Moving targets

Currently I am 88.6 kg ( 195 lbs, 13 stone 13 lbs)

My initial target is to get under 87kg, as that is the heaviest I have ever been apart from this latest phase.

I remember not so long ago my preliminary target was to get under 70, and then 75, and then 80, and more recently 85. In fairness I guess the 70kg targets were over 5 years ago now.

If this carries on some time soon I could be trying to get below 90kg. For someone who should Weigh 65 kg ( 143 lbs, 10 stone 3 lbs) that’s a lot to carry around. (more than one of my kids weighs)

Funny how things drift over time, and how my expectations go with them. Last year I would have been appalled to weight 87kg, now I would be delighted (temporarily (hopefully)).

After 87, key points are 85, 83 and the magic 80.0 kg (176 lbs, 12 stone 8 lbs) I have spent untold months either weighing these or wishing I did.

I will keep you posted…

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Time of year

Its that time of year when thoughts turn to losing the Christmas lard.

I had got down to 83.0 kg (183 lbs , 13 stone 1 lbs) a week or two before the Chrsitmas eatathon. This morning I weighed in at 85.0 kg (187 lbs , 13 stone 5 lbs).

2 kilos /4 pounds doesn’t seem that bad, and is a lot less than it feels in fairness. Anyway its full steam ahead to get rid of that ASAP.

I’ll keep you posted on progress.

Happy New Year 2012

Ready for the January Detox?
I have got some serious work to do to shift my festive lard this year.
Not done an official weigh in yet (too scared!)

A Temple

My darling wife offered me a chocolate cookie last night. I am on a bit of a health kick at the moment (which is different to actually having lost some lard). so I said:

“not for me, my body is a temple”

At  which my 7 year old son looked up quizzically and said “what… big and round with a point on top?”

 

Welcome back

Hi so I have been away for a while.

And mixed news – I got down to 77.0 kg (170 lbs , 12 stone 2 lbs) a few months ago (July 2010 ish I guess). things were good, clothes fitted better than for a long time, I felt healthy, I was getting more active etc etc. But I was watching what I ate like a hawk and eventually it got  too hard so I decided to to a little break from the aggressive weight loss.

That break turned out to be a little longer, and a little deeper, and a lot fatter than I planned. I am now back up to 85.0 kg (187 lbs , 13 stone 5 lbs). Bit gutted really.

But anyway as of today the program is back on.

Update next weekend.

 

Update end of Feb 2009

I finally got to set of scales:

80.4 kg = 177 lbs = 12 stone 9 lbs and 25% body fat.

The 25 is important – 25% and over body fat is one clinical definition of obese. So if I keep going I will soon be un-obese for the first time in years.

I have eased off the effort the last couple of weeks but I hope to get back on this week.

As a matter of interest I walked with a 15 kg rucsac the other day. It felt hard, I felt like I was lumbering, I felt slow and plodding. Somewhat shocking then that is similar to the weight I have lost since Christmas! No wonder I was feeling a bit slow then!

I still have another 10 kilos I’d like to lose – I can’t wait to feel how easy walking and running will be then!

Early Feb update

Just had a weekend in the mountains, and rather than risk feeling faint from hunger miles from humanity, I let myself go. Nothing massive just a bit of junk here and there.

Sadly I’m nowhere near any scales so I can’t assess the impact. On the plus side I’ve done plenty of tiring exercise, on the downside I ate a bunch of crisps and chocolate and junk. In the absence of any evidence I guess I’ll have to call it a draw.

I’m back to the strict diet now though with even more determination I was shocked at how hard the skiing was – and I’m still 10kg/22lbs over what I used to be the last time I skied. I can still feel that extra load in my calves and thighs. I’ll probably still be aching next weekend.

It was good fun though – well worth the effort before and the pain after (assuming that ends in the next day or two!