Lisa's Autumn Weight Loss Challenge Diary
BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Autumn Edition, organised by:Ryan JamesUnited States
During the Spring challenge and the Summer challenge I decided to keep a diary (Spring diary and Summer diary), as I wanted to log my progress and goals. This seemed to help me along, as I lost 26.6lbs altogether, so it's now a tried and trust method so I'll be doing it again
If anyone wants to friend me on MyFitnessPal, Doyouyoga.com, or Headspace 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, and although the losses slowed down during the Summer challenge from 156lbs to 146.6lbs, I'm hoping for a decent weight loss again. I've maintained during the 5 week break, weighing it at 0.4lbs heavier than the end of the last challenge (that's close enough to say "maintain", right? )
I managed to establish a good exercise routine during the Spring challenge, which I kept up during the Summer challenge and now do yoga daily (www.doyouyoga.com) at home, and attend a class or two each week. During the Summer challenge I also added in some strength exercises. I do pretty much all my exercise at home, as I'm stuck in writing my PhD thesis...
I'm vegan and 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 challenge start (21/09/15):
Body Fat: 32.8%
Waist size: 29.375"
Finishing stats (16/11/15):
Yoga - keep doing yoga daily.
Drop to 10st4 / 144lbs (lose 3lbs). This is the weight I was when I left college at 18, after my first diet.
Drop to 10st / 140lbs (lose 7lbs). This means I'll weigh less than my husband!
Lose 6% of my weight (lose 8.82lbs). This is the challenge aim.
Drop to 9st9 / (lose 12lbs). This is a "normal" BMI for me.
Stick to 1200 calories.
Drop to 28.5" waist (0.75" loss). I'd like more, but this is reasonable seeing as my weight loss is slowing.
Daily Headspace meditation. A healthy mind is a healthy body!
Summer challenge before and after.
Spring and Summer challenges combined before and after.
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