Archive | February, 2012

Today: End of Week 9

26 Feb

Ok ok, so I know I missed last week, but it was a week of a gain of 1lb as I was just eating RUBBISH. No kidding, I had pizza, crisps, rolls, chocolate, more pizza and yes, even more pizza.

So actually considering it was only a gain of 1lb, Not that bad.

That was the end of week 8, and I wasย 162lbs

Today is the end of week 9 and I amย 161lbs which is good… I guess, been eating just salads with extra meat added in, mainly fish, with some fruit too.

By Friday I had saved over 5000 calories this week, which is a MASSIVE achievement, I have been to the gym 3 times this week, even managed to do all my running interval training!

My interval training isn’t the most amazing thing, I have literally been increasing how much I run by 30 seconds and decreasing how much I walk by 30 seconds. This week I was running for 2 mins at 9.5kmph, then walking at 5kmph for 3 mins. Next week its half and half, so I should make it over 2 miles! I’m hoping by the end of all this interval training I will beable to run for half an hour at a pace without stopping :). Then I can get onto some propper training.

I took my measurements this week as well, and I have lost an inch from everywhere I have measured ๐Ÿ™‚ that’s my chest, waist, hips and thighs. So I am getting smaller ๐Ÿ™‚ which is one of the important things I wanted to achieve with this sponsored diet, I wanted to feel better about myself, and I do!

My weight loss has slowed, but I don’t know what else I can do. I’m saving between 500 and 1000 calories a day and I’m going to the gym 3 times a week! If anyone has any advice or hints/tips then please comment!

if you’re impressed then please sponsor me! I’m raising money for the BHF so you can either visit http://www.justgiving.com/harriparf, or text “diet59 ยฃ1” to 70070.

Graphs will be up soon, and I will update all the blog pages! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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Today: The End of Week 7

14 Feb

Well after my illness last week I have unfortunately had a gain of 1lb, so my weight at the moment isย 161lbs

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Which is actually quite a healthy thing to do after spending 2 days throwing up and a further 4 days of not eating properly, I’m also still on track to lose the 30lbs before my 15 week deadline!

I have been thinking alot about healthy eating recently, and since I have been doing weights at the gym, also about toning and losing weight from certain parts of my body.

I have always argued that you can’t have targeted weight loss, but can have targeted muscle gain. A statement which I have recently found on the British Heart Foundation website, where there are myths and hints and tips about a healthier lifestyle. I know I still have a long way to go, and although I also think this coming week will result in a gain again, overall I am feeling and looking better, which is one of the bonuses to living a healthier lifestyle.

One of the big things I have learnt is to just ask myself if I really want to eat that extra mouthful. It may seem like a waste but, in my eyes I just have something more interesting for breakfast/lunch the next day! So say for dinner I have a 10-slice pizza. I’ll only eat say 7 slices, then I will have the remains for lunch, meaning I have a smaller dinner, because i’m fuller for longer, then i’ll go to the gym, and save even more!

My meals have been getting smaller, and i’m getting fuller alot quicker than I used to!

After this week I hope to go to the gym for longer each time, and start having small salads with couscous. then i’ll get back on recording my new healthy meals ๐Ÿ™‚

The past week has been pretty rubbish in general. I crashed my new car when I hit black ice, and if the stupid driver in front of me hadn’t turned right onto my road I wouldnt have braked and hit them. i’m now unable to get to work, terrified of adverse weather and cars, and lost my no claims on my insurance, which is pretty shit!

I’m deciding now that I will have a better year starting next week, because if I have to keep having a shit day every week I’m going to make my panic disorder worse again. Which will ruin all my self confidence! I now just hope my insurers will pay for my car to get repaired. Because if they don’t i’m officially screwed.

Send your luck my way please… I would ask for sponsorship this week, but I had a gain so i’m not expecting anything!

Today: End of Week 6

5 Feb
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And i’ve done it.

I’ve reached the second big milestone that I wanted to reach: ย The loss of one stone.

This means my weight is now down to 160lbs!!! (72.6kgs for all you metrics)

My first big milestone was beating Mark Webber‘s weight of 75kgs (a point which I have now marked on my graph below)

So i’m pretty chuffed right now!

The only issue this week is that I had food poisoning, so i didn’t eat ANYTHING for 2 days, which has had a bigger impact on my fitness more than my weight, as I just feel exhausted all the time! I have made up my fluid levels again so I don’t have my epic headache on anymore, and I’m looking forward to going back to the gym, back onto the weight and running training stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

I have a couple of new goals to work towards again:

  1. Run the mile
  2. Run 2 miles
  3. Go to the gym 3 times in one week
  4. Save 4500 calories in one week (650 calories per day)

i know running the mile and then 2 seems to just lead into each other, but i’m doing a training program for the 2 miles and I just want to beable to run the mile again, to say that I can!

REMEMBER! I’m doing this in aid of the British Heart Foundation, and if yuo would like to sponsor me, even just ยฃ1, you can text “DIET59 ย ยฃ1” to 70070. It’s really that simple, OR visit http://www.justgiving.com/harriparf

Thanks for reading and following!