Lisa's Summer Weight Loss Challenge Diary
Starting today, for 8 weeks, I'm taking part in the BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Summer Edition, organised by:RecommendRyan JamesUnited States
During the Spring challenge, I decided to keep a diary, as I wanted to log my progress and goals. This seemed to help me along, as I lost 16.4lbs, so I'm hoping this will work again
If anyone wants to friend me on MyFitnessPal, my username is lisaabbott78.
I've been overweight most of my adult life, apart from a short stint when I lost ~80lbs and immediately put half of it back on (and then it crept almost all the way back...). I moved to Berlin, Germany, from Manchester, UK last year, and since moving, I've lost around 39lbs. Part of this is due to not being able to get the snacks I'm used to eating over here, but I've also been vegan since October 2014, as I was previously a vegetarian but going vegan in Berlin is so easy.
During the Spring weight loss challenge, my weight dropped from 173lbs to 156.6lbs, so I'm hoping for a decent weight loss again. Unfortunately, despite not changing anything, in the 4 week break my weight loss has stalled, meaning I've only lost 0.6lbs between the challenges. Better than a gain though.
I managed to establish a good exercise routine during the Spring challenge, and now do yoga daily at home, and attend a class each week - currently in the park as the weather is so nice. I'm currently doing the Men's 30 day challenge on doyouyoga.com - it's nice as it's different to the women's stuff as it focuses on strength, so it's a bit different to me. I'm also on day 22 of a 30 day plank challenge, which isn't nice (!) but is building up my strength well. I may add in and change my strength and cardio routine as the weight loss challenge progresses.
I already eat fairly healthy, and I've been restricting calories since around February, and see no need to change there. I track my calories and exercise using MyFitnessPal, and other stats (BMI, fat %, muscle %) using Tactio Health app. I'm going to track my change in weight, body fat, muscle mass, waist size, and BMI.
Stats as of today (21/06/15):
Body Fat: 34.6%
Waist size: 30.5"
Finishing stats (17/08/15):
Body Fat: 32.7%
Waist size: 29"
Yoga - keep doing yoga daily.
Lose 6% of my weight (~9.36lbs).
Stick to 1200 calories.
Drop to 10st4 / 144lbs (loss 12lbs). But I also have a side aim to weigh less than my husband, which is currently 10st / 140lbs. And then I may as well have a "normal" BMI which is 9st10 / 137lbs! Finished at 10st6.6.
Drop to 29" waist (1.5" loss).
Summer challenge before and after.
Spring and Summer challenges combined before and after.
BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Summer Edition
BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Summer - Discussion
BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Summer - Updates
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