up last night ready to go, hopped on the treadmill to begin warming up, and then couldn’t face getting off and squatting with 40kg on my back, so upped the speed and did intervals instead. So that was at least a positive thing – the first time since I went away, and I couldn’t half tell the difference. My fitness was way down: I could only jog for one minute rather than two, and my heart rate recovery after a 60-second slow recovery interval left plenty to be desired, but it’s a start. I warmed up for five minutes, did 8 intervals of 1 min hard, 1 min easy, then gradually cooled down from a brisk walk to take me to 30 minutes. I covered 2.707km in that time, so that’s the number to beat.

Goals for this week:

Nutrition: Back to basics mark II – aim for 7+ servings of F&V per day.
Exercise: Do at least two lifting sessions this week.
Lifestyle: File mine and my husband’s tax returns for last year.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Cynthia  |  October 27, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Sounds like you are doing well. Though taxes, ugh. I hate tax time.

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  • 2. blubberbegone  |  October 27, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Ah, but that was yesterday. Stressed out today and my knee jerk reaction is to crave junk. Chinese food for dinner. Not that it was junky. Just fattening. And still have the taxes to look forward to!

    Reply
  • 3. Cynthia  |  October 28, 2009 at 12:33 am

    So see if you can de-stress a little. So what if you had Chinese food for dinner? I can raise you with french fries last night… deliberately chosen over perfectly healthy grapes as a side to the chicken wrap sandwich I ordered. Because I was cold and hungry. I also ate dessert. And today I’m keeping calories low and eating real food. It’s my trade off for indulging last night. Although, the smoothie I just fixed was really yummy. I’m being very low on carbs today, but enjoying my nuts!

    Do the best you can and don’t stress further. I’m off to grocery shop before my smoothie wears off, LOL!

    Reply
    • 4. blubberbegone  |  October 28, 2009 at 2:09 pm

      French fries? Are you kidding me? I’ll see your french fries and raise you a heart attack on a plate. Let me be more explicit. We started with a large bowl of complimentary prawn crackers, which we inhaled in seconds. Followed by barbecued pork spare ribs in honey. Then I had the aromatic crispy duck – around half a dozen pancakes with hoisin sauce and a roasted 1/4 duck, with skin – the best bit. And a couple of mouthfuls of hubby’s sweet and sour pork. And to top it off, a liquer coffee with whipped cream and a couple of fortune cookies. I win. Or not.

  • 5. Cynthia  |  October 28, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    I’ll have to grant you the win on this one, though dessert was a chocolate lava cake w/ice cream plus I also had a hot chocolate.

    Hmmm. I’m reading something called “Naturally Thin”… one of her concepts is “spoiling your appetite”. Maybe by dinner time you were too hungry? I know that’s what led me to the french fries, dessert AND hot chocolate. I hadn’t eaten when I should have earlier and was just starved AND cold by the time I went out.

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  • 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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