Day 4 – Consistency
|Calories in||Calories out||Deficit|
|February 4th 2017||202lbs||91.6kg||14 stone 6lbs||190cm/6’2″|
Sometimes it is so much easier just to eat less, exercise less and relax a fucking bit. For a while I was falling into the trap of eating all the food and doing lots of running but saying the same weight and it was hopeless.
Ideally I want to find balance in all aspects of my life, not just with eating and running. I have something of an extreme personality.
I think I over-estimated my weight when I started this challenge. I told you that I was bloated from The Hague but what I didn’t mention was that I had a scale in my bathroom there and I weighed as low as 90.8kg/200lbs on the day I arrived.
I did not eat enough in The Hague to gain 5lbs so maybe this challenge of getting to 195lbs by the end of the month will be easier than anticipated. I just have to be diligent with my food logging and stay accountable.
I don’t need to log huge calorie deficits. Consistency and patience is the key.
I’ve definitely lost weight recently. I shaved my head this week and my face looks a lot thinner. It helped that I lost weight over Christmas. It’s really helped that I haven’t drank in so long too. The momentum seems to be building in a positive way.
I fell into the trap that a lot of alcoholics fall into when they stop drinking. They expect to lose weight because they are no longer consuming alcohol calories, but they replace alcohol with chocolate or sugary drinks and it leads to a bit of an impasse with their weight.
This can lead to frustration, disappointment and eventually the bottle if you’re not careful.
With that discipline though I’ve been beating the shit out of myself mentally for the last 3 months and I know that is fucking dangerous.
That’s why I have high hopes for Portugal. I’m drawing a fucking line between my past and my future. My weight has been a problem for too long and I’m finally gonna fix it.
I’ve 18 days in Portugal to see how far I can run. I’m going to continue logging my food but I’ll have to guess the calories of some of the dishes as I plan on eating in restaurants.
I’ll have a good time exploring The Algarve and I want to prove again to myself that I can have a brilliant time on holiday without boozing. My biggest worry is always the plane and the in-cabin service. If I get tempted I’ll just tell them not to serve me booze.