Monday, November 18, 2013
Checking against MyFitnessPal, I was 2500 kcalís (for the week) under the low calorie limit I put for myself (2200 kcalís/day, plus a bit more depending on exercise), and during this 7 day period I lost 4.3 lbs. Add that to the previous weeks 3.1 and thatís a total of 7.4 lbs in about a fortnight.
I donít really want to let up on the exercise, therefore I can afford to eat a bit more and still lose at least two pound this week. In theory. :)
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
How many times will I yo-yo back? Back up to 280 lbs dead from 270.2 on the 3rd August. Had too many days where I wasnít tracking in time, so ended up over on calories with poorer quality foods, way over. Eejit.
There are detractors who say weight loss isnít simple thermodynamics, and there is SOME merit in that argument, but itís at least partially true. Need to stop buying processed foods and gulping them down, because theyíre just too damned easy to eat.
Tiredness, lack of energy is an issue, which is helping me to make bad choices everywhere - work, walking, exercise, procrastination, laziness, so got a step tracker with sleep tracking. The new Fitbit is working well for sleep tracking - even went to be early last night, about 11:20, and rolled over to sleep at 11:41. This is good for me. Yet STILL, only ended up getting up earlier than normal with a sore back, with just over 5 hours sleep, so thatíll be another difficult day FFS. Might use this info to try one of the other two beds in the house tonight, see how that affects things. Will also experiment with music while I sleep, other sounds, lights on/off. Perhaps itíll be something seemingly insignificant.
Anyhow, Iím here, Iíve yoyoíd, need to spend upcoming month getting down to about 270 again (which Iíve proven I can do) only this time stay there at the very least, rather than reverse it.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Had a couple of days where I wasnít as focused (friend over, birthday party), so not bad overall. Couple of those are due to a later-in-day weigh-in though, so not hugely excited. Was in bed highlighting notes from Eat-to-Live and Super-Immunity.
Most of this week Iíve been upping my greens, veg, fruit hugely. I think Iíd call myself a flexible nutritarian now. Still working on it, digesting the books.
Tried blending frozen fruit etc with my hand mixer, and my LaLanne juicer, and it was bloody hard. Plus the juicer removes all the damned insoluble fibreÖ To that end, Iíve ordered a BRILLIANT blender that crushed anything - Ninja Magic Prep Pro. Itís the dogs bollocks apparently.
Walking has been grand this week, the Fitbit really keeps you at it.
Weight training has been lacking, so gonna fix that tonight.
Gonna take a look at getting the pushbike back to functioning. Still waiting on ANY warmer weather thoughÖ
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Been looking back over three years of weight loss/gain/loss/gainÖ.
Trying to work out what what I'm doing when things are going well, and what the catalyst is for going off the rails.
I've found that it doesn't matter HOW I eat healthy - Low Carb/Atkins, Low Fat, Intermittent Fasting, Paleo, Primal. As long as I TRACK IT, and do it the majority of the time. If I stop tracking, I gain weight due to overeating and the wrong foods.
I've also found out that it doesn't matter what my exercise is, as long as I do a couple of hours of it each day - realistically that means my walks to and from work mostly. Doesn't matter if I run, cycle or weight train, as long as I keep up the walking. If I stop exercising, I gain weight due to calorie imbalance.
3. DAILY Weight Logging
Some prefer monthly or weekly, but I believe I need the instant feedback from checking weight and body fat each morning. sure, if I have an off day, or a carb up day, i'll go UP, but need to recognise if it's one day only, it's mostly water/glycogen. If I stop logging weight, I lose focus.
4. Monthly Body Measurements
Checking waist/chest etc, and recording heart rate and blood pressure let's me know I'm doing it right, even if the scale itself is so-so. When I stop doing this, it's a sign that I'm well and truly off the rails.
5. Regular Blogging
This is the first time I've blogged in ages. Blogging itself is a great indicator or my mental state. When I'm doing it, i'm feeling good. Looking back to certain events in the past,mental state is usually what pushed me off the rails. So let's do this weekly at least, hmm? :)
Been listening to and reading a couple of books by Dr. Fuhrman - fascinating stuff on choosing the right foods for weight loss and fighting disease. Think I'll do a few blogs on some of the anti-cancer/immune disease/heart disease writings. Really eye-opening.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Yeah.... up to 269.5 lbs in a matter of days. BIG False start. Startin' again tomorrow. Tried cycling on bike today, spindles died, fell of bike which was attached to turbotrainer. Tried running on Week 6 of C25K, couldn't finish. Can't even go back and do week 5 as it's TOUGHER than week 6. I'll weight train and walk tomorrow.
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