Another week, another blog post about what has (and has not) been achieved)
This one covers
- weight loss
- new fitness gigs
- reading and researching I’ve done
First the numbers
|Parameter||Numbers and burblings|
|Weight last week||117.7 (on Monday, after 12 laps)|
|Weight this week||117.1 (Sunday, after 12 laps)|
|Weight loss (or gain obvs)||0.6kgs|
|Kgs to target (100kg: not the hardest calculation ever)||17.2|
|Percentage of original body weight now shed.||21.93333|
|Laps of Alex Park yomped in last week||18|
|Upper body sessions||3|
|Peer review articles abt weight loss/weight loss maintenance stuff read||2|
|Cumulative total of articles read||2|
|Other comments||not bad!|
So close but so far. I thought/hoped I might hit 116.3kgs, which is the next Big Milestone. At which I can have my milestone fry-up… But it was not to be. My last chance to hit even that milestone comes next Thursday, when I do another yomp (6 or 8?)
Anyway, did some more upper-body stuff than I have in the past weeks, and feel good for it.
Need to step up a bit on the free weights though!
Deliberately restricted myself to two 1.1m runs today- probably could have done further, but I have learned the hard way that pushing too hard and fast is likely to end with niggles/injuries. Not 20 anymore. Trying to do some adulting, in other words (including warm up and cool-down/stretches).
BP is okay – 120/86 – but will hopefully improve further (in context, my systolic has come down quite a lot in the last few months).
The two articles I read were okay – one about weight loss read a little too like an advert for some new “fat-burning” medications, but the second, on weight loss maintenance was good – turns out there are no magic bullets…
Meanwhile there was a good piece in the Grauniad about the (mis)use of BMI as a crude gatekeeping mechanism.
This week- more of the same – more upper body stuff than I’ve been doing (esp deltoids, biceps, IR pecs, upper traps) and two runs of either 1.5km or if I am feeling foolish/invincible, 2.2kms.
And maybe a fry-up on Thursday and a special gloat-y boast-y blog post…
Yes, don’t take the BMI stuff too seriously. I have a 6’5” son who, while not sylph-like, is certainly not obese, though if you went by his BMI you would expect him to be. It just doesn’t work for big tall men.