Thursday, 27 February 2014

I Am A God...Of Weight Loss

Hey y'all. I know it's been a while now since I've done a podcast but I have an idea for one, and possibly even a new direction to take my podcast. I'm still working on it though so for now I'll just regale you with a tale of what happened when I went to the doctor's on Monday to get weighed.

You might recall that I've been cutting down on my food intake for nearly two months now; since just before the new year. I see my doctor to be weighed in five week increments. After the first five weeks, I lost about 7 pounds. That's roughly 3 kilos for those who prefer to be measured in kilos. We had a quick chat and she told me that pure fruit juice, which I thought was a pretty neat thing to drink, was in fact a horrible horrible thing to drink. It contains about 1 calorie per 1ml of liquid. I was drinking a litre of it a day, and therefore taking in over 1000 more calories than I thought I was. Which really just makes that weight loss even more impressive.

Anyway, this time I cut that out and I've been drinking only dilute juice and, on occasion, an energy drink. Ain't dead yet folks. I also had two random iced coffees. So I go in to get weighed and part of me actually felt like crying when I looked at the scale. In five weeks, five freakin weeks, I lost a whopping 12 pounds. Close to double what I lost last time. That's 5.4 kilos.

I eat roughly 1600 calories a day, and actually barely exercise. I still eat a good amount of bacon, chicken and even chips (home fries to you yanks) and still lost the weight. It's gotten to the point where I don't understand how I used to eat so much, and how other people can have such trouble. I struggle to eat more than 1600 calories.

I aim to be more active this time round and keep up this fabulous loss. Now I'm losing so much I do have to increase my activity. Losing weight through just food is grand and all, but it really slows down after a while and needs to be supplemented with exercise. The only real problem I have is that I don't feel any thinner. My body still looks and feels the same to me. Exercise should help there too, and slim down my frame a little.


  1. Sounds like good progress, and great to hear you can't imagine eating your old amounts, keeps you from falling back into old habits. You're getting there, you're getting ripped!

  2. Good for you, Mark!

    I'd much rather be weighed in kilos so it doesn't seem as much but when I'm telling how much weight I lost, I'll revert to pounds again.

    (I think I got that right…)

  3. Congrats mark, bloody well done!

  4. 12 pounds? That's awesome Mark! Keep up the good work buddy. You are inspiring me.

  5. Congrats Mark! What a great loss! Keep it up! I pretty much only drink water. Anything else has sugar, even if it is natural.

  6. Congrats, man! That's fantastic! I'm a big proponent of eating the things you love, just in moderation. You don't have to eat like a rabbit to lose weight and be healthy. Keep it up!

  7. Good for you!!!
    I thought chips were french fries...?
    Crap, I just can't get this common language thing straight.


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