Weigh in Wednesday

Umm… so this happened:

Last week: 228 pounds
Today: 225 pounds

Umm how??
I mean…I know I was vommy-mcvomitus at the weekend but…kind of expected that to just jump straight back on board!? And I had mcdonalds yesterday. Does having no biscuits this week counteract that? Unsure.

Food:
As mentioned above, no biscuits this week so far. But McDonalds happened also. Soo…not awesome. I’ve been snacking less at work-this could be a stress related thing-but if it means I’m eating better then hey ho.

Exercise:
Due to being incapacitated at the weekend, I didnt run. I planned to run on Monday or Tuesday, but I worked late, missed my bus and had to get a different bus which involved walking for a mile with a really steep hill once I got off. So I think I can be forgiven for not running…
I signed up to my gyms Zumba class, I’m a bit unsure on it but we’ll see how it goes…
On an exercise related tangent, if you’ve been paying attention you may have noticed that Pip and I did not post about our forfeit for failing our BFF Challenge. Guess what, we didn’t do it. So this needs to happen at some point, though the next time I see Pip she will be running a half marathon – so perhaps not then either! This will happen, so I’ll let you know what’s what when I know.

Still cant beleive I lost 3 pounds from last week. Crazy talk! At the moment I am the lightest weight I’ve been this year. I think.

I’d love to lose another 2 pounds for next week and get under the 16 stone (224 pounds) mark, but I’m worried that this is a fluke and it will shoot back up again for next week…well, lets aim high (or rather, low)

Goals for next week
Weight: 223 pounds
Food: keep avoiding biscuits and bad snack foods
Exercise: keep up with running and start Zumba

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BFF Challenge Update

September BFF Challenge Banner

UPDATE

The official End date for our challenge is 1st September. Just over three weeks from now.

Quite worried on my part, I really don’t want to do those tricep dips…the only way I can pull this back is to deny EVERYTHING bad. Stay well with my calorie limit per day, and stick with my workout schedule.

I need for this to work, I’ve tried lots of things to motivate myself, this has to be the thing that works. Healthy competition with pre-established goals. We all know how awful I am at self-motivating for more than an hour…

Okay so, the plan is to eat right. Stick within the calories, avoid trigger foods – biscuits in particular – and exercise. No matter how tired I am after work.

Gym at least twice per week

Run at least twice per week

Stop eating CRAP

I’m pretty sure Pip will complete her challenge. She’s much better at this than I am! I feel confident she will achieve it because she is so good at focusing herself and pushing for her goals.

My goal is still 220 pounds, originally this was a loss of 7 pounds, but as usual I put weight back on again. So now it is more a loss of 14 pounds. Well, maybe less, I am heavily bloated at the moment so it may be along the lines of 10 pounds or so. I will have to see where I stand next week. It’ll be down to Pip’s decision as to whether if I lose 7 pounds and am still over 220 still counts as completing the challenge. Personally, I don’t think it should.

¬†Feeling extremely negative at the moment. Reading this is probably not particularly fun buut, there we go. It’s how I’m feeling. Enjoy.

August: Challenges

Hello to all!

I have mentioned previously that Pip and I have challenged each other. We’re a week in and I haven’t explained it at all yet! I figured it would be best to wait until today – August 1st – and pop it all in one post with the August challenge I’m taking on.

BFF September Challenge

Duration: 6 weeks (from 28.07.14)
My challenge: lose 7 pounds (220 pound goal)
Pip’s challenge: hit 21% bodyfat

Reward: food treat-some form of giant dessert
Forfeit:
Give up a favorite food for a month
&
Perform a hated exercise until failure
-Pip: Kettlebell swings
-Me: tricep dips

Wooo lets do this!

August challenge

This month I am also taking on a 30 day challenge. I have done the squat challenge before, but I wanted to push myself into doing more with my upper body. This challenge combines four 30 day challenges – squats, push ups, plank, and abs. I may die inside doing this, but I plan to stick with it!

Here’s what I’m following:

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Do it with me! We can link up!

Here’s to a happier, healthier August!

August: Challenges

Hello to all!

I have mentioned previously that Pip and I have challenged each other. We’re a week in and I haven’t explained it at all yet! I figured it would be best to wait until today – August 1st – and pop it all in one post with the August challenge I’m taking on.

BFF September Challenge

Duration: 6 weeks (from 28.07.14)
My challenge: lose 7 pounds (220 pound goal)
Pip’s challenge: hit 21% bodyfat

Reward: food treat-some form of giant dessert
Forfeit:
Give up a favorite food for a month
&
Perform a hated exercise until failure
-Pip: Kettlebell swings
-Me: tricep dips

Wooo lets do this!

August challenge

This month I am also taking on a 30 day challenge. I have done the squat challenge before, but I wanted to push myself into doing more with my upper body. This challenge combines four 30 day challenges – squats, push ups, plank, and abs. I may die inside doing this, but I plan to stick with it!

Here’s what I’m following:

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Do it with me! We can link up!

Here’s to a happier, healthier August!

Weigh in Wednesday

Good morning, it’s that time of the week again!

Here we go:

Last week: 227 pounds
This week: 229 pounds
2 pound gain
Total loss: 5 pounds
Next week: 227 pounds

Damn water retention. I’m really bloated today, so it’s likely that those 2 pounds will drop off again providing I drink looaads of water.

Food
Ate quite a lot at the weekend, but it was mostly healthy stuff that we pre-packed for a day out. I think I did quite well considering. More wholesome foods please!

Exercise
I haven’t been for a run yet, but I will! I’m gyming this evening, and want to make a schedule for me to stick to.

Life
This section should really be called sleep, I mention my lack of it every week!

Pip and I have decided to challenge each other. My challenge is to loose 7 pounds by our September meet-up. I challenged her to hit a body fat percentage goal.
My target: 220 pounds
Pips target: 21% bf

Terms of the challenge are undecided as of yet, but I’m sure we’ll hammer out the details soon!