Total Loss: 201.8lb
Yea right, 4lb gain.
Food wasn’t great; I feel myself starting to slip with my meals and snacks and it’s a little scary. Ugggggh!
Refocus. Keep it simple. Find my motivation.
Total Loss: 205.8lb
I eyed the scale suspiciously this morning, my midweek peeks had suggested much worse.
Exercise was mixed this week: 3 runs, a swim and a trip to the gym. Not great but not bad, and considering it was the come-down week from my race I’m ok with how it went. Diet was fairly bad – too many bad choices. It’s a little bit messed up when you know eating something sweet will be a short-term pleasure and you’ll almost immediately regret it, yet you do it anyway.
I have a feeling this will be a strong week.
I’ve always been skeptical when people have reported “plateaus”. To me it sounds like a bit of bullshit that you magically stop losing weight through no fault of your own. But it’s happening to me I swear!
I’ve just run a half marathon and put in a shit-ton of effort to get around the course – easily the most exhausted I’ve ever been. The three weeks leading up to it were all 20+ mile weeks and this week probably will be too. My diet (I think) is sound. It could always be a little tighter, but right now I feel like I’m eating well, drinking no alcohol but lots of water, sleeping 8hrs a day and doing everything right. So why does the number on the scale seems to disagree?
I know there are loads of variables, I know the scale might not be a good reflection of my progress, yet after 19 months of consistent weekly losses it’s frustrating that the game seems to have changed. I’m thinking of ditching my beloved for a month or so. If the number isn’t going to behave, then I need it out of my mind. I can deal with it so long as my expectations have been adjusted: stick to the same nutritional values, train hard, trust the “science”.
Diet is the slightly grey area. I can’t show you a food log with everything I’ve eaten, so I can’t say that it isn’t a problem. This week there would have been a few bad entries, not major things but the odd extra slice of bread here and a biscuit there. I said it before, but I need to really nail that before I worry too much.
Everything else is going great.
Total Loss: 204lb
An odd week because of the race: I ate more in the days before it and stuffed myself after it, so this number is more meaningless than they usually are.
I’m feeling great though and confident we’ll see the 220s on the scale next week.
Time was 2:08. I’m a little gutted I didn’t break 2-hours but overall I’m so happy. I was totally fucked at the end, I couldn’t have given any more effort than I did.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/84227732. Miles 10+11 were tough, then I totally blew up and 12+13 were walk/runs. Running a full marathon looks a loooooong way away at the moment ;).
Total Loss: 204.2lb
Last week’s number might have been a little heavy and today I might be a little dehydrated, but that’s the lowest number I’ve seen on the scale yet and it makes me happy :). I cut out all the crap from my diet and lived a clean week (with the exception of Sunday, when I had some naughty food to balance out my long run!). No crisps, chocolate, booze or takeaways‚Ä¶ funny that I magically lost weight eh?
This week was another ~24 miles or so. The long run had to be done blind as my bloody Garmin decided to die on me (I charged it up, it says 100% full, but then it shuts down). Without knowing the pace, I changed my tactic to run deliberately slow. It was kinda surreal to run 10 miles but not actually be exhausted; my legs ached but I wasn’t breathing hard and my HR must have been in the 150s (I normally finish my runs absolutely screwed with a HR of 170+).
Six more sleeps!