Another ridiculously long working week (6 days of 14 hours each) has stopped me working out as hard as I would like. But I have been working out extra hard when I do get the chance.
My food has not been perfect, but it’s been marginally better.
This is serious, now. There can be no more mucking around. If I am at work, I must do half an hour in the work gym. And I must control my cravings for cr*ppy food.
On Day 1 I was 16st 7lb. Now, on Day 21, I am 16st 3lbs. If I was on target, I would now be 15st 3lb. So, I’m a stone behind, which is no good. On the other hand, 4lb in 3 weeks is a good, controlled, healthy weight loss. If only it wasn’t for this photoshoot I would feel like I’m failing right now!
I’ve got 14 days left. To reach my wedding weight, I’d need to lose 1.86lbs a day. Clearly not going to happen. So I’ll just have to up the gymwork, lower my fatty and sugary food intake, and see how I get along.
NEXT UPDATE & GOALS
Day 28/35: Wednesday 11th February
Original goal: 14st 5lb
Current weight loss trend: 16st 1lb
?Possible attainable goal: 15st 10lb (1lb per day)
As you know from my previous posts (Fatty Parry & Fatty Parry 2: Mission Impossible (Day 6 of 30)), I’ve basically grown sick of being a fatty. And I’m particularly upset that, on my wedding day a mere 16 months ago, I was the handsome 14st 5lb guy in black you see above — but as of January 2015, I was the bloated 16st 7lb chubbster you see next to him. What’s more, I’ve got a photoshoot soon (don’t ask), and I simply need to slim down and get into shape for that. Only 30 days to lose 30lbs. No biggie(!)
In my last update, I vowed to stick to three biscuits a day with my tea and double my gym work. Here’s how I’m getting on.
Day 7 and 8, I did what I said I would: doubled the gym work, ate almost no crap. Tragically, I’ve become ill with a rather nasty cold. That, combined with working a seventy hour week and literally having had no days off, has meant my body has genuinely not been well enough to work out. Today (Day 14) was my first gym session since day 8.
I’ve also not stuck to my junk food goal. Yes, my food has been better and, yes, I’ve over-eaten less, but my wife’s Mum and her boss separately decided to send large packets of cakes and sweets to our flat… for me!!! What on earth!?? Neither sends me such stuff normally, so it’s crazy that at this moment such a thing would happen. Oh, temptation…
Anyway… my weight…
Remember, a mere three days of gymwork out of 8, and my weight is now… I don’t know! The scales in the gym are all not working!
My goal for next week? The same as last week: 2 hours gym on my days off, 30′ work gym on my days at work, and ALMOST NO JUNK FOOD. This week, I’ve actually got to make sure I stick to this!
Date: 4th February 2015 (Day 21/30) Weight: 16st
As I outlined in my last post, Fatty Parry, I have set myself certain fitness and weight loss goals. The first goal is to get back down to my wedding weight / shape: 14st 5lb (201lb, 92kg). When I made that post six days ago, I was 16st 7lb (231lb, 105kg) — the fattest I’ve ever been. And there’s another problem — other than my rapidly clogging arteries, that is: I had a photoshoot (seriously, don’t ask!) in thirty days’ time.
Yeah, that’s thirty pounds in thirty days I’ve got to lose. I don’t know if such a weight loss is possible; it certainly can’t be done healthily. But I have got to give it a go.
This week I went to the gym for the first time in seven weeks. I’ve been five days out of the last seven. I mean business!
My weight on the 15th January: 16st 7lb (231lb, 105kg) My weight on the 20th January: 16st 6lb (230lb)
So, it’s heartening to know I’ve lost some weight, if only a mere sixteen ounces! (Oh God! A “pound” sounds reasonable, but when you say “sixteen ounces”, it sounds petty weak!) Unfortunately, I should have lost 6lb if I want to get to my target weight in time for this photoshoot. Yeah…
This week I’ve only done an hour of cardio per visit to the gym, albeit extremely hard and fast cycling. I’ve also not completely cut out sweets etc. So starting from tomorrow,(1) I will limit my rubbish food intake to three biscuits a day with my tea, (2) I will up my gym output to two hours: 75′ cardio and 45′ weights, and (3) I will also attend the work gym on my three long days (14 hour shifts!) for a total of 30′.
I’ll update this every week. See how I get on! And wish me luck willpower!
NEXT UPDATE: Wednesday 28th January (Day 14) Target Weight Loss: around 10lb
On Christmas Day, conversation turned to my wedding last year. One of my uncles said that I had never looked better than on my wedding day. Another said I had looked like “an actual real model”. At that time, I had slimmed down to 14st 5lb (201lb, around 92kg). I was still overweight, but I was trimmer than I had been since I was around 20 years old.
But since the wedding, I have ballooned. Lack of regular gym work plus a slack diet have meant that I am now 16st 7lb (231lb, 105kg). That is quite literally the fattest I have ever been. The phrase, “All bought and paid for” springs to mind.
Well, I’m sick of this. I am comfortable with myself and not especially vain. So I’ve never been massively bothered. But I do need to take care of myself; I’m 30 now, and it’s only going to get harder to stay healthy. My lower legs joints are already half-f*cked, and I sweat when I walk — how am I going to handle a couple of kids and the shopping?
I will get down to a healthy weight. For my size and build, I know that is, at max, 13st 7lb, ideally around 12st 7lb – 13st.
I will achieve this weight loss, combined with general increases in strength and stamina and general wellbeing, by going to the gym a minimum of three times per week, using my workplace gym daily for 30′ intense sessions, and eating more healthily.
I will achieve this weight loss by the end of the year; I want to go back down to 14st 5lb by mid-February (as I have a photoshoot; don’t ask!). Hopefully I can get down to 13st 7lb by June, but the key is to do it healthily; so if it takes till December or beyond for me to reach 13st 7lb, then so be it. So long as I am making constant progress.
In order to motivate myself, I will be updating this every month.
Oh yeah, and I’ll also be posting these pics up to remind me to GET A GRIP:
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