Phase II Weekly Weigh-In: Week 4
|End Of Week 3 Weight:||209.9|
|End Of Week 4 Weight:||212.0|
|Week Over Week Change:||+2.1|
|Total Weight Loss So Far:||-2.8|
|Average Per Week So Far:||0.7 lbs/week|
My 2nd up week since I started the blog. Phase II is just not off like a rocket so far. 😦
Tough week – alcohol at two events this week (one work, one social) from my usual standard of none. That said, nothing crazy either and didn’t pop over my calorie limits by much for either day. And for the week, still way under what is estimated for 1.5 lb a week.
The cold/cough is still with me (entering 4th week starting today). It’s not so bad that it’s affecting my workouts a lot (a little yes) more than other things are. It IS killing my sleep which is definitely not helping either. The nights I wake up fewer times definitely seem to be better scale mornings.
The running training is going well so far .. but it’s not stretching me calorie wise. Right now it’s stretching the muscles I didn’t train rather than the cardio side. And they are a little sore, so I am not pushing any other cardio I do to make sure I don’t injure myself. Even so, I’m only off a few hundred exercise calories a week (which are generally bonus calories for me anyway).
I am also weight training differently, and while it’s not pushing some parts as much as I was, the more neglected bits are definitely feeling it from their low base. On a positive note, it is one of the few times I really wish I had measurements to track as well. Since Phase II started, it is one of the few times where I feel the scale and the appearance are diverged. I look skinnier than even the beginning of November despite the limited change. So perhaps some of it is fat/muscle trade-off, but I can’t know for sure.
Enough moping, off to the gym!