Weigh in Wednesday

Morning one and all. It’s a week until Christmas and there is food all around. Oh the temptation…

Last week: 221 Pounds
Today: 220 pounds
21.12.14 Goal: 205 pounds – 15 pounds to go.

Clearly I’m going to miss out on my December goal. Theres no way to drop 15 pounds in 4 days without having some sort of major surgery…
On the plus side, I am back down to my lowest weight this year and I have some time left in 2014 to reach a new lowest weight.

Last weeks goal: Eat within my calorie limit 6 / 7 days
I did: 4 / 7 days
Not so great on the food front, I know I’m eating badly but I’m really struggling to eat well. This holiday season is always all about the food, which makes is doubly hard for me because I love food, socialising around food, and overindulging over Christmas. I think this year will be slightly different because I am more aware of what I’m eating, so while I know I will overeat, I will also be curbing it so it doesn’t spiral out of control…

Last weeks goal: Burn 1600 extra calories
I did: 587 calories, but overate by 1000 calories – 587 / 2600
I haven’t exercised anywhere near as much as I should or could have. If I had, I probably would have lost more weight this week. I need to keep trying for this.

Last weeks goal: Get 8 hours sleep 4 / 7 nights
I did: 1 / 7 nights
That’s pretty bad. To be fair, there were a couple of nights that were between 7 and 8 hours sleep! Over the past 2 nights I’ve started to do a 5 minute yoga routine before bed. This has helped me to relax and get to sleep more quickly, so I want to continue this!

Goals for next week
Weight: 218 pounds
Food: Eat within my calorie limit 6 / 7 days
Exercise: Burn 1000 calories
Sleep: Get 8 hours sleep 4 / 7 nights

I will be doing a weigh in post on Sunday, to write about my 3 month goal and to rejig my upcoming goals to make sure they’re achievable!


Workout Wednesday!

Just finished up at the gym, and am waiting for my bus home. Why not blog while I wait? In realtime-the bus just turned up and I’m blogging on the way home now. The joys of technology.

Ok, so gym. Here’s what I did:

Cross trainer-Hill intervals level 16 average. 45mins, 3 miles, 584 calories

Tricep resistance-14kg, 3 x 10 reps
Leg press resistance-30kg, 3 x 10 reps

Treadmill-10 mins, invervals: 90secs walk, 60 secs jog. 3m cooldown. 1.16 miles, 103 calories.

When I get home: short beginners yoga routine. And a shower. Sweaty is not a strong enough word…

EDIT : I have just seen that this is my 200th post! How exciting!

Energise Check

Aloha, you may remember me writing about a book Energise You by Oliver Gray ?

Well, there’s an online quiz to check how you score in each of the sections discussed in the book. I took this at the beginning of January, and again at the beginning of February. After completing the January Quiz, I implemented 3 Habits from the book to improve my scores. These were:

  • Drink 2 litres of water a day
  • Eat 5 fruits/veg a day
  • Exercise 3 times a week

I was not able to stick to these consistently, however I was doing them more often than before-which is never going to be a bad thing.

My january stats were as follows:


Mind management 38%
Nutrition 17%
Sleep 33%
Exercise 18%
Re-energising 12%
Computer use 27%
Work-life balance 71%

Total 31%

My February stats:


Mind management 50%
Nutrition 39%
Sleep 33%
Exercise 55%
Re-energising 12%
Computer use 55%
Work-life balance 100%

Total 49%

Much improved, however still lots to work on!

Based on this, I need to improve my Re-energising, and Nutrition the most.

My February habits are:

  • Give myself 20 minutes of ‘stop-time’ per day.
  • Eat my 5 a day (I know this is the same as last month, but this is the one I failed at most)
  • Incorporate Yoga into my day

Alongside these I will also be focusing on eating well, and drinking lots of water. Just trying to be healthy.