Monday, August 25, 2008

Week 184

0.6lb gain

Well frankly I'm astonished. I was fully expecting a gain of 3 to 4 pounds this week, given the chocolate, scones, cakes, cheese and ice cream I've devoured over the past 7 days.

Despite the last post, the positive effects of the chocolate only lasted a day. I've been struggling like mad since finding out my recent diagnosis of Haemochromatosis isn't likely to be the cause of my Fatigue.

I will get on top of this sooner or later, I know I will. But right now there are times when I couldn't give a shit if I go back up to 275lbs. And that's a dangerous place to be.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 13st 2.6lb - 184.6lbs
Body fat: 25.9%
Total Weight Loss: 90.4lbs

Saturday, August 23, 2008

I know I shouldn't have, but...

(Imported from Ramblings of the Bearded One)

After the disappointment of yesterday, I gorged myself on far too much chocolate last night.

And felt considerably better for it.

Today I'm just generally a bit pissed off, rather than feeling that extreme void in chest, like my heart's been ripped out and dropped into the endless pit of despair.

For anyone out there who still thinks self medicating with food is just an excuse to be greedy, this is the bit you utterly fail to understand - chocolate works - at least temporarily.

Faced with the choice between emotional anguish, and a large bar of chocolate, there really isn't much competition. In that state you will completely ignore anyone saying, "Well, if you don't want to be overweight, just stop eating so much"

Unless they're covered in chocolate, that is.

In which case you'll be charged with cannibalism.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Week 183

1lb gain.

More birthdays. More cake. Treats tonight because kids go back to school tomorrow. Will it never end?

Because of my fatigue, and thus lack of activity, it takes little more than one weekly treat to help me put the weight on, and several exceptional weeks to take a bit off.


Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 13st 2lb - 184lbs
Body fat: 25.5%
Total Weight Loss: 91lbs

Monday, August 11, 2008

Week 182

2lb gain

6 weeks to lose it, 2 days to put it back on. Damn this feels so unfair sometimes, although why I think there should be fairness involved after all these years is anyone's guess.

I'm afraid I have my daughter's Kitchen Exhibition to blame. Catering for guests is always a dodgy situation of vastly over supplying food and cakes, which means not only do we stuff ourselves silly, all the leftovers need to be used up the following day.

I have every intention of being back on track from today, but as my wife pointed out, this is the last full week of the kid's summer holidays so we'd better get round to taking them out and treating them.

Roll on September...

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 13st 1lb - 183lbs
Body fat: 26%
Total Weight Loss: 92lbs

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Week 181

0.4lb loss

Suits me fine. I've had a reasonable week.

This coming Saturday is likely to be a highly dodgy day, but if I can keep it together the rest of the week the damage shouldn't be too bad.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 12st 13lb - 181lbs
Body fat: 25.9%
Total Weight Loss: 94lbs