Thursday, 23 January 2014

Weight Loss

On Monday I went to my doctor with one simple task in mind; to get myself weighed and see how I was doing. Technically she's a nutritionist and not a doctor too. I refer to her by her first name rather than "doctor". Well I suppose I won't keep you in suspense any longer;

I lost seven pounds. If you want a conversion into your system I'm afraid you'll have to do it yourself. This is pretty cool if I do say so myself. The goal was to lose ten pounds as I'm on a plan where I would lose 2 pounds a week, and I get weighed every five weeks. The past five weeks also included Christmas so my nutritionist/dietician/whatever she is was pretty pleased with that result too. That's also with barely any exercise. She wants me to kick in some exercise this month and just yesterday I went to the gym. I plan on going more as well. At least once a week for now and more if I feel up to it further down the line.

They also have several different martial art/self defence classes at my gym. They have two or three different kids of kickboxing and even some jiu-jitsu. I think once I'm down to a more respectable weight and I'm feeling a little better about myself, let's say once I hit 250, I'll join one of those programs. When I was younger I did Tae-Kwon-Do and to be honest I'm not entirely sure why I stopped. I'll need to feel better about myself before going back somewhere like that though. Let's not forget that the reason I stopped going back to the gym in the first place was a semi-self defence class. It was something that combined fitness with martial arts and I did so poorly that I felt all the previous workouts for naught, and I hadn't changed at all. That thought was so depressing it kept me away from the gym, and I don't want to go through something like that again.

For now, diet, then diet and exercise, then learning to kick ass.


  1. Mark I'm so happy for you! Way to go! 7lbs is an amazing kiss, especially after the holidays. Keep going! Don't overwhelm yourself. I think going to the gym at least once a week is a great start.

  2. You're doing this the right way. Keep up the good work!

  3. nice...those martial arts classes would be fun...they are expensive around several hundred a quarter...i am on the weight loss kick right now too...3 weeks in....keep it going...

  4. That's great, sounds like you're doing really well!! I wish there was a cheap gym nearby that offered classes like those. I'm getting desperate out of shape...

  5. Good for you, man! Not just for the weight loss but for tackling it in a smart way. A lot of people like to dive in head first and go for some insane diet/exercise regimen right out the gate... and then fail because it's too much. Easing into it is definitely the way to go. Keep up the good work!

  6. Seven? So soon after Christmas? That's fantastic!
    Good thing you don't have the Super Bowl, too. Nachos and beer could put those right back.


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