WEEKLY UPDATE: A belated, short-and-sweet recap this week, as I’ve been busy with writing and the Black Friday-Cyber Monday sales, and now I’m in Hobart, Tasmania for a short break…
See entries from the previous weeks:
Weight lost this week: 0.5kgs/1.1lbs
Weight lost since the Wednesday Weight series began 5 weeks ago: 3.6kgs/7.9lbs
Total weight lost (from my worst weight*): 8.1kgs/17.8lbs
- Current weight: 92.4kgs**
- My worst ever weight: 100.5kgs
- The best approximate weight for my height: 65kgs
- My ideal weight: 60kgs
*since starting the 5:2 diet over a year ago
**as of Wednesday December 3, 2014
It’s been a busy week, mostly spent sitting down at the laptop with Cyber Week research, or handwriting some notes at a table for my novel and then typing them up, so my movement/exercise levels have been limited.
I’ve been eating and drinking the same as previous weeks, but had 3 nights in a row of bad sleep, which threw all my great work fighting insomnia out the window. Hopefully upping my tennis and treadmill work will help.
I’m currently in Hobart celebrating a friend’s birthday, so there has been more temptation to eat high carb food (bread, rice, patisserie…), but apart from about 4 mouthfuls of spaghetti at an Italian cafe for lunch yesterday, I think I’ve done pretty well.
It is harder not having my own kitchen full of healthy options with me, but Mr Luscious bought me some nuts, Camembert and blue cheese for the temporary kitchen in our apartment here, so this has helped me keep hunger at bay, and then not overeat when we go out to cafes and restaurants.
Articles I’ve been reading:
- Ketogenic Diet Resource: How I Lost 77 Pounds
- Ketogenic Diet Resource: High Intensity Interval Training
- Wikipedia: High-intensity interval training
- Dr Peter Attia- The Eating Academy: What I actually eat
- Health Correlator – Ketones and Ketosis: Physiological and pathological forms
- Mark’s Daily Apple: Carb refeeding and weight loss
Video to watch:
VIDEO 1: In this video, above, Dr Doug McGuff looks at the differences between high intensity and low intensity exercise, and explains why low intensity exercise is a factor in metabolic dysfunction.
VIDEO 2: Also, in case you missed it, here’s Dr Michael Mosley’s look at intermittent fasting and the 5:2 diet for the BBC’s Horizon series: Eat, Fast And Live Longer.
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