WEEK 7

Ok.. so if you are here looking for the results from last week.. they are now on the END of the previous week’s post. This makes sense in that the behaviour of the week is followed by the results of that week… oh, ok I’ll put the result here too.. weight – down 1 lb to 11st 3lbs. measurements relaxed 40 inches (down 1 inch) Pulled-in – 37 inches – down 1 inch!.. yeah – so not so bad eh? But I am wondering if it was the missing of an exercise or two that meant only the 1 lb loss.. or the over-indulgence on Wednesday? Hmm we will have to see what happens this week.. ready? steady! GO!

12/2 – week 7

Food: & Drink:  I usually have mugs of 1/3rd whole milk topped up with boiling water at least 3 times a day (sometimes 4) which with my yoghurt probably brings milk intake to nearly a pint a day. I also have a glass of water about 5 – 10 mins before main meals and during aerobic exercises

egg, bacon, mushrooms, thin toast, butter, marmalade. 2 mugs milky tea. Sunday dinner. Roast FR chicken, potato, parsnip. beetroot, carrots, brussels, stewed apple and blackcurrants, custard. Tea, kippers 1 and a half thin slices of bread butter and jam one the half, Apple.

Exercise:

Set1, lateral raise with 2 x 2.5 kg dumbells:-  22  Triceps extensions with2 x 2.5 kg dumbells:- 28

Set2, lateral raise with 2 x 2.5 kg dumbells:- 20 Triceps extensions with2 x 2.5 kg dumbells:-23

half hour of stretching and aerobic exercise to music

Notes:

The question is… is the sunday blow-out (larger meals than the rest of the week) a balance and stimulus for the system (so it doesn’t go into ‘starvation’ mode) or a minor weekly set back that I could do without?

13/2 – week 7

Food:

egg, orange juice, two cups milky tea, Lunch: Roast FR chicken, potato, parsnip. beetroot, carrots, brussels. mid afternoon (at poetry actually – 2 cubes plain chocolate and 2 mint imperials and a cup of hot chocolate). Tea – this will sound weird – but it is what I fancied eating after coming home late from Poetry meeting :1 and half ounces peanuts, 1 ounce cheddar. 2 cubes plain chocolate. mid evening – plain yoghurt

Exercise:

Set1 : snatch with 10kg plate: – 45  Sit-Ups -28

Set2 : snatch with 10kg plate: – 41  Sit-Ups – 28

half hour of stretching and aerobic exercise to music

Notes: Bit weird food record for today – but as I am Not Dieting I guess it doesn’t matter

14/2 – week 7

Food:

egg, orange juice, two cups milky tea, 1 cube plain chocolate 2 brazils. Toad in the hole (2 chipolata sausages with batter) parsnip, beetroot, leek, carrot, cabbage, gravy. mid afternoon: 1 mint-imperial. Tea: 1 crumpet with ham, cheese and an egg. Apple. Evening: plain yoghurt.

Exercise:

set1: Squats with 2 x 2.5 kg dumbells on shoulders:- 53  Lunges:-24

set2: Squats with 2 x 2.5 kg dumbells on shoulders:- 48  Lunges:-24

half hour of stretching and aerobic exercise to music

Notes:

Legs wobbly for a good hour after the squats and lunges!

15/2 – week 7

Food:

egg, orange juice, two cups milky tea,Lunch: lasagna, carrot, beetroot, parsnip, cabbage and calabrese. Tea: Vegetable soup with a little cheese sprinkled on top. 1 slice bread. Apple. Supper out with friends, Peanuts and crisps – about a handful! Quiche, salad, small slice of Victoria sandwich cake – yum!

Exercise:

Set 1: Front raise with 2 x 2.5 kg dumbells: 25  Triceps extensions with 2 x 2.5 kg dumbells: 24

Set 2: Front raise with 2 x 2.5 kg dumbells: 25  Triceps extensions with 2 x 2.5 kg dumbells: 23

half hour of stretching and aerobic exercise to music

Notes:

Eating late with friends seems not to be a good idea for losing weight and eating healthily – but when it comes to it, there is more to life than just losing weight 🙂

16/2 – week 7

Food:

egg, orange juice, two cups milky tea,Lunch: Chicken Stew (loads of veg!) Mid afternon, 1/2 ounce unsalted peanuts, 3 dates. Tea: ‘hot-dog’ 2 sausages in 1 sausage length piece of baguette with onions. Apple. Evening, Plain Yoghurt.

Exercise:

set1: bicep curls with 2 x 2.5 dumbells:-   47     wrist curls with 2 x 2.5 dumbells:- 35

set2: bicep curls with 2 x 2.5 dumbells:-   474    wrist curls with 2 x 2.5 dumbells:- 35

half hour of stretching and aerobic exercise to music

Notes:

Today started with small-holder duties. 4 cockerels had to be dispatched and plucked ready for tomorrow. It is surprising how much work this can be.

17/2 – week 7

Food:

egg, orange juice, two cups milky tea, Mid morning  6 mint malteasers (- hmm) Lunch: Fish in batter, chips (few) carrots, peas. Mid afternon. 2 cubes chocolate 2 brazils. Tea. Scrambled egg, dessert spoon baked beans on thin toast. Apple. Evening: Plain yoghurt

Exercise:

Set1 : Snatch with 10kg plate:- 47. Twist-sit-ups:-  22

Set2 : Snatch with 10kg plate:- 44. Twist-sit-ups:-  22

half hour of stretching and aerobic exercise to music

Notes:

Day started with Smallholder duties. $ cockerels had to find their way into the freezer. Quite a job but well worth it. Keep thinking today is Saturday – must check if I did the right set of exercises or not?

18/2 – week 7

Food:

egg, orange juice, two cups milky tea, Gammon, puineapple, baked potatoe, carrots, peas, calabrese, beetroot. Mid afternoon: 1 cube plain chocolate 2 brazils. hoemade -Chunky Chicken and veg soup. Apple. Evening: plain yoghurt.

Exercise: 

set1 : squats – holding a 10kg plate:- 50 Step-ups holding 2x 7.5 kg plates: 54  50   54   42   44

set2: squats – holding a 10kg plate:- 42 Step-ups holding 2x 7.5 kg plates: 44

half hour of stretching and aerobic exercise to music

Notes:

So as the step- ups were taking too long – even holding the 10kg plate – I upped this to 15kg (2 x 7.5 plates) and the squats were getting easy to to lots too, so I upped this to holding the 10kg plate. Certainly made a difference – and my arms knew what I’d been holding too as I had to cradle these weights in my arms rather than supporting them on my shoulders as I did with the total of the 5kg  on the dumbells!

Weigh-in at the end of week 7:

weight 11 st 1 lb (70.2 kg) waist measurement (belly button level) relaxed 39.5 inches (100.5 cm) pulled in: 36.5 (92.5 cm)

Another pound down! and another half inch off both measurements! and only 1 pound to go to the first milestone of 11st!

 

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