Monthly Archives: December 2014

A better week

So another Tuesday night is over and done with which means another weekly weigh in has happened!    After a couple of fairly shit weeks for the plan I am a bit more back on track this week and feel really happy tonight.

It’s not been a perfect week but I think I’ve realised now that the perfect week is always going to be very challenging as I continued to battle my food addiction.   That being said I have had 4 out of 7 days where I have done the plan correctly and I’ve put in some good shifts at the gym to increase my exercise levels.

I was really worried going into class this week that I had not lost the target of 4lb that I set last week.   I think if I had not lost it I would have ended up being pretty pissed off.

But I did.  This week I lost 5lb – so have now hit my next target and lost 71lb – which is 5st 1lb since I started this plan on the 2nd September.

Here is an image I found… the fish below weighs in at 70lb…

70lb

I’m feeling much better and really motivated to keep going – I’m going to start my 8 weeks maintenance when I hit 9st and am now just over half way towards my target weight.   With just 2 more weeks till Christmas I am hoping that I can go into Christmas day being under 16st.. which could even happen next week if I have another good week and build upon what I’ve done this week.

So here’s a target update to finish off todays post.

Target 1 – Lose 14lb (1 stone) – Reward – Destiny for Xbox One – DONE
Target 2 – Lose 25lb – DONE 23/09/14
Target 3 – Lose 35lb – DONE 07/10/14
Target 4 – Lose 50lb – DONE 05/11/14  Amazon Fire TV or Raspberry Pi
Target 5 – Lose 70lb – DONE 09/12/14 
Target 6 – Lose 85lb
Target 7 – Lose 100lb – Reward – Tattoo!
Target 8 – Loose 115lb (original goal)
Target 9 – Loose 125lb
FINAL GOAL – Loose 140lb (10st) – Reward – Wedding Ring
PROGRESS: 71lb gone – 69lb to go (50.71% gone) – 23.67% of original weight lost

Thanks for reading and to my friends & family for the continued support and encouragement.

Day 94 Update

Another day, another update.

  • Cheat free days – 0… Failed again yesterday with a bit of chicken and some pasta that the kids had for dinner… Stupid stuff – same old shit.
  • Steps – 12,396 (over 10k target)
  • Sleep  – 7hrs 37mins
  • Exercise – 10 mins stationary bike, 10 mins treadmill, 10 mins cross trainer, 10 mins (sitting) bike, 15 mins swim

Annoyed that I cheated again yesterday and need to keep on track today.    On a positive note, really enjoying the cardio and starting to be able to push myself a little more each time that I go.   Two more visits planned (Sunday and Tuesday) before the next weigh in.    Ideally I need to start using the WiiFit again and doing a bit more yoga as that has taken a backseat the past few weeks, so I may give that a go tonight when Kieran is at Scouts..

Seeing the inlaws and Lindsey’s family for an early Christmas celebration this weekend – so need to stay away from the turkey!

Day 93 Update

As mentioned in my post yesterday I am going to try and update the blog each day with a small update to keep me motivated.

So here is an update for yesterday, which was day 93 of the plan.

  • Cheat free days – 1
  • Steps 8851 (under 10k goal)
  • Sleep – 5hrs 44mins
  • Exercise – None 🙁

Was a good day back on the plan – had 2 bars and 2 shake packs and lots of water.   Went to a party and continued to stay away from the booze and still had a good time.

Exciting moment of the day was that my Fitbit Aria scales arrived – so now have the Flex & the Aria and am getting really into the ecosystem.  I’ve not been able to keep away from scales but the ones I had were terrible and unreliable so hopefully having some decent ones will be better and help me see how I am getting along in the week!

Week 13 Update – A bad few weeks

No blog update last week and the main reasons for this is that I’ve had a bad couple of weeks on the plan – something that I’m pretty annoyed and ever so slightly embarrassed about.

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Things WERE going really well – I could not make the meeting on Tuesday last week so had to go on the Sunday before last instead, so a few day early. That is when the problems started.

In the week before that Sunday I was really motivated and had followed the plan 100% – had a really good week at it. My expectations, especially as I was going in a morning (where your weight is generally at it’s lowest) were pretty high… and then I lost just 2lb. Don’t get me wrong – 2lb is still 2lb and on a non-lighterlife diet that would be a fairly decent result for a week, but when you are eating nothing but two bars and two shakes a day it is seen as a bit disappointing to say the least.

Looking back at it and rationalising it is easy – I’d started to exercise more that week and I was going on the Sunday rather than the Tuesday, etc. But at the time I didn’t rationalise it – I think my mind instead though “fuck it – if I am only going to lose 2lb, I might as well bloody well have some food!”

So for the next week and a half I cheated nearly every day – not on anything big – but small snacks here and there that bought me out of ketosis and stopped me from losing the weight that I would expect to lose on the plan.

So this week I skipped the football (which considering we lost 1-0 in the freezing cold wasn’t a bad thing) and made sure that I got to class. I am going to attempt to blog every day with an update on how many days I have had without cheating, so let’s start with today.

Days without cheating – 0

Hopefully tomorrow that number will go up!

On a positive note – despite having a couple of bad weeks – I did lose 3lb (so 5lb since my last update) – bring my weight to under 17st and over 4 and a half stone lost. If I have a good week then I should hit the 5st mark next Tuesday night. This week is also meant to be a milk week – where I am allowed 1pint of skimmed milk a day. Because of the last couple of weeks I’m currently thinking that I will skip this, but we’ll see how the week gets on.

Here is the updated targets for the week.

Target 1 – Lose 14lb (1 stone) – Reward – Destiny for Xbox One – DONE
Target 2 – Lose 25lb – DONE 23/09/14
Target 3 – Lose 35lb – DONE 07/10/14
Target 4 – Lose 50lb – DONE 05/10/14  Amazon Fire TV or Raspberry Pi
Target 5 – Lose 70lb
Target 6 – Lose 85lb
Target 7 – Lose 100lb – Reward – Tattoo!
Target 8 – Loose 115lb (original goal)
Target 9 – Loose 125lb
FINAL GOAL – Loose 140lb (10st) – Reward – Wedding Ring
PROGRESS: 66lb gone – 74lb to go (47.14% gone) – 22% of original weight lost

I’ve also updated my weight lose chart – and you can really see how the past few weeks have had an impact on my target and how long I will be on the programme for.   Really need to have a couple of big weeks of loss which considering that I have added more exercise into my life should be possible.

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