My weight loss journey Week 3

Weight loss journey – Starting weight

Today starts the third week of my weight loss journey. 

The scale was playing up; it was giving two different kinds of numbers. One is 68.7 kg, and the other is 69 kg. Which one do I record? I decided to go for a higher number. 

So, my starting weight on week 3 is 69 kg, which is 400 grams lighter than last week’s 69.4 kilograms.

Day 18

Monday, September 7, 2020

Today is the start of another week, and I’m happy that I have another chance to reduce my weight.

Although the losses are in grams, I can only be ecstatic that I am losing weight.

I started the day with a yummy breakfast. I ate kara-age chicken with the best mayo in the world, Kewpie.

Traveled to work and had my homemade lentil sandwich. And I had the same for my snack.

It’s great to work without your daughter by your side, wanting to play with you.

Don’t get me wrong. I love playing with my daughter, but I can’t get any work done.

I hit my favorite Netball place to do some cardio. No, I don’t play Netball. I go there often because it’s a massive park with 12 full Netball courts. There is considerably more space for people to work out than other places where you are crammed in with others playing, skating, and exercising. 

After an hour of shooting around, doing drills, and shadowboxing, I went home.

I had tofu for dinner and finished the day off with coffee. 

Weight 

69 kg

Breakfast

  • Half a cup of white rice
  • 100 grams of chicken karaage
  • 1 teaspoon of Kewpie mayo

Lunch

  • 1/2 cup lentils
  • 1 tbs hummus
  • 2 wholemeal slices of bread

Dinner

  • 100 grams of firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup of white rice
  • 4 tablespoons of kimchi

Snacks

  • 1/2 cup lentils
  • 1 tbs hummus
  • 2 wholemeal slices of bread

Drinks

  • Cappuccino soy milk
  • Home-brewed coffee in soy milk

Exercise

  • 30 minutes of resistance training for the back muscles.
  • 30 minutes of basketball
  • 10 minutes running in place

Day 19

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Checking my weight, I couldn’t believe what the scale was telling me. My weight is 67.5 kilograms!

How the heck did that happen when my weight was 69 yesterday? I could think of two things.

  1. My clothes today are lighter compared to yesterday. I should really weigh my self naked.
  2. The scale is not leveled evenly, so it’s gone, wacko.

Perhaps it’s the real deal? Like, I lost one and a half kilos overnight, I doubt it. The reason should be one of the two I mentioned.

I guess we’ll have to find out tomorrow. I have a feeling it may go up. I did eat more than I should have today.

Also, I’d like to talk about lemon detox or lemon targetting belly fat. These claims are false. Lemon doesn’t have properties that may reduce belly fat or melt body fat.

What lemon detox do, or lemon water is that it reduces your calorie intake. So, if you are drinking high-calorie drinks, then replacing them with simple lemon water can reduce your overall calories.

Weight 

67.5 kg

Breakfast

  • Half a cup of white rice
  • 3 pieces of vegetable koftas
  • 100 grams of tofu
  • 1 apple

Lunch

  • 145 grams of fried salmon
  • 1/2 cup of white rice
  • 1 tbs of kimchi

Dinner

  • 100 grams of fried salmon
  • 1/2 cup of white rice
  • 1/4 cup of broccoli

Snacks

  • 1/2 cup lentils
  • 1 tbs Kewpie mayo
  • 2 wholemeal slices of bread

Drinks

  • 2 cups of orange juice
  • Home-brewed coffee in soy milk

Exercise

  • 12 sets of reps to failure for chest muscles
  • 30 minutes of basketball
  • 20 minutes shadowboxing

Day 20

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

“Checking my weight, I couldn’t believe what the scale was telling me. My weight is 67.5 kilograms!”

That’s what I said yesterday. I couldn’t believe I lost 1.5 kilos overnight. But, I think I know why. My freaking scale is BROKEN!

I’ve been reading reviews online about scales, and they are all in favor of digital scales than mechanical scales. That’s the reason why I bought a digital scale in the first place.

But, my mother’s $9 mechanical scale bought a decade ago is still working and very accurate (I think). I will have to go my mother’s house and test its accuracy.

My digital scale that I bought for $49 is out of wack. I weighed my 7.5 kg weight plates and the scale returned 5 kg. Making it off by 2 kg!

Now, 2 kg is a LOT. We are not talking about milligrams here or even grams. So, I think I am off to buy a new scale, a mechanical type.

I ate too many eggs today, so no more eggs for the rest of the week. However, that’s not a promise. I may sneak one in during the week.

After lunch, I went to Bunnings and I bought Prospect’s weight scale. Amazon had great reviews on this product so I purchased it and it’s well in my budget.

Then, of course, I went to get my cardio done for the day, but it was raining. I had to go to my rainy day spot.

The spot can be dangerous in this area, especially when no one is around. When it rains, no one comes here to work out. And usually, after dusk, everyone goes home. I should come earlier, but I had other priorities.

I got my 30 minutes cardio, and I went home to have dinner. I wasn’t even hungry come dinner time. The food I had from lunchtime was so filling. So, I only ate one slice of wholemeal bread and one tablespoon of hummus.

Weight 

67.9 kg

Breakfast

  • 6 egg yolks
  • Half a cup of white rice
  • 1/4 cup of broccoli

Lunch

  • 1 pork chop
  • 1 cup of tomato rice
  • 1 egg

Dinner

  • 1 tbs hummus
  • 1 slice of wholemeal bread

Snacks

  • None

Drinks

  • Home-brewed coffee in soy milk x2

Exercise

  • 12 sets of reps to failure for back muscles
  • 25 minutes of jump rope
  • 5 minutes shadowboxing

Day 21

Thursday, September 10, 2020

I don’t know whether I should change all my weight entries because my scale wrecked my data.

