Monday, 20 July 2015

Lotions & Potions - The Biggest Loser: Outlaw Stars Month 2

Around 2 months ago, with the aid of my Xiaomi Mi Band, I set out on what has become known as The Biggest Loser Outlaw Stars.  I thought it'd be interesting to have a look at how far I've come.  I think anyone who has tried any kind of weight loss will say that it's hard work and often frustrating.  I have whole heartedly found this to be true.  Therefore I have collected a list of all the things I have discovered in the last 2 months.

  1. It really is better with friends.  After all, if you're going to suffer, you may as well make others suffer too.
  2. A higher calorie output than intake certainly doesn't always equal weight loss.  In fact, annoyingly, it can result in weight gain. 
  3. Weight Watchers ready meals should be an impossibility.  Macaroni cheese that's tasty and under 400 calories.  This is in fact sorcery.
  4. It turns out that I am able to jog nearly 2 miles without getting out of breath.  How?  How is that possible?!  I should feel smug, but in fact, this just confuses me.
  5. Being able to calculate % variances is a life skill.  I've never been so grateful for my merchandising calculations.
How's it going? You may ask.  How very dare you enquire about a lady's weight!  Handily, I'm not a lady.  But I'm also not going to tell you my weight.  Ha! What I can tell you, is that my % variance since I started is currently sitting at a loss of 9%.  Sure, people on the Biggest Loser can do that in a week, but they have Bob, Jillian and about 6 hours a day of work outs.  Personally, I think losing 9% of my weight, under my own steam, in less than 2 months is something to be pretty proud of.

On the other hand, the only spur of the moment comments I've had so far, from people who don't know what I'm doing, are "You look ill, are you ok?" and "You should get some more sleep, you look tired."  Aren't some people just the best?!

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