Diary of a fat kid who turned into a fat dude !
I thought this might help keep me motivated and share what i'm going through with the rest of you.
Since the age of 10 when I was put on massive does of steriods to cure mild asthma I have struggled with weight (Balooning 2-3 stone right after and never getting down to a normal weight after). To combat my weight I was always incredibly active a rugby player, football, basketball even playing rugby (at age grade) to the highest level, constant gym time and working out used to keep my weight down but even so I was still overweight.
After finishing school and university I got into a series of jobs and stopped exercising, this prompted the weight to just pile onto me.
I took a stand about 3 years ago and went on a sensible diet and exercise routine with the aim of playing rugby again and lost 3 and a half stone and got into pretty good shape, unfortunately I got offered a new job which was a "field" based job meaning I spent up to 7 hours a day in a car and to be honest I stopped exercising totally and the weight piled on like never before.
finding myself heavier than I have ever been in my life, just turned 30 and now in a new job with more reasonable hours and a wedding to my long term partner at the end of the year I have decided that I'm going to make a permanent weightloss change get in shape and start playing rugby again before I get too old !
(I also saw the success of lighter life in my partner who lose 9 and a half stone and has kept it off for over a year).
So I will update with my thoughts and feelings on a week to week basis !
Having seen my partner go through a week one on lighterlife total I was somewhat prepared, but watching and doing are two intemperate animals.
Start weight 23st 08 lbs (how depressing)
First day was fine I felt hungry but I got through it, drank lots of water and kept my mind off it I have a busy job so that helped a lot in making me not think about it.
second day, felt like garbage so took a day off work, kept drinking and on packs didnt feel hungry but did just feel like all my energy had been stolen from me, just drank water had my packs and sat down for most of the day.
third day, crap feeling remained but diminished took the day off work again and just drank, packs distracted myself with TV and pain killers.
Fourth day, like a veil had been lifted I suddenly had energy and felt normal, the headache started to subside and I went in to work where I felt full of beans and energy.
Firth day, a Friday still felt good and just getting on with it, almost no hunger now (which is great!)
Sixth day, A saturday, struggled mentally a bit here as we had family round so there was lots of cooking, lovely toast etc all round me put me in a right grumpy mood but I stuck to my packs and ignored it ! (some how!)
Seventh day, I think by now im at the point where Ketosis is fully kicked in, no real desire to eat as im full and lots of energy to do what I need to now !
eighth day, Weigh in day the day drags but I still feel no hunger and am just getting on with work now
Weigh in for my first week
22st 06 lbs
Meaning 16 lbs lost in my first week, made me very happy and apparently the highest my Councillor has ever had, I cant notice anything yet but im hopeful by the end of July if I carry on I might be able to notice it in clothes at least.
We discussed a goal weight and decided to shoot for 16 stone (im 6 foot 2 and a big dude anyway) so that seems like a good goal to aim for, one more week and I can start training too which im looking forward to loads
Struggling today had to miss two packs because of work and then had to go shopping for the family on one pack in 12 hours feel shitty and faint
Likes to post
- Rep Power
Diet: Cambridge Diet
Start Date: 18th August 2011
Start Weight: 16st0lb
Current Weight: 16st0lb
Goal Weight: 10st0lb
Start BMI: 41
Current BMI: 41
Goal BMI: 25.6
Weight to Lose: 6st0lb
% Lost 0%
How are you doing today? Hope you feel better. 16 lb weight loss is fantastic, well done you xxxxx
- Rep Power
I got through the day and had a pack quite late on which made me feel better.
I think the biggest thing I forgot to predict when going on to this diet was effect work and life would have on it.
As we are getting married there is a lot of working and then driving for me which means trying to steal a pack here and there is the way I have been doing it thus far.
Including the torture of having to sit in a pub watching everyone eat gorgeous bar meals around me on Saturday! but the way I took that episode is if I can get through that then nothing else will be even close to as hard !
anyway weigh in tonight so very interested to see what I have managed on my second week and really looking forward to be able to start training now
so second weigh in and now im
4 lbs loss
20 lbs total so far
not a great week, I have a feeling using a mouth spray took me out of ketosis coupled with barely being able to drink water for a few days
A loss is a loss and im happy for that but I will double efforts for next week !
yeah its been pretty awesome to be fair, never imagined 20lbs in 2 weeks, I know as well I had a lot of things against me this week so im going to focus on my water drinking this week and try to hit 7 pounds this week !
Originally Posted by Sammeh
I was a bit dis-heartened that my councillor told me that aerobic exercise is totally "out" on a VCLD today, but I guess it means lots of weights and situps during the course of the diet for me !
For some reason very hungry today ( I think its hunger, its become quite hard to tell) not giving in but it is very distracting
I havent done much exercise for a while is the issue, I was at some points in my life very very active but not so much now (or in recent times) I think I will be fine but my CDC was super against me doing any sort of aerobic exercise.
Thanks going to make sure I do everything I can to make this week a good one !
- Rep Power
Diet: Cambridge Weight Plan
Start Date: June 2, 2012
Start Weight: 136kg
Current Weight: 122kg
Goal Weight: 89kg
Goal Date: April 13, 2013
Start BMI: 43.9
Current BMI: 39.4
Goal BMI: 28.7
Total Weight Loss: 14kg
Weight to Lose: 33kg
% Lost 10.27%
Are you using the meal bars?
I've picked up a few habits in the past few weeks that have helped with the work/busy lifestyle. So I travel a lot and am out and about a lot for work, and the CD lady had these (incredibly tasty) meal bars as well. They're easy to keep in your bag and are perfect for when you can't get a soup or shake done. You can only have one a day but it always seems to come at the right time.
And yeah I know what you mean about the exercise. I think the councilors just don't want you to take on too much too fast; exercise makes you hungrier sometimes, and the diet works without. I take a walk with my wife a couple of evenings a week and I've found that to be the best exercise for CD. Always promise myself I'll hit the gym seriously once the diet is over.
20lbs is pretty awesome, keep it up! And thanks for sharing your journal, I'll be coming back to it often.
No meal bars yet, my CDC told me not until the 4th week I am very much looking forward to bars though !
Thanks for the comments as well
The sun has been great for water intake (have really upped my water levels) but for some reason last night I actually felt quite "hungry" again its very hard to work out if this a psychological thing or a physical thing (after all the mind controls the body), but I had a palpable sense hunger for sure.
Anyway I have started some weights an effort to tone up as I lose weight currently doing
10 arm curls
10 overhead curls
15 lying flys
with an extended break inbetween sets, feel actually pretty good on it using 10/15kg dumbbell's
My next plan is to start situps and alternate days
so M/W/F/S - weights
T/T/S - situps/ab work
going to supplement this all by using the "couch to 5k" running app, as long as I dont pass out doing it anyway !
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