August 2011 Round-up

Hmm, that month didn’t hang about very long. Yes, it’s time for another of the eagerly anticipated[1] monthly reports that save you from having to read the daily nonsense. Of course, you could save yourself reading this, too. Come to think of it, you probably are, so you won’t be reading this sentence. Errr, oh, never mind, let’s get on with it.


Well, last month I made a good start on trying to lose weight again. And quite remarkably, I’ve kept things going this month. Let’s look at the numbers:

August 1: 228.2 pounds (16 stone 4.2 pounds, 103.5 kg)
August 31: 223 pounds (15 stone 13 pounds, 101.2 kg)

That’s a quite reasonable loss of 5.2 pounds (2.4kg). Not as impressive as last month, but it’s still an average of more than a pound a week, which is pretty good – it’s a level of loss that’s more likely to stay off than more sudden large losses. Now I just need to keep that going for the next, err, six months or so to get to a more sensible weight…


I’ve kept to my plan of having just a sandwich for lunch, and only one of those was a footlong from Subway. No sausage rolls, and I’ve been watching what I eat in the evenings, too.


OK, out of 22 working days in August, I walked to work 14 times, which is the most I’ve managed in a very long time, and I walked home four times, which is also a major improvement. On top of that, I’ve managed 13 sessions on the exercise bike. And I’d have walked a few more times if the rain hadn’t been so annoying. That’s the most exercise I’ve done in a month since, err, well, ages.


I’ve been a bit chattier this month, and this post will bring the August total up to a perfectly respectable 72.


Quite remarkably, I did find the necessary tuits to post the Wales trip pictures, and I’ve managed another photo trip since, which means I’ve got more to sort out.

[1] Somebody may be eagerly anticipating it. I can’t imagine who, though