Just as an aside on height/weight measurements. What also has to be considered is the size frame a person has. For example, the ideal weight for someone at a certain height may not be the same for someone at the exact same height with a smaller or larger frame size. For example, I am a solid 5'6 and ideal weight for me by doctor is 165. This is because I have nearly an 8" wrist size. Even fresh out of boot camp 28 years ago and in the best shape I have EVER been, I weighed in at 165. Yet, the actual "ideal weight" for someone 5'6 is averaged as 150 with no age difference. The lowest I have ever weighed, and that by extreme effort where I also ended up anemic and deficient in several vitamins, was 161.
At last weigh-in two weeks ago I weighed in at 233 and that is 27 down from when I started about 14 weeks into my program at that time.
Roughly a third of the way to goal :) but I would never, and have never, been able to get to the ideal weight so many charts "mandate."
BMI sucks. It doesn't take into account any health factors or frame/muscle weight. Anyway, I'm happy because in total, I've lost 7kgs I am now 255lbs, down from 271lbs *Happy little dance*
I'm keeping going, upping the walking, still no chocolate, only eating when hungry . I've got a friend who now comes walking with me too so we can encourage each other.
How is every one else doing? :)
Here's a pic of my girl back home, waiting for me to come back all skinny :P haha Seriously though, I want to loose another 15kgs before I get back to riding. She'll need to be brought back in slowly anyway after 2 years maternity leave :)
One thing to remember EB is that you SHOULDN'T only eat when you are hungry. The idea is to keep "fuel" so your body continues to burn but not so much in a manner that overstocks the stove..so to speak, and smothers the fire.
Excuse the lecturing here...courtesy of the personal trainer I am working with as he injects these gems as I work out and this is going to go beyond what you posted :)
Eat fruit in the morning. I happen to like a bowl of cereal with about 6 strawberries and one cut up banana. The natural sugars in the fruit help sustain you for the day. The other option my trainer would prefer is a fruit smoothie..add in protein powder and coconut oil...blend up...assumption is fat free milk but if someone can stomach using plain water or just plain fruit juice..go for it.
Three-four hours later (depending upon what I am doing) I have a protein bar.
Another four hours and I have supper..I never eat anything heavy past 4 PM. This may be fish with veggies; some chicken dish etc.
If I feel hungry later on I have another protein bar, a small bowl of cereal (no fruit), some frozen yogurt etc.
I also drink triple digits of water each day.
I have included pizza, pasta, sausage (OK, I fell off the low fat wagon but I was dying for sausage :) ), mac and cheese even a Subway grinder.
The idea is not to deprive but to monitor and control. I have my workouts with my trainer three days a week and of course ride nearly every day so on some days I have two very full workouts (especially on Wednesdays when I workout in the morning and then have my lesson in the evening).
Proteins are what you are after...they keep the fire stoked and are the key to increasing and maintaining metabolism. They also help repair muscle...in a basic workout, or even riding, you are stretching and working muscle..this "damages" them to a certain extent, in a miniscule manner in general unless you actually pull a muscle or sustain an injury, and proteins help the miniscule muscle changes much faster.
Carbs are good for quick energy but burn out fast..unfortunately they also tend to be higher in calories so if you don't burn them off properly, they get stored as fat in the body..that is why runners can load up on carbs prior to a race..they burn off the calories related to the carbs.
You can't eliminate fat out of the diet..the body needs it to help absorb vitamins but you can use better fats. Olive oil vice regular other oils..I was actually amazed at how normal many of my normal dishes tasted when using olive vice vegetable oil. Olive oil is much better for you and can actually help lower cholesterol.
Hey guys think I last posted when I was 9st 12 now am 9st 3 pounds am short so when I started watching what I was eating was heavy at 10st 8!! At 10st 5 starting hill walking with my otherhalf now am doing it everyday for as long as I can as well as watching what I eating banning red bull for either diet coke suger free red bull or low cal bitter lemon also watching the numbers too in what I eat!! Have a target of 9st (126 pounds) which for 5ft 2 is pretty good and only 3 more little pounds to go!! Recon will probably go under my target by the time I go on holiday on november the 9th!! good luck everyone hope your diets are going well xx