I've been totally sh*te with my efforts lately - not so much the gym effort, but the food and drink effort - stupid really, since all I have to do is NOT eat or drink certain things!
The past year was a bit rubbish for weight loss, I went up a stone, lost that then went down to about 14 stone 11 before the xmas munch started and went up to 15 stone 8 by time I came back to Edinburgh in january! My worst weight in 2008 was 20 and a half stone (about 132 Kg). Sadly I'm still in the obese bracket, I was in the clinically obese one - working towards overweight
Although I don't pay too much attention to the BMI chart since it's just weight and height.
Get the Virgin Active gym in Edinburgh free through work, and work right next to it so manage to go along at lunchtimes, occasionally after work too (although just now there are heaps of new year resolution folk in so I avoid evenings as much as I can). Been doing spin there for about 5 or 6 months now - love it! It's horrible at the time though.
Normally do Mon, Wed, Fri weights, tues and thurs at spin, then if I can be arsed then a sunday I try and go in and swim or row. Started doing proper weightlifting now (other than what I did ages ago with just using the machines only, and not regularly) so been trying chest press, squats (not tried deadlifts yet) and then other barbell/dumbell exercises. The main part is the eating though as I said, I do fine during the week, as soon as friday hits it's out straight after work with no food, straight to pub - then by 10 or 11, folk are hungry so that is where the sh*te food starts... and can continue until the sunday!
Annoying really as I'm putting the time in at the gym, but I'm just maintaining weight mostly with the current behaviour. I'm in a bit of a catch 22 as I want to get some muscle, yet I need to have less calories for my main goal of losing weight (If I properly tried I reckon I could beast it to 12 stone by July/August... but this all depends on discipline with the food!).
Anyone got any tips for not totally caving at the weekends? mini you've been doing ace, I guess I could just put in extra sessions at gym for a bit more cardio, although the squats will be helping a bit for fat burning too. I think I might try the lower weights, higher reps thing too for now to get some of this fat off rather than trying to lift heavier weights for like 6 to 8 reps.