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By TheophileEscargot (Sat Mar 04, 2006 at 12:02:31 AM EST) OBLF, whisky, placeholder, consumerism (all tags)
 


Operation Become Less Fat
CW: 12st 12
SW: 14st 4
Loss: 20 pounds
Weeks: 13
Loss per week: 1.5 pounds

Diet. Slacking off a bit: too much cheese and chocolate, and a bit too much booze. Feeling a bit battered by life at the moment: hard to get motivated.

Exercise. I'm pretty much over the initial agony with 5BX Chart 3. Was really struggling for a bit, stuck at levels for ages taking 12 to 13 minutes instead of 11, but gradually got used to it. Don't know how much higher I'll be able to go though. The "maintains" level an average guy of my age group should be able to reach is Chart 4 level C-, but chart 4 looks cripplingly hard. Possibly literally so. I've been substituting wimpy arms-folded-across-chest, knees-bent sit-ups for the macho ones in the original Plan though.

Not doing too well with the weights though. Struggled to get from 12.5kg to 13.5kg with curls in particular. Got impatient and irritated on Monday and used crappy form: still slow, but with lots of arm and back movement. Felt OK at the time, but my forearms hurt a bit the next day, and on Wednesday struggled badly: even dropping back a level it was painful. Skipping Friday, will try again Sunday.

Saturday 25 Feb 2006
Breakfast: 2 tea
Lunch: 3 Ryvita, can Tesco beef stew (336kcal, 32g protein)
Supper: 325g potatoes(234kcal,6g protein), 1 tuna steak (220kal, 39.3g protein), green beans, parsnips. M&S "Count on Us" Choc Muffin dessert (150kcal,5g)
Second supper: small packet noodles (403kcal,8g), small bread roll, 30g cheddar, 2 slices gammon
Snacks: 1 orange juice
Booze: 3 whisky
Exercise: 5BX Chart 3 Level B-. Dumb-bells: light 6.5kg 3x14, heavy 13.5kg 3x10

Sunday 26 Feb 2006
Breakfast: 1 coffee. Small bread roll, 30g cheese, Lamb hotpot soup (218kcal,10g)
Lunch: Large bread roll, slice gammon, mulligatawny soup (190kcal,5g)
Supper: 400g potatoes (288kcal, 7g protein), 1 tuna steak (220kal, 39.3g protein), broccoli, carrots. M&S "Count on Us" Strawberry Trifle (170kcal,4.2g)
Snacks: 1 M&S "count on us" baked potato crisps (70kcal)
Booze: 1 beer, 1 whisky
Exercise: 5BX Chart 3 Level B-.

Monday 27 Feb 2006
Breakfast: 2 coffee. Coco pops.
Lunch: Smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel
Supper: M&S "Count on Us" braised steak/carrots/onion meal (360kcal,50.8g), 350g potatoes (252kcal). M&S "Count on Us" Chocolate and Black Cherry compote (130kcal)
Snacks: 2 Ryvita 2 slices gammon, mini-bonbel cheese, tomato
Booze: 1 beer, 1 whisky
Exercise: 5BX Chart 3 Level B-. Dumb-bells: light 6.5kg 3x14, heavy 13.5kg 3x12. 3.5 miles walking.

Tuesday 28 Feb 2006
Breakfast: 2 coffee.
Brunch: Pastrami bagel
Lunch: Minestrone and pancetta soup
Supper: 140g spaghetti(483kcal,18g), 1 can M&S Extra Lean Bolognese (380kcal, 44.4g protein), 30g cheese (120kcal, 9g protein). 1 mango.
Snacks: 3 Ryvita, 1 125g can John West mackerel fillets (210kcal, 18g protein)
Booze: 1 beer, 1 whisky
Exercise: 5BX Chart 3 Level B, 3.5 miles walking.

Wednesday 1 Mar 2006
Breakfast: 2 coffee. Cornflakes, sugar, skimmed milk
Lunch: Large turkey and bacon sandwich
Supper: 200g steak (384kcal,40g protein), 300g potatoes, broccoli, parsnip. 6 squares chocolate
Snacks: Golden Wonder Golden Lights (94kcal, 1g), 2 Ryvita, 3 slices pastrami
Booze: 2 whisky
Exercise: 5BX Chart 3 Level B. 3.5 miles walking. Dumb-bells: light 6.5kg 3x14, heavy 12.5kg 3x10 (great difficulty, need to drop back).

Thursday 2 Mar 2006
Breakfast: 2 coffee, 2 ryvita, 3 slices pastrami, small piece soft cheese.
Lunch: small bacon roll, chicken soup
Supper: Can beef stew (336kcal, 32g protein), 250g bread (665kcal,20g protein), 30g cheese, tomato. 6 squares chocolate.
Snacks: 1 orange
Booze: 1 beer, 1 whisky
Tobacco: 2 silk cut silver
Exercise: 5BX Chart 3 Level B.

Friday 3 Mar 2006
Breakfast: 2 coffee
Brunch: Small "All Day Breakfast" sandwich
Lunch: Steak pie, mashed potato, peas
Supper: Can ravioli (272 kcal) 4 very small slices toast, mini-Babybel cheese. 6 squares chocolate.
Booze: 3 beer
Tobacco: 2 silk cut silver
Exercise: 5BX Chart 3 Level B. 3.5 miles walking.

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Going to Whisky Live today. Will report back when capable of typing again.

INSERT Update [2006-3-4 21:1:50 by TheophileEscargot]: Made it back. Quieter than last year, so easier to get to stands without queueing. Today is not going to look too good on my OBLF report though.

Saturday 5 Mar 2006
Breakfast: 2 coffee. 4 rashers bacon, 2 fried eggs, 3 large slices bread, tomato. Tesco "Healthy Eating" Choc trifle.
Tobacco: 1 silk cut silver
Lunch: Big pub lunch and dessert. Details unclear
Snacks: 4 orange juice
Booze: 22 whiskies, 2 pints beer
Exercise: 5BX Chart 3 Level B+

Consumerism
Thinking about maybe instead of getting a cheapo DVD player, upgrading to a hard-drive/DVD recorder jobby, like this Packard-Bell, this Goodmans, or this Samsung.

Still haven't bought the computer power supply either: went back to my previous computer but that has its own problems. Just can't face decisions right now.

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Would it help if by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #1 Sat Mar 04, 2006 at 04:39:24 AM EST
I started tracking my weight here, also? I have to admit my progress is meager compared to yours - 7 pounds since 1 Jan.


I hope you don't mind the voyeurism, by ambrosen (4.00 / 1) #2 Sat Mar 04, 2006 at 10:20:56 AM EST
but I find it quite therapeutic reading what other people eat.

WIPO: by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #3 Sat Mar 04, 2006 at 12:22:45 PM EST
Do NOT buy anything from Packard-fucking-proprietary-bullshit-Bell.

That is all.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Effects of whisky... by Dr H0ffm4n (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 02:01:21 AM EST
Saturday 5 Mar 2006???

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