Weight Loss Progress – Week 15

I started this year weighing 220.0 pounds (15 stone 10.0 pounds, 99.8 kg). Last week, I weighed 207.4 pounds (14 stone 11.4 pounds, 94.1 kg). This week, I weigh 206.7 pounds (14 stone 10.7 pounds, 93.8 kg). That’s a loss of 0.7 pounds, or 0.3 kg. Total weight loss so far is 13.3 pounds or 6.0 kg (15.5 pounds, 1 stone 1.5 pounds, or 7.0 kg since Christmas).

My original waist measurement was 45″, last week it was 39.5″, this week it is still about 39.5″. That is a total loss so far of 5.5″ (all rounded to nearest half inch). I’m still gradually losing weight but it isn’t really registering on my waistline at the moment – strange! I know that I’m losing fat elsewhere – on my arms for example, since my watch strap is now loose (see last week’s progress report).

Weight loss before and after photos - end of week 15

Exercise for week: An 80 minute stroll, with one hill. A fairly flat 6 mile walk. I did a very hilly bike ride (about 24 miles). Yesterday, I did an extremely hilly ride – about 70 miles with 7,500 feet of climbing.

Don’t mention the alcohol. Ok, I went over my alcohol quota again this past week.

My food intake was pretty good again, apart from on my tough ride yesterday where I ate what I fancied and what was available. The main job was to get the calories in to fuel my efforts. It sounds funny when I’m trying to lose weight, but conking out in the middle of nowhere doesn’t do anybody any good, as I described recently in my story ‘Hitting the wall or ‘Bonking’

Oh yes, and that’s another carton ticked off my OJ-ometer!

Verdict on week – food intake pretty good, plenty of exercise, too much beer.

I’d really like to stop messing about now, and get back to losing at least 1.5 pounds a week. I want to enjoy my cycling more in the hills but currently it is still hard work. I’ve shown that steady weight loss is possible, even with a few indulgences (in my case – beer!) but I’m beginning to feel impatient and that I’m letting things slip.

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4 Responses to “Weight Loss Progress – Week 15”

  1. That’s the same photo you’ve been using for weeks now! We’ve no evidence you are still that size, you might be trying to lull us into a false sense of security and then WHAM. Take another picture with a newspaper as proof of date, like they do on spy films.

  2. I know, I know! I made such good progress the first month and since then it has been painfully slow. In fact, this week I’m in severe danger of actually gaining weight for the first week since Christmas! I’m up on last week, so I need to get it back off again by the end-of-week final weigh-in.

    I’m going out on the bike shortly, and might get another ride in tomorrow, but will be resting on Saturday in preparation for the tough Brian Robinson Challenge on Sunday. I’ll be doing some extra riding to and from the event so I might make it up to a century. That will probably rescue my week, but I’m sure that I won’t end up losing much. Must try harder!

  3. I’ve just had a couple of months of nice steady loss and then plateuxed, and then put a bit on. It’s quite disheartening but you have to soldier on, maybe try changing diet a bit and changing exercise. If you want to be quite hardcore you could consider this, this is what I am going to do if I continue to stay same weight despite a healthy low fat low sugar regime…

    http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2007/04/06/how-to-lose-20-lbs-of-fat-in-30-days-without-doing-any-exercise/

  4. Hi Ian.

    In terms of weight-loss, I need to cut down on the beer again. I manage to lose 1.25 – 1.75 pounds a week when I don’t drink much alcohol.

    In terms of fitness – if I walk and ride my bike enough, I keep pretty fit, but I do need to work my upper body more. I don’t have much upper body strength. I also need to stretch – I’m very inflexible.

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