Macro Tracking?

How can I lose body fat without tracking Macros

Nice article which actually gave me some good tips (including “a snack should be either fruit or a source of protein”)


Pumping Iron

As a new push towards weight loss (and I know we’ve heard this all before…  several times…) I’ve hired a personal trainer to help me out both in the gym, and with diet and menu tips.

First impressions are good – he’s pushing me hard in my first couple of workouts, but not too hard that I don’t want to carry on…

There will be a few blog posts and twitter updates on the subject, some may include progress photos – but as I’m gathering a lot of data on the workouts, I should be able to record and show some progress!

Anyway, here’s the generated weight graph – and “how much I’ve lost” ticker from My Fitness Pal – I won’t comment on it as it should stay up to date, and so anything I write will not stay applicable!

Weight Chart

Created by MyFitnessPal – Free Calorie Counter


Upping the energy levels

Free weights

Free weights (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After 3 months of losing 10 lbs by just walking more, I’ve decided that as the winter nights draw in, it’s time to up my game.

Fortunately this has coincided with a new gym opening near home – I did my first (fairly gently, admittedly) workout there this evening.

I’m also adding more technology and software into the mix for tracking my weight loss and fitness, having added RunKeeper already, today I re-discovered my Fitocracy account – so I’ve now got accounts you can follow and friend me on the following sites:

Fitocracy, MyFitnessPal, RunKeeper, Trendweight, and of course, Fitbit!

I’m not just posting these links for the fun – I really do want folks to find me, friend me and join in with encouraging each other.

I have an aim, which is to lose a further 2 stone before my next birthday, and lose another 3 by this time next year – a total of 6 stone lost (if you include the one I’ve almost already lost over this summer) – I’m not deluding myself that it’s going to be hard work, and emotionally challenging as I battle my food demons too, and I know many people will remember that I’ve said all this stuff before…  and failed before.  All I can do is start again, and keep at it.

The Gamification of Dieting

How do you make losing weight fun – the answer, “gamification”, not content with setting challenges and hitting them – turning it into a game – with online targets and achievements is, I think the way to go.

Clearly this doesn’t help with dealing with the temptation, the challenges and the cravings which all go along with losing weight, and moving to a healthier diet.  I still crave chocolate, and I still fall to that temptation from time to time (although now that Cadbury’s Mini Eggs have  gone for another year, it’s easier than it was…) Continue reading

Weight Update

Down to under 255lbs 🙂

I’ve recently been pushing a bit on the weight loss, and have reached a nice milestone – 30lbs less than my highest weight.  Still got at least another 30 to go, and hoping it’s not going to take 18 months to do that!

Yes, this is one of those Google interactive graphs. so you can alter the ranges, zoom in etc…