Sunday, 14 May 2017

Lowest weight in over a year

So it's been a while since I've posted an update, which is never a good sign, however I've been losing weight almost consistently.  I've broken through that threshold that is lowest weight in a year.  It's a moderate achievement, nothing great but alright.  Today I weighed in at 85.0 kg, 19 kilograms to goal weight.

I admit that today my weight dropped a massive 550 grams, a huge amount.  I'm not sure what the cause is, it could be because I didn't have tuna yesterday, with the associated salt.  It could be something else.  I've been losing weight rather slowly in the last 7 days, and it could be a 'rebalancing' or whatever you want to call it.  Let's just see what happens.

I've been running in the gym, currently I'm doing three sessions of 7 minutes at 5.0, 5.1, and 5.2 km/hr, slowly lengthening those three groups until they join together in my 30 minute session (the rest of the 30 minutes is walking at 4.0 km/hr).  My ankle still seems not 100% but it's slowly, slowly improving.

I'm still on the sugar, I'm having trouble getting off that white powder.

As you can tell, I'm having trouble checking in here on the blog.  I'll try to post every kilogram, but I can't make any promises.

See you soon (hopefully!).

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Less than 25 kilograms to goal

I had trouble getting off sugar.  I think that sugar is my main problem, right now, and has been for a year.  So I took simple steps.  I had sugar, then waited a while and had some more.  I extended the gap cautiously by a few hours or so.  It's very slow, very simple and it worked.  I've also actually gone (well, almost gone low carb).  A few days ago I weighed myself and got 91.5kg.  That was the same as 3 weeks ago, so I wasn't gaining, that's good.

Today I weighed in at 90.35 kilograms, or 24.35 kilogram to lose.  I know that I can do it, I did it before with people watching, I can do it again.  I treated myself to a coffee and slice, which I will probably do once per kilogram.  That's likely to extend my goal day by 24 days.

One thing about low carb, especially my version of low carb is that food has been converted from a form of sustenance, pleasure and enjoyment to ... a form of energy and nutrients that keeps me alive.  Well, that may be a slight exaggeration, but doing low carb is exceedingly boring.  That's not necessarily a problem, but it's noticeable.

I'll keep my posts short, and will check in when I reach 89.x kilograms.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Goin' low carb

So it's been a while, almost 2 months.  I'm not sure what happened, my weight loss after getting my cast removed kind of stopped, and I started coasting.  Yes, I have gained, and my last weigh-in was 91.9kg, a gain of 2-3 kilograms from when I last posted.

I won't bore you with all of the details, but I'm back on track now and heading in the right direction.  Still struggling with my sugar dependency, I thought that I'd go low carb in an attempt to lose weight quicker and keep away from the sugar.

I'm still recovering from my accident 3 months ago, I'm still improving (a 20 minute walk resulted in pain 2 weeks ago, 2 days ago it didn't) but I didn't expect that my progress would be rather slow.  Anyway, I'm walking with a limp right now, I certainly can't run, and I have to walk down stairs one by one usually.  It's a case of seeing how I go before I head to a physiotherapist and get some exercises.

As of 2 hours ago (midnight), I had my last carbs.  I want to go into my eating the same thing every day thing, which has been successful in the past.  6,000 kilojoules per day.  I'll try and delay weighing myself for as long as possible.  How long can I go without weighing myself?  We'll see.