*Starshine*'s Journal, 06 November 2013

Hooraaaaaaaah! Today, I officially left the "obese" category! Hit 196 lbs/14 stone so, according to the British NHS chart, I'm now just "overweight". A total of 87 lbs (6.3 stones) lost now and only 32 lbs to go before I'm officially "healthy". In celebration of this major 6-month milestone, I've finally updated my FS bio!

Diet Calendar Entries for 06 November 2013:
1562 kcal Fat: 39.69g | Prot: 109.55g | Carb: 181.61g.   Breakfast: Decaffeinated Tea Unsweetened, 2% Fat Milk, Philadelphia 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese, Water, Morrisons Carvery Peppered Ham, Nairn's Oat Cake. Lunch: Mixed Bean Salad in water, Couscous (Cooked), Morrisons Savers Coldwater prawns - cooked & peeled. Dinner: Schneider Brot Organic Three Grain Bread, Cottage Cheese, Skinless Chicken Breast, Cooked Carrots, White Potatoes (Flesh and Skin), Minced Garlic, Morrisons Chicken Stock, Cooked Leek, Ginger. Snacks/Other: Promax Protein high protein bar (dark chocolate orange flavour), Water, 2% Fat Milk, Decaffeinated Tea Unsweetened, Clementines, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Whole Milk, Nutella Hazelnut Spread, Champion Prunes, Master Crumble Crunchy Oat Cereal Tropical, 2% Fat Milk. more...
3774 kcal Activities & Exercise: Desk Work - 7 hours, Weight Training (moderate) - 5 minutes, Exercise machine (moderate) - 10 minutes, Bicycling (moderate) - 13/mph - 20 minutes, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 20 minutes, Running - 6/mph - 1 hour, Resting - 7 hours and 5 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...

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Fantastic well done you:) keep up the good work your an inspiration to us all :)  
06 Nov 13 by member: Christine payne
Saw the post and had to pipe in from the state of Maine. Great Job! As an weight lifter, I say lift more weights! With your good diet, as your musculature grows, so will your metabolism. I know the cardio helps you burn fat, I would do a little less. I believe it is better to lift and with cardio; walk - run - SPRINT - walk - run- SPRINT for very short duration of time. Your fat loss is your diet(!) plus activity. CD  
06 Nov 13 by member: CD1960
Way to go...can't wait to hit that point myself :) Keep up he good work!! 
06 Nov 13 by member: smartin585
Great advice, CD -- and very welcome, especially from Maine, which I love. Yes, you're right, I am a bit of a cardio addict just now -- it's such a joy actually being able to do it! I already alternate between power-walking and jogging, but I agree that adding SPRINT would burn more fat/calories. I do worry, though, about the long-term effect on my knees; I'm trying to be gentle with them, while they recover from carrying an extra 6 stone for several years. I've also been trying to incorporate more weight-training. Admittedly, today's 5 mins looks pretty pathetic, tho' I did use three weight-machines in that time. I hear you though and you're right, so I'll see what I can add. Tell me, would you recommend doing weights *before or after* cardio? I got a bit over-enthusiastic with weights last week and pulled a muscle really badly in my side, I suspect due to my muscles not being properly warmed up. I'm also trying some of the exercises in "You Are Your Own Gym," which use your own body as the weight. At any rate, thanks again for the advice and for taking the time. Very much appreciated. 
06 Nov 13 by member: *Starshine*
Awesome, Startrekker! I'm so happy for you! 
06 Nov 13 by member: kkd1125

     
 

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