Tipping The Scale – My Vice

I made good progress from April until August, with moderate weight-loss while still enjoying what I eat in a moderate way. But when I was going on vacation, that went out the window, and I did have a lot of physical activites, but I left no item on the menu that I would have regret not ordering. I went to town and I ate what I wanted, didn’t think twice about the weight gain because I knew what I was getting myself into.

In three weeks I put on 11 KGs, and I will say it was worth every kilo, I got to have all the different kinds of Burgers I wanted from Downtown Dirty to Gourmet meat. I had every type of Chinese food to the point that the Mama behind counter thought I was her best customer. I tried anything and everything, and I ate popcorn every time I was at the theater, I was like a kid in candy land and I enjoyed every moment of it. I knew that when I get back home I’m going to have to eat extremely healthy and get back on the healthy path and probably regret it later, but at the moment I was a very happy man.

My simple plan now is to eat extremely healthy while I get back to the gym and probably go there more often, biking season is here and I did get a lot of new biking gear so I plan on wearing it, so I need to lose a few kilos to fit into them. I’m happy I did what I did, I just know that now I have to work pretty hard to get back on my path, starting at 109 KGs and heading down.

@ 38%

After going to the gym for the past few weeks I feel that I’m getting into better shape but I didn’t take any real measurements except for my weight. I dropped from 106.7 KG to 103.1 since the last week of March which isn’t too bad progress since I haven’t changed my eating habits too much. Then the other day the trainer at Inspire wanted to take detailed measurements meaning all kinds of ridiculous percentages.

The one number that shocked me is that I am 37.8% fat or 38%, meaning I am more then 1/3 blubber. That is just ridiculous, I was honestly flabbergasted, shocked, I didn’t think of my self as fat, more like big boned! lol! Still I was a bit shocked, I knew that I was working out and trying to be healthier, gain strength, but never thought of myself as that fat. I’m probably going to step it up at the gym and try to reduce the amount of food I eat, the key word being here is try.

@ 92.8

Its been a bit of hectic couple of weeks with work and family, and when I have a chance I eat what I can. Usually I try to eat a few times a day to keep losing weight but at this point I think I have bottomed out. On a normal morning I would weigh around 92.8 KG, and the lowest I reached in the last two weeks was 91.7 which was pretty good, and the drop has been on the slow side for the past month but overall I’m very happy. From 107 KG to 92.8 over a 5 month period which is really good but the last month has been around a kilo or two at most, I had a faster drop initially. I have also had a few more off days the last two weeks then I usually do but thats probably because I keep thinking that Ramadan is around the corner. I know I need to start going to the gym consistently because its the only way I’m going to lose more weight. One thing I’m going to try during Ramadan is not to eat too much at Futoor because I know I’m going to be hungry as hell.

The Scale – Soehnle Niro

I have wanted to get a scale for a long time but all these places I pass by have these cheap scales which are huge and don’t fit easily into the bathroom. Or you have to have it in a spot to stand perfectly to get the right weight, I have seen which is really cool and mechanical in Italy but I haven’t seen in anywhere. Then I saw the Soehnle Niro in The Chedi Muscat, tried it a few times and it was very accurate and clear. It fits perfectly in a corner of my bathroom, there isn’t much space to work with so its really thin fitting perfectly in the corner. It gives a perfect reading of my weight, I check it every morning after I jump out of the shower and keeps me in check, there are days where I’m eating light and days that I mess around. So this is the best scale I have ever used and available through amazon, low profile, and simple to use.

Pros:

  • Computer Scale, Very Accurate
  • 1.8cm tall
  • Relatively Waterproof
  • A door can go over it

Link: Amazon
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@ 95.8 and Standing!

Steak

It has been a about 10 days at this point and I think that my body has somewhat adjusted to my eating habits. I have cut back significantly with my eating habits but not as strict as before. I have just dropped around 1 kilogram over a week and I’m honestly eating comfortably, still keeping to small quantities but not completely cutting myself. Now at this stage I think I should seriously start working out but that initial step to go to the gym is just so damn hard, I just keep coming up with excuses not to go and then I say its just too late to go. So I have to break this cycle and start moving a little more. My main goal is to able to enjoy some water sports during the summer so I really need to strengthen my biceps and chest to be able to wakeboard at the beginning of the summer.

What I’m Craving:

  • Chocolate Fudge Cake
  • Coldstone Ice Cream
  • Watermelon
  • Four Cheese Pizza
  • Slider Burgers

Gradually Dropping

IceCream

I have reached that balancing point with my diet, I’m eating comfortably enough these days. The simple rule that I have forgotten last week but sticking too this week is eating extremely light for dinner. As of recently I have become a huge fan of Subway sandwiches, but they aren’t as light as they are made out to be and I don’t like brown bread so sticking to fruits and vegetables for dinner is key. Finding what makes you happy so you don’t crave everything was very important. For me it was mostly about portions and cutting back on the unnecessary items helped with me.

