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.

7 comments:

  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!

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  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…)

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  3. Congrats mark, bloody well done!

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

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  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.

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  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!

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  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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