Monthly Archives: July 2012
For reasons I can’t really detail, this post makes me pretty darn excited.
Weekly Summary for Week of Mon, Jul 23rd
|1,719 calories under budget for the week|
|Lost 1.7 pounds this week as measured from a starting weight of 167.9 on July 22nd.|
|Nutrient Summary||% Calories|
|Running||2 Hours 7 Min||1777|
|Weight Lifting||15 Min||40|
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Week 2 was a regular shuffle around of days, but I got it all in (Wed run on Thu, Fri run on Sat, Sunday run in the late afternoon). I’m disappointed that I seem to be going slower than I was before at similar distances back in March, especially since I felt like I was going all out. I hope it’s more the heat (which does slow you down a bit). So far, so good on the knees, but I am pre-emptively wearing my support bands. This time around as well, the shoes go at 300 miles – at 750 total.
|Metric||Last Week||In Total|
|Mileage Run:||18.42 miles||622.97 miles|
|Longest Run:||6.58 miles||18.00 miles|
|Longest Run Time:||1:01:51 hh:mm:ss||2:47:44 hh:mm:ss|
|Longest Run Pace:||9:24 min/mile||9:04 min/mile|
|End Of Week 20 Weight:||167.9|
|End of Week 20 BF %:||22.8%|
|End Of Week 21 Weight:||166.2|
|End of Week 21 BF %:||22.8%|
|Week Over Week Change:||-1.7|
|Average Per Week So Far:||0.92 lbs/week|
|Are we there yet?||Getting there|
I suspect this is a little off due to the craziness at work continues with sleep deprivation (got 2 hours on Wednesday night). Today’s late blog post is down to crashing last night and sleeping late this morning so it’s probably a touch lower than really since I haven’t eaten for a while. But still, generally pleased with how I held up under stress. There were some dark thoughts of food but I managed to defer and evade most of them, and converted a few into well, I’ll eat something nice, but it will still be healthy (like a fruit salad snack or some such instead of some multi-hundred calorie monstrosity).
…Now off to the road!
I mentioned I got my Lose It! badge for daily logging for a year the other day. Food logging has been incredibly important tool for me – I was overweight because I spent 39 years not knowing how many calories I needed in the first place (vast over-estimate) and not really knowing too much about what I was eating (I’m talking to you fast food places!). It has been critical to me learning how to eat better and learn what a portion is, be mindful of my food and find better ways to spend my calories.
I also have no real intention of stopping anytime soon. I still don’t trust my sense of judgement. I am beginning to trust my informed judgement, but only when informed by the running total for the day.
Most frequently eaten food? Large coffee with skim milk – 513 for the year, 25714 calories (sounds like a lot but that’s about 9-10 days of calories for the year). Of course medium and small coffee with skim milk were also high on the list. Whole wheat breads – pretty high. 200 apples of various sizes (not part of recipes). 100+ pears. A lot of yogurt.
So (non-scientifically) how did I do? I think I was pretty good about logging everything or some equivalent that went into my mouth. I’d like to say 95% or better score on this. The one big repeated failure is my lack of recording of pasta sauce. In a recipe – sure. As just included as part of a meal, nope. And we eat pasta roughly once a week. It was the one place I drew a line in the sand about asking my wife to record how much she put into my portion (so she didn’t draw a line in the sand 😉 ). I don’t eat a lot of sauce (I prefer it to be just enough to coat but not much extra especially since I’m not having bread to mop it up with). So I felt okay about this one item.
Then their is the question of quantities – my wife was incredibly helpful tracking what she gave me and what she put into it for dinner. I tend to like mass consumer food anyway and work in NYC where calorie listings are mandatory so I was able to get a lot pre-computed info. But..still plenty of opportunity to guess. I think this brings me down to the 85% or so score. And that it appears was good enough! 🙂