Not feeding my misery

November 20, 2010 at 2:25 pm 2 comments

Week three weigh day today and I’m down six pounds and 1.1% body fat overall. I have been lower this week (as low as 15 stone 6.4, one and a half pounds less than today) interestingly, although my body fat was higher. All very odd. And it’s just short of three weeks too, since I started on a Monday. But Saturday is my cheat day, and morning of your cheat day is the recommended time to weigh yourself, so there it is, and I’m pretty pleased about it.

But I think my major achievement is that for the past three weeks, I have not eaten a single thing that wasn’t part of my plan, other than on re-feed days. There have been cakes, muffins, biscuits, and other assorted yummies in the kitchen at work practically ever day, with a good selection in our office that I have passed every time I walk to my desk. One girl, in preparation for a bake-off competition, brought in three different types of cheesecake to get a public opinion. And I haven’t had so much as a crumb. This is so remarkably unlike me I simply do not understand how I have done it. After the first week, it wasn’t even hard. Possibly the awareness of what it would do to my macros – you can always make up calories by cutting something else out, but since carbs are heavily restricted, it would really mess up my plan if I indulged.

Even more impressive, I have been having various personal and health problems during this time. My default response would be to feed my misery, and I’ve often been tempted. But I’ve refrained. I already knew that chocolate didn’t actually solve anything, but this is the first time that I haven’t mindlessly resorted to the sugar fairy’s magic wand anyway. My colleagues at work have been wondering about the sustainability of this plan, but I think it agrees with me. I never have to go more than one day between eating ‘normal’ food. But the strictness of the macro allowances helps keep me in check. Oh well, I’ll worry about maintenance when I get to goal! Bit premature right now. 🙂

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Entry filed under: 1000 Calorie Challenge, exercise, fat loss, heath and fitness, nutrition, weight loss, Weight training.

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  • 1. Kelza  |  November 25, 2010 at 12:49 am

    Hey stranger!
    So proud to see how well you are doing! I have had over 12 months of chronic fatigue/food intolerance “issues” and am just getting back in to the gym… couldn’t be more excited!
    Thought I would pop by and see how you are going.. great guns by the looks of it.
    Stay strong and keep up the good work!
    Kelly xx

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    • 2. blubberbegone  |  December 29, 2010 at 8:30 pm

      Hey Kel,
      So good to hear from you. But I really must stop my friends dropping by and saying ‘wow, you’re doing great’ as it seems to always come just as I relapse and go completely off the rails. Sorry to hear you’ve not been well and glad that you’re back in control. I’ve had a few weeks where I completely lost the plot but am hoping to turn it around. Again. Thanks for stopping by, and keep in touch x

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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
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  • Yoga: hr
  • Exercise last week: 4 hrs 40 mins
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    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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