64 Pounds Down, 86 to go (Week 14)
Calories calories calories!!! How do you eat more when you aren't hungry. I have been averaging 1500 calories, and I know that I need to increase my calorie intake, but I don't feel hungry. I guess I should continue to listen to my body. I guess the two things I would consider bigger challenges than the calories are sodium and sleep. I have got to start getting more sleep. 5 hours a night is not healthy with my work and exercise schedule. This month I aim to get my sleep up and salt down.
New Challenge for this week. I am a college professor and my schedule at work changes every 5 months. Last semester I was easily able to work in an hour for the gym, this semester not so much. Guess I will have to get up earlier and make the time to go to the gym before work. Only problem is I hate mornings. Maybe if I actually start getting more sleep it won't be so hard to get that accomplished.
Here are my average daily numbers for the week and measurements.
Calorie Burn: 4099
Calories Consumed: 1601
Calorie Balance: 2498
Physical Activity: 83 minutes
Weight Loss for the Week: 3 Pounds
Total Weight Loss: 64 Pounds
Current Weight: 286
Waist: 50.5 Started at 58
Neck: 18.5 down from 19.5
Hips: 43.5 down from 47
Chest: 51 down from 53
Chest Over Arms: 60 down from 63
Bicep: 16.25 up from 15.75 (This is the only place I am okay with a bigger number)
Thigh: 27 down from 28.5.
My BMI is still obese but at least it is on the chart again at 39.9. I am getting there. Body Fat % checks in today at 27.8%
This past week I made a dramatic change in my exercise routing. I have pushed myself harder than any other week. Now instead of the majority of my workout being in the moderate activity zone, I am spending more time in the vigorous zone. A month ago it was a struggle to get 10 minutes of vigorous for the workout, whereas now I get between 45 and 55 minutes of vigorous for a 60 minute cardio session. This is greatly improving my stamina and endurance and though it hurts a little, I feel much better than I have before. I need to start increasing my activity level throughout the day as well. About 60 minutes of my 84 average and 8500 steps of my 11k avaerage are coming from the gym. If I just get up and walk 5 to 10 minutes every hour, I will see a big enhancement in those numbers.
If I can average 13 pounds lost in Jan, Feb, and March, I will lose 100 pounds by the end of March. I don't want to make that a goal, but I am still going to go for it. Oddly enough, sleep may be the thing to get me there.
Though I nailed it at the gym this week, My food was not as good as I thought. Maybe pizza 3 times this past week was not the best thing for my diet or salt intake. That in addition to the left over ham from Christmas, I think I can see clearly where I can reduce the sodium. I won't have this problem this week.