2009: So, how did I do?

December 28, 2009 at 9:58 am 3 comments

This morning was official weigh day, the last of 2009, so I will take this opportunity to have a bit of a look back over my progress this year.

On a small scale, just over the last week, I didn’t do brilliantly with my mini-goals, but it could have been worse. I didn’t exercise everyday, having xmas day and boxing day off, but I did rack up just over two hours and 9.9 km on the treadmill, including two HIIT sessions. Not the 20 km I was aiming for, but more than I’ve done in months. I didn’t log my food intake everyday either, giving up on xmas and not getting back into it. I doubt I maintained a deficit overall, but I gained a mere 0.4 lbs over the week, and all things considered, I’m quite content with that. As for my lifestyle goal, I also didn’t finish sorting out my office, but I made a start, and the rest of the house looks great. So, considering I am zero for three, I’m not entirely sure why I’m so satisfied with my efforts, but there you have it. Could have been a lot worse.

As well as being weigh day today, I also took body measurements so that I could see how I’ve changed since finishing the 5th TT contest, and also so I’ll have a starting point for my 2010 efforts. I’m sorry I didn’t do this at the beginning of the year because I’d love to see how far I’ve come.

Anyhow, since this time last year, my weight loss for 2009 was just shy of two stone and just under 5% body fat. Not earth moving, but the first time in probably 15 years I’ve finished the year weighing less than I started. Could I have lost more? Definitely. But I lost, and when I fell off the exercise and regular healthy eating pattern I still managed to keep it off. My new maintenance weight is now 14 stone instead of 16 stone. I’m pretty damn happy with that. I am a size 18 (down from 20, pushing 22), and my shape has completely changed. Like I said, I don’t have measurements from the start of the year, but I was stunned and pleased to find that I’ve barely changed since finishing TT in August. Since then I have lost 1.5 pounds, no body fat, and gained 1.5 cm on my waist, 1/2 cm on my hips and bicep, and no change on the knee. But I lost 1/2 cm off my thigh and calf.

So there you have it: my first year with blubber gone, and three of my weight loss goals achieved and crossed off the list. Hopefully, just the start of things to come. This year I’ve been motivated by, and would like to thank, Tom Venuto’s Body Fat Solution, Self magazine, Craig Ballantyne’s Turbulence Training, Lou Schuler’s New Rules of Lifting for Women, and all the people on the various forums – thanks for your ongoing support and for being there when I needed you.

Final measurements for 2009 and starting measurements for BBG 2010 are:

  • Weight: 14 stone 0.4 (196.4 lbs, 89.3 kg), 43.4% body fat, and 7 stone 13.2 (111.2 lbs, 50.5 kg) lean body mass
  • Waist: 108 cm
  • Hips: 129.5 cm
  • Left thigh: 63 cm
  • Left knee: 43 cm
  • Left calf: 39.5 cm
  • Left bicep: 39 cm
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Entry filed under: Body Fat Solution, exercise, fat loss, heath and fitness, motivation, New Rules of Lifting for Women, Self Challenge, Tom Venuto, Turbulence Training, weight loss.

A new plan Fitness Goals for 2010

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Cynthia  |  December 29, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    I think you did marvelously! You set a high bar! But I am inspired and will do better this year.

    Reply
    • 2. blubberbegone  |  December 30, 2009 at 1:06 am

      Aw thanks. I guess we take it in turns to inspire each other. I’ve certainly had plenty of ups and downs – this is the first time I’ve ever lost and held steady. Psychologically there have been downs as well this year, but I suppose I’ve done reasonably well on the damage limitation front. I’ve still got a long way to go but am in a much better place now. Here’s wishng us both (and everyone else) a great 2010.

  • 3. Cynthia  |  December 31, 2009 at 12:04 am

    I will say that lately, I’ve had more motivation for the whole getting fit biz. Not that I have DONE much on that front yet, but I know I need to, as I’ve felt stiffer and creakier over the holidays.

    Have a wonderful New Year!

    Reply

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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)
  • No. weeks: 18
  • Average weekly weight loss: 0.31%
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    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.

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