Ashamed to post this but here goes…




Yep – ashamed to admit it but I got pretty depressed the last couple months and binged.  A lot.  And I haven’t been going to the gym.  The new clothes I bought for work are starting to feel tight and I haven’t been feeling good, physically.

I really need to get back into this.  I’m back and focused again.  I’m confident that I can shed this weight fast because it hasn’t been on for long.  And with Winter almost being over, I’ll be doing a lot more exercise in the longer, sunnier days ahead.

The weight I am now is about the midpoint of how much weight I’ve lost. Roughly speaking, I lost 20kg and put 10kg back on.  Not the end of the world.  If I repeat what I achieved in the past year I’ll get to my goal of 90kg. 

I can do it.


Easy on, easy off… (reassessment)

Lately I’ve been feeling pretty invincible.  I’d been allowing myself quite a few treats and still had weeks of consecutive loss  (Christmas aside).  Anyway, I guess I’ve learned that there is a limit.  I had a gym reassessment a few days ago and weighed in a whopping 1.5kg (3lbs) heavier than last week.  Murphy’s law, right? Gaining weight the one time someone else is watching.  At first I was shocked and asked if we could do it again.  Then shock turned to disappointment as my weigh was confirmed.

Thinking back, I had had a pretty bad week.  My depression has been pretty bad lately; I felt sluggish all week and had a couple of massive binges. Guess I need to find other coping mechanisms…  but when I get that low I just stop caring.  Aaaargh.  Anyway this isn’t that kind of blog so moving on…

The good news is that that weigh in motivated me to workout harder and eat better the next few days, and I was able to get back to where I was in 4 days.  Funny – I lost that weight so fast that the website where I track my weight had to confirm I hadn’t mistyped.   So yep, just a small blip on the weight graph.

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Interestingly, my trainer said I’d lost muscle mass.  Despite starting weight training a few months ago.  I’m not sure how accurate those scales are at determining that kind of thing anyway. How accurate can sending a minor electronic pulse through my body be?  My body fat percentage is 24%, which according to Wikipedia is on the high side of average.  Ideally I’d like to get it below 15%.

And with that my trainer and I discussed what I wanted to focus on (continued weight loss).  She says she’ll increase my reps with weights and step up my cardio days.  I’ll post my new program soon.

Post-Christmas Weigh in

Last weigh in:  97kg
Today’s weight:  98.8kg
Gain:  1.8kg

I’ve had quite a rough week, to be honest.  I’ve had over a week of no exercise, and have eaten a lot of crap  (chocolates, fish’n chips, McDonalds etc).

The weight gain wasn’t as bad as I had feared, and I hope what they say about recent fat gains being the easiest to burn off is true.

Feels good to be back into it now, but today’s gym workout (cardio) was quite tough.  I couldn’t finish my program, skipping the last exercise (water grinder). 

Onwards and upwards…  (or downwards, hopefully).

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