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Thursday, 14 June 2007

All Quiet on the Western Front

I haven't fallen off the face of the earth - I just haven't had much to say.

My weight has hit a new high, significantly over my ceiling. So I am starting over again tonight and I'm switching to pounds instead of kilos [so I get to see smaller fluctuations].

So tonight [which is a bit of a cheat because I always weigh heavier in the evening and I am severely PMT bloated and overdue] my starting weight is ...

~ 138.7 pounds ~

My new goal is to lose 5 pounds [and then I'll try for 5 more].

I am concentrating on eating more calories [1500] with carbs around 50g. Easy maths = 100g protein, 100g fat and 50g carbs = 1500. Refeeds are still on the agenda [once a week] but I will limit calories to maintenance [2000] and try to eat clean. If I need a treat, I will have one special meal rather than a day of indulgence.

Exercise has been off the rails but I have continued with 2 yoga classes and 1.5 hours of fight training on Saturdays. The weight training has been sporadic because I am confused about what program to do.

So my new strategy for the next 4 weeks is to go back to basics. Back to the plan I started out on which is 2 body parts per day, 6 days a week, muscles rest a week in between. I have gone back to light weights (2.5 - 4 kgs) but I am doing S-L-O-W reps. I do 8 seconds up and 8 seconds down until I can't bear the burn any longer. Seems to be working, I have DOMs back with a vengeance.

Here is the plan
M: Chest and Back
T: Shoulders and Abs
W: Triceps and Biceps
T: Quads and Hamstrings
F: Calves and Glutes
S: Inner and Outer Thighs

I must say though it is extremely difficult to do crunches with a kitten on your lap! She loves to "help" me work out.


  1. Sounds like you are on top of it all..... slow reps... phew 8 seconds is looooong mate! As for the kitten, I just hope he/she doesn't dig it's claws in to stay on your lap while you are doing them crunches! Ouchy!

  2. Maybe give yourself a couple of weeks to settle in and then try the refeeds?

    crunches sound like fun hehe