For over a month now I've been going to the gym diligently, if not 3 times then 4 times a week. Here's how I've worked it out.
- Walk to gym - 10 minutes
- Jogging/running on the treadmill for at least 25 minutes.
- Cycling for another 20 minutes or so, give or take.
- Those complicated machines thingamabob for abs (and I started on thigh muscles this week).
- Lifting 2.5 kg weights (at least 2 sets of biceps, triceps and dunno what else the boyf concocted, 20 times each set).
- Crunches and leg-lifts (at least 50 each, started to reach 100 this week).
- Walk home - 10 minutes
In terms of diet, I've been watching my food intake - practically stopped snacking, binge-eating, and all that junk food. I try to eat as little carbs and more protein (i.e. minimal rice/potatoes/bread, etc.. and more meat/fish/seafood/etc..) I've been cooking lately, just so I can try to put less oil and salt and thingamabobs in my food. Barely fry food anymore, because I've discovered the wonders of ovens and grills. Whenever I'm peckish, I either drink my yummy low-fat soy milk, a glass of bovril or miso soup, or yoghurt. Sometimes I treat myself to oats. And when I really, really, really want to treat myself; an occasional bite of beef jerky, a small bite of chocolate (the last time I bought Tim Tams, I had to throw the last 3 pieces away because it took me THAT long to finish the whole packet), or some cheese (oh, how i love Jarlsberg and Swiss).. For breakfast, I have cereal, up & go, or a meal-replacement protein shake. I only have 1 light meal a day. Then, I have something light for dinner, prolly leftovers from lunch or a sandwich, but always in small amounts.
With the advice of the sister (who has tried this and succeeded in shedding kilos), I've been chewing my food for longer periods of time and eating at a slower pace than I usually do.
I think I've got the math settled what with the workouts and diet.
Now, will someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong because the scale is indicating that I am indeed, putting on weight !!!?
It is really disheartening okay!
Okay, admittedly I slacked a little last week when we spent the whole week back in Tasmania.. Barely exercised BUT I did control my food intake. In addition, there's nothing but healthy food in that pantry anyway. How could I have possibly gained weight, eating nothing but "low fat" and "non fat" food!!? Plus, I have prove that what I ate in Tassie was way healthier than what my very own cooking - my lack of indigestion and increase in bowel movements only show that I've been eating nothing but healthy foods ok!
Something is terribly wrong with me, and I really need to get to the bottom of this.
And don't you even dare start telling me to consider about my hormones. After my previous cycle, I only dropped 0.4 kg !! A miserable ZERO POINT FOUR KG!!
In the old days, I go on a diet for 2 days and I lose 1 whole kilo. Go on a diet for a whole week and it's a guarantee that I lose at least 2 kilos. Sigh. Australia, what have you done to me!!?
And just this once
allow me to sign out with a silent and miserable whimper,