2018 Bibbulmun Track

Day 25 Quick where’s McDonalds?
Weight loss on the Bibbulmun Track
Weight loss on the Bibbulmun Track

One of my biggest concerns for this trip was weight loss. I know from personal experience that for a typical two week trip I loose 7-8kg. I was deeply worried about the impact of a 5-6 week trip.

On my Bibbulmun trip the only gauge I had was the adjustment strap on my pants which indicated I have lost around 10cm off my waist. The other indication is when I get to town and see myself in a mirror.

I always loose upper body muscle on a long hike and this one is no different. While  I don’t have a set of scales I estimate I’ve lost around  10kg+ with two weeks still to go. The two issues I have are I’m burning around 6000 calories a day and physically cannot eat/carry that much food and also that exercise is an appetite suppressant for me so I don’t want to eat.

Based the this photo I need to stock up while I’m in town so I’ve eaten my lunch for morning tea and I’m about to hit McDonalds for second lunch in a few hours.

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While I started this trip 6kg heavy I’ve now lost 10cm from my waist and estimate that I’ve lost around 10-15 kg with two more weeks still to go