Progress of my new fitness efforts

Hmm… it took me a while to think about how to write this title…. and it still sounds cliched!  Gosh…

  • Weight Loss Progress
  • Excitement @ My New Fitness Efforts
  • 1kg a week weight loss progress!
  • Latest update on my fitness progress!

Yup, cliched forever! lol…

Anyway, this’ll be a short report about how I am doing since I started this round of new efforts from 1st Oct : The Line… Crossed!

I started this whole thing with the goal of hitting a 1kg weight loss per week.  (FYI, in between more comprehensive health check-ups and fitness tests, I’m using my weight as a gauge of how I am progressing)

And guess what?!

I’ve been hitting my targets so far!!! HAPPINESS! What a motivation.

When I started this on 1 Oct.. I was at an embarrassing 110kg. Yes, I was back to that much… not as bad as my worst but bad enough to scare me into doing something. 

As of today, 24th Oct, I’m at 107kg! Almost a 1kg weight loss per week!!!

I’ve been doing a lot of activities and for the most part of it, I’ve been watching my food intake very closely thanks to an application called My Fitness Pal on my smartphone.  Diligently inputting your daily consumption and exercise meant that I was always reminding myself about keeping to my goals.

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This is what I have on my mirror which reminds me daily to keep to my goals.  I’m targeting to maintain this progress until mid February for this round where I would be targetting to achieve a total of 20kg weight loss.  well, I gotta keep myself motivated and keep the activities coming!  If you read this, do drop me a message once in a while to remind me to keep at it. Winking smile

Calorie Counting…. again. :)

Ok… visited http://nutrition.about.com

And just to reconfirm my fitness efforts… I did the Calorie Count thingy.

This is to go from 220lbs (100kg) to 175lbs (80kg)… 🙂

But the consumption figures look like on the high side.  NVM, I’ll do a couple more calculations on other sites. 🙂

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These calorie calculator results will help you understand how many calories you need to maintain your current weight, and the number of calories needed per day to achieve your goal weight in a healthy, steady manner.

You need 2870.5 calories per day to maintain your current weight without exercise.

You need 2545.1 calories per day to reach your goal weight slowly and maintain that weight without exercise.

If you reduce your current caloric intake to 2370.5 calories per day you will lose one pound per week without exercise.

If you increase your current caloric intake to 3370.5 calories per day, you will gain one pound per week.

Exercise and Calorie Needs

If you exercise for 30 minutes each day, you may increase your caloric intake to 3148 calories per day and still maintain your current weight.

If you exercise for 60 minutes each day, you may increase your caloric intake to 3501.3 calories per day to maintain your current weight.

If you exercise for 30 minutes each day, you will be able to reach your goal weight with 2786.8 calories per day.

If you exercise for 60 minutes each day, you will be able to reach your goal weight with 3094.5 calories per day.

Macronutrients

The United States Department of Agriculture suggests that approximately 50 percent of your calories come from carbohydrates, about 30 percent from fats, and approximately 20 percent from protein sources. One gram of protein has about four calories, one gram of fat has about nine calories, and one gram of carbohydrate has about four calories.

You need 358.8 grams of carbohydrates, 94.7 grams of fat, and 143.5 grams of protein per day for 2870.5 calories to maintain your weight of 220 pounds.

You need 318.1 grams of carbohydrates, 84 grams of fat, and 127.3 grams of protein per day for 2545.1 calories to maintain your goal weight of 175 pounds. I’m sorry, but our Nutrition Guide requires that you have javascript turned on in your browser.

Please remember that these calorie counts are based on the average of the population, you may need to adjust your calorie needs up or down slightly to get the results you want. These results are calculated to help you understand how many calories you need to maintain your current weight, or the number of calories you need to lose weight slowly.

If you would like more detailed information about the number of calories you need, join Calorie Count. Membership is free and you will have access to online tools to create your perfect diet.

A New Weight and Fitness Milestone

Today is a big part of my life changing experience.  I have returned back from the dreaded line, crossing from three figures to two figures.  I’m below a hundred kg!!!! Oh my, you guys can’t begin to imagine my excitement to have achieved this new milestone.  That’s a total of 17.7kg weight loss… which I never ever want to be back to ever again in my life!

Happiness is knowing that this time, it’s for real.  Sometimes, I wonder how you don’t begin to appreciate the things you have just like a healthy body and for some people, it’s just so hard to come by.  This is by far the longest I’ve ever been so focused on getting healthy and fit… and I know it’s not ending here.

My goal is to go down to 80kg and even beyond, that’s a loss of 37kg++ of what I initially started out with… Life really can’t get any better when you become so healthy you get to enjoy it with family and loved ones!

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I DID IT, I’M DOING IT, AND I’M GONNA KEEP ON DOING IT, TILL I DO IT!!!!!