Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Starving Myself

On January 1st this year I weighed an embarrassing 110kg and by the middle of February I think I was down to 105 kg which is where I have been since with some small fluctuations I up and then down again.

I have just had a look back at a post I wrote in December that concluded that I needed to lose 15kg to be able to take 30 minutes of my time in the Marmotte this summer compared with my 2005 time of 9 hours and 54 minutes. I also need to spend 30 minutes less sitting at the side of the road eating, but compared with the challenge of shedding 30kg, that is easy. So I need to get rid of as much weight as I can in the next 40 days before the race.

If I want to lose 15kg, then that is 375g per day - deficit of 2894 calories per day!
loosing 10kg would be 250g per day - deficit of 1929 calories per day
and loosing 5kg is 125 g per day - deficit of 965 per day

It looks like the 15kg loss is beyond reality, but maybe I can get down below 100kg before the race if I try to stick to the awful starvation plan for the remainder of the time and keep riding my bike.

At the moment I am trying to avoid sugar, starchy stuff like pasta, rice and potatoes. I am eating smaller portions and trying to fill up on salad and veges, the challenge is not knowing how to lose the weight, but having the will power to do it.

I guess there'll be more updates to follow, weight today 105.2kg


  1. Anonymous10:18 pm

    lose (v.) fail to keep or to maintain : cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense
    loose (adj.) not restrained or confined or attached : "a pocket full of loose bills"
    loose (adj.) not compact or dense in structure or arrangement : "loose gravel"
    loose (adj.) (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player : "a loose ball"

  2. Anonymous6:14 am

    You can do it!

  3. Once is a typo, twice is the wrong word! Corrected it now, sorry.