Archive for November, 2009

Boxing Sunday

Boxing

harder combinations

Abs

Single leg planks, each side

Am setting my BodyBugg up right now

I will follow it to a T.

It has me at macros of 20% protein/20% fat/60% carb and a goal weight of 180 for 15% bodyfat (athlete ~14%).  I am prepared to pursue lower carb if this doesn’t work, but I will give it 3 months to show me what’s working….

It actually suggests my goal will be October 2010.

Oooh, Cool

“You can use the BodyBugg without tracking your food. You can just enter a whatever at however many calories you want to enter or the Bugg will know by your weight each week how many calories you have eaten.”

That will ease me up a bit on being OCD over my intake.  And it will be a good way to counter the times I fail to log my food.  I think I will spend the first week not changing anything so I can evaluate my reality.

I Haven’t Started Yet

Yesterday, my mom got diagnosed with diabetes.  I am in shock for her…and for myself.  I know now I have no choice but to go further to prevent the same health consequence.

But I admit, I am having a free for all until I get my BodyBugg.  Not smart.

My plan

Be in a deficit of at least 1000 calories a day.  That means:

Diet:

BMR 1956-500=1456 intake

Exercise:

Burn 500 day

Currently, I workout 75-105 minutes a day 4-6 days a week.  Estimated caloric burn from activity has averaged 900/day, but we’ll see what the BodyBugg says about that.  And I have done a lousy job of making best food choices.  Hoping the tool gives me the impetus to do better….

Bodybugg arrives Friday night.

Today’s Workout

Trained with K.  Legs day.

Cardio:

15m elliptical lev 10/resistance 1,5, 10, 5, 1

Strength:

  • stepper, lunges, using bodybar for balance, go deep
  • 15-25lb weights side lunges 10 reps into squats 10 reps, each side
  • Freemotion arms low, squat 27.5 and pull back, elbow up, each side
  • Stability ball, half crossed leg, butt dips, each side 

Motivation

With a goal of 170lbs, I have 101 lbs to lose.  I must lose 2lbs a week on average to do this by this time next year.  That means, no excuses.  I must do the plan, live the math (calories in/calories out).  So I have to remind myself why I want this and those wants have to be big enough to sustain me.

  • I want to see life from the perspective of someone who is fit.  I have been chubby to fat my whole life.  I don’t know thin-ness.
  • I want to be active and not have weight limiting me. (Recently I went rock wall climbing and couldn’t do the last few feet.  Besides my fear of heights, I was trying to move 100 extra pounds straight up a wall.)
  • I want to be healthy.  I don’t want the diseases obesity can bring on (diabetes, cancer, etc.).  I also know that more weight loss would ease certain issues I have right now (chronic pulled gluteus medius; patella femoral syndrome).
  • I want to be perceived as normal.  Right now I get the “You’re not fat” from some, contrasted with the looks from others who think I’m a whale.  I want to never feel that disparaging look from others of being abnormal again.
  • I want to provide a healthy body for a baby to grow.  Right now, I do not have a partner, but am contemplating conception and parenting with a gay friend.  I need to be as healthy as possible to make this happen.
  • I want to encourage a romantic life.  Course this means I have to get rid of my emotional walls (that’s another topic altogether), but I do want to rid myself of my physical one.  Nothing says Stay Away more than fat.
  • I would love to become a personal trainer.  Maybe it would be a part-time job, maybe a career change.  But while I’ve had many in my gym find me motivational, no one will hire a PT who is this overweight….

A new start

Journey along with me as I lose 100 more pounds in the next year.

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Highest weight ~345
Lowest recent dieting weight 263
Current weight 271
Goal weight 170

I have a goal…to lose 101 lbs by December 1, 2010 (or sooner) if possible.  Hence the name Fat Free Me 12/10 ; )

I started on yet another a weight loss journey 2 years ago at 320.  But before that I had been at an all time high of somewhere around 345 (my guess).  I started LA Weight Loss at 332, got to 270 and then ballooned first to 293 then back up to 320.  When I started to think I needed surgery, I ended up pursuing the only other thing I had not yet tried–joining a gym.  I hired a personal trainer and with exercise have become awesomely fit (there’s a reason I’m a size 14/16 at this weight) and lost the weight I did lose.

But I’ve lost my mojo and it’s time for a new start.  I have been journaling in a notebook responses to questions Bob Harper poses in his book “Are You Ready…”  I have been replanning my diet approach.  I have been assessing my problem areas.  I have even ordered a BodyBugg set to arrive this week.  The one thing I don’t have to get in order is my training.  I train with an awesome trainer and have been with her for a year and a half.  (K is young, 21, and I often remind her that I’m twice her age trying to be her.  I so admire how she naturally is adept at all things physical.  I admire her courage and ability.)

My goal? A realistic 170 (a possible 145).  But it’s more than just the pounds. I’ll get to that shortly in a post about my motivation.  Deserves it’s own post, don’tcha think?

(A word about my goal weight.  I am extremely muscular, so while the charts might suggest 145-150 at my height, I am allowing for the natural inclination based on my muscularity to determine my goal.  We’ll see what happens the closer I get to the number.)