Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Another "no more buying" post

It seems to be a habit now, posting about things I'm not buying.  Well, add potato chips to the list.  I'm talking about the type that are cold and sold in bags.  From the 4th October, I've stopped buying them.  I can't buy any until goal weight, whenever that happens.  I don't think that this challenge will be particularly hard.  I'm going alright with not buying the chocolate and soft drink.

I haven't weighed myself in a few weeks.  I think that I've stalled, since my eating seems to be higher than required to lose weight.  I'll probably have a weigh-in in the next week.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

No more buying chocolate

About 6 weeks ago I posted a "No more buying soft drink" post.  You'll be pleased to hear that I haven't had any soft drink since, except diet type.  I'm kind of struggling with weight loss, so I decided to help move things along by banning the purchase of chocolate (both normal and white) until reaching goal weight.  People are allowed to give me chocolate if they wish, but that's so infrequent it won't have any real affect on my weight loss.

That's all for now, I'll probably post next month when I added another month of losing weight every calendar month.  See you then.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

15 kilograms to goal

I weighed myself today, and I weighed 81.0 kilograms.  I'm very pleased with that, I started counting kilojoules again, and trying to stay at around 6,000 per day.  Of course it's early days yet.  I've lost 11 kilograms in the last 7 months which, although not blindingly fast, is roughly consistent.

Another thing is that I'm losing weight 7 calendar months in a row.  As you probably know, that's my new goal.  Lose weight every month.  I have no idea when I will reach goal weight, I try to not think of that, since almost always my estimates are seriously wrong.  After all, I was last at goal weight in September-November 2012, 5 years ago.

That's all for now, I'll try to post reasonably regularly.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Another month losing, but...

So I've lost weight again in August, that means 6 months in a row (yay!) of losing.  The sad news is that on the 22nd of August, I weighed 82.3 kilograms, a loss of 450 grams from July.  A loss is a loss, but yes, it's pretty tiny.  At this rate, we're talking years to reach goal weight.

It's kind of obvious that low carb isn't my thing, so I'm going high carb, and forgetting low carb for a while.  I don't know when I successfully did it for more than a week, that would have been at least a few years ago.

No more low carb attempts until at least January next year.

Now that's out of the way, tomorrow I start counting kilojoules again, aiming to eat healthy and setting my goal intake at 6,000 kilojoules a day.  That's achievable.

As for the soft drink, well today I did buy some, but it was diet soft drink.  I'm okay with buying diet soft drink.  I do consider it to be a bit of a waste of money, but it's not "empty kilojoules".

I'll check in as often as I can.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

No more buying soft drink

I've decided to stop buying soft drink.  I don't actually drink much, but I really want to speed up the weight loss, and stopping buying soft drink is a way to get the weight loss back into my mind more.  Also, getting off sugar.  So from now on, I'm not allowed to buy soft drink when I'm alone.  When I'm seeing someone, I'm allowed to buy it in their presence, but that is likely to be months away.  People can buy it for me, should that ever happen.

Sorry about the brevity of this blog posting, I'm not very talkative right now.  Catch you later.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Monthly goal achieved

So good news, I lost weight again in July.  I didn't lose much compared to June, but every little bit counts.  I weighed 82.75 last Monday.  That's a loss of 750 grams in a month, hardly anything but still greater than zero.  I'm still struggling to go low carb, who knows why.  See you soon.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Well, I did it

I haven't really lost weight in the last 4 weeks, the reason was that I moved, temporarily, and that meant that I didn't have easy access to the gym or a scale for that matter.

My own personal goal is to lose weight every calendar month, I peaked in February and lost weight in March, April and May.   Could I lose weight in June?  The easy way to ensure that I could was to go low carb, and the water weight loss would ensure that I would be a new low in June.  Mission accomplished.

Of course it's not fat loss, but that's not a big issue for me.  I just want to lose weight every month.  Today I weighed 83.5 kilograms, 17.5 kilograms above goal weight.

I really want to see if I can go low carb, 100 days in a row.  Let's call it my 100 day low carb challenge.  Starting the 1st of July.

Sorry about the brevity of this post, not much to tell you.  I'm consistently losing weight, sometimes fast, sometimes slow.  But I'm consistently losing, which is the main thing.  See you soon.

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.