Sort Your Shit Out: Days 4-7

Day 4 – Thursday 4th January

Weight 215.7 lbs (15 stone 5.7 pounds)
Row – 30 mins

Really happy to see the scales shift in the right direction, I have lost 4.1 lbs since yesterday, no doubt this is all water weight.

My ergo (Concept 2 Rower) arrived today, so I can finally start exercising. It was a piece of piss to assemble, unlike the Viavalto, which was a complete pain in the arse. I’m very impressed with the build of the machine; it’s a top-notch piece of kit.

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Woo Hoo – Concept 2

Day 5 – Friday 5th January

Weight 215.0 lbs (15 stone 5 pounds)
Row – 0 mins

Not a massive weight loss this morning but at least we are still going in the right direction, I lost 0.7 lbs.

When my alarm went off at 4:30 am, I knew I wouldn’t be able to get up and do my first-morning row. I hadn’t slept very well, and my entire body ached from the night before. I was disappointed in myself, but I thought it would probably be best to ease myself into things gently. I can’t even remember the last time I worked-out, it could have been four years ago…

Everyone has been discussing the health checks at work, I couldn’t face going for one. I didn’t need to be told that I was six stone overweight and probably at death’s door, I’d figured that one out for myself. Maybe I’ll go the next time around if I’m in better shape.

Before Christmas I bought some jeans that almost fit me, I can get in them now. When I put them on to go to my sister-in-laws I was chuffed that I didn’t have to show up in my jogging bottoms (pretty much the only non-work clothes that fit me at the moment).

I told my sister-in-law that I’d bought an ergo and she was very enthusiastic for me, it was nice to hear, I needed a little encouragement, rather than disapproval and ambivalence.

Day 6 – Saturday 6th January

Weight 214.6 lbs (15 stone 4.6 pounds)
Row – 45 mins

Despite having a couple of gin and tonics I was pleased to still that I’d still managed to shift 0.4 lbs.
I’ve been on my diet for six days, and I’ve lost just over 5lbs, the majority of this will be water weight, but I’m still happy to see the scales going in the right direction. So as of today, I have had two rowing sessions that total 75 minutes, I did 45 of them today. Unfortunately, I’ve pulled the back of my knee; I hope this doesn’t stop me from rowing.

Day 7 – Sunday 7th January

Weight 213.4 lbs (15 stone 3.4 pounds)
Row – 55 mins

Happy to get on the scales this morning and see I’ve dropped 1.2 lbs since yesterday, it’s very motivating to see losses every day.

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