Weekly diet update Saturday 12th March 2016

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180.2 lbs is the lowest number I’ve seen so far on the current weight loss campaign.

Yesterday I wasn’t sure if I would make it. I wrote about painkillers inhibiting fat loss but I don’t seem to have fallen victim to that.

Needless to say I am happy, but I’m also slightly cautious. Although there is a significant drop in my scale weight my measurements haven’t changed.

Measuring fat loss 120316

That said, on Thursday my work trousers were the loosest they felt in a long time.

It’s always difficult to interpret the data and sometimes it’s better not to read too much into it.

Last week I said I’d review my plans if I failed to make progress today. But actually I’m not sure whether I would.

Sometimes when fat loss appears to have flat lined, you just have to keep going and wait it out.

I have to remember that I’ve injected a new stimulus into the mix with the body weight exercises all of which are progressing nicely. I am definitely getting stronger.

I’m not suggesting that I’ve gained enough muscle to cancel out the fat loss, I’m just acknowledging that as a result of gaining strength there will have been some effect on my physiology, even if it’s marginal. I won’t spend too long dwelling on this as it’s way out of my realm of knowledge.

Owing to the back pain (which is all but gone today) I’ve been doing mostly chin ups. A couple of weeks ago I could barely start from the fully extended hanging position and after each chin up I would use the bounce at the bottom of the motion to start the next one. Whereas now I can start from a dead stop without difficulty.

Tomorrow I’ll try to get a video to show you exactly what I mean.

Last thing yesterday evening I also did 100 tricep dips (chair dips) to test my back before I start doing press ups again.

On Tuesday I started taking psyllium husk tablets. I hoped that this would help to keep my bowel movements regular, but I still haven’t seen any evidence of them working.

On the same day I started taking Vitamin D again. Like i said at the time, I will explain what that’s all about at some point. For now though I wanted to report that I’m not seeing any significant change – but to be fair, I’m not expecting to notice anything for a while.

On the whole my progress this time is slower than previous attempts. I put that down to taking a slightly more relaxed approach. This week though I tightened it up a little and it seems to have done the trick.

Here are some progress pictures:

Belly fat and love handles 2jan16

Losing belly fat 120316

Fat loss from upper abs 120316

I’m seeing the fat receding and it’s particularly noticeable under my pecs. I’m looking forward to seeing that gone. When I began the diet again at the start of January, I had some man boobs sprouting. I hated that. My daughters teased me that I had boobies! (That was actually pretty funny though!) ๐Ÿ˜€

Like I said, I know progress is slower this time, but I’m eating well and I don’t feel deprived in the least. I’m also getting stronger.

Thanks for sticking with me and offering support.

I’ll see you again tomorrow.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Anette July 29, 2016 at 11:55 am

Hi David its Anette I’ve been doing diet for about 2 weeks now . Haven’t lost any weight . Not sure why I get quite shakey after I have my first meal I have noticed. I’ve also tried to keep my one meal to 1000-1200 calories. Can u plse advise me how to make this easier or what I’m doing wrong I also eat my one meal around 3pm I can’t wait til 4 or 5 I just can’t concentrate. I really would like this life style to work , I’m so sick of dieting no carb, low fat ,weight watchers , etc…. I need help thank u


David July 29, 2016 at 12:38 pm

Hi Anette,
I just wanted you to know that I saw your message. I’ll get back to you ASAP. ๐Ÿ™‚


David July 29, 2016 at 4:19 pm

Anette, I started writing a reply but it got to over 1000 words, so I hope you don’t mind that I turned the reply into a post because I think it will help other pe0ple too.



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