Phase II Weekly Weigh-In: Week 4

Category Weights(lbs)
Starting Weight: 214.8
Target Weight: 199.0
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!


About J.

40 year old IT guy on a health and fitness kick.

Posted on December 4, 2011, in Weekly Weigh-in and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I’m definitely NOT a doctor, but do you need to see one about your cough? I’ve had instances of feeling just a little sick and having a lingering but manageable cough for 3-4-5 weeks that, when I saw the doctor, turned out to be something on the brink of pneumonia. And, it is always harder to lose weight when your body is sick & trying to heal itself. Of course, I could just be a busybody sticking my nose in where no one invited it. I’m just looking forward to all of your marathon training, so don’t want a chest cold to become an impediment. 🙂 Take care!

    • Yep, it’s on my mind, especially since I got a viral form of bronchitis about 18 months ago from a work trip. Typical cough takes about 2-3 weeks to run it’s course tho, and it has improved, just not left. My kid had the cold/cough first (she shared, how nice!), and she seems just about over it now so I hope next few days. If it doesn’t go this week, I’m definitely going to go to the doc and get my pestering patient antibiotic pack.

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