Been busting with work rather than exercise last few days, and the working a piece or two on the other blog so haven't posted much.
Exercise: Missed Sunday, due to shopping and sleeping, but otherwise still swimming most days. About 500 - 600m. I'll have to up the ante and head ot the gym very soon.
Diet: Breakfast is still smoothie, and lunch, except for the last two days I've had the guys in for training and had to take them to a Halal food court and pay for their meals, so I might as well have a plateful of rice and some curry and veg myself, right?...
However, when I have the meal replacement and fruit for lunch, I tend to get home quite ravenous and have been having sneaking a pre-dinner snack of some cheeses on farmer-style bread as I catch up on the news - nice bread, whole-grain, sultanas, walnuts...YUMMY! Then still have too much for main course - half a chicken or so, plus a potato and a medium corn-cob... In butter with salt. BAD BAD BAD.
Despite this, since last Wednesday when I took the first weigh in with the new scales - it is now next Thursday - the picture this morning does show some decrease in my gravity compliance.
Weight: 115.8kg. That's a saving of 1.7kgs! But wait, there's mooooooorrrrrre..
Also last night I picked up some dress-maker's tape, finally and the result is here for you to be astonished at. That spooky concavity is my belly-button... Scary huh? I am super-duper relaxing here. Not pushing out, but just letting it all hang. There is a strong urge to do the belly-suck-in thing as soon as you put something around your waist, so I had to fight that quite hard.
Waist: 134.5cm (That's about 53in!)
The protocol for these readings is that these numbers are the average of 3 measurements, by the way. Step on, check weight, step off. Repeat x 2. Divide by 3. Measure tummy x 3. Divide by 3.
Anticipated Difficulties Arising: Friends from Hong Kong coming down to stay at Chez E@L for the weekend. Damn. Love 'em to bits, but its gonna be hard not to hit the piss just a little bit more than normal, to say nothing of the fine food and cuisine and, um, cooking.
Next week I am travelling again - but only to Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur so the risk of being exposed to irrresistable haute cuisine is pretty remote.
Strategies for Resisting Temptation: Lock myself in the bathroom... Don't know if they have a pool at the Hilton in these towns, pretty 3rd World no doubt. I find the gym more comfortable to use in some hotels rather than the pool, mainly due to hygiene concerns.
And OK, tonight I am going out for dinner to meet up with Blog Partner PC for the first time and bump bellies. Low-carb for him, small serving for me seeing as how I had a big (normal for most people) lunch.
That's the plan anyway.
OTHER MONKEYS SAID
If you are at the KL Hilton (ie. not PJ), the gym there is the Clark Hatch. Pretty good I am told.
But dude, it's got to be damn hard laying off the super good street food!
hws @ 102.5kg
Yeah, at KL Hilton.
The Hilton in Seoul also has a really good gym if I remember rightly. The one in Taipei however is crap. There the only ones i know.
But as for Won't Power when it comes to food, i will bring my drink shaker for breakfast and do one's best for the rest!
But as Homer says: "Mmmmm, hawker food!"