My weight loss journey (Week 208)

My weight loss journey (Week 208)

Hi guys; Happy New Year. It’s currently Sunday the 5th of January 2020 and welcome to week 208 of my weight loss journey. In last week’s video during the Christmas holiday week, we all saw I had another massive gain of 15 pounds which is 6.8 kilograms. Which in turn saw my Body Mass Index (BMI) go from 49 up to 51, which is back into an old Body Mass Index classification. I’m going to start the proceedings off by reviewing my calorie consumption for the past week, which we can see in the graph above. The average of this was 2,942 compared to last week at 3,167. So it has reduced but it’s still above my 2,700 allowance. The main reason for this is eating the Christmas leftovers, but the main culprit was salted peanuts. I’ve been consuming a handful or so nuts each day and they are high in calories and hence why I’ve gone over pretty much each day. My fluid consumption has increased from last week to 2,821 millilitres, but it’s still below my 3,000 millilitres that I’d like to achieve on a daily basis. So going forward on these two stats for 2020. I’ve decided to reduce my calorie consumption by 200 to 2,500. And my fluid consumption I’ve decided to increase from 3,000 millilitres to 3,500 millilitres. So that’s what I’m gonna try and achieve on a daily basis going forward. If we now look at my activity levels in the form of my step count for the past week, which we can see in the graph above. The average of this was 11,388 compared to last week at 1,585. So a dramatic increase in steps this past week and that’s exactly what I said I was going to do in last week’s video. As soon as I got that 15 pound gain result on that Saturday, the Sunday, the following day on the Sunday. I decided to do a big walk and…’s a little bit of that: – Well it’s Sunday the 29th of December, I’ve just done my weekly video. You’ve all found out that I’ve nearly gained 30 pounds, 13 kilograms in the last two weeks. So to… me lose that weight, I’ve decided to come back…and do the Sheffield canal walk. Since I’ve not done it for a while. So errr…..yeah it’s time to start losing those Christmas pounds. Need to do something though because errrrmmm……..I’m definitely feeling my jeans, my clothes to be a little bit tighter. After this Christmas binge. So I think it’s appropriate that I do this exercise….and hopefully a next Saturday, when I get to Slimming World……I’ll see a decent loss result. So the following day after the Sheffield canal walk I was pretty much knackered. My feet and legs were shot, but I still managed to fit in an extra 10,000 steps because I had to walk around
Sheffield as well. Didn’t do any filming of this, it’s just as general pottering about. And then yes; it was New Year’s Eve and of course there was absolutely zero….activity on New Year’s Eve. Maybe up to 2,000 steps…there about’s anyway. Then it was New Year’s Day and I decided to go for a walk around Rother Valley Country Park and you can see a little bit about that here: – Happy New Year everybody. It’s the first day of 2020….and I have decided to come and do another walk…burn off yesterday’s indulgence, New Year’s Eve. And I’ve come to Rother Valley….for another nice walk. So I’m gonna do a lap of this, see how many steps I can do and…..go from there. And after my short New Year’s Day walk around the main lake of Rother Valley, which was only run about 7,000 steps. I then on the following day; I decided to do, glutton for punishment, a walk back down the Sheffield canal. Hi guys it’s Thursday the 2nd of January 2020. And I’m a glutton for punishment because I’m doing the Sheffield canal walk once again. And yesterday I was at the Rother Valley….Park, did a little bit of walk there just 7,000 steps, not bad. so I decided to do this walk again, the Sheffield canal walk…..why not. I want to try make a big dent in my…..weight gain I’ve had, these past two weeks. So hopefully… fitting on these, fitting in all of these extra steps. I’ll be able to see….some decent movement. After my second walk along the Sheffield canal I was pretty much shot, but I still tried to keep up as many steps as possible throughout the remainder of the week. So those were my stats for activity levels, but of course since I’ve made a change to my calorie consumption and fluid consumption. I thought I might as well do a change to my activity levels as well for 2020. So currently I try and achieve 9,000 steps per day. So I’m going to increase that by 1,000 round it off to the recommended 10,000 steps…goal, which we all should try and achieve on a daily basis. This is the figure which, you see most places nowadays. So that’s what I’m gonna do 10,000 steps is my new goal going forward and that’s what I would like to see as an average at the end of each week. It’s that time of the week, where we all get to see if I’ve managed to lose any of the Christmas weight I’ve gained over the last two or three weeks. So here it is guys, heres my weigh in. I weigh 170.6 kilograms which is 376.2 pounds or 26 stone 12.2 pounds. This means in the last week I’ve seen a loss of 8.5 pounds or 3.9 kilograms. But if I compared this result to the result I obtained at Slimming World, you can see this right here. At Slimming World this week I also saw a loss of 8.5 pound or 3.9 kilograms. As you know in last week’s video I did mention I wanted to make a big dent in the weight that I’ve gained over the Christmas Holidays. And I was expecting to see a bigger loss result if I’m being honest due to my activity levels. But I know my calorie consumption levels have let me down, so overall I guess I can’t grumble. But…based on this week’s lost result it means that I’ve lost 29.8% of the weight that I’ve gained over the last three weeks. So it’s a decent chunk, but there’s still plenty more to go at. Based on this week’s weight loss it sees my Body Mass Index (BMI) go from 51 down to 49.8 And if we look at my third weight loss target; Last week it was 23.6% complete and after the loss it goes up to 35.7% complete. So in the 208 weeks I’ve been doing this weight loss journey. I’ve lost a total of; 165 pounds which is 74.8 kilograms or 11stone 11 pounds. Next week obviously I’m going to be working towards my newly set stats. My reduced calorie consumption, my increased fluid consumption and my increased activity levels in the form of step count. I’m also going to be setting some long term goals or short term, however you see it throughout 2020. I’m wanting to achieve my third weight loss target by the 6th of April 2020. I’m also wanting to have achieved 25 weeks later on the 28th of September 2020 50% of my fourth weight loss goals. So that’s what I’m aiming for throughout 2020. Some very….tough goals I think I’ve set myself, but you need to push yourself and that’s what I’m gonna do. And other than that guys, that is it. That is the end of this week’s video. As always if you’d like to continue following me along my weight loss journey and see if I managed to achieve any of these recent goals that I’ve set myself. By all means subscribe to my channel, so you don’t get to miss out on any future videos that I post. I wish you all a fantastic week and I’ll see you all again next Sunday.

