Sunday, March 20, 2011

Routines and reassessing

So cool!

I've lost another 1 1/2kg this week and though my 'official' weigh-in day is Tuesday I was so excited I had to update my weight loss ticker . Last Tuesday (15th) I lost centimetres but not kilograms so I've now updated my stats on the right side bar. 

The 3km/30 minute walk 3-5 times a week and the 3 meals/2 snacks a day is becoming a daily routine. 

I'm having trouble with the water consumption during the cooler/wet days so will need to go back to my 500ml sport bottles that I can put anywhere as I have a tendency to knock cups over or forget they are there when sewing/crafting, and inevitably something ends up wet that should remain dry, so I stopped having water handy to drink.....wrong decision. 

Multigrain bread has mostly been replaced with different types of grainy baked crackers as I can eat the same number of those with a similar or greater fibre intake but less energy value and I eat more veges/fruit to replace the kj's that would have been counted in the bread. Looking back on previous attempts at a healthier lifestyle made me realise I wasn't consuming enough protein and that's what was making me tired so now I eat a larger range of vegetables and  am careful about carbohydrates consumed.

Now that I'm past the 'plateau' stage, where even eating all the correct foods and exercising your body extensively doesn't make a difference, I'd like to leave another 3kg here before I attend DD's Uni grad in almost 2 weeks but I'll have to be careful that's not too much too quick as 1kg/week is the recommended level.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Fast Work

Well, as fast as I'll go as my joints object to jogging/running.

I walked 3.2km(2 miles) yesterday in 30 minutes. That's supposed to burn 645.4kj for someone my current weight. It doesn't indicate if they are talking about walking machines or what type of terrain so I figure the extra energy expended by having 3 hills to climb on my walk must mean I've burnt up kilojoules I don't know I'm using. That's a bonus :D!

Here's a view of one of the hills and the downslope on the other side can be a trial to climb returning home.

Also, how could I train without my personal exercise team ?
My full time trainer keeping a look out for vehicles......

and my part time trainer following behind ensuring I keep up the pace.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Back in training

The new diet and the skimming experiment worked as I've lost half a kilo since last post AND 2cm off my hips and 2cm off my thighs. I don't feel hungry and I'm actually having difficulty consuming the 5900kj/day so I've decided to balance it out between 5155kj (extreme weight loss) and the 5900kj (average weight loss) and as long as the figure is within these boundaries I'm still losing weight. This weight loss also includes a 45 minute walk 3 times a week (which I've done) so if I do more that's an added bonus...or should I say loss??