Saturday, 2 October 2010

The results from the Luxembourg panel are in...

...11st 13.4lbs.

That's about what I'd have guessed at so it shows I'm developing an accurate sense of what my weight feels like and its nice to be (just) the right side of the 12st mark!

Of course, I still don't really know how much I've actually lost during the last month but looking at a couple of my august blog entries I can take a guess:

  • On 12th August, after 2 weeks holiday (well, off work anyway) my weight had gone up to 12st 8.2lbs, though I thought some of this was 'food in transit'.
  • I then look to have had a good week dieting wise though still not running well so I could well have dropped 5lbs.
  • After that, and immediately preceding the change of approach, I'd had 12 days of copious consumption so I'd expect, including the food in transit, I'd have gone back to a similar weight as August 12th.
  • If I'm even close to being right then I'd have lost 7lb+ during September which (including early days losses for food in transit etc) is about what I'd hope for.

Importantly though, its felt far easier. I've had more calories to play with, no difficult rest days (after allowing myself to do anything up to maintaining then), and I've allowed myself guilt free days off when faced with the stresses of work.

The new approach is completely vindicated.

So, where do I go from here?

Well, if I continue to aim for 1.5lbs a week loss then by the end of October I should be something like 11st 7lb, but that's not a target as such just a rough guide of what to expect. Then, by early December I should reach round about 11st, though I'll review rate of loss at the end of October as I might drop it at some stage which would slow the rate down but also ease the transition to maintaining - though mentally I feel I'm far better placed already to deal with that.

And looks like I'll have been a shade over 12st when I ran the Horsforth 10k last week and therefore about 3 - 3.5lbs heavier than the previous year making the considerably faster time all the more pleasing.


runningcupcake said...

First of all well done on the 10K time- super speedy!
It sounds like a sensible approach with the maintainance on rest days, and it is working. Perhaps the extra fuel is helping with your run times?
Onwards and upwards (or downwards on the scales)

Alison @ Running From, Running To said...

I'm glad that this has taken the pressure off. I'm going to take the next few months to shift some weight -- and will take a similar approach to you. Though I'm easing myself in. So for now, no weighing, no counting, nada. I'll see where I am in a month, once I've shaken the marathon hangover, and then I'll re-evaluate. This is encouraging though.

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