Healthy Lifestyle II

Remember the three rules?

Eat Less.
Eat Better.
Move More.

This Blog post is a follow up from ‘Healthy Lifestyle I‘ Here is a reminder in picture form of how I’ve progressed so far

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Here is a reminder of the goals I set myself.

Goal 2: 81.9kg/180.6lbs/12.9stone
Goal 3: 80.5kg/177.6lbs/12.7stone
Goal 4: 75.6kg/166.6lbs/11.9stone
Goal 5: 69.2kg/152.6lbs/10.9stone
My final goal is to hover between 67.9kg/149.8lbs/10.7stone and 66kg/145.6lbs/10.4stone.

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03/October/2016

Hello readers (all 2 of you? Probably.)

I would love to say at this stage that I have finished my degree but I find myself having to write my dissertation whilst working full time and that is a very difficult balance to achieve. I would also love to say that I have been going back and fourth to the gym but I am struggling to fit it in with work and feeling tired all of the time. When I update next month I am hoping that going back to the gym will give me more energy and help me to concentrate.

It’s been 6 months since I started at the beginning or April and I am surprised but happy to say that I have reached my second goal weight of 81.9kg/180.6lbs/12.9stone.
My previous weight and measurements are listed below.

93kg/205.03lbs/14.645stone
Neck: 14.25 inches
Arms: 13 inches
Chest: 43 inches
Waist: 35.25 inches
Abdomen: 43.25 inches
Glutes: 47.75 inches
Thigh: 28.25 inches

My current weight and measurements.
81.9kg/180.559lbs/12.897stone
-11.1kg/-24.471lbs/-1.748stone
Neck: 13.75 inches
-0.5 inches
Arms: 13.5 inches
+0.5 inch
Chest: 40.5 inches
-2.5 inch
Waist: 32.75 inches
-2.5 inch
Abdomen: 40.75 inches
-2.5 inches
Glutes: 44 inches
-3.75 inches
Thigh: 25.5 inches
-2.75 inch

That’s a total of 11.1 kg and 14 inches off of my person, I will post better comparison pictures next month but I feel utterly vile as my  kjæreste has felt duty bound to share his putrid cold with me (thanks for that). For today you will have to put up with a side only picture.

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Now the season is changing and autumn is setting in (yay, I’m always too bloody hot!) I can feel my spirits lifting slightly. I hope the cooler seasons find you all good and well.

Before I sign off I will say this. I tried on a bodycon dress yesterday and although I feel that I am not quite the right shape for them yet I wasn’t utterly disgusted with what I saw in the mirror for the first time in a very long time. It may not seem like a lot, and I am still far from happy about my own appearance which can trigger my anxiety, but for me that is a massive step.

I am now lighter, according to the fitness pal app I use, than I was in 2014.

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07/November/2016

Well the weather has finally turned and as someone who is always too bloody hot I’m thankful and hope we have a proper winter this year. Last month has been festooned with social gatherings and illness which essentially means that I have been very naughty for a lot of it.
I Want to give a true representation of weight loss and as we know weight is not a straightforward process. I have been going to the gym a bit more to keep on top of my fitness but I have been ill twice this past month so I’ve only been going sporadically.
My goals for the next month are as follows:
. Do not give in to the office “treats” that are always flying around no matter how well intentioned.
. Go to the gym at least three times a week and finally complete week five of the c25k app.

My previous weight and measurements are listed below.

93kg/205.03lbs/14.645stone
Neck: 14.25 inches
Arms: 13 inches
Chest: 43 inches
Waist: 35.25 inches
Abdomen: 43.25 inches
Glutes: 47.75 inches
Thigh: 28.25 inches

My current weight and measurements.
82.5kg/181.881lbs/12.992stone
-10.5kg/-23.15lbs/-1.653stone
Neck: 13.75 inches
-0.5 inches
Arms: 13.25 inches
+0.25 inches
Chest: 41.25 inches
-1.75 inches
Waist: 32.25 inches
-3 inches
Abdomen: 41.25 inches
-2 inches
Glutes: 43.75 inches
-4 inches
Thigh: 25.25 inches
-3 inches

That’s a total of 10.5 kg and 14 inches off of my person, here are the comparison pictures.

 

Now I am not at all bothered by my near 1.5lb weight gain in the last month, especially considering that I have not been trying to keep on top of what I am doing. I haven’t gained any inches on my person which is good, and I haven’t fallen too far behind in my fitness levels when I have been going to the gym despite the lack of/sporadic visits over the last few months. I hope that this goes to show just how up and down weight loss and fitness gain can be. I’ll see all 2 of you next month.

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02/January/2017

So I skipped December, I’ve been really busy. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all who may be reading. It’s time to put 2016 behind us and go into 2017 looking forward to all of the new adventures that lie before us.

In 2017 I have 3 weddings to attend, 2 as a bridesmaid, and a dissertation to complete. As it feels like I am just waiting to start my life I can not wait to get my dissertation out of the way and start planning my wedding and planning to buy a house.

A reminder of the goals that I have set for myself last year is at the top of this post. I have been hovering between 80kg and 83kg but I am happy with my progress so far (spoiler, I always put weight on over Christmas).

My previous weight and measurements are listed below.

93kg/205.03lbs/14.645stone
Neck: 14.25 inches
Arms: 13 inches
Chest: 43 inches
Waist: 35.25 inches
Abdomen: 43.25 inches
Glutes: 47.75 inches
Thigh: 28.25 inches

My current weight and measurements.
83.3kg/183.645lbs/13.12stone
-9.7kg/-21.39lbs/-1.53stone
Neck: 14 inches
-0.25 inches
Arms: 13.25 inches
+0.25 inch
Chest: 41 inches
-2 inches
Waist: 32.5 inches
-3 inches
Abdomen: 40.5 inches
-2.75 inches
Glutes: 44 inches
-3.25 inches
Thigh: 25.5 inches
-2.75 inches

That’s a total of 9.7 kg and 13.75 inches off of my person, here are the comparison pictures From last time as my weight and inches are largely the same and I have a cat on my lap pretending to be asleep.

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I have still been really lax with exercise these last few months so I will be stepping up my gym visits to at least 3 per week. I have also been really naughty and forgetting to forward plan my meals which means I have been buying my lunch instead of making it and relying on take away food far too much. I will be satisfying a burger craving tomorrow but from then I shall be avoiding convenience foods until I have lost at least 2 stone.
Lent is also coming up and I always take advantage of the Lent period to give something up and learn something about myself by doing so. This year will be slightly different in that I will be taking something on instead of giving something up. I have never done this before so I am excited to see what this will teach me about myself. I will be taking on the two 30 day challenges listed below.

With any luck I will find these easy. I hope that by the time of my next post I would have lost an additional 5lbs, until next time.

 

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About JoNeaIsisMarie

Coupled 21 year old +11 years Exp, Egyptology/Ancient History Graduate. I Am now studying a full time MA at the University of Birmingham in International Heritage Management. I also Cook and Bake
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