So, my scale was off by 2 kilograms, probably my entire weight loss journey. What does that mean? Well, my data is screwed. Was the scale off by 2 kilos the whole time? I don’t know. It could have been off by more or less than 2 kilograms, or some days could have been ok. I will never know.

I decided not to change anything and start from where I am now. And, that is at 68 kilograms.

weight check in September 10, 2020
September 10 weigh-in 68 kilograms

There may be a small difference or nothing all. Let’s just forget the previous weigh-ins and move on.

Weight

  • 68 kilograms

Breakfast

  • Curried pumpkin and corn burgers

Lunch

  • 1/2 cup of lentils
  • 2 slices of wholemeal bread
  • 1 tablespoon of Kewpie mayo

Dinner

  • 1 cup of pasta
  • 100g pork mince

Snacks

  • 1/2 cup of lentils
  • 2 slices of wholemeal bread
  • 1 tablespoon of Kewpie mayo

Drinks

  • 1 cup home-brewed coffee with soy milk

Exercise

  • 12 sets 8 – 12 reps biceps
  • 30 minutes of basketball
  • 10 minutes shadowboxing

Day 22

Friday, September 11, 2020

I had to go somewhere early today, so I skipped my morning resistance training routine. I will do it later evening after my cardio.

I checked my weight before breakfast, and I balled my eyes out. Tears were pouring down my cheeks as if I was accepting an Oscar for my performance. Do I deserve an Oscar? Watch below:

Today was busy, but I managed to sneak in my cardio and resistance training. No matter how busy your day gets. Set aside an hour of the day to work on your health and fitness. What’s an hour for a healthier, more vigorous life?

Weight 

67.5kg

weight loss journey september 11, weigh-in at 67.5 kilogram
september 11, weigh-in at 67.5 kilogram

Breakfast

  • Pork spaghetti
  • 1 regular soy cappuccino (Gloria Jean’s)

Lunch

  • 1/2 cup of lentils
  • 2 slices of wholemeal bread
  • 1 tablespoon of Kewpie mayo

Dinner

  • Tofu stir fry
  • 1 cup of white rice

Snacks

  • 1/2 cup of lentils
  • 2 slices of wholemeal bread
  • 1 tablespoon of Kewpie mayo

Drinks

  • A regular cup of Gloria Jean’s Soy Cappuccino
  • 1 cup home-brewed coffee with soy milk

Exercise

  • 12 sets 8 – 12 reps shoulders
  • 25 minutes of basketball
  • 15 minutes shadowboxing

Day 23

Saturday, September 12, 2020

My family and I had a great time today, especially my energizer baby. Finally, my daughter gets to see a koala. She’s been talking about it all week. Well, she saw more than a koala. There were mice, kangaroos, birds, spiders, insects, and a crocodile.

We must’ve walked at least an hour because we went to the park at 10:30 AM and came out at noon, And we didn’t even stop for a meal. We got to the end, obviously, the retail section where you buy souvenirs. Unfortunately, the energizer monkey found something she wants and clung to it like glue. Fortunately, I have tricks under the bag and got her to return the cuddly toy.

We got home, and I am buggered. Although, my partner piggy backed our child most of the time. Before you go on, it’s not my fault the little girl wanted to be carried by her mother.

I didn’t do any cardio today, but I did my resistance training for my triceps. Then I had my dinner, made snack, and coffee thinking I’ll be up all night editing. But, once I hit the sack, I was gone.

Weight loss journey weigh in September 12, 2020
Weight loss journey weigh in September 12, 2020

Weight

  • 67 kilograms

Breakfast

  • 1/2 cup lentils
  • 2 slices of wholemeal
  • 1 tbs of kewpie mayo

Lunch

  • 1 cup of white rice
  • tofu with vegetables
  • chicken satay stick

Dinner

  • Pork spaghetti
  • 1 cup of pasta
  • 1 egg yolk

Snacks

  • 2 slices of wholemeal bread
  • 1 tbs of tahini butter

Drinks

  • A large Soy Cappuccino
  • 1 cup home-brewed coffee with soy milk

Exercise

  • 12 sets 8 – 12 reps triceps

Day 24

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Oh, it’s the end of the third week of my weight loss journey. And, look at what happened today! I ate a burger and loved every bite. I can count that towards my cheat meal for the week. However, I don’t have a cheat meal or cheat day. I don’t have a “diet” that I follow, but mine resembles more of a semi-vegetarian.

I couldn’t find any of the Burger Point burger calorie information on My Fitness Pal app so I used generic types. With the milkshake, I used MacDonald’s milkshake calorie information. The difference in calories is “probably” minuscule.

Even if I may have gone over my calorie limit for the day with my lunch, I had my dinner because I was hungry. I don’t believe in starving yourself to lose weight. Eat when you are hungry. However, don’t eat too hungry because you may end up overeating.

Let’s talk about the importance of recovery. I’ve been injured before, and it cost me days or even weeks of training. Inactivity can lead to weight gain, something you don’t want. I recommend avoiding injury at all costs. You can start by incorporating rest days if you are rigorously training.

Weight loss journey weigh in
Weight loss journey September 13 weigh in

Weight

  • 67 kilograms

Breakfast

  • 1/2 cup lentils
  • 2 slices of wholemeal
  • 1 tbs of kewpie mayo

Lunch

  • Burger Point Chicken burger
  • Milkshake

Dinner

  • Pork mince
  • 1 cup of rice

Snacks

  • grapes

Drinks

  • A large Soy Cappuccino
  • 1 cup home-brewed coffee with soy milk

Exercise

  • None

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