Managed to do four 45-minute sessions of swimming and daily foam rolling this week (although I had to miss out on some walks with Rob and TJ to get it all done since I also had a reasonably busy workload this week). I was dreading increasing my swimming time this week (as I find it so tiring) but I actually really enjoyed it. My fitness must be increasing.
So here are my final results
4th November 59.1
11th November 58.1
18th November 58.4 (period)
25th November 57.5
2nd December 57.3
8th December 57
16th December 57.2 (period)
23rd December 56.3
A total loss of 2.8kg over 7 weeks, or 400g per week.
I didn’t take an official ‘before’ photo – the most recent one is from when we were on holiday in late June, when I was about 58kg
And here’s an ‘after’ from this morning
Welcome back abs!
Here’s what I ate and how I exercised. My main goals were to lose a bit of weight, increase mobility in my spine and decrease my cholesterol.
On rising: Glisodin (antioxidant)
Foam rolling and dead bugs
Swimming and/or walk with Rob and TJ
Breakfast: fresh squeezed lemon juice with warm water; ‘muesli’ made with 1/3 cup oats, 1 Tbsp nuts/seeds, 1 Tbsp shredded coconut, 150g fresh fruit, cinnamon; 1 krill oil, 1 B complex
Snack: smoothie made with 1 cup Pura HeartActive milk, 200g (1 pottle) Jalna Proheart vanilla yoghurt, approx 75g banana, approx 75g frozen blueberries, large handful baby spinach, 4 tsp psyllium, 1 tsp probiotic powder
Lunch: sandwich made with 2 small slices grainy bread (80g total) spread with Flora pro-active Buttery (10g total), canned salmon (40g) or a boiled egg, and salad veg; carrot
Snack: 20g nuts
Dinner: 100g protein (measured raw) or 100g canned legumes, 1 tsp oil/spread, half a cup rice/pasta (measured cooked) or 150g potato/sweet potato, unlimited vegetables. Fish a couple of times a week and vegetarian meals a couple of times a week. Forty grams cheese (full fat) per week, usually spread over a couple of meals, eg parmesan cheese on spaghetti bolognese.
Indulgences: 4 indulgences (approx 450 kilojoules each) per week. Usually wine or hot chocolate.
Other: If I had a particularly active day and I was hungrier than usual, I had a small snack after dinner.
I haven’t had a chance to visit the doctor this week to arrange to get my cholesterol rechecked so no news there, but am happy with my weight loss and increase in mobility. Will keep on this path and see where it takes me…