The final milestone before the final target was reached this morning. The target was 72 kg and I ended up with 70.7 kg this morning since I did not want to take any chances and fail by 0.1 kg or so 🙂
The idea was to get rid of fat, not muscle tissue, and that seems to have succeeded. The weight loss so far is about 11 kg and it seems to be mostly fat if I should believe the scales and the dead lift results.
The strategy in May was very basic, i.e. trying to get as many days as possible with a negative calorie balance by getting the cardio done in the morning (usually on a crosstrainer) and the resistance training during lunch meanwhile eating as before. The resistance training was a basic half-split with either upper or lower body exercises. I tried to do at least one of the major basic exercises (in my case; dead lifts, squats, bench press, military press) on a daily basis.
May was a month with a quite a lot of cheating with too many tempting hotel breakfasts and restaurant visits in Barcelona and Venice. Anyway, some progress was made and the body definitely got some days of extensive energy input as well which potentially could have helped to keep the BMR reasonable. The strategy regarding the food is also simple in theory, go high on protein and low on carbs and don’t over eat too often. Research is pretty clear that it is easier that way, especially when it comes to keeping the weight under control in the long term, due to a number of factors.
June will hopefully be a month with some further moderate progress. Nothing radical, just some slow steady steps towards the previously defined target of 70 kg.