Ben Nevis 2015

Readers from last year may be aware that I went up Ben Nevis in 2014. We didn’t get to the top, and It was a harrowing experience, full of pain and crying.

So naturally, I’m doing it again this year. To the top.

I am soo stupid.

Well, no, I’m not stupid; but I am worried about doing it again.

I’ve made a training plan, and am aiming to get up to walking the distance required for Ben Nevis two weeks beforehand, and then a long (but shorter) distance the week before to taper down in the run up to it.

This year there are 5 of us going. The same 4 from last year – Me, Andrew, Hux’ and Kay – additionally Alex will be joining us for the ascent. We’ll be heading up to Scotland in the last week of April, with me doing some of the driving! Exciting. Last year we went up on 01-04-14. Going at the end of the month means – hopefully – we will have better conditions and less snow.

Waaaa I’m scared

Weigh in Wednesday

It’s Wednesday and I’m weighing in!
I know I missed last week. Bad me. But, I was unrealistically heavier because of the birthday food I had been eating, I’m almost back down to normal now, so I figured it made more sense to wait it out…

Last Weigh in: 228 pounds
Today: 229.8 pounds
To Lose for Goal 1: 20.3 pounds

So it looks like over my birthday I put on just under 2 pounds. I want to say that this is forgivable because it was my birthday blah blah, but actually I don’t think it is. Especially as I have a goal to hit.

I’m not sure why I can’t stick with eating healthily, I always mess it up and eat crap food. Tips are welcome…

Biscuit Ban
I have been banning myself from having biscuits for two weeks. So far, the only indiscretion has been eating Cadbury Fingers and not realising they are a biscuit. I always thought they were mini chocolate bars! Damn you misleading Cadbury…
Me 1 – 1 Buscuits

Goals for Next Week
Weight: 226
Food: Avoid biscuits and eat within 1500 calories
Exercise: Stick to Ben Nevis training plan

See you next week…Happy Wednesday…

Weigh in Wednesday

I missed weigh in last week, I was in Birmingham for work and had no scales. Oops. I know the past couple of weeks haven’t been great food-wise, so I’m expecting the worst!

2 weeks ago: 225 pounds
Today: 228 pounds
To Lose for Goal 1: 18.5 pounds

Gained 3 pounds in 2 weeks.
I have 6 and a half weeks until my first weight goal, and I’m quite far off at the moment. I need to lose 3 pounds a week to reach it…seems a little daunting! Especially as it’s my birthday tomorrow and I will be eating cake and whatnot…

Urg. I’m going to have to exercise a mass amount of restraint this week. And for the whole 6 weeks! Waaaa

Okay. Well, getting down to business as it were, I have lots of walks planned and not much money to buy food. Therefore, I have no snacky foods at home and some exercise planned. It is possible to do this! I can do this.

I’ll be tracking my food religiously and logging exercise. I’ll be making better food choices, and avoiding the biscuits at work at all costs. No biscuits for 6 weeks.

In fact, I’m setting that as a challenge!

6 week challenge
No biscuits for 6 weeks.

Boom. Done. I’ll keep you posted…

For next week:
Weight: 225 pounds
Food: avoid biscuits and eat 1500 calories a day
Exercise: Go on a long walk or hike at the weekend