Day 15 – I’ve Lost Over 10lbs Since The Hague And Hit My Weight Loss Target Already
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I weighed myself today and it was amazing. I came in at 86.8kg which is 191.3lbs, 3.7lbs lower than my target weight of 195lbs. My actual weight is higher than this as I recorded it straight after a 10k run but to honest I wasn’t that dehydrated. I’m more likely to be 193-194lbs but that means I’ve achieved my goal of hitting 195lbs by the end of my holiday.
It also means that the calorie counter on my Garmin Fenix 3 is reporting calorie expenditure on the low side. That’s pretty incredible when you think that it was telling me that I needed to eat at least 6,000 calories last Monday in order to maintain my current weight.
A large part of it is being accountable with my diet but allowing myself the food I want to eat. I still eat terribly, but I eat less. If you think my daily logs are dreadful, then you should see what I eat during my ‘I don’t give a fuck’ phases. It’s a sight to behold.
The best thing about this is that I feel like I can keep to this diet after the initial 30 days of the challenge.
For the rest of this month I will aim for a deficit and to keep moving forward. I’m in the strongest position I’ve ever been in as an adult and I don’t have to go back anymore. I don’t have to be angry or disappointed with myself. Fuck that shit. Slowly but surely I’m turning stuff around and it all started with me kicking booze.
None of this would have been possible without that first step.
Enjoying the rest of the holiday.
I’ve put myself under a lot of pressure each day to go out and run 36 miles each time and I’ve fallen short because it isn’t realistic. To keep this weight off I need to strike a balance between eating better and exercising enough. You CAN outrun a bad diet. You just can’t do it forever and you don’t have to. It’s fucking exhausting. Sometimes you need to take a breather and have some fruit and veg.
It helps. It doesn’t have to be your entire life but the better you eat, the less you have to run in order to make a positive change.
It also helps when you aren’t sabotaging your success by drinking a cubic fuckton of booze.
Yesterday I had an excellent omelette for dinner.
I ran 9 miles to Quarteira and 6 miles back. I took the beach route through Vilamoura and it was a really pleasant run at sunset. A lot better than my bad runs on Monday.
I had an entire box of Golden Grahams for lunch again. I need to stop watching the eating challenge videos of the L.A. Beast, Furious Pete and Matt Stonie as they just encourage me to eat my way through the entire box without stopping.
My immediate plans are simple. Keep off the alcohol. Keep running. Keep writing. Keep the hope up and to not give into desperation. Monday was a shitty gloomy day and today has really made up for that. I just need to keep getting the little things right.