Archive for December, 2009

Bah… humbug.

I’m not sure what happened today; I got on the scale and my eyeballs just about popped out of my head.  87.8.  WTF?  I haven’t seen that number in about 2 months.  So, I did a little backtracking.  I burned 550 at the gym plus another 150 at karate for 2 hours (working with the little’uns, rather than on advanced/senior belt stuff).  I did a little gardening.  I tracked what I ate reasonably well and slipped a little with the cranberry orange load batter (which probably amounted to a whole slice when baked).  We’ll see what happens tomorrow since I’m tracking absolutely everything today.  Even the white chocolate brownie batter I need to get done.

I’m kind of worried about Christmas, as many dieters are.  Will I be able to keep myself from nibbling?  What about piling the food on my plate for Christmas dinner?  Can I keep myself from eating so much dessert I’ll sleep for the rest of the afternoon (I did last year).  I think I’ll stick with the protein at the table, rather than the carbs (potatoes, bread rolls).  I don’t drink, so booze is not a problem.  For the people who have lost weight, how do you deal with Christmas dinner?

Gym work today was pretty heavy: I increased all of my weights in my supersets, except for the chest exercises.  I do three sets of 15 reps, one right after the other, with 2 exercises: 15x shoulder press (15 pounds) and 15x anterior deltoid flys (18 pounds) (do that 3 times), then 15x vertical row (60 pounds) and 15x close-grip pulldowns (55 pounds), then 15x chest flys on the pec deck (level 3, then 2x level 2) and 15x chest press (12kg, then 2x 10kg).  Finish with 10 minutes on the treadmill, but I did 25 on the bike (random, level 8).  Tired?  Yes.  Sore?  More than likely.  Endorphins?  Oh yes and it feels so good.  :o)

Have a nice Christmas and Happy New Year.  If you’re not into Christmas, then have a good festive season, Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanza, Happy Al Hijra and all that.

Is this the way to Amarillo?

I’m back and believe it or not, my weight hasn’t really budged since June, mainly since this is my own damn fault for not staying on track, not watching what I eat and generally not caring either.

In case you’re interested, this is my life from October.  I decided to return to the gym and get my A into G.  Weight was 86.something kilos (that’s 189lb) and between May and October, I managed to lose 1mm of body fat.  Go me!!  I was doing really well… until exams came up in November, along with NaNoWriMo (national novel writing month).  Not much happened after that.  I got back on the bandwagon in December after DH and I decided to go back to the US for a holiday next year.  I got some goals now, some tangible goals that I think will work.  Those have been updated in the goal section.

I’ve started a couch to 5K running program and am my own cheerleader (sans the cute little outfit because I can’t fit my fat arse into one).  Week 4, Day 1 looks something like this: 5 minute warmup at 6k/h; 3 minute jog/run at 8.5k/h; 1.5 minute walk at 6k/h; 5 minute jog/run at 8.5k/h; 2.5 minute walk at 6k/h; 3 minute jog/run at 8.5k/h; 1.5 minute walk at 6k/h; 5 minute jog/run at 8.5k/h; 3.5 minute walk at 6k/h and 1 minute cooldown (31 minutes total).  I enjoyed it.  Weird to think that I would enjoy running: she-who-would-not-run-unless-chased.

I need to have my measurements updated starting in January; despite what happened over Christmas.  I don’t normally slide backwards and will be happy if I managed to maintain what my last measurements were.