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on 26 May, 2022•2 minutes read
Hello and welcome back to Tobias Talks.
Today I have the unenviable task to tell you that I failed. I did not lose 2lbs, I did not even lose 1lb. I maintained, I am exactly the same weight as I was at this time last week. I am furious for letting myself down. So furious in fact that after I weighed myself this morning, I showered, got dressed and went straight into the office where I am currently writing this at 0745, about an hour earlier than I usually arrive.
Now before I start in earnest, I feel I should explain. Maintaining isn’t always a bad thing and if I had already lost 10lbs over a few weeks then it would be expected as my body adapts to the reduction in calories and increase in energy expenditure, but that is not the case this time.
I am using today's blog as a sort of “After Action Report''. An opportunity to look at what happened and why. The mission was to lose 2lb’s with a mixture of calorie restriction and increased walking. I can explain the issue just as simply, I didn’t restrict calories and/or I didn’t walk enough. The goal was clear but the actions to be taken were vague.
Today I will start again with the same goal but with a more specific set of actions needed. I will be following the principle of “calories in calories out” or “CICO” which I have covered in a different article but suffice to say that it is essentially eating less calories than you burn off. I will be tracking all my food intake using “MyFitnessPal”, if you also use this then please follow my account on there for more details on what I eat and when.
To increase the amount of energy I expend I will walk every day before or after work for at least 30 mins every day, to increase this even further I will carry a weight in a rucksack at the same time, for obvious reasons this is called “Rucking” and has innumerable health benefits when compared to normal walking.
So that’s it, I will eat less and sweat more. The first domino to fall takes the most effort but soon they will all come tumbling down.
Your friend, Tobias