Monday, May 31, 2010

Week 276 - a new record low

I don't know what happened to last week's stats - clearly I forgot to write in week 275 and my 0.4lb loss that week.

However, the big news is this week I have lost 1.6lb. And this is highly significant for me

By taking me down to 12st 3.8lb or 171.8lb, it now means I'm the lightest I've been since I was in my early 20s.

My previous lowest point was back in July 2007 when for one week only, I was 12st 4.2lbs, or 172.2lbs. Then I bobbed back and forth around the 12st 7lb mark (which was the 100lb down point from my original starting point) for several months until Christmas, where I put on a few more pounds, never really lost them and a very slow creep back began.

By September last year I had risen above 14 stone to 197.6lbs and that was the point we managed to begin turning it round again.

In fact, if you scroll to the bottom of the page you can see quite visually the changes on the chart

So I am now the lightest my wife has ever known me - I was around 185lbs when we first met, nearly 20 years ago.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs  
Current Weight: 12st 3.8lb - 171.8lbs
Body fat: 22.8%
Total Weight Loss: 103.2lbs

Monday, May 17, 2010

Week 274

0.8lb loss!

I'm happy with that. Still losing. Still heading in the right direction.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs  
Current Weight: 12st 5.8lb - 173.8lbs
Body fat: 23.5%
Total Weight Loss: 101.2lbs

Monday, May 10, 2010

Week 273

0.2lb loss

Ah well - 0.2lbs is hardly going to make me make another notch on my belt. However, last week's 1.6lb loss was higher than expected, so this probably evens it out.

And it means that's now 11 consecutive weeks of loss

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs  
Current Weight: 12st 6.6lb - 174.6lbs
Body fat: 23.9%
Total Weight Loss: 100.04lbs

Monday, May 03, 2010

Week 272 - 100lb loss... revisited

1.6lb loss!

Well, if that wasn't a good loss in itself, it takes me down to a fraction under 12½ stone, which means I have once again reached that 100lbs marker from my original starting point just over 5 years ago.

OK, I first reached this marker 3 years ago (week 110), but I don't think that invalidates the whole thing.

The reality is between 95% and 98% of all people who go on a diet, put all the weight back on within 2 to 3 years. And most of them actually end up heavier than when they started.

Although my weight did start creeping back up, across 2½ years, I put on no more than 23lbs and have now taken that off again.

And it's all about focusing on eating healthily - not on dieting.

Weight loss is a side effect of being healthier, and as such it's sustainable and doesn't get you adopting stupid, dangerous eating patterns just to lose the pounds

The battleground is then not with the food, but with how we deal with why we overeat, and how we use food to cope with high emotional states.

Focus on eating healthily. It really is the best way

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 12st 6.8lb - 174.8lbs
Body fat: 24.2%
Total Weight Loss: 100.2lbs