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Friday, October 21, 2016

Weight Loss - 2016 edition


Gained weight, again.  This summer was really bad - lots of beer, blue jays, and just a general lack of willpower.

I blame the craft beer industry.  Good lord there is a lot of delicious beer to try.

But summer is over, vacations are over, and it's time to get serious.  Especially when I saw 209 on the schedule.

TWO-OH-NINE.

Holy crap.

My BMI "overweight" point is 185lbs, and I feel most at home in the low 180's, so that's where I need to be.  But I want more, I want to do well at my races and be light and nimble... so 175lbs is the goal.

ONE-SEVENTY-FIVE.

That's about 30 pounds... daunting.

The plan is the same plan I've used with success before.

  • Drink less - and not at home.  Even the odd beer/glass of wine at home seems to lead to me over-eating, so I'm cutting it out.  When I'm out with friends I'll still hoist a pint, but that's it
  • Intermittent Fasting - I slipped... it's not hard to stick to, but in the summer I almost entirely abandoned it.  I'm back to it now, and it feels good again
  • Caloric Restriction - 2000-2400/day
  • Exercise - 6-8 hours / week
  • Target loss: 1-2lbs/week
  • Weekly check-in
Check-in
Starting Point: 209lbs
Today: 202lbs (-7lbs)
To Go: 22lbs

I'll talk about the after loss plan at some point, because I think that's key.  I had a few years of real success keeping it off, but it's clearly gone off the rails so I need a reboot on that.