Down the Docks

January 9, 2008

Weight Control

Filed under: Resolutions — ealing @ 12:11 am

My first resolution for this year was, “Get to a weight of, at most, 11 stone or 10% body fat, whichever is the sooner.”

A few months ago my weight was heading towards 14 stone (89kg). That was where I snapped and decided to get back into shape, even if I can’t run. I’d been at the gym several times a week, but I was still eating badly, so that was where I started. I calculated my basal metabolic rate as about 1800 kcal / day, and cut my diet back to that. Simultaneously, I increased the amount of aerobic exercise I was doing (mostly swimming), after which I started losing about 2lb / week.

I’ve lost about a stone and a half right now, and feel much better for it. I’m not sure what the right end point is for this diet, but if I can get to either of 11 stone weight or 10% body fat I’ll be happy. If I stay on track that should be in about three months’ time.

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2 Comments »

  1. Go for it James! BTW I am happy I found your blog URL and feed again.

    Comment by Iain Cheyne — January 11, 2008 @ 3:15 pm

  2. Yes, my feed had been a little quiet for the last few months. I’m going to make sure I write more this year.

    Comment by ealing — January 12, 2008 @ 3:06 pm


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