Monthly Archives: July 2012

Lose It! Weekly Summary for Week of Mon, Jul 23rd

For reasons I can’t really detail, this post makes me pretty darn excited.

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Weekly Summary for Week of Mon, Jul 23rd

Daily Summary
Budget Food Exercise Net +/- Weight (lbs)
7/23/12 2,067 1,820 0 1,820 -247 168.5
7/24/12 2,071 2,112 413 1,699 -372 169
7/25/12 2,067 2,065 0 2,065 -2 168.5
7/26/12 2,067 2,181 492 1,689 -378 168.5
7/27/12 2,054 1,827 0 1,827 -227 166.5
7/28/12 2,057 2,336 387 1,949 -108 166.9
7/29/12 2,052 2,398 730 1,668 -384 166.2
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
Fat 470g 28%
Saturated Fat 153g
Cholesterol 1,254mg
Sodium 26,480mg
Carbohydrates 2,047g 54.2%
Fiber 259g
Sugars 746g
Protein 672g 17.8%
Exercise Summary Calories
Running 2 Hours 7 Min 1777
Walking 40 Min 205
Weight Lifting 15 Min 40
Total 2022

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The Road To 2012 NYC Marathon – Summary of T-15 Week

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

Phase IV Weekly Weigh-In: Week 21

Category Weights(lbs)
Starting Weight: 185.5
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
Total Lost: -19.3
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!

Notes from a Year of Food Logging

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!  🙂