Wednesday, 26 January 2011

What happens in New York stays in New York

Well, turns out you can try as hard as you like but when you don't have a kitchen and your going round in groups then it's really hard to stick to a diet, wherever you are in the world. This week has kind off turned into damage limitation. Most days I'm getting less then 2000 calories in total so hopefully all is not lost. Hopefully the weight will stay in New York and not follow me back to England

On a side though I think I have walked about 25 miles in the first 3 days, not so much today as I have been shopping rather then sight seeing. Also today I bought some new Nike trainers so I can track my runs in the morning. Speaking of which I have not run so far in New York. I think it has something to do with being out of the hotel from 8 in the morning and not getting back until midnight, though even if I did get back at a better time my legs are always so tierd.

One day I should just go on a beach holiday.

Friday, 21 January 2011

It's holida time

Just a short update because in 3 hours I have to get up and pack to go on holiday which unlike my skiing holiday over christmas, this one might not be so benificial to my weight loss. A week in New York, whilst exciting it might not help the cause. I do plan to stick to the diet, though I think breakfast consisting of muffins and waffles means it's probably not going to happen.

We shall see.

On a positive note i'm now down to 160.9kg and hopefully when I next weigh in I'll be 159kg. Tis is significant because 159kg is 25 stone exactly, and it will be the first time size I was 18 that I will weigh less then my age. I know this was bound to happen at some point, but it's a big milestone for me.

Also, I have been keeping an eye on body fat percentage. I know the readings are not always accurate I use the same machine under the some conditions so the results shold at least be consistant. It has shown that out of the last 15kg I lost, 13.3kg of that was pure fat. In other words, 91% of the weight I lost was fat, the other 9% well, I'm not sure what that was.

As far as exercise goes, this has been my best week, 5 times swimming between 1k and 2k, 3 weights sessions, 3 morning (5am!!) 40 minute runs, and two afternoons on a bike.

Next week I hope to go swimming at least 3 times an runnng in central park 3 times too.

We shall see.

Have a good week

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

New years resolutions


So I don't normally do new years resolutions, I've never really believed in them, or perhaps I've never believed in my ability to actually complete them. Well last year I decided to give up bars of chocolate (please note the word bars, cake doesn't count) and I'm pleased to say I went from eating a couple of bars a day most days, to not having any, and what's more I didn't have any all year.

So obviously I'm not going to start having it this year either, however, I've decided that this year I'm going to make a new years resolution. Those that know me quite well will know that for day to day things I'm quite lazy, by this I mean shopping, cleaning etc.... Generally leaving it until I can no longer stand it. This also goes for other things like sport, for me sport is hard because I'm quite heavy and instead of getting on and doing it I'll always make an excuse as to why it is better to do it tomorrow rather then today.

So this year I'm not going to leave for tomorrow what can be done today. It's going to be hard as I want to change my whole mental attitude, but if I can get it sorted I can make the changes to my life that I want to. Only time will tell.

And I weighed in at 164.4kg, which is better as it sounds because last week I rounded down to 165kg :)

Monday, 10 January 2011

The first week of the year done


So one week into the new year, and what along week it was. I managed to work every hour of daylight.

On a positive note, I didn't cheat on my diet once, breakfast generally consists of three eggs scrambled, then brazil nuts and carrots for snoack during the day with soup for lunch, folled by meat and veg for dinner. Not exactly high tech but keeps me going.

I'm off to new york at the end of the month, I'll be honest now, I don't think there is going to be much sticking to anything whilst I'm there.

I have not weighed myself, I forgot to before I had breakfast so I won't be able to tell the true weight. I'll do it sometime tomorrow or wednesday. I got a few good rides in too, but not many trips to the gym.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Back to work


What a depressing day, I got up and went for a quick run, well not really a run because I don't run. But I'm following the coach to 5k running app on the iphone.

After that I went back to work. The picture will show you just how much fun I have at work. Sometimes I wonder, well all the time I wonder, why am I still working on that project.

On a positive note we are 4 days into the new year, and so far so good, I have done some form of exercise everyday and so far have not cheated on my diet. We shall see how long this lasts. I'm going to new york at the end of January, the big apple, are you allowed to relax your diet over a holiday?


Monday, 3 January 2011

So there goes 2010


Well, last year I managed a whle 3 and a bit stone lose, whilst ok, I actually lost close to 7 but put 4 stone back on.

Never mind, 2011 is a fresh start, I'm leaving England in September so I now have a deadline to meet. People have asked how I was doing, well up until may last year I was using exercise to shift it, but when I started my new job I just was too busy and put it all back on. In october I started a diet where I cut out carbs, fruit, and dairy and lost the weight I had put back on.

Now for this year I'm going to do both. I'm also going to get into a routine of doing a dialy update to this blog. I work well with routine and I found a few new people who are going to help me out and loose weight too.

Here is a picture from todays ride over at Surrey Hill,s and tomorrow I'm going to get up early and go for something call a run.

I'll let you know how that goes.