Day 219 (7 months) – 1st March 2008

Weight – 105.6 Kg (232.32 lb)

Fat Mass – 33.6 Kg (73.92 lb)

Weight Loss To Date: 8.9 Kg (19.58lb)

Blood Pressure – 119/78

Resting Heart Rate – 69

Its been a few weeks since I reported in, and to be honest, I haven’t been doing anywhere near the same level of activity I was when I first started this healthy makeover.  I have been going swimming at least twice a week, and to the gym at least once, but an ankle injury has stopped me going for my walks, which is a shame, as I really enjoyed those.  My ankle is much better now, and I should start the walking again very soon.  One thing that has not changed is my diet.  I am continuing to eat healthy, and follow a general rule of thumb:

1. Eat Healthy Food

2. Eat small portions

3. Stop eating when I start to get full

4. Eat whenever I am starting to get hungry

This eating routine starts when I getup, which is usually around 06:30 am, when I have breakfast (oatmeal).  I’ll then eat every 3 hours or so during the day, and have my final food just before going to bed.  That final meal is always protein only, and usually juts a protein shake.  This regime works for me.

Overall fitness levels are excellent, and in fact, I feel fitter than I have for many years.  This is one aspect of my healthy makeover that I am really pleased with.

My Healthy Makeover started 7 months ago, and while I have not lost anywhere near as much weight as I had hoped, I no longer feel like a 60 year old, I don’t have back problems, and I can play with my 3 year old daughter without getting tired.  These are huge positives in my life, and will keep me on this new path. 

My current goal is still to get below 100Kg, but I am aware that my body is building up muscle at the same time as I am trying to lose fat, so I am actually gaining one type of mass as I lost another.  Its a slow process, but I do want to avoid going on any type of fat loss “diet”, because that slows down your metabolism, and burns up muscle to fuel the body.  I will continue with my slowly but surely method.

About Andy

Andy writes for a number of health related sites but has always been fascinated by alternative medicine and home remedies. His deep interests in nature and the body's innate ability to heal itself (given the right condition) have lead him to a pivotal time in his life - and so, Holistic Home Fitness was born. While it's relatively new at the moment, Andy wants to build this site into a huge reference site for a more holistic approach to health and fitness.