Week 18, Lost no weight, or did I?
As I stepped on the scale for my Monday morning ritual of weighing, measuring, and tracking all that I can track, I was not surprised that the scale had not changed since last week. This week turned out to be a bigger food challenge than Thanksgiving and Christmas. Superbowl weekend. I ate enough sodium yesterday to coat the runways at Anchorage International Airport, and oddly enough, I am okay with that. Despite not losing any weight, my BF% went down .4%, and I lost 1/2 inch from my waist, neck, chest, chest over arms, and bicep. Once I get this sodium out of my system, it should go back to normal. Though cramming 128 ounces of water down my throat each day will be a challenge.
Here are my numbers for the week (I changed some terms to reflect common nomenclature, and added my starting values to each so I can see where I was without looking at old blogs.)
- TDEE: 3864
- Calories Consumed: 1983
- Calorie Deficit: 1881
- Physical Activity: 70 minutes
- Steps: 10241
- Weight Loss for the Week: 0 Pounds
- Total Weight Loss: 74 Pounds
- Current Weight: 276
- Waist: 48.5 (Starting: 58)
- Neck: 17.5 (Starting: 19.5)
- Hips: 43 (Starting: 47)
- Chest: 48.5 (Starting 53)
- Chest Over Arms: 57.5 (Starting 63)
- Bicep: 16 (Starting: 15.75)
- Thigh: 26 (Starting: 28.5)
- BMI: 38.5 (Starting 48.8)
- Body Fat %: 26.3 (Starting 38%)
This week, I have successfully increased my calorie intake to 2000. I averaged 1983 per day for the week. I would say it is hard to get much closer than that. I also incorporated a second rest day into my schedule. I have to say the additional rest day is a real bonus, as I am not as sore for the entire week. I was still able to average over 10k steps per day for the week. I just have to remember, rest day, does not mean sit on the couch all day.
This week, I also added in some body weight workouts using Jefit and broke out the old resistance bands for some strength training. If you don't think you can do strength training with a resistance band, my arms will argue that point.
Mentally, this week has been good. I have remained in a pretty good mood for most of the week. I attribute that to the increase in calories and the extra rest day.
I still need to work on sleep. I am going to continue to try to get to bed before midnight. I did it once last week, and that is one more time than I have done it in the past year, but I am going to work harder at that.