Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Weigh-in - Week 56

Well it looks like I might have finally tilted over the edge of the plateau that I've been stuck on. After a weekend where the tracking went a little haywire due to a bad start on Friday night (too many beers and a Saturday morning hangover :-( ), I managed to lose 1.4lb resulting in my current weigh-in weight of 16st 9.6lbs! I've not had a gain in weight for 4 consecutive weigh-ins now, so I think I must be over it - here's hoping!

I've re-evaluated my short term goals and have decided that my goal for the start of my Holiday (in just over 3 weeks) is to be below 16st 7lbs and to come back from the holiday at no more than 7lbs above the holiday start weight. Hopefully I'll gain less as I'm planning to be relatively active (surfing & golf plus whatever other activities She Who Must Be Obeyed decides on us doing) and I'll at least be sticking to my WW breakfast even if I eat and drink a little badly at other times.

I've still not managed to get back into the swing of things with the Kettlebell exercises, but I have been pretty good at keeping up with the Crosstrainer (apart from missing out a session on Saturday morning!). It's getting quite close to my holiday (did I mention that?), so I really must get back on track with the full exercise regime if I am to stand any chance at all of successfully learning to surf!

That's all for this week, I'll report back next wee with, hopefully, more good news on the weight loss front! Bye for now!

Friday, 20 July 2012

Weigh-in - Week 55

This week I've Stayed The Same. I suppose it makes a change as for the last few weeks I've always followed a loss with a gain, so hopefully next week will be another loss.

It's getting quite important to me now to have a few good losses between now and mid-August as this will be when I have to show myself in public in my new wetsuit, which arrived last Friday. I have to say it is a little (very) snug, but then they are meant to be that way. The reason for the wetsuit is that my son & I and some friends are going to learn to surf and, with the weather we've had so far this year, I expect the water to be very cold!

My training is still a little out of kilter - I'm back in the routine for the crosstrainer, but I just can't seem to motivate myself to get back into the kettlebell sessions. I really must try harder as I think these exercises are going to help with my surfing, particularly the press-ups and the planks.

Any way, that's it for this week, good luck with your weight loss efforts.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Weigh-in - Week 54

A great result this week, I've lost 3lbs which brings my weight down to 16st 11lbs and means that I have now lost just over 20% of my starting weight! My daily points allowance has now reduced to 45.

Hopefully this means I have fallen of the edge of the annoying plateau that I was stuck on, but only time, and next week's weigh-in, will tell.

The last week has been a bit easier to deal with as there were no special events to cause me to overindulge in the beer & food. I even managed to get back into the normal routine on my crosstrainer (although I still haven't got back into the kettlebell routine).

On Monday of this week I was fitted with a heart monitor to wear for 24 hours, this is so that the cardiologist can, hopefully, find out why my resting heart rate is so slow (45bpm) and if there is anything I should be concerned about. I purposely elected to have it fitted on Monday morning so that I would still be wearing it when I used the crosstrainer on Tuesday morning, this was so that I could be sure that my most intense workout was included as, apart from it beating very fast, I have no idea what my heart is doing when I use the crosstrainer. I probably ought to wear a heart rate monitor when I train, just to ensure that I'm not overdoing it. I should get the results of the monitoring at the end of next week.

As you may have noticed, I am my customary day late with this posting, so I can tell you that I started off this new week's tracking with a bit of a points splurge - it was the member's tour night at my local brewery, so I ended up having 5 pints of very fine ale, which unfortunately adds up to 30 points! I'm now limited to 25 weeklies for this coming weekend, this could be tricky! I guess I'll probably end up dipping into the activity points, so I must make sure that I continue to use the crosstraner this week.

Time to set some new mini-goals, I guess:

16st 10lbs - 60lbs lost.
16st 07lbs - 9 "Silver 7's".
15st 13.9lbs - under 16st.
15st 10.5lbs - 25% of my starting weight lost.
15st 05lbs - my previous lowest adult weight (at 30 years old).

That's all for now folks, I'll be back next week,

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Weigh-in - Week 53

Well here I am at the start of year 2 of the Thin Bloke's fight to get out of this Fat Bloke's body. Unfortunately it would appear as though I am stuck on a plateau at the moment, I have trundled along at around 17st (or just under) for about a month now. Hopefully I will fall of the edge and continue on my journey soon.

The good news is that this week I lost 1lb, which brings me back down to exactly 17st, I would have liked to get back under 17st, but I'm reasonably happy with that result - as you may know, the last 2 weeks have been filled with opportunities for overeating and poor choices! I feel quite pleased that I haven't gone completely mad during this time. Luckily there are no more celebrations like that until our holiday in August, so, hopefully, I can get back on track now.

I have continued to struggle with the exercise routine, in fact, until my weigh in day on Tuesday (yes, this is a late post again), I hadn't used the cross trainer in over a week! I'm not sure why I'm having these motivational problems now but I simply must get over them and get back into the routine.

I'd still like to get down to below 16st by the start of our holiday, but I feel that it is unlikely as I would have to lose an average of 2.5lbs per week and I haven't lost at that rate for a very long time! Whatever happens, I will be fitter, thinner and healthier for this year's holiday than I was for last year's!

I'll report back next week with more news, bye for now.