Oh Help!

I’m 1 stone above my ideal weight and 2 stone off the weight I want to be!

For a former anorexic, this is not good news!!

The last time I was this heavy I was about 7 months pregnant!  No wonder I am finding my new fitness class hard work!!

A friend of mine sent me a link to a ‘Fitness Tracking Website‘ where you can enter your current height & weight, your ideal height & weight & what you eat every day to see how many calories, and how much Fat, Protein & Carbohydrate you eat.

I haven’t weighed myself in months, maybe years. I hide my weighing scales, there was a time I used to weigh myself every time I went upstairs.  I don’t want my daughters getting into that trap, and I am easily tempted.  If the scales were in the bathroom, I would weigh myself, constantly.

Anyway, the last time I weighed myself I was about 1½ stone lighter than I am now, which I was just about comfortable with.  In my teens until I was 30 I wanted to be 3 stone lighter than I am now and wasn’t far off it.  1½ stone more was a massive achievement for me.  Now i’m 3 stone heavier!!  Not funny!!

I am trying to do 45 minutes of exercise twice a week, and have joined a great club, but I wore old shoes for my first few runs & hurt my Achilles Tendon, so can’t run at all at the moment!  At least I don’t need a walking stick to get around now!! (Exercises from the NHS website for Plantar Fascia (which is related) have been absolutely brilliant).  I’m still able to do the circuit training, but I was too sore today to do the training after Monday’s session, so will have to wait till Next week unless I can make myself do a workout on my own??

Anyway, in order to lose 1lb a week, which is the recommended weight loss plan, I have to eat no more than 1290 Calories a day, 177g of Carbs, 43g of Fat & 48g of Protein a day.

Today I ate 1716 Calories, 304 Carbs, 60g of Fat & 37g of Protein

At this rate, assuming I still do 45 mins of a workout twice a week, I will lose 1lb by Christmas! 😦

I guess the 7 slices of delicious Baklava that I ate after dinner weren’t such a good idea!!

7 slices is probably more than the RDA!!

About Barbara

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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17 Responses to Oh Help!

  1. The Baklava looks great! My wife thinks the only reason I travel to Turkey and Greece is for the Baklava.


  2. free penny press says:

    I loose weight rather easily which as you know is not a good thing so maybe I need to eat more baklava.. Yummy!!


    • Barbara says:

      I don’t actually think Baklava is the problem! I’ve got lazy! 🙂 I need to stop driving places & get back on my bike. I need to go to my classes and not worry about aching the next day.

      Baklava is yummy though!


  3. Grannymar says:

    Barbara, send the Baklava to me and I’ll eat it for you. That way you won’t put on any weight. We never had a scales at home when I was growing up, Nana would not allow one in the house, I wonder if it was because we were all light weithters? There was one in this house and I dumped it real quick because none of us used it and I was fed up moving it when I wanted to wash the floor.

    Although I have put on weight over the years, I am now the same weight I was the day before Elly was born. Back then it felt enormous, today it feels normal.

    Back to the Baklava, as Nana would say, “A little of what you fancy, does you good”!


  4. Barbara says:

    Lol, Nana would L<3VE Baklava!! Although she would need to eat the almond free ones. I also get migraines from almonds, but I do avoid eating them!!

    This morning I was half a stone lighter, so now feel a lot better!! Probably worried it all off overnight 🙂


  5. Barbara says:

    Great News! (I think) (note anorexia history) Today I am 2lb above my ideal weight :). That’s better!


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  7. Al says:

    Stones? I think I need to write another post about aliens. Please desist from writing posts that make me go to Google for interpretations. It’s too much like work for us decrepit retirees.

    (P.S. I actually enjoyed it though)


  8. Al says:

    We use pounds (not the kind you can spend so well) for weight. The only metrics we use is in the caloric count for food (grams). Still confuses me though.


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