Monthly Archives: September 2012

Phase IV Weekly Weigh-In: Week 30 (Breakdown)

Category Weights(lbs)
Starting Weight: 185.5
End Of Week 29 Weight: 170.4
End of Week 29 BF %: 23.4%
End Of Week 30 Weight: 170.4
End of Week 30 BF %: 22.0%
Week Over Week Change: +0.0
Total Lost: -15.1
Average Per Week So Far: 0.50 lbs/week
Are we there yet? No

Wow .. just wow.  What .. A .. Week.  I’ve mentioned it’s been a busy summer with work.  This week was insane.  I averaged about 4 hours a sleep this week (ranging from 90 minutes to a glorious 6 hours on Thursday night, mostly around 3-4 the rest).

First off, the food intake increases when you are awake that much.   Sleeping is a fantastic eating preventative.  When it’s 2AM and the you still might be up another hour, a snack starts to seem reasonable.  Second, being tired leads to poorer decisions during the day.  There was a big breakfast on Wednesday to hold me together a bit.  Willpower is also a lot harder.  There were plenty of brownies and cookies floating around last week and I went from my near perfect record of ignoring it to a near perfect record of eating it.  And lastly, I fell off the wagon a bit.  Food choices at times were bad, and I used food for comfort a couple of times, such as Friday night’s ice cream run.

The good news is I got my exercise in despite the time spent working.  And I recorded my food for most part (some quantities may not be so accurate but it’s in there).  The bad news is this upcoming week also presents some challenges, mostly in the logistics and planning areas, rather than stress.  Wish me luck.



Around the Web – Sept 28

What a surprise – kids and sugary drinks don’t mix.

Twenty-five minute workout.

Lose It! Weekly Summary for Week of Mon, Sept 17th


Weekly Summary for Week of Mon, Sept 17th

Daily Summary
Budget Food Exercise Net +/- Weight (lbs)
9/17/12 2,075 1,857 0 1,857 -218 169.7
9/18/12 2,067 2,237 588 1,649 -418 168.5
9/19/12 2,061 2,588 974 1,614 -447 167.5
9/20/12 2,060 3,124 0 3,124 1,064 167.4
9/21/12 2,061 3,180 611 2,569 508 167.5
9/22/12 2,061 2,280 0 2,280 219 167.5
9/23/12 2,080 3,049 1,912 1,137 -943 170.4
235 calories under budget for the week
Gained 1.4 pounds this week as measured from a starting weight of 169 on September 16th.
Nutrient Summary % Calories
Fat 620g 29.2%
Saturated Fat 179g
Cholesterol 1,287mg
Sodium 27,998mg
Carbohydrates 2,705g 56.5%
Fiber 300g
Sugars 1,015g
Protein 685g 14.3%
Exercise Summary Calories
Running 4 Hours 41 Min 3880
Walking 42 Min 205
Total 4085

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The Road To 2012 NYC Marathon – Summary of T-7 Week

Week 10 of training – 5, 8, 5, 16.  So far no new blisters, just dealing with the slow heal on the one from last week.  So we’ve gotten back to the max mid-week mileage of 5,8,5 which continues for the next few weeks.  Repeat of the 16 miler.  Was a few seconds faster this week, tho I reckon mostly in shorter breaks.  I was not really feeling it this week due to work, and so I didn’t crack 8 minute miles very often, but I was strict on break times.

Metric Last Week In Total
Mileage Run: 36.41 miles 840.41 miles
Longest Run: 16.53 miles 18.00 miles
Longest Run Time: 2:28:25 hh:mm:ss 2:47:44 hh:mm:ss
Longest Run Pace: 8:59 min/mile 9:04 min/mile