Well, 2017 has so far been a diet disaster ;(
We had a very hot and humid summer, and my eczema got quite bad due to a heat rash, so I've been feeling unwell, lethargic and irritable. I'm not sure if being unwell was the main cause, but I found it impossible to stick to my diet, and I had been buying confectionery whenever I went grocery shopping, and then eating lollies in the evenings as 'comfort food'. The heat rash and eczema also reduced the amount of walking I was doing (at least until the weather cooled down in May), and I haven't been doing my weekly game of squash due to my skin.
Overall, my weight increased from 97kg at the start of the year, up to 105kg last week! Considering I had got my weight down to 89kg this time last year, it is a really bad result.
A recent course of antibiotics and prednisone seems to have finally gotten my skin back under control, and I've been walking a bit more since the weather cooled down in May. I managed to stick to my diet plan last weekend, so I intend to stick fully to my diet starting from.... NOW! Hopefully doing a weekly blog post might also help motivate/embarrass me into sticking to my plan.
I won't bother listing all the weekly stats for 2017, but the overall figures from weeks 1-24 and the past week are below:
. Fibre Carbs Fat Protein kCals Avg Wt Steps
g/dy % % g/dy /dy kg /dy
Weeks 1-24 37.5 64.1 18.3 118.9 3,019 102.1 6,025
Week 24 32.8 64.5 17.7 116.2 2,803 105.2 7,258
Goes to show what a few hundred extra calories every day, and a lack of exercise will achieve ;(
I'll start reporting weekly figures again from now on. Wish me luck.
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