Hi people!! I've been putting it off for a few weeks now (nerves I guess), but I'm going to start documenting my fat-loss progress for the whole world to see.
24 years old, have been exercising on and off since I was 18. I had a gym membership for a couple of years, but found it too easy to put off going and only wound up working out about 2-3 times per week. Just enough to gain a bit of muscle but not enough to lose fat. I've now got a small home gym consisting of a bench, dumbells and a small stack of weights, and a swiss ball. I will be getting a bar next week, and have a boxing stand on lay-by to go with my boxing bag and I also have an exercise bike for my cardio stuff.
Since I've pulled my finger out and started working-out more, I've lost 7kg (15lbs) down from 82kg (180lbs) - but it's taken me about 3months to achieve this. Me thinks my diet might have had something to do with it
I'm now starting to take other peoples advice from the forums and articles I've been reading in bb.com. I've never had a really bad diet, I'm not a big junk food eater but I do tend to over-indulge in things like chocolate, nuts, and cookies so I avoid buying this stuff or I'll eat it all in one go - I also put on weight very easily.
I work afternoon shift 3pm-11pm in a factory, so I only really cook on the weekends. In winter I'll cook big batches of food that I can freeze and take to work during the week, but I mostly wind up eating wraps and sandwiches for lunch at home, and dinner at work.
Any way, here's what I eat in a typical work day:
(I've tried to work out calories as accurately as I can)
9am: 1 cup bran with low fat milk - 289 cals
10.30 (post w/o): Protein powder with 1/2cup lowfat milk & 1/4 cup oats blended in - 323 cals
1pm: 1 sandwich on whole grain bread, fruit - 315 cals
5.45: 2 salad & chicken or tuna wraps - 454 cals
8.35: No fat yoghurt, musli bar, fruit - 279 cals
11pmish: fruit or a bowl of cereal - 60-289 cals
All that comes to nearly 2000 calories a day. I'm a big eater by nature, so I find it really hard to restrict my portions etc. I really feel the hunger pains if I don't eat enough so any suggestions here will be muchly appreciated.
Woah! I just realised how much I've written! I hope this doesn't put anyone to sleep it's only an intro anyways. I'll do my weight and measurments then I'll be on my way:
Hight: 165cm (5'5 I think)
Weight: 75kg (165lbs)
Chest: 95.5cm (37.6in)
Waist: 80.5cm (31.69in)
Abdomen: 89cm (35.04in)
Hips: 97cm (38.19in)
Thigh: 66cm (25.98in)
Calf: 39.5cm (15.55in)
Upper Arm: 30cm (11.81in)
BF% (according to mybodycomp.com): 31.98%
I'll get my hubby to take 'before shots' of me tonight, but I won't post them until I have some after shots - I don't want people to see my fat body while it's still fat
Thread: MontyV8Girls fat loss journal