Morning weigh in: 108.2kgs
Of which 52kgs is bodyfat – down 1.3kgs since Day 1
Daily LOSS: 0.7kgs / 1.54lbs
Total loss: 3.2kgs
Today’s menu: PP
- mug of coffee
- oatbran flaxseed bread with extra light philly and vegemite
- 2x chicken breast skewers
- 7 M&S Chipolata sausages (0.6g or carbs per sausage)
- 20 hour cycling to and from work
Oooh, I’m loving this “count the kilos of fat” thing. I’m now down 1.2kgs of fat, not just water – not a bad way to end the week. It has been a crazy couple of days at work so I didn’t get the chance to go out at lunchtime for my walk, but I plan on toddling down to the beach tomorrow (we live a 10 minute walk from there) and promenading along the promenade.
See, now I think is the time to tell you about my Secret Walking Weapons. I have two of them:
Secret Weapon #1 is my FitBit Flex – a wrist-worn pedometer which stays with me all day, tracking everything from my sleep to the number of steps I’ve taken every day. It syncs with the FitBit website so I can compare my daily progress against Josh’s. I’ll be honest, he generally beats me on number of steps per day – he walks to and from his bus, while I cycle to and from my train for our daily commutes. Anyway, the FitBit is great in giving me a graphical representation of how active I’ve been each day.
Secret Weapon #2 is an Android game called Ingress. Ingress is basically a game which encourages sedentary gamers to get out of the house and make for prominent landmarks, sculptures, statues, interesting architecture and other places of interest in the world, called Portals in the game. The game is kinda a cross between capture-the-flag and geocaching, combined with a competitive element whereby two ideologically opposed factions vie for control of all the portals. It’s a world-wide game, but Edinburgh has quite an active community playing.
So down at the local beach there is quite a concentration of portals for me to go and interact with (via my app). Right now, the beach area is controlled predominantly by my opposing faction, but I’ve been collecting weapons all week and tomorrow I plan to walk down there and HULK SMASH the hell outta those darstardly “Enlighted” (I’m a member of the “Resistance”).
Such is the way of computer geeks, that in order to get us really excited about exercise, you need to gamify it. With Ingress and my FitBit, I’m pretty much sorted.
In other news, I’m quite excited about the prospect of eating vegetables tomorrow – I’m heading into Cruise. I plan on continuing with the small meals, but experimenting with things like Kale, while bringing back some old favorites like the old Vegetable Box With Dip that I used to do – remember this old photo?
I think there are some things that I will be foregoing this time around – no more Muller Lights (WAY too high in carbs) and no more 2-part breakfasts – I think porridge and eggs was probably excessive and slowed my weight loss before. Also, I always have breakfast before I leave the house these days, so I think just a serve of something like the mince (might make that this weekend) and the awesome looking box of celery, carrot and capsicum will do me just fine at work these days.
I’m quite excited about reviving the veggie boxes!