WEEK 6

5/2 – week 6 of 52 week blog

Son No. 3s birthday today! And my next weigh-in. Well! 11.3 (another 2lb drop – I know, I know, I can hardly believe it myself – when you look at the food eaten! 🙂 that’s 71.6 kg for those of you in metric and 157lbs for those of you who think that way. This is a total of 11 lbs drop since the start.

Waist measurement (taken level with the belly-button) is now 41.5 inches relaxed(105cm)  and 38 inches ( 97 cm) pulled in tight. that’s and inch and a half down on the pulled in tight measurement from last week and that’s 4 inches down from the first week I measure (week 2)  Do I sound pleased? You bet I do!

Food:

Egg, bacon, mushrooms, tomato, orange juice, thin slice toast with butter and marmalade, 2 cups milky tea.Sunday  Dinner Roast FR chicken, small amount roast potato wedges, roast parsnip, carrot, broccoli. Stewed apple and blackcurrants with custard. Tea: Cornish Pasty. Evening: small amount stewed fruit and custard. Glass of sparkling wine.

Exercise:

Set1: Lateral raise – 21 . Triceps extensions – 25 Both using two 2.5 lg dumbells

Set2: Lateral raise – 17 . Triceps extensions – 24 Both using two 2.5 lg dumbells

Half hour stretching and aerobic exercise to music

Notes:

Feeling good about the progress so far – hope the positive feeling can be maintained when the results are not so dramatic

6/2 – week 6

Food:

egg, orange juice, 2 cups milky tea, Lunch: Toad in the hole (easy on the batter, gravy, carrot, leek, beetroot, cabbage. Tea: kipper with thin slice wheatmeal bread and butter. thin slice banana bread, apple. evening 1 chunky biscuit (WI committee meeting!)

Exercise:

Set 1 snatch with 10 kg plate – 35. Sit-Ups –  25

Set 2 snatch with 10 kg plate – 35. Sit-Ups –  24

20 mins – aerobic exercise to music.

Notes:

By the way the ‘beetroot’ I keep referring to in my food list is not the dark red – makes-everything- else-pink- kind. It is a stripy beetroot that is great cooked anyway you’d cook carrot and looks real pretty too (yes, we grow them ourselves) Unless I write ‘pickled beetroot’ then it IS the dark red ones – that I’ve pickled!

7/2 – week 6

Food:

egg, orange juice, 2 cups milky tea, Lunch: Roast FR chicken, small amount roast potato wedges, roast parsnip, carrot, broccoli.(yes, roast made and saved on sunday!) Tea: scrambled eggs on toast. Apple. cube plain chocolate, 2 brazils

Exercise:

Set 1 squats (with 2x 2.5 kg weight on shoulders:-  37 Lunges :- 22

Set 2 squats (with 2x 2.5 kg weight on shoulders:-  30 Lunges :-22

half  hour stretching and aerobics to music

Notes:

1 hour goat wrestling (hoof trimming) felt like I’d had a workout before I’d even started any exercises today!

 

8/2 – week 6

Food:

egg, orange juice, 2 cups milky tea. 2 cubes plain chocolate 4 mint imperials! Lunch: Cottage pie. Mid afternoon. Cube plain chocolate (I know, I know) 4 brazil nuts. Tea. Pizza with extra cheese. Apple. evening – chunky biscuit (WI meeting!)

Exercise:

set 1 : Front Raise: using 2 x 2.5kg dumbells: 25 Triceps extensions (lying down variety) using 2 x 2.5kg dumbells: 33

set 2 : Front Raise: using 2 x 2.5kg dumbells: 22 Triceps extensions (lying down variety) using 2 x 2.5kg dumbells: 25

Notes:

Not a good day for sensible eating — def overdid the plain chocolate — I have excuses – but knowing it was VERY cold, that it was market morning so was early breakfast and therefore a long time to lunch, that it was WI meeting and the biscuit looked soo nice… – just won’t cut any ice with you– will it?

9/2 – week 6

Food:

egg, orange juice, 2 cups milky tea, 1 mint imperial, Steak, mushrroms, shallots, potato wedges, carrots, beetroot and calabrese, Tea: sScrambled egg on thin toast. Thin slice bread and butter, half with marmite, half with Bullace jam ( homemade see here for recipe) Evening, 1/2 oz unsalted peanuts and plain yoghurt (No, not together!)

Exercise:

sset 1 – bicep curls with 2 x 2.5 kg dumbells:- 55  Wrist curls with 2 x 2.5 kg dumbells:-42

set 2 – bicep curls with 2 x 2.5 kg dumbells:- 42  Wrist curls with 2 x 2.5 kg dumbells:-44

Hour and a quarter Belly Dance

Half hour aerobics and stretching to music

Notes:

Good day for both sensible eating and exercising! Yay!

10/2 – week 6

Food:

Egg, orange juice, 2 cups milky tea, Lunch: Fish, chips  carrots and peas, 6 dried apricaots (while baking 3 fruit cakes) Tea: pork, mixed chinese vegetables, rice, brussels, red cabbage.Rhubarb pie.

Exercise:

Set 1 snatch using a 10 kg plate:- 45 Twist sit ups: –  25

Set 1 snatch using a 10 kg plate:- 39  Twist sit ups: – 18

Half hour of stretching and aerobic exercises to music

Notes:

Very nice evening meal at friends …  just managed to do the exercises afterwards before bed!

11/2 – week 6

Food:

Egg, orange juice, 2 cups milky tea,. Lunch: gammon, half med baked pot, peas, beans.1 doughnut. mid pm -cube plain choc. Tea:

Exercise:

Set 1: squats with 2x 2.5 kg dumbells resting on shoulders:-  41  Step-ups – carrying 10kg plate :- 70

Set 2: squats with 2x 2.5 kg dumbells resting on shoulders:-  41  Step-ups – carrying 10kg plate :- 60 (last set step-up speeded up by doing 10 sets each leg ass leadingleg alternating. faster than alternating each step-up and so more exhausting quicker!

Notes:

Early night – no, I didn’t get my half hour of aerobic exercises done – but sleep and proper rest is also important in the grand scheme of things.

 

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