8 thoughts on “My weight loss journey (Week 208)

  1. Happy New Year Stu & well done with the results this week! Thank you for another inspiring video, you've prompted me to review my own goals in a similar way so hopefully it will keep me heading in the right direction too!

  2. It's a sensible decision Stu to drop your cals and increase fluid and activity level I reckon you'll be back into new ground by the by the end of January with these new revised measures MINT

  3. Looks like you’ve knocked out nearly 1/3 of your Christmas weight. That’s not bad at all! It’s a lovely area you live in, both of the places you took your walks looked to be very scenic. I’m looking forward to seeing how the changes in your calorie intake, water intake and step count affect your weight loss. Sounds like some excellent goals you have set up for yourself as well. I know you’ll get there! Have a nice week, Stu. Take care!

  4. Congratulations Stu! The walls are beautiful. I love the the blue sky. It's been rainy and gray here for awhile. We are looking at getting snow this week. Happy 4 year anniversary (208 weeks)! You lost 8 lbs. That is awesome. Keep the the great work! Take care and have a wonderful week. Robin

  5. Stu SO HAPPY you upped the water, now you are close to the golden 1 gallon a day… combined with the calorie consumption should figure in well with moving the train to the loss side again. THOSE STEPS !! YESSSS ! Beatutiful canal walk…..thats a swan ! 8½ lbs loss !!! that walking helped for sure ! More than 50% of the next goal….You can do this Stu !!!

  6. Hi Stu. Congratulations on your fantastic weight loss, I am impressed with your determination to walk the distance you did despite the discomfort afterwards – it was all worth it though! I lost 13lbs this week but like you still have a way to go to get back to where I was. I hope you can keep the momentum going with the increased activity level once you are back at work. Anyway all the best. Lynn

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