Monday, November 27, 2006

Week 93

0.8lb loss!

I'm pleased with that. What with this stinking cold all week and the fact that when I went down to Chesterfield to see my Dad at the weekend, my eating was a bit dodgy, I was fully expecting to stay even or possibly put on half a pound or something.

However, as has become the way, even when we do relent and have fish & chips, we stop there and don't let the eating spiral out of control. The next day we're straight back on it.

The cravings haven't been anything like as bad as a few weeks back. It seems that crawling through that period of a couple of weeks of intense cravings, but not giving in to them, has paid off and it has become easier again.

Maggie is on a serious drive at the moment. Although I don't mention her often on this blog, and I will never post her weight, the fact is that we've been doing this together. And while I have lost 96lbs since we began, she has also lost 93lbs. Between us we have lost an entire overweight adult.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb – 275lbs
Current Weight: 12st 11lb – 179lbs
Body fat: 23.9%
Total Weight Loss: 96lbs

Monday, November 20, 2006

Week 92

0.8lb loss!

Still on the way down. I'm firmly under the 13 stone mark and, for those who prefer their measurements purely in pounds, I am now (just) under the 180lb mark.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb – 275lbs
Current Weight: 12st 11.8lb – 179.8lbs
Body fat: 23.6%
Total Weight Loss: 95.2lbs

Monday, November 13, 2006

Week 91

1.6lb loss!

Hey hey hey! We're cruising! All that resistance to the cravings is paying off again. 2 weeks weight loss in a row and I am now definitely under the 13 stone mark!

I'm now only 5.6lbs away from the 100lb loss. I think it's unlikely I'll reach it before the gluttenous season arrives, and if I do, I won't stay there for long, so it could be well into next year before I confidently cross that barrier. But the better I do this side of Feastmas, the less far I'll have to travel on the other side.

Feeling good.


Statistical Significance:
I was doing a rough calculation the other day when I suddenly realised that when I crossed the line of losing more than 91.6lbs (4 weeks ago), I had actually lost 1/3 or my original bodyweight.

I am now 2/3 of the man I used to be!

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb – 275lbs
Current Weight: 12st 12.6lb – 180.6lbs
Body fat: 24.5%
Total Weight Loss: 94.4lbs

Monday, November 06, 2006

Week 90

1lb loss!

A week of crawling up the walls, frequently curling up in the foetal position, and periodically trying to chew my own tongue off rather than submit to the cravings seems to have paid off with a 1lb loss, barely a couple of ounces away from the 13 stone mark.

I'd like to think that there will come a time when I'm not bothered by cravings for perhaps months at a time. But there are times that it feels like the rest of my life will be spent wanting an extra portion, fighting with myself over whether to have a scone if I'm out for a coffee, and eyeing up my children's desert while slavering into my beard.

Is there anyone out there who can truthfully tell me that there will come a time when the cravings will completely disappear?

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb – 275lbs
Current Weight: 13st 0.2lb – 182.2lbs
Body fat: 24.5%
Total Weight Loss: 92.8lbs