One of my main concerns in the past was being overweight. Especially in the offhand postiion (ie., standing), every pound you’re overweight is another pound added to the asymettric offset loading on your spine, so less weight is a good thing. Plus, the less weight, the healthier in general and that leads to overall bonuses like a lower pulse and so on. Also, it helps to fit into your shooting jacket!
So I’ve been on the atkins diet for nearly two months now. And I’m having decent results
I started at 247lb and a body fat percentage of about 28% – the borderline of medical obesity. I’m now 53 days into the diet, and on 229.2 lb and 25.3%
So within six weeks I expect to be down to my target range of 200lb to 210lb if this rate of loss holds. I must arrange access to a gym however, to work on cardiovascular fitness and overall muscular tone, as I haven’t seen the inside of a gym since September.
With luck, this should make it possible to improve my scores more easily.
Going to head out to WTSC again tomorrow to do some 10m training. Plan is to shoot 40 shots to work on endurance again (yes, it has gotten that bad that two thirds of the full course counts as endurance!).
Bleh. Well, that plan didn’t go so well, I overslept by two hours and didn’t have time to shoot while in WTSC. But I’ll be back next Sunday….
Went out to WTSC on sunday morning for their regular sunday shoot as training.
Since I hadn’t trained since the DURC Open, I wasn’t expecting great things, to be honest, though I was pleasantly surprised by the effect the diet is having on my weight – my shooting suit fits better now than it did when I bought it! It only worries me that I’ll have to do some rather extreme tailoring when I hit my target weight which is still between 20 and 30 pounds away (so another month or two on the diet perhaps).
So today was the 2004 NTSA AGM and I’ve gone and volunteered as the public relations officer again. Oh well.
Tomorrow’s an informal 20-shot competition out at WTSC, so I’m going to trundle along and just plink away. After the debacle of the DURC Open, I haven’t been training at all, working instead on my PhD. I don’t think I’ll be ready for the Nationals this year, though I haven’t made up my mind fully on that one yet.