Progress so far...

June 30th 2009 - 22 stone 4Ibs. Current weight - 17 stone 1Ib. Weight loss - 5 stone 3Ibs. Commuting miles - 3389.
Non commuting miles - 359. Mileage this week - 101 miles. Total mileage - 3748 miles.

Friday, 30 April 2010

Chuffed to NAAFI break!

Now where the heck did that come from? From 6 weeks of a weight plateau to last week with a 6Ib gain due to too much Guinness and crap food on tour, I step on the scales last night and find I'm my new lowest weight of 18st 2Ib with a 7Ib loss!

Well I'm lying actually, I do know where it came from, I know I've started my phase 2 pedal plan with extended mileage, (a new weekly record of 116 miles this week) but I have been very very strict with my grub. If I think about it I have taken my eye off the ball a bit food wise of late, this week has seen me back to my strict no nonsense self about it. Back to fruit and veg snacks instead of the odd slice of toast and I've got wifey to cut the portions down meal times whose sizes were creeping up again. But bloody hell it's hard, she is a fantastic cook!

Onto the pedal last night, it was pissing down but I went home on the cut, onto NCR5 and did the Lickey loop for 16 miles. This is what I looked like when I got home:

A bit damp, a bit dirty but loving every minute of it!

Stats here:

Started: 29 Apr 2010 15:05:32
Ride Time: 1:04:29
Stopped Time: 0:12
Distance: 15.94 miles
Average: 13.33 miles/hr
Fastest Speed: 28.05 miles/hr
Climb: 295 feet
Calories: 986

The only downer is that my Muvi helmet cam seems to have malfunctioned, maybe it didn't like the rain. Every time I plug it in to my laptop to download last night's footage a "USB DEVICE NOT RECOGNISED" error message pops up. I've done the usual re-booting thing but it doesn't want to know. It looks like a new one might be on the cards. Unfitguy has found a good Muvi clone on Ebay that might be getting visited soon!

A usual Chapman start to the weekend this evening with a family visit to the Dodford (check out the new website). Tomorrow I'm stagging on all day with the Spawn of Satan as wifey, daughter and my mukka's Mrs Missus are off into Worcester shopping for new outfits for the Rugby Club's end of season dinner and dance. Me and my mukka quite naturally will be wearing our weddings, funerals and job interview suits with Club tie. It's easy being a bloke!

As there'll be no pedalling until my MTB trip on Monday morning I'll wait 'til then to post a new Blog. Have a good Bank Holiday weekend folks! 


  1. Well done "slim" good stuff for sure, the diet is the bloody hard bit for sure.

    Have a cracking weekend matey

  2. Well done on ure weight loss mate.

    Damp and dirty thas just sounds so wrong Clive

    Yeah the weather looked bad up ure way last nite watched Chelsea play the team you loath in the first leg of the FA Youth Cup Final

    Av a great weekend matey

  3. Clive are them Muvi clones any good mate

  4. Dunno Les, Unfitguy says so and he's more tech savvy than me, might be worth asking him buddy.

  5. Jus bin on unfitguy's blog he has got a vid that he took using one of these it looks good, so av bought one of ebay

  6. Cool Les! My Muvi now seems ok, I managed to get the vids off on my home laptop, it seems that one of the files were corrupted and causing the issue.

    More good news got my road bike back with the new wheels! Fair play to Neil and Northfield Cycles. I'll post about it tomorrow!

  7. well done clive,now enjoy your weekend!,

  8. Congratulations on your weight loss Clive.

    Can I ask what that top is you're wearing and where you got it from?

  9. Hi Toby and thanks.

    It's a bog standard cotton industrial Hi Vis T shirt sourced from our work wear suppliers. I've seen them in Army and Navy stores too.

    The Base layer is a Helly Hansen base layer.