Monday, December 28, 2009

Week 254

1.6lb gain.

Now that's not bad at all!

Ok, complete blow outs on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, but on the week running up, I was pretty good.

However, experience has shown that the biggest weight gain is often in the week following Christmas, as resolve has been weakened, sugar levels are now all over the place, and the house is still stuffed full of goodies you couldn't bring yourself to throw away.

The intention is to try and be back on track this week, with only the occasional minor treat - something nice with the coffee type of thing - but really try and keep off the excess until New Year's Day. Blow out on that day only, and be back on track by Jan 2nd.

If we can do it, this will be a major step forward from the annual problem of feeling it's not worth trying to contain anything until after new year. But if we can keep the weight gain to only 2 or 3 pounds, then that is considerably better than putting on 8 to 10 or more.

Hope you all had a great Christmas. Wishing you all the very best for the new year and decade :)

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 13st 9.2lb - 191.2lbs
Body fat: 26.1%
Total Weight Loss: 83.8lbs

Monday, December 21, 2009

Week 253

No change.

I was hoping I might have got a bit lower, but at least I haven't gained yet.

So, now it's time to face the big one - the toughest time of the year for anyone with a seething, writhing, mass of food "issues"

The strategy is to try and contain the worst of it to Christmas Day and Boxing Day, then be vigilant for the rest of the week.

And of course, Damage Limitation plays it's part across the whole period.

If you're new to the idea of Damage Limitation, then do read this post I did in a guest spot on MizFit's site last year:

Wishing you all the very best this Feastmas

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 13st 7.6lb - 189.6lbs
Body fat: 26.5%
Total Weight Loss: 85.4lbs

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Week 252

1.2lb loss!

So, one more week left to try and get a faultless 7 day run before the mother of all temptations leaps out, throws me about, slaps me around, beats me up then forces all sorts of sweet, creamy, calorie-rich things down my throat, which I will be powerless to resist.

And for anyone who's interested, I've put a weight tracker at the bottom of the page which shows my progress and lapses over the past 4 years (scroll right down)

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 13st 7.6lb - 189.6lbs
Body fat: 26.9%
Total Weight Loss: 85.4lbs

Monday, December 07, 2009

Week 251

2.2lb loss!

Well that happily cancels out the gains of the past couple of weeks. Being completely on track since we got back from our wee break seems to have paid off. Our "treats" managed to stay contained within the weekend away and we didn't struggle to fall back into the routine when we got back.

In fact I'm left with a nett profit and am now at the lowest I've been since I started back on the way down again, and am around the same weight I was back in June (when I was still on the way back up).

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 13st 8.8lb - 190.8lbs
Body fat: 27%
Total Weight Loss: 84.2lbs