Monday, April 30, 2007

Week 115


Phew. I'm happy to have maintained this week. With Maggie's exhibition in full swing, our eating patterns were a little erratic. A lot less meals were thought through in advance and with the sheer emotional toil of it all, there have been a few comfort treats.

All in all I feel I've had a lucky escape. Hopefully this week will see us properly back on track.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 12st 7lb - 175lbs
Body fat: 22.8%
Total Weight Loss: 100lbs

Monday, April 23, 2007

Week 114

No Change.

Which is no bad thing considering the past few days. With my wife's art exhibition and my father coming up to visit, our eating patterns have been completely awry. I was fully expecting to have put on a couple of pounds at least.

Still, it's a even week (see last post for this theory), so perhaps I've been able to absorb more - it just means that next week it could all show up quite badly.

But being 0.2lbs up from a fortnight ago means an end to the zig-zag decline. Ah well, it was a fun excuse while it lasted...

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 12st 7lb - 175lbs
Body fat: 23.1%
Total Weight Loss: 100lbs

Monday, April 16, 2007

Week 113

o.2lb gain.

That's a bit disappointing. Despite the fact that I've been on track this week, and that I'm at least a tooth lighter, I've not really budged.

My hope at the moment is that next week will show a drop again. Looking at my stats over the past couple of months it's like there are 2 different scales going on, alternating between weeks. If you measure the weight fortnightly, then I drop on both levels:

Week 105 - 179.8lbs
Week 107 - 178.6lbs
Week 109 - 178lbs
Week 111 - 176.4lbs
Week 113 - 175lbs

Week 106 - 181.2lbs
Week 108 - 177.2lbs
Week 110 - 175lbs
Week 112 - 174.8lbs

However, if you put them together, I'm zig-zagging all the way. So, as next week is an even week, I should have a bigger drop.

So after years of struggle I've finally realised it's got nothing to do with food, and everything todo with whether it's an odd or even week...

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 12st 7lb - 175lbs
Body fat: 22.5%
Total Weight Loss: 100lbs

Monday, April 09, 2007

Week 112

1.6lb loss!

Woohoo! Back over the 100lb mark!

Which is all a bit confusing to be honest. This week I had a major blow out on Friday when eating lunch out with Dr Maroon, then having a family meal out in the evening. Stuffed to the point of bursting. I've been more or less on track the rest of the week, but as last week showed, that doesn't always mean anything.

Whatever strategies I've managed to develop over the past 2 years to lose the weight I have, I still fall apart the minute I eat out. First of all the portion sizes are so much larger, then there are deserts available, but mostly it's the idea that I'm paying for it so I'm buggered if I'm going to waste a single crumb.

Fortunately I don't eat out that often these days.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 12st 6.8lb - 174.8lbs
Body fat: 23.2%
Total Weight Loss: 100.2lbs

Monday, April 02, 2007

Week 111

1.4lb gain

Bollocks, bollocks, bollocks.

I thought I was going to be OK this week. In fact I was actually convinced I should have lost a pound, maybe two. Right up until the point that Maggie reminded me about The Chocolate Cake.

I'm still annoyed though. Apart from that I've had a near perfect week.

Now I'm going to yo-yo around the 100 pound mark for weeks and weeks to come. What I would like now is to get comfortably past this marker so that pound or two wobble isn't going to push me back over the wrong side of it again. But on Friday I'm meeting a friend for lunch and then we've got a big family meal in the evening, which is always worth 2 or 3 lbs.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 12st 8.4lb - 176.4lbs
Body fat: 23.3%
Total Weight Loss: 98.6lbs