It’s been a while since I’ve done a post about my weight… mainly because I have platuaed with it an after losing 23lbs in almost 3 years… I am now simply maintaining my weight.
In fact it’s remained really steady over the last 3-4 months or so… nice and settled at around 124lbs. 🙂 (After losing almost a stone or so since June last year – I’m afraid to say without actively trying – sorry!)
The graph below is from a handy little iphone app I have: Tactio Target Weight app
I keep my vitals recorded in a spreadsheet and they eventually get updated to the Health page of this blog.
How did I lose the weight?
I’m really active. I train 5-6 days a week, 7-10 hours a week. I run, swim, bike, spin, walk and do circuit classes as well as an Insanity DVD workout I’ve recently got into.
I walk to work and take the stairs whenever the opportunity arises. I also teach swimming for 4 hours a week, 40 weeks a year – standing on the poolside, walking up and down and showign kids and adults how to swim.
I try to eat healthily: a lot of varied food, including the odd mars bar, chip supper and chinese takeaway. I eat little, often and try to include fruit and veg where I can. I also drink lots of water and avoid fizzy juice and coffee.
I now seem to have got the balance of eating and exercising just right where I’m not losing weight anymore and not putting any on. Yey! 😀 I’m at my ideal training weight and I feel the best I have done in years.
I’ve lost inches – I’ve had to buy new clothes and underwear, but I know I’m feeling great and I’m in the best shape of my life!
If I want to reach my ideal ‘Racing Weight‘ (120lbs)… I still have a bit to go (-4lbs) but I’m more than comfortable with how I am at the moment with no plans of aiming for 120 at the moment. 😀