Monday, May 28, 2007

Week 119

2lb loss!

Frankly I'm stunned.

I was expecting to be withing half a pound either side of where I was last week, so a 2lb loss is quite surprising.


There is an explanation that's just leapt to mind, although I don't like it much and I don't know enough about these matters to be sure.

I wonder whether the loss is more to do with muscle mass than fat. Quite simply with the increased tiredness, my activity levels have really dropped off.

We know that unless you are exercising, you tend to lose muscle before fat, and that muscle weighs more than fat.

According to my scales (although they were not expensive ones, so I can't say I completely trust them), my body fat percentage is slightly higher now than it was a few weeks ago when I was slightly heavier.

It's a theory. Unfortunately I have no idea how good a one it is. If anyone has a better understanding of these things please let me know.

Statistical Significance: I am at my lightest now since I began.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 12st 6lb - 174lbs
Body fat: 23.2%
Total Weight Loss: 101lbs

Monday, May 21, 2007

Week 118

0.6lb gain.

I'm a bit disappointed, although I've had a couple pieces of cake that account for it.

What's so bloody difficult at the moment is that I don't have the energy for exercising. Before I can reach the point 10 minutes in, where everything starts happening, I've run out of momentum. And it's steadily getting worse.

The last B12 injection doesn't seem to have had much impact and there are times when motivation or anything even vaguely resembling enthusiasm for life is non existent (see Bollocks on my other blog).

Activity is the key to moving further forward, but my energy levels are getting lower and lower.

As an aside, discounting introductory entries, this is my 100th post to this blog.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 12st 8lb - 176lbs
Body fat: 23.5%
Total Weight Loss: 100lbs

Monday, May 14, 2007

Week 117

0.6lbs loss!

Finally a move back in the right direction! Not quite as much as I'd have liked considering the internal battles I've been fighting this week, but although my eating has been nigh on perfect, activity levels have been negligible.

Unfortunately, weight gain or loss doesn't seem to reflect how much you battle with your cravings, only whether you give in to them or not. You can spend an entire week fighting every waking moment, or just glide through with barely a second thought: the result is to do with the outcome of the fight, not how hard it was.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 12st 7.4lb - 175.4lbs
Body fat: 22.6%
Total Weight Loss: 99.6lbs

Monday, May 07, 2007

Week 116

1lb gain.

Part of me is relieved that it's only been a pound and another is really pissed off that I've slipped back under the 100lb loss mark.

What I hadn't catered for last week was the emotional fall out from the exhibition. Yes it went well, but it was such an emotional roller-coaster on the build up and the actual thing itself that there was an inevitable come-down afterwards and this past week has been quite a battle.

A friend of ours took the kids Friday night, which gave us a couple of days away on a well needed break, but that meant lunches and dinner out, plus coffees and nibbles in the mornings and afternoons.

All in all, a 1lb gain could have been so much worse.

This week, however, I really am hoping that we can properly get back on track.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 12st 8lb - 176lbs
Body fat: 22.5%
Total Weight Loss: 99lbs