Friday, October 22, 2010
Rapid weight loss creates physical demands on the body. Possible serious risks include:
- Gallstones, which occur in 12% to 25% of people losing large amounts of weight over several months.
- Dehydration, which can be avoided by drinking plenty of fluids.
- Malnutrition, usually from not eating enough protein for weeks at a time.
- Electrolyte imbalances, which rarely can be life threatening.
Thankfully - with the exception of dehydration, which I tend to work on at the weekend, I have avoided most of these serious risks.
Other side effects of rapid weight loss include:
- Headaches - normally following dehydration avoidance sessions.
- Irritability - no chance, it fucking annoys me that this is a side effect.
- Fatigue - thankfully not happen..Zzzzzzzzzzzz
- Dizziness - sometimes felt during dehydration avoidance sessions.
- Constipation - Shit no, I blame the prune juice!
- Menstrual irregularities - Is it irregular that I'm not???
- Hair loss - I am in a WORLD OF SHIT!
- Muscle loss - Muscle? As in love muscle? OH DOUBLE SHIT!
The dangers of rapid weight loss increase with the time spent on the diet, therefore I call for a week off! All in favour say aye!?
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Good to be one ahead of the powers that be. Mind you, with the Grade A tossers currently in government, I'd like to think any semi-sentient being would be quite substantially ahead on most desirable metrics. Anyway this bit stood out:
"Yet now more than a third of Scottish 12- year-olds are overweight, a fifth are obese and over one in ten severely obese. The statistics for adults are even worse, with almost two-thirds of men and more than half of women overweight. The situation is better in the other OECD countries, apart from the United States, but obesity is a concern almost everywhere, in the OECD area and beyond."
I think that means Scotland is the second-fattest country in the world! Although that's probably before taking Dugald's recent losses into account, which might move us down a place or two, but still, kinell. I'm quite used to seeing Scotland in second place - in football matches, for example - but a bit grim to think that only the septics are fatter than us.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Managed to get over 15km for a 1 hour row, but not much spare capacity - not sure where the extra 500m is going to come from. Need about 22 watts more power, and if I lose 5kgs I'll need only something like 3 watts less for moving my fat arse back and forward. Might try some motivational software, i.e. projecting hard core POV porn onto the wall in front of me.
Oh, and there's news in from Doogie, who wants to blog but can't quite bring himself to do it. He says, "So if I get the idea of this blogging thing I'm now meant to report that something very amusing happened whilst I was weighing myself - perhaps being so sleepy I forgot I was holding a baby or maybe that the scales were on the wrong setting - oh the hilarity - if only something that funny had actually happened to me between my bed and the scales. Well you won't believe it but as I am not a sad, self deluded, self important idiot I wouldn't want to make up some shit, I save that for when I am working for Rob (speaking of which you mentioned some cuntsultancy but never furnished me with the details). Anyhoo Gav hope your shoulder is feeling a little better and Rob hope you had a loverly birthday.
Enough of the niceties weigh in this morning 107.3, which is not too bad and puts me at 7.5% weight loss over the 6 weeks. I am, however, looking forward to a night off the running tonight or tomorrow my legs are not feeling the best and last night it was a real struggle on the uphill bits. Although quite happy that I am now feeling it worst in the legs rather than the lungs."
I think the point Dugald is maybe missing is that no-one else is reading this. It's just for winding each other up, and motivational sibling rivalry. You daft fat
See you next Tuesday.
Monday, October 11, 2010
The day, and my drive towards the 85kg mark were ruined in the last 2 minutes of the game. I took the ball into contact, was tackled by two of the larger Selby players and the three of us landed on the point of my right shoulder (assuming a shoulder has a point). I have no idea what I have done to it, but it hurts like hell. It's strange how much you rely on your shoulders, simple tasks such as wiping my ass and tying my shoe-laces are now much more labour intensive and painful than they should be. A right handed 5 knuckle shuffle is completely out the window - I'm all for the pleasure / pain thing, but it would be far too much of the latter and none of the former if I were to attempt it.
The positive is that I have not needed to either cough or sneeze as yet - I think a sneeze would actually make me cry a little!
So the diet is all that it is - my dreams of excessive training, excessive dieting and a 2.5kg weekly loss are out the window - over to Dr Rob and Doogie Tuesday for the competition as I will be out of action for a good few weeks / months with this one.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Anyway, unless we have a couple of very good weeks, I'm going to have to extend the graph a bit.
How do you guys get on with the calculator on the Dude's page? Having taken some accurate measurements, it's telling me I'm 20.9% fat, and 3kg over-weight. Suggests that to get down to the 10-12% fat range I should lose another 7 or 8kg, though I should probably put on a couple of kg of muscle, so something around 80kg might be right long-term.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Getting on the scales this morning, it would seem impossible that I will lose weight this week - although I haven't particularly cheated and have begun training again! One option would be starvation, but I have a free lunch today with some regulatory training thing I have to go on and, like Dr Rob, I hate to refuse a freebie.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Back to rowing too, couple of reasonable sub-40' 10km and a fairly comfortable 14.7km in an hour this week. That's well outside my 'recent' hour PB (15,491m in November 2008), and while I wasn't flat out, there's still no way I could get near that at the moment; might hit 15km. So there's a lot of work still to do. But looking ahead for post-weight-loss targets, here's a few: rowing 15.5km for the hour, 38' for the 10km; running 1h30 for a half-marathon, 40' for a 10km. Will try to knock a couple of those off before Christmas. Anyone up for a total distance challenge over a week sometime?
Downside of the exercise is it makes me hungry! I think that's why the weight loss is slow, though I suppose it could just conveivably be due to being pissed 3 nights in the past week. Anyway, I'm playing the Dude's joker and claiming that muscle gain is masking fat loss.
Enough of this navel gazing nonsense. Moving on, I'm more than a little concerned by Gavin's post. Specifically his joy at the idea of some strange, orange, rugger bugger's leathery palm stroking his manhood. Is there something you want to tell us, GayVee?