Saturday 7 November – Weigh in
I was not good all the time with my eating pattern over the week. I was good during the day. I had my Exante packs. They did keep me going.
I found the walks tiring. This is because of the excess weight I am carrying. Cycling is far easier since my legs do not have to carry all my weight.
Yesterday evening, I had a proper meal. I felt guilty afterwards and went for a 4-mile walk at about 10.30pm. I thought hell, I messed it all up!
I am pleased with my first week’s loss. As much as I would like the same result every week, I cannot see this being the case. As long as I am on the losing trend, I will be more than happy.
Last weekend, I sorted out my wardrobe. Most of the clothes do not fit. I have some really good suits and shirts that I cannot wear. My clothes are now sorted in four batches.
- 32-inch waist when I was in my late 20’s.
- 34 – inch waist
- 36 – inch waist
- 38 – inch waist – current size
The above also applies to my shirt collar sizes.
I want to get back to the same size as I was in my late 20’s! Then maintain that weight. It will be step by step. My next step is to get back to 36 -inch waist.
It is a long road. This time, I will get there!
Here is this week’s data:
|This week’s result:||Lost 4 lbs (1.8 kg)|
|Total Weight loss to date:||4 lbs (1.8 kg)|
|This week’s Weight:||14 stones 4.6 lbs (91 kg)|
|Weight left to lose:||60.6 lbs (27.5 kg)|
|Start weight:||14 st 8.5 lbs (92.7 kg)|
|Target Weight:||10 stones (63.5 kg)|
|Target Date (average loss 2 lbs per week)||4 June 2016|
Tuesday 3 November
I wore my hiking shoes today. A big mistake. They are heavy and not meant for pavements.
On the return journey home, halfway home, I was tempted to take the bus. I was tired and wanted the Gents. I had passed all the pubs and coffee shops.
I forced myself to complete the journey.
I am behind with my audio books listening. I will catch up with this on my daily walks to and from work. I hope this will make the 8 miles walk a lot more bearable.
Once again, I did not feel like having breakfast. So I had the two packs of porridge for lunch. I was a little hungry, but I did not have anything additional to eat till my light meal this evening.
It is a long road to reach my target weight. I will get there. It will take months, though.
I may not provide daily updates folks. This is because by the time I get home it is late. I just want to switch on TV and watch something trash for half an hour or so. The main update will be on Saturday.
Monday 2 November
I would call it a great start to my weight loss journey.
I decided to walk to the office since it is better for weight loss than cycling. I remember Peter Saxton mentioning this.
During the day, surprisingly I did not feel that hungry. This is even after my 4-mile walk. I left my flat without any breakfast. I did not feel like eating.
During lunch, I had both my Exante packs the breakfast and lunch one. I had porridge packs. I found them reasonably feeling. This may be because I had two of them in one go.
During the afternoon, I was okay. I had a slight hunger pain. I drank water. I was okay after this.
I walked back home! So I walked 8 miles today. That is good. I will carry on walking to and from work.
Throughout the day, I made sure I drank water.
In the evening, I had a light meal following Exante instructions.
I hope the good start continues. I am finally feeling positive about weight loss. I feel it is achievable.
Sunday 1 November
The Turning Point
In all of us, change comes when we hit a real turning point in our lives. That is the moment most of us say to ourselves – “I had enough! I cannot carry on with the way I am. If I do, I am aiming for disaster.” I hit that turning point yesterday.
I booked myself for a 10-mile hike yesterday. First thing in the morning, all the clothes that I had bought for hiking did not fit! I am failing to put across, the way I felt at that moment. I mean those were my fat clothes at one stage. How the hell did I let myself go this way! What I am doing to myself. More importantly why did I do this to myself? Again, I failed to put how I felt at the time.
I managed to find some clothes that I would not call fitted me. They were a tight-fitting. My man boobs were even more noticeable. I looked like a proper obese man. I hardly look at myself in the mirror. This time, I did. The person I saw was not the person whom I had pictured. I know I was bad, but not this bad.
I just about managed to cope with the hiking trip. It further made me realise; I cannot carry my excess weight. I just cannot. No! No! No!
Two weeks ago, I ordered Exante diet packs. I will now give this a go with COMMITMENT. It needs to be this way for me. I need choice to be out of what I eat. I cannot do calorie counting.
I will read in detail Exante instructions and follow them. On that note, on this blog, I will post a daily update as to how I am going. I need this to keep going. It will not be as long as today’s post. As you may have noted, today’s post is about setting the scene.
There will be a weekly weigh in on Saturdays.