This is my ever ongoing struggle with weightloss with all the ups and downs. At one point, this websit was only a catalog of my weightloss adventures, but now it is a lot more than that. It has become a repository of my online data and personal thoughts on various topics. But this area here, is still about my weightloss efforts.
The extent of my exercise today was to walk to Broadway shopping centre. Not a huge walk by any stretch of the imagination, but 6500 paces on the pedometer and roughly 4.5km round trip.
While I was there I bought myself a whole suite of training gear, mainly singlets and socks with a few other odds and ends thrown in.
I had lunch there, a nice piece of grilled Deep Sea Ling. Expensive, but beautiful. The guy next to me was eating battered fish and chips, the good ole Aussie classic. But I got through my large-ish piece of fish and bottle of water.
Weight: 103.0kg (neat considering the bad day yesterday!)
Breakfast: Chicken Breast, Onion and Tomato
Lunch: Grilled fish (and 6 calamari)
Dinner: chicken, pumpkin and garden vege’s
Snacks: jerky, and a protein substitute meal/drink
Water: 5+ L
Exercise: Walking (12km), 3 sets x 10 situps (and they REALLY hurt), 1 set of push-ups (I’m too embarrassed to put the number here)
Overall rating I give myself for today’s effort: 7/10.
I have docked myself points, because even thoughI tried well at the exercise, I know I overdid it. My feet are killing me. Also, even though my snacks weren’t too bad, I had too many of them. Gotta trim that back a bit.
I planned todays activity to involve a bus ride to Circular Quay, then a walk to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and climb the stairs to the walkway (there are a few of them)… Then follow the walkway back over the Quay and over to the Botanical Gardens. From there it’s a cruisy 5k’s home. The whole length I have roughly calculated at a shade over 6km. So if I was to be able to run this, I should be able to do it in an hour or slightly more… NOT!
Diary of today:
0730 – out of bed and minor tinkering (on the net)
0830 – start breakie – grilled single chicken breast thinly sliced with lemon pepper, and ½ onion and a 1 tomato, fried (no oil).
0900 – dishes and general cleaning of the kitchen. I CAN SEE MY BENCH!! WOOT!
and again, minor tinkering
0930 – I have already had 1L of water. Trying to hydrate and get ready for today
1100 – As plans do, sometimes they go awry. And this one only got better. I walked TO Circular Quay and still did the bridge stairs. Continued over the top of circular quay, into Macquarie street and back to the Quay. (5.5km). I then caught a Ferry to Manly for lunch and then ferried back again. Then a similar 5km walk back home. All up (including the Manly stint) the walking amounted to 12km. A little further than I planned, and I also got a bit sun burnt (as I didn’t plan on spending THAT much time out there
1700 – Home and more cleaning and a couple more litres of water!
2030 – Out to a pub for Karaoke. I drank about 4 10oz glasses of water and snacked on beef Jerky while I watched my friends get drunk. It was hard, and I found it annoying (I hate drunks – I love BEING drunk, but I hate dealing with them when I’m sober lol).
The day that all others are going to be measured by.
(Note to self: Today is the first day of the rest of my life.)
THE 7 P’s
“Prior Preparation and Planning Prevent Piss Poor Performance.”
I have no MASTER PLAN at the moment, but just some basic rules. And maybe a motto/mantra: Eat good and exercise regularly. Yesterday I was very motivated to do the exercise (probably because at this time I am not drunk or hung-over!). But after a night of celebration that feeling of superiority I had over my goal, has most certainly wained.
The hard part though is going to be the diet. I love my food. I love my blue cheese sauce. I love my bread, potatoes and pasta. I have a very bad habit of skipping meals and when I eat, I usually eat until I can fit no more in. I often have only 1 or 2 meals a day. Usually 1, NEVER 3. These are all things I am going to have to change:
Eat more regularly,
Eat smaller portions,
Eat a balanced diet, and most importantly
Eat in moderation
Then I am going to have to supplement my diet with exercise. (I’m sure that should be a 4 letter word!). I am very lucky to have a Gym at work, I just need to use it. I have a few mates at work who already use it, I am going to harness the power of peer pressure and advise them to MAKE me do it. Shame me into doing it.
With the exercise, I plan on doing something everyday – 7 days a week. At least 3 – 4 times a week, I have to spend an hour doing something… Running (Walking), Weights, (not) Swimming etc etc. Solid activities. Every other day can be something short and simple for 5 – 10 minutes. Push ups, Sit ups, Crunches…
Back to the 7 P’s. My fridge is not stacked for healthy eating at the moment. In fact, it’s hardly stacked at all. So today is going to be pretty light on (dietary wise) but tomorrow I will go out and purchase more goods. I will be taking the “low carb” approach for the first couple of weeks.