Ok, so i’m not going to be wearing a bikini..
I am however forced, through no fault of my own, to wear Speedos this summer, as the place we are going to on holiday has strict rules that men must wear speedos in and around the pool area. Shorts not allowed.
This is slightly worrying. I’m still at 14st 3 but my waistline is thinning down slowly – read very slowly for that.
I foolishly challenged Phill to ride 100 miles in June and it has now escalated to a larger challenge, involving a number of other rides of road or mountain bike persuasion.
I think I need to lose around 1 stone to look better. OK, it’s not going to be a Daniel Craig thing, but hopefully I won’t look too bad.
Area to address -Torso; this is the main area I need to lose weight from. My arms and legs are fairly well toned now from the mileage i’ve done this year and my backside is a shadow of its former self.
Waist size – Currently an ambitious 36, down from 38 in 2009. I’ll be happy to have a ‘comfortable’ 36 by the summer holidays.
Stomach – need to lose a couple of inches from there. It’s looking flatter from side on, but there still the love handles that need to be got rid of.
Chest – Man boobs are pretty much gone so a bit of toning will suffice.
I always go about this half-arsed and never really think about it. I know the simple formula is weight loss = calories burnt > calories consumed but I’ve not really put any further thought into it.
At 200 lbs, My daily calorie consumption works out at –
Resting metabolic rate is 2116 calories
Sitting at my desk for 7 hours tickling a keyboard consumes 476 calories
and Cycling 30 miles per week averages out at 240 calories per day
Total calorie consumption per day of 2832
Breakfast – none
Lunch – typically a soft white roll with a ham type filling and a cup a soup – 325 calories
Tea – Usually pasta or on rare occasions a ready meal. For Bolognese sauces we usually have a 50/50 mix of quorn and lean beef. 500 calories
I’m going to be very disciplined this next couple of months and try not to eat crisps/biscuits etc
Daily drinks tend to be black coffee with no sugar – Occasionally white with half a level spoon
Daily calorie consumption 825
Nett Calorie Consumption 2007
1lb of weight loss = 3500 calories
So based on this, should I be losing 1/2 lb a day? Is my calorie intake too low and my body is in starvation mode?
Exercise and the June 100 Challenge – I am aiming to ride 30 miles per week, I can do this on 2 longish rides or 3 short, depending on time limitations. This mileage is how i’ve factored in the 240 calories per day for exercise.
I might even use the rusting exercise bike that has been on the balcony all winter to add in a couple of 30 minute sessions.
What do you think? Is this total bollocks, or are my calculations correct