64) Write your current weight. Have you lost anything in the past week? If not, what are your plans for this week?
This week I’ve been feeling better and I’ve been able to stay awake throughout the day most of the days. I’m too weak to really do anything, but just to be able to reclaim some of the hours of the day feels like a victory. I’ve been eating and drinking fairly well (only healthy!) and I’ve managed to do a few crunches each day. Nowhere near the workout I did a month ago, but still…
My current weight is 275.6lbs (125kg). Today’s result was 2.8lbs (1.3kg) down from last Sunday, making the total shed -28.8lbs (-13.1kg) in 17 weeks, and bringing my BMI down from 46.3 to 39.5! I started measuring my body fat and body water percentages last month, and the results so far are:
- Body fat: S: 44.9% | C: 42.5% | -2.4% Another 0,2% body fat was shed this week, so that is really great news!
- Body water: S: 33.5% | C: 41.9% | + 8.4% My water level went up by another 0,1% this week. I am still far away from the ideal here, but each little step up pleases me greatly.
Tuesday, I embark on my 28-day detox challenge and I’ve got three people doing it with me which is wonderful! I’m geared up, excited and positively chomping at the bit here, so all I can say now is roll on week 18!
65) Post a picture of your goal body or a person you strive to look like.
Haven’t I already answered this question? Oh, well, I guess I can do it again. I don’t really have a goal body as such - I just want to be as healthy and fit as I can reasonably be. And I happen to believe that with a complete change of diet and regular exercise I could achieve that.
If there is one person I admire, it is Magdalena Forsberg, the former Swedish biathlete, multiple world cup and olympic medalist, and the world’s most successful biathlete to date. She has a fantastic, fit body and a fantastic personality to boot. I wouldn’t mind looking more like her, but I think we all know that isn’t going to happen. And I’m fine with that. :)
66) Do you have short-term goals too? What are they?
Yes, I think it is vital to have a number of short term goals as the main goal is too far away to hold on to on a rainy day. When you’re really struggling it’s hard to motivate yourself towards a goal that is a year or more into the future. With a number of short term goals, however, you can map out tangible results on your path towards the main goal. It makes it easier to hang in there. And more difficult to give up.
My short term goals are related to food intake, exercise and weight shedding. For the weight I focus on 22lbs/10kg increments and also on % of the total. I have reached my first goal weight (GW) and I have the second one within reach now. If I can keep this up, I think I will be able to shed half of my excess weight by the end of the year. Just the thought makes me smile…