How many times have I said that I'm going to be more active blogging? I really thought I'd be around more this break, but I started writing up a paper for publication and it means I get to the stage where I can't stand the idea of more computer use even for pleasure. But don't worry Gertie, I'm still here :)
So my last post I talked about giving up the no-carb diet and seeing a nutritionist. Jake is my guy and he is awesome. He showed me that my original goal of 75kg was more realistic than 66kg. Sorry for ya'll I can't be bothered converting to pounds today.
He did a body fat analysis and worked out my percentage, which was in the low 30s (I can't remember what now). A healthy fat percentage for the average females is 25-31%, I need to lose just a couple kg of fat to be in that range. If I tried to get down to 66kg I'd be in the athletes range (14-20%). Funny though because every weight chart 75-72kg (the range we're aiming for) puts me as fat, but that is because I hadn't factored in excess skin weight. Yep, the flabby skin that we all dread is going to be my unfortunate badge of reminder of how fat I use to be. I'm never going to look good in bathing suit, but thats ok :)
So at the moment we're working on building muscle to get my metabolism higher so my calorie intake can be higher and I can get through this damn yo yo bust phase. Hopefully by the end of July I will have lost 5kg of fat but put on 2kg of muscle and I'll be in the healthy fat range.
When I go back to work its going to be difficult, he wants me eating morning and afternoon snacks which really do not work in with my schedule. I'll be eating breakfast at the normal time of 7, and then a snack at 9, lunch at 1, snack at 5:30 and then dinner at 6:30. Seems silly having that late snack but he is the expert and that's why I'm seeing him!