Monday, July 26, 2010

Week 284

0.2lb gain

Although it's a gain, I'm delighted with it.

Last week it was my wife's birthday, so in addition to a huge slice of chocolate cake, we'd also had ice cream earlier in the day when we went out for a picnic, and popcorn in the evening when we went to the cinema to see Toy Story 3.

Consequently I had fears of putting on a pound or more. So to have only gained 0.2 of a pound is a good result in my book.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 11st 11.8lb - 165.8lbs
Body fat: 22.1%
Total Weight Loss: 109.2lbs

Monday, July 19, 2010

Week 283

0.6lb loss!

Still heading in the right direction. After the larger losses of the previous couple of weeks I wasn't expecting much, so to still lose over half a pound feels good.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 11st 11.6lb - 165.6lbs
Body fat: 22.1%
Total Weight Loss: 109.4lbs

Monday, July 12, 2010

Week 282

1.4lb loss!

Well that was a surprise. I'm still doing what I've been doing every week so given the 1.4lb loss last week, I wasn't expecting the same level of drop this time.

So this puts me in sight of losing 8 stone - only 3.2lbs away from that figure - and 8 stone is 112lbs which is a hundredweight in British measurements, not the US 100lbs.

I never expected to get down this far

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 11st 12.2lb - 166.2lbs
Body fat: 22.1%
Total Weight Loss: 108.8lbs

Monday, July 05, 2010

Week 281 - under 12 stone

1.4lb loss!

Not only is that a good amount to lose in a week, but highly significant for me is it takes me under 12 stone.

For those who measure purely in pounds or kilos, I know stones are an odd scale. 1 stone = 14 pounds. Don't ask me - I didn't invent it, I just grew up with it.

However, because I grew up with it, each time I cross a stone it has much larger significance than crossing, say a 10lb or even a 10kg marker.

But to have reached a point where there is an 11 in front almost makes me weep, for it puts me in the realm of the weight I was as a young man, before I started gaining.

As well as being the upper limit of the "normal" range for my height, according to the BMI charts, 11st 4lbs is the weight I have in my head as what I was around the ages of 19 to 21 years old. I am now 11st 13.6lbs.

I do not expect to get down to 11st 4lbs, but to be within the same "stone" almost makes me dizzy.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 11st 13.6lb - 167.6lbs
Body fat: 22.2%
Total Weight Loss: 107.4lbs