Monday, December 29, 2008

Week 202

3lb gain.

Well that could have been so much worse! I was quite relieved it was ony 3lbs - I expected at least 4, possibly 5.

Still, this coming week will not be without damage either. There are still far too many temptations in the house, not to mention visits to friends and people coming over for meals.

Damage limitation still applies, and is helped by the fact Maggie already has a pot of healthy home made soup lined up for lunch today.

Wishing you all the best for the coming New Year Celebrations, and may your elasticated waistbands hold out :)

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 13st 4.6lb - 186.6lbs
Body fat: 27%
Total Weight Loss: 88.4lbs

Monday, December 22, 2008

Week 201

0.8lb gain

So, this is where the Feastmas gains begin. However, I'm rather pleased it's still under a pound, given extra eating that that's been going on.

This is the essence of Damage Limitation - even though I'm going to indulge, at other times during the day/week my eating is on track and healthy.

One of the biggest mistakes most of us who attempt weight loss make, until we finally grasp what we're doing wrong, is thinking that once we've lost it, it's too late. So having blown it this week, I may as well carry on blowing it and start again next week. BUT NEXT WEEK WE'RE EVEN HEAVIER THAN WE NEEDED TO BE.

I've written a guest post for MizFit about Damage Limitation, which is being published on her site on 26th December, so do pop across and check it out. You might also want to add her to your favourites if you haven't come across her already :)

Have a good Feastmas and remember, if we put on 5lbs, it's an awful lot better than having put on 10lbs!

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 13st 1.6lb - 183.6lbs
Body fat: 25.5%
Total Weight Loss: 91.4lbs

Monday, December 15, 2008

Week 200

2lb loss!

Woohoo! Just what I needed before Feastmas kicks in big time.

Over the next 7 days we'll be out for lunch 3 times, and then of course we'll be into the Christmas/New Year fortnight.

Still, at the moment I firmly have the idea of damage limitation in mind - indulge when it's really worth it, or cannot be avoided, but eat sensibly at every other opportunity. This way I may gain a few pounds, but not as many as if I just give in completely. I'd rather start January still comfortably under 190lbs than uncomfortably over.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 13st 0.8lb - 182.8lbs
Body fat: 25.5%
Total Weight Loss: 92.2lbs

Monday, December 08, 2008

Week 199

0.6lb loss!

This loss must have been the balance for last week's surprise rise. My son was baking all week for a cake & homebaking stall and there were quite a few left overs that were too hard to resist. I should probably have stayed even or put on up to half a pound, so I figure it must be quits with last week

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 13st 2.8lb - 184.8lbs
Body fat: 26.5%
Total Weight Loss: 90.2lbs

Monday, December 01, 2008

Week 198

0.2lb gain.

While there appears to be a gain, I'm not worried about it. The fact is I've been on track all week, which is the greater achievement. I feel fairly certain this is just an anomaly and this will show in next week's stats.

So now we enter December, potentially one of the healthy eater's most dangerous months of the year.

Time for Damage Limitation!

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 13st 3.4lb - 185.4lbs
Body fat: 26.2%
Total Weight Loss: 89.6lbs