Feeling righteous

June 28, 2010 at 4:37 pm 1 comment

Well this is new. Invite a guest author on and she starts bossing me around and telling me to post more on my own blog! Mind you, she has a point.

Luckily I stayed off the mojitos, but failed to stay off the pizza and home baked cup cakes – hubby has a bit of a baking thing going on. Not in Hayley’s league – this is the girl who celebrated the end of a 12-week weight loss course by baking the trainers an enormous chocolate cake with a 3-D tape measure in vanilla icing, with all the markings, wrapped around it! It was awesome. Shame to eat it really.

Nevertheless, I managed to post a 0.6 pound loss this week, taking my total in two weeks to three pounds – very respectable. More importantly, to me at least, my body fat is back in the 43s instead of the 44-45% range. Really need to get that shifting.

My weight loss tip for this week: get some muscle on ya! It is the only way to increase your metabolism and burn more calories at rest, all those glossy supplement ads in women’s (and men’s) mags notwithstanding. I didn’t start lifting again as planned, but have just got a couple of new exercise DVDs from the 10-minute workout range. Tried out two of the 10 min sessions from the Rapid Results Pilates one yesterday and I can certainly feel it today. So yes, cardio is great, especially more intense stuff like interval training which is fantastic for increasing cardiovascular fitness, and is also one of the more fun ways to workout for those of us, like me, who would rather have their fingernails pulled out with pliers than workout normally (personal trainer probably not an obvious career choice for me then!). But resistance work is what will really change the way your body works and how it looks. It may slightly slow down the rate of drop on the scales (another reason not to focus on that), but it will improve your body composition – i.e. the fat-to-lean body mass ratio in your body, and will give you that svelte shape you want and have you down a dress size before you can say “Get your ass out of my squat rack you damn big wussy bodybuilder, I need to do a real workout!”

My goals for this week are largely the same as last week. Only managed five F&V four days, and my water target twice. I start out each week pretty gung-ho on exercise, but let it slide later in the week. So…

Nutrition: Still doing less well than I should on F&V, so same again. Min five F&V daily. 1.5 L water at least four days this week.
Exercise: Do at least 20 minutes every day, no matter what. Aim for over three hours within the week.
Lifestyle: Having cleared the floor of my office, actually file away at least 50% of the stuff in the deal-with-later pile.

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Entry filed under: exercise, fat loss, heath and fitness, nutrition, weight loss.

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  • 1. Hayley  |  July 13, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I boss you about and then I don’t even log back in to comment 😉

    Good weight loss for two weeks as well, wish I could mirror it. Will take your workout tips and see how it goes…

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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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