Weightloss Target Achieved – a week ahead of schedule

I decided in the New Year to lose the weight I’d stupidly allowed myself to put on last year, and get back to a more manageable weight. I set an arbitrary target of 12st7 (175lbs / 80kg) to achieve in 2 months. Well the end of Feb arrived and I’d hit the dreaded weight loss plateaux.

So I reset my expectations and set a new target of the end of March to achieve my goal. I’m pleased to say I’ve hit and sustained 175 lbs with a week spare. I’ll post up in the coming week some more details about inch loss and physique change (possibly with more revealing before and after pictures if you can handle the horror), but for now, you’ll have to make do with a pretty graph:

I’ve kept a food diary of the last 3 months, recording pretty much everything I ate, including with photos. That might prove interesting reading, so I’ll see what comes out of that.

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  • Kris @ Kris Health Blog 29 March 2011, 5:55 pm

    Great progress, losing all of that is nothing to shake a stick at. I wonder how tall are you?

  • Colin McNulty 29 March 2011, 9:16 pm

    Hi Kris, I’m 6 foot or 183cm if you prefer.

  • Sue 29 March 2011, 10:04 pm

    Very nice Colin. I’m assuming it’s all pounds of fat lost, the actual pounds of lost fat possibly offest by a little bit of muscle gain, making the actual number of pounds of fat loss more than the number of lost pounds shown on the graph. Did you track body composition? It’ll be interesting to see what you were eating. Keep up the good job!

  • Colin McNulty 31 March 2011, 5:47 am

    I’ve not been hitting the gym hard, so I’d be surprised if there was much muscle gain, not like there was when i first found CrossFit and The Zone 4 years ago now.

    I was tracking body fat % on my Tanita scales, though I’m lead to believe the absolute value is less reliable than the trend. That showed a drop from 20% body fat to 15.

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