Let me first say that the project of getting my body into summer shape is not going the way I planned. As you will see from my body stats, it’s all bad.

I know what I need to do to overcome this hurdle, but I suck at doing it. Luckily, I have some plans.

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Measuring ALL the things!

Did I get enough exercise?

Short answer; No!

I’m fond of tables, and this is really quick to make, so here’s my grand total of exercises done this month.

Date Time Activity
June 6th 1:45:43 Mowing the lawn
June 10th 1:15:32 Orienteering
June 19th 1:30.53 Mowing the lawn
June 26th 32:05 Walking

So a grand total of 4 exercises are what my watch have picked up, and two of them are chores and not really exercise related. I must say though that I consider mowing the lawn a proper workout. It gets my heart going, and it takes a while. Usually, the time would be closer to 1 hour though, but the summer we’ve had in Norway this year has been extraordinary which leads to unusual patterns in gardening.

I have one week left of vacation now, and I plan to start getting that 30-minute walk in when I haven’t done any other workouts. I know I waste at least 30 minutes a day doing something stupid, so let me try to do something smart instead with that time.

Did I get enough sleep?

Short answer; No!


As you can see from this graph, I get an average of about 6 hours of sleep every night. And that is not good, especially when you know that I have had vacation the last two weeks of June. I really need to get at least 7.5 hours, and maybe even 0.5 to 1 hour more on vacation.

It’s also not right that I have some peaks up to about 10 hours. It just shows that my body needs a lot more rest and sometimes it just crashes to try to cope.

What this graph probably also doesn’t pick up is that when I sit myself down to watch a movie or something, I more often than not quickly fall asleep for about an hour.

Slacking? Snacking? It’s all the same.

I’ve been slacking, and I don’t know why. It’s summer, and there are fruits everywhere. Why do I continue to eat chocolate??

At least I have now almost managed only to eat it on weekends, but my will still break from time to time. Hopefully, I will get better with this.

I’m trying to find a course to learn some techniques that will allow me to control my unhealthy urges better. If you have any tips about this, then please write in the comments below.

The grim reality

So, let me just put up the same list I gave in mid-May and see where we’re at.

Measurement Imperial Metric Comment
Height 5 feet 10 inches 177cm This probably won’t change much 😊
Weight 234lbs 106,1kg +1.3kg / 3 lbs
Waist 46.85 inches 119cm +3cm / 1 inch
BMI 33,9 +0.4
Fat percentage 33.7 +0.2

Red across the board there, so not very uplifting results when you just look at them like this and compare to last month. But you can’t really do that. You should always consider an extended period of time and try to remember if something unusual happened during that period.

I was ill for several weeks this winter and lost most of the weight during that period. And we all know that weight you lose when you are sick always comes back. I’ve only gained 3kg over a period of 2 months since I got well again, so I’m happy with that.

I was at my doctor in June, and she was delighted with what I have done.

And if you look back longer, I’m thrilled. Last September I was 117.5kg, so I’ve lost more than 10kgs since then. I just need to stop my slow upwards creep before it’s all back again, but hopefully, this blog and my new focus on this will help me with that.

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