Monday, November 26, 2007

Week 145 - 35

0.2lb gain

Could have been a lot worse. This past week has been chaos with a drive up to Edinburgh to see the specialist (no real luck there), and then a drive down to England over the weekend has left me feeling shattered. Away from home, eating is always a more haphazard thing, so all in all, I consider this a success.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 12st 6.8lb - 174.8lbs
Body fat: 23.3%
Total Weight Loss: 100.2lbs

Monday, November 19, 2007

Week 144 - 34

0.6lb loss.

A bit surprising, given the complete collapse of sensible eating on Saturday, when my wife & I celebrated 17 years since we started going out together. However, I'd been on the ball through the first half of the week, so I guess that must have cushioned the impact.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 12st 6.6lb - 174.6lbs
Body fat: 23.1%
Total Weight Loss: 100.4lbs

Monday, November 12, 2007

Week 143 - 33

0.2lb gain.

It's been a tough week emotionally. Not that anything's happened as such, but my moods have been dropping significantly. It's 3 weeks since the anti-depressants were upped from 10mg to 20mg daily, so there's still time for them to kick in. I just wish it didn't take so long.

All things considered, it could have been a lot worse.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 12st 7.2lb - 175.2lbs
Body fat: 23.2%
Total Weight Loss: 99.8lbs

Monday, November 05, 2007

Week 142 - 32

0.6lb loss!

Stop eating the crap and the weight drops back down. As a system, I can't fault my healthy eating approach. The only real problem is when depression hits and the cravings are so much harder to fight.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 12st 7lb - 175lbs
Body fat: 23.3%
Total Weight Loss: 100lbs

Food, Glorious Food

Here's another import from Ramblings of the Bearded One, which seemed like it belonged over here


As a rule I try not to look back on aspects of my life with regret. There’s nothing I can do about things past; besides, whatever happened contributed to the superb, fantastic, yet modest, person I am today.

However, there have been times of late when I’ve been almost overwhelmed with a sense of lost opportunity and it’s to do with food.

As has been mentioned in other posts, Maggie is truly a superb cook. What she is capable of creating through mixtures of buttery, creamy, sugary stuff is mouth-wateringly beyond description.

As has also been mentioned in other posts, I used to weigh 19½ stone (275lbs or 125kg), but over the past 2½ years have lost over 7 stone (100lbs or 45kg) through eating healthily and ongoing battles with food cravings.

Part of the reason I got up to 19½ stone in the first place was indeed easy access to my wife’s tremendous cooking ability, but that was only a part of it. The truth is an awful lot of that weight was gathered from years of eating crappy food that was ok but not of my wife’s making, and nothing special.

If I was going to get that big, why on earth didn’t I do it by eating really tasty, drool-inducing, mouth-slobbering, belly-filling, scrumptious, frumptious food - food worth risking your health for?

It feels like such a wasted opportunity.