At this point I have realized I need to work out to drop more weight, since I really haven’t moved at all yet. I have managed to reach 96.8 kilograms which is about 2.2 Kilograms less then a few weeks back. Also I got a scale to help check myself daily now, something precise and very simple. Now my goal is cut down to at least 94 and go from there, some cardio workout and a little weights will help me get there. A while back my optimum weight is at 80 Kilograms but I’m not expecting to reach that point anytime soon, so I’m setting my goals on weekly points which is honestly working, step by step. I want to drop fat and increase muscle weight since I want to get up on the damn wakeboard this summer unlike last summer so its a goal to work towards.

What I’m Craving

  • Baskin Robins Ice Cream
  • Spaghetti Bolognese
  • Muchboos Laham
  • Strawberry Cheese Cake
  • Candies Chocolate Cake Tube Ice Cream

Breaking 99

Scale

The first stage of losing weight was breaking the 99 KG goal, and now I can say I have broken that point. I have managed to drop about 7 KG over the course of 5 weeks, since I started this the first week of march. I’m not starving myself but I really cut back on the quantities that I’m eating, and I do eat healthy in between. The best part about all this is my bike gear is fitting me again, still got some ways to go but it was an improvement over breathing in and holding to close the jacket, its still a bit tight but a lot better then before.

I’m not counting calories or working out yet, just sticking to water and healthier food then usual. Eating smaller portions then usual helps a lot, you can walk away from the table feeling light, that you are able to get some work done. I eat my muchboos and other items but in smaller portions so I can enjoy the taste without having to eat to the point of passing out. I have mostly cut out fast food without realizing it, and sticking to water only is easy as long as I’m in the movies. I have gone to a few restaurants that I prefer their food when eating light because its tasty and you feel satisfied.

Ninos:

  • Rocca Salad
  • Mushroom Soup

Subway:

  • Turkey Sandwich

Maki:

  • Maki Marina Salad
  • Issa Maki

4.1 and Going!

Diet

After a couple of weeks since cutting off soda and cutting back on food I have almost reached the firs stage, then I go into another phase. I dropped a little bit more then 4 KGs, and I’m almost below the 100 KG mark at this point. Its been a few weeks of holding myself back, there have been times where I wanted to deviate from the diet and stuff myself silly but I have managed to hold on strong. I have had several weak moments craving food and wanting to eat more, there is a big difference between not being hungry and being full. I’m still eating all the types of food I want during lunch but the quantities are 1/4th of what they used to be and at night I try to eat light, some salads or fruits depending on what I feel like. Eating light during lunch gives me the capability to get up and do other things after lunch instead of going into hibernation mode, but I do get hungry quicker. Whenever I feel hungry I drink a small bottle of water so that I don’t think about food, I know I love food but you know its bad when you have dreams about it. There are days which I eat more then others but overall this hasn’t been too bad.

@ 95


Its been a hectic couple of weeks, and following a diet through all that didn’t work out too well. Work, GulfRun, and Hajj doesn’t let a person follow a strict diet too well. One thing is for sure I was sitting and just eating, I think I was eating out of starvation at different points.

I went to the Doc yesterday expecting full well that I haven’t eaten too much and I will be told off. To my odd surprise after three weeks of not seeing the guy and completely messing up, I have lost about 0.5 kgs which is odd. People told me that I would lose during Hajj but even then I would eat a lot because their were times I wasn’t sure what time I would be back and if I can get my hands on something that tasted good, hotel food was to be avoided. He now gave me a detox diet to follow for the next week and what to follow for the next following weeks because I told him I will be traveling. One thing I’m happy about is that I do feel healthy.

Link: Flickr

Scaling Down

Or to be exact, I need to scale down at this point, or drop some weight. I went to the nutritionist for the first time, never been to one before and I have always been skeptical, but not after seeing how my friends have lost weight for the past few months, and it has been to extreme. Today is the day I start the “detoxing” week, he simply testing the reaction of my metabolism to his shock of a diet.

I explained to him what is my eating schedule and vices when it comes to food. He took my weight and height, I need to get some blood work done for him to gauge me. My BMI (Body Mass Index) rate is pretty high and he said that I am Obese, and close to super obese. I honestly laughed when he said that, I don’t think it was the reaction he was expecting. My weight right now is 102.5 KG, my ideal BMI weight is between 72 Kg and 77 Kg, which I have never been since adulthood. My aim was to get to the low 80s and get my stamina back more then anything else. But this is going to be interesting and I will be starving for the first week, so lets see how this goes. And since this started today, I ate to my heart’s content yesterday!