This week hasn’t gone too badly.
Last Saturday I was 181.8 lbs and I stayed there until Wednesday.
That was pretty interesting because as always, I eat two meals at the weekend and usually expect to see a big increase on Sunday and Monday.
So not seeing that increase in weight made me suspect I’d experienced the whoosh effect with water weight that I have so often seen.
Although I’ve included the measurements below there has been only one change since I last measured myself two weeks ago.
As a reminder, I missed a week because i lost my tape measure. Fortunately I found it again:
I’ve lost a quarter of an inch from my waist, which is encouraging, but being honest here, it could easily be an error in measuring. You know… pull the tape a little tighter than usual. It can easily happen.
Again, honestly, I have to accept that there hasn’t been a great deal of progress pver the last four weeks.
That said the overall trend is a reduction, which in the grand scheme of things is great.
OK, so, three months in and more or less 7.5 pounds down based on today’s weight.
The lowest I’ve been is 179 lbs and my starting weight was 178.6, so that’s a little over 2.5 lbs per month.
I’m going to eat well over the weekend and pretty much ignore my usual diet. I’ll start again on Monday.
It’s a birthday weekend and this past week has been another punishing week with my wife’s work life remaining crappy.
At the time of writing this I’ve already eaten a large Big Mac meal with coke and a McFlurry! By the end of the the day I’ll have eaten cake and drank fizzy wine.
I’ve done no exercise again other than walking. My lower back is still seized up and I’ve been eating ibuprofen like popcorn.
Still taking the Vitamin D at a high dose. I’m feeling much better for it.
Those psyllium husks are not doing what I’d hoped. I’m going to double the dose and see what happens.
I am seriously considering reverting to the ‘skip one meal a day’ version of my diet for a week, but I won’t decide until Monday morning.
I’m not sure I’ve written about this much, but for quite a while I’ve been sticking with the one meal in the evening protocol even though it hasn’t suited my personal circumstances.
Eating one meal at 5 pm worked really well while I was home with the kids (during my stay at home dad days), but since they all started doing after school clubs and other sports in the evenings, we eat much later. As a result I tend to overeat at my main meal.
Looking ahead to the summer, If the back pain abates I’m considering a return to Judo and won’t want to eat a big meal in the evening before having my body repeatedly slammed into the floor.
I’m planning on returning in the middle of July which gives me just over three months to lose the weight and get fitter and stronger.
At that point I’m almost certain that I’ll be adopting the skip one meal protocol.
I’m looking forward to April and the making some good progress.