My Healthy Midlife Crisis – Days 22 to 28

Day 22

Calories ate: 2100
Calories lost through exercise: 673
Net calories: 1428
Exercise:  Swimming, 50 lengths of the local pool in about 45 min

Nice to feel that I’m back on track and doing well.

Day 23

Calories ate: 1941
Calories lost through exercise: 502
Net calories: 1438
Exercise: Ran 2.02 miles at an average pace of 10 min 52 sec per mile

Today was really tough (diet wise). I was busy all day, leading a PCC away day for our church.  It was great, but by the time I came home I was completely drained.  The day included being fed a big meal in the middle of the day.  So I had to be very careful in the evening because I had very few calories left.  But that was nothing compared to dragging myself out for a run.  I hated it.  Really really hated it.  I wish I could find words to describe just how much I didn’t want to go running.  But … I did it!

Day 24

Calories ate: 2096
Calories lost through exercise: 410
Net calories: 1686
Exercise:  Gym – 10 min on the treadmill, 10 min on the bike, 5 min on the stairmaster and a round of weights.

I was fed a wonder dinner by someone today. It was really hard to not have more (and I have to admit felt a little rude!  Which made it even harder).  It made the evening tough, as again I had so few calories left. So once again I have to admit, that going out to the gym later was awful. I found I was much, much slower than normal, and feeling quite sick. Think I might be coming down with something.

Day 25

Calories ate: 1823
Calories lost through exercise: 355
Net calories: 1469
Exercise: Gym – 10 min on treadmill, 10 min on the bike, 5 min on stairmaster, 5 min on rowing machine and round of weights

Sure enough I woke up with a sore throat (I assume because it did a lot of speaking on Saturday). I felt I am not feeling well at all.  A fuzzy head, not thinking clearly.  So getting out to the gym was hard, but pleased to say I still did.

Plus, it’s Day 25, which means I’m quarter of the way there!!

Day 26

Calories ate: 1946
Calories lost through exercise: 372
Net Calories: 1575
Exercise: Gym – usual round of treadmill (10 min), bike (10 min), stairmaster (5 min) Row machine (10 min) and round of weights.

Normal day of work and fitting in exercise. Fitting it into a working day is incredibly difficult, but needs to be done!  Still suffering from a sore throat and fuzzy head.

Day 27

Calories ate: 1987
Calories lost through exercise: 359
Net calories: 1628
Exercise: Gym – 10 min on tread mill, 10 min on bike, 5 min on stairmaster, round of weights

Still struggling with a sore throat, so exercise is still be a struggle. But boy am I glad I joined the gym.  For me it feels so much nicer in the gym than out and about.  Maybe when I feel a bit better I’ll try another run, but while this sore throat lasts, I’m sticking to the gym!

Day 28

Calories ate: 2067
Calories lost through exercise: 483
Net Calories 1584
Exercise: Gym – You know the gym routine by now, but for the record I am running further, biking further etc, etc.

Sore throat still there, but slowing improving.  The head was definitely fuzzy today.  But exercise continued!

Week Summery

Weight: 15st 8lb
Weight lost this week: 3lb
Total weight lost: 13lb

It’s definitely been a tough week, with meals provided during the day (making the diet hard, even if it makes the days brighter) and with not feeling well towards the end of the week.  Having said that, I finish the week feeling positive at the weight I’ve lost and still good to go!

Carole has also done brilliantly this week.  It’s so great to do this together, to be able to cover each other as we exercise.

Also, a number of you have let me know that these blogs have encouraged you to try to get fitter and lose weight.  I love that.  So many of us struggle with these things, so to know I’m encouraging others is a big boost, and letting me know encourages me right back!  Keep going everyone!

About David

I'm the curate at St. Anne's Church, in the parish of Shevington, Standish Lower Ground and Crooke. I'm married to Carole and have two beautiful daughters called Sarah and Anabel
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