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Toughing It Out

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Report:

S – 975 kcal consumed, 0 miles walked, 0 kcal exercised:  0 pts

S – 960 kcal consumed, 0 miles walked, 0 kcal exercised: 0 pts

M – 1800 kcal consumed, 2 miles walked, 0 kcal exercised: -60 pts

T – 1200 kcal consumed, 2 miles walked, 0 kcal exercised: 0 pts

W – 990 kcal consumed, 2 miles walked, 0 kcal exercised: 20 pts

T – 990 kcal consumed, 2 miles walked, 0 kcal exercised: 20 pts

Last week’s weight: 102.8 kg

This week’s weight: 102.8 kg

Weight difference: 0 kg (+0 pts)

Total ponts: -20

Toughing It Out

Not the greatest week I’ve had, weight-loss wise, but certainly not the worst either! It’s been a tough week, with some fairly stressful activity going on; more on that later, possibly. And, as is my wont, I’ve succumbed to comfort eating to get me through it.

What’s interesting is that, somehow, it doesn’t seem ‘real’ until I do this writeup. Even though I KNOW when I’m eating more than I should, because I tend to avoid the scales until the end of the week it doesn’t FEEL like I’m eating too much. But, once the figures are there in front of me, and I look at the chart, I can actually quantify the lack of progress.

As I’ve mentioned before, the key is not to get frustrated. What I need to do is address the root cause of my problem – namely, the stress. Remove the stress, and you remove the ‘excuse’ to begin comfort-eating. What do you do, however, when the source of said stress is just something you have to put up with for a period of time?

I’ll be honest, I don’t rightly know! But what I’ll be doing over the next week is figuring out what I can do to mitigate the desire to eat. In this instance, I don’t think sublimation is going to work, as the desire to eat is in itself a sublimation of the anxiety I’m experiencing. Any suggestions on actions to take would be greatly welcomed!

M.

Getting Back on the Horse

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

8/01/2013

Report:

S – 980 kcal consumed, 0 miles walked, 0 kcal exercised:  0 pts

S – 990 kcal consumed, 0 miles walked, 0 kcal exercised: 0 pts

M – 970 kcal consumed, 1 miles walked, 0 kcal exercised: 10 pts

T – 990 kcal consumed, 2 miles walked, 0 kcal exercised: 20 pts

W – 1200 kcal consumed, 2 miles walked, 0 kcal exercised: 0 pts

T – 1100 kcal consumed, 2 miles walked, 0 kcal exercised: 10 pts

Last week’s weight: 103.1 kg

This week’s weight: 102.8 kg

Weight difference: -0.3 kg (+25 pts)

Total ponts: +65

Getting back on the Horse.

Well, I’ve been back for a little while since Christmas, and I’ve gotten back on the dieting wagon. It’s not perfect, of course – look at the stats above, and note how much more slowly I’m now losing weight. On Wednesday and Thursday, I ate more than my target, which will slow down the overall burn. I also clearly haven’t been doing my share of exercise, which will not only reduce the amount of weight that I lose, but also reduces the amount of actual burn. While dieting is good at avoiding the consumption and retention of extra energy, I’ve been advised that in order to keep on losing weight, I’ll have to up the amount of exercise that I do – I appear to have mostly been burning the easier-to lose short-term reserves, while the long-term reserves are (by their nature) relatively difficult to tap into.

Nothing wrong with a spot more exercise! Hopefully, this week I’ll be adopting a more sensible sleeping schedule, and this will be able to ease back into doing exercise after every weekday! More on weekends too, of course!

I’ll also be able to write more informative and useful blog notes. I have to admit, I’m somewhat nodding off while writing here due to a late night and afotermentioned disrupted sleep schedule. Hopefully life is kind to me and lets me write this blog to fulfil its potential!

In the meantime, let’s all work to get slimming back on track for the new year! Cheerio for now!

M.

New Year, Same Diet!

Saturday, January 11th, 2014
Holiday overeating getting you down?

Post Holiday Blues? Cheer up, it’s time to lose weight again! :D

Happy New Year, everyone! Well, I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas break, and you all made the most of it; I certainly did, and now my weight has gone back up just a wee bit to 103 kg. Worry not! I’m back on the diet, and full normal service will be resumed this week.

I don’t think it’ll take too long to get rid of the weight that’s returned. Since it was a lot of eating in such a short space of time, I doubt that my body has had sufficient time to convert it into long-term fat reserves.

Spealing of long-term fat reserves, I’m pretty sure that I’ll be hitting them soon, and that then the only real way to get rid of them is to exercise more. It’ll be interesting to see how I fit that in!

Anyway, welcome back, and remember: Even if you ate a bit more over Christmas, and you may have put on a bit of weight that you feel you could dow without, just remember; You’re doing something to help yourself. You’re imrpoving your life, consciously and conscientiously, and that’s something to celebrate!

M.