Sunday, July 18, 2021

3 hours, 33 minutes

Saturday's walk to Jeongja Station took 3 hours, 33 minutes, or 3.55 hours, from 6:05 p.m. to 9:38 p.m.. That's a walking speed of 5.07 kilometers per hour, so I beat my time from last week. I hadn't intended to walk that fast, but I think because I'm getting lighter, walking faster is now possible. That's a better-than-expected time and speed, for sure, so I'm delighted. (People still passed me, though. Koreans walk as if pursued by demons. I often joke that female walkers look to be powered by anger.) 

Tomorrow, I'll weigh myself after my morning ablutions, and I hope we'll see yet more progress. I'm not too hopeful, though, because my belt is telling me that I've been stuck at the same hole all week, and I had hoped to advance another hole. I have three more holes to go on that belt before I have to punch more (I have a leather belt-hole punch), and who knows? If I get thin enough and run out of room on this belt, I may have to go and buy a new belt. I actually have a smaller belt that I can use right now, but I'm already on its final hole, and this belt isn't made of punchable material (it's one of those super-strong weaves), so I really would have to buy a new belt. My current leather belt now wraps halfway around my back, which is hilarious. If I keep losing inches around my waist, it might get to the point where the belt almost wraps around me two times.

A word of caution, though: as good as all this news is, I still have at least 10 or 20 more kilos to go before I can pronounce myself thin. I'm not thin: I still bulge and sag everywhere, so it's going to be a while before I can truly complain about loose skin from rapid weight loss.

One more week of stair work up to the 10th floor, then the following week, I ratchet up to the 14th floor, which is where I live in my building. Knee pushups continue, albeit slowly. Just 2-3 reps, maybe 2 sets. I'm not even bothering with the next phase of pullups (Australian pullups). I'll restart once my rotator cuff is better, which may be a few more weeks.

Stay tuned for news about my weight tomorrow morning sometime.

1 comment:

Daniel said...

As long as the walking and stair climbing continue, I think you'll easily make 90kg or so before the end of the year. (Increased muscle mass will take care of slow metabolism, hopefully.)