New targets ~TJ149

The weight loss took a big nose dive lately (whoops) never mind all is not lost, recovery is on the way.

My new target is to be overweight, as opposed to obese , by 12th April. This means losing about 10kg and moving from current BMI of 33.6 to sub 30. The time period is 65 days so an average daily weight loss of 5 and a bit ounces is required!!!! This is going to be a tough couple of months, so far in this journey I have lost about 5 stone, I aim to lose at least another 2 if not 4, that has yet to be decided. But………………….

This is what i am aiming for

This is what i am aiming for

There is a possibility that I am gluten intolerant or allergic to wheat or yeast, this week, on doctors orders, I am eating wheat products ready for blood tests next week. depending on the results of that I may have to change certain eating habits anyway. In the meantime I intend to try and only eat non processed foods – which is more or less what I do now but I do eat bacon, coffee whitener, sausages, occasionally burgers, fish and chips, pizza.

To get the target I will need to watch nutrition closely and reduce the number of ’empty’ calories, those that fill but give nothing for the body to use.

Specially for Steve! (I have a thing for Snickers)

Specially for Steve! (I have a thing for Snickers)

So my fight against the flab is back in earnest, time for coasting to cease, the battle lines have been drawn. Wish me luck

Out of the groove but trying ~TJ135

Hi all, not having the best time of it fitness and health wise but I am soldiering on! (puts on brave face) Got to the gym last night only to find it moved to another part of the leisure centre. They were doing some maintenance, much needed; but the alternative accommodation was small and cramped and the free weights area was in the centre of everything. Made it difficult for everyone, there were queues for what equipment did fit in the room.

So I baled and went for a sauna instead, must say it does wonders for a cold, sinuses etc.

I did have a lovely long walk on the beach on Saturday – started a collection of foot/paw/hoof/claw prints

Dog and me

Dog and me

Giant dog?

Giant dog?

2 Horses

2 Horses

Something tracked

Something tracked

I’m back in the groove ~TJ135

Well here I am back in the ‘losing a little bit a day groove’ Had a blip there, some depression, being treated thanks to employer and friends and of course Steve!

So a week or so of self indulgence, eating whatever found its way to my hand/mouth and now back on the road to recovery from the depression and on the road to health, fitness, weight loss and the start of a new way of life.

I expect there will be bumps, blockages, twists, turns, up and down hills and many other things on this road, but I also know that all I have to do every single day is try my best, stay positive, strive for my goals, seek help when needed,  for that will be good enough, and I can do no more than that.

 

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Shape and size change ~TJ134

Apologies for not writing for a while, have been mega busy, slightly off the weight loss/get fit/get healthy campaign. Life has gotten in the way big time for the last few days

I wanted people to see that if you just keep doing it – eating properly, doing some exercise and believing in yourself then it does work. I spoke to a young lady at the weekend who told me that at 18 stone she couldn’t lose weight it was ‘too much to do’ and ‘impossible to achieve’ I showed her a picture of me in April 2011 at nearly 19 stone and aged 56, with angina, high blood pressure, gastritis and chronic arthritis.

April 13th 2011

April 13th 2011

November 29th 2013

November 29th 2013

As you can see. I am much smaller and the shape has changed significantly – still a long way to go and still that ‘lovely’ English apple shape, but I am getting there! I do not have tons of loose skin, I am fit, healthier than I have been in years and generally am feeling on top of the world.

A new trend ~TJ132

So the downward trend of weight loss seems to have stopped and a new scenario emerges from the ashes :

Slight movement around weight up/down by about 0.1 kg a day and increases in muscle mass and decreases in fat mass, this usually leads to a nice drop in weight when the nanobots trot off on holiday after fixing the muscles.

Steve the figures wizard has noted a 21- 28 day pattern in my figures since March. I have long held the belief that despite being post menopausal there is still a ghost menstrual cycle going on, that the body continues to retain water, swell breasts etc even though there is no hormonal dictat to follow. I would be interested to see if other women feel this too, I know my mother does, maybe it’s just us and we have some weird gene!

Whatever the reason the pattern is there and seems set in stone, we will both have to study it and compare to recorded exercise, food diaries etc and try to work out what the drivers are and what the consequences are and whether it can all be used to make the health/weight loss better and easier.