Starting Weight: 172.9# (02/05/2013) – I’m 5’8″ & medium build.
Last Week’s Weight: 169.1#
Current Weight: 165.9# – I think the bloat is finally down (7# in 2 weeks? Ridiculous.) and from here on out will be more slow and steady wins the race.
Goal Weight: 152.0#
Avg Daily Steps – 6,647: Based on my SUPER low average step count on work days lately (around 2,500), my goal was 5,000 day, which I hit 5/7 days. Last Friday I only got 3,600 (I was feeling super sick that day and just couldn’t work out) and yesterday I only got 4,100 (I was at 2,400 after work and made myself go up and down the stairs for awhile and jump on the elliptical for 10 minutes to break the 4k mark at least). On the up side, I hit 10,800 on Sunday!! My eventual goal will be to get to that 10k mark more often than not, but for now, I’m going to keep working on hitting 5k. The only way I can do that on work days is to walk a LOT more than my job actually requires (i.e. get up and walk away from my desk on a routine basis – which I know is good for me anyway) + at least 15 minutes on the elliptical. Sounds like nothing, but when I get home from work around 5:45, we eat at 6, Stella is in the bath by 7, and she’s sleeping by 8 — there just isn’t much time! I’ve been trying to do the elliptical on my lunch breaks, and the only way that’s been possible is that I prepped 4 meals for the week on Sunday afternoon, so I wasn’t using my lunch break / just after work time to cook. To put this in perspective, as I write this at 9:30am, I’m already at 2,800 steps today (my day off) just from playing with Stella and cleaning around the house. It really requires effort on a work day!
Avg Daily Calories – 1,534: A HUGE thank you to Emily for letting me know that MFP and FitBit will sync up. All of my foods from the last few years are already in MFP, so it makes it so much easier to get back into tracking food when I don’t have to input everything from scratch (yes, I’m lazy). I tracked all 7 days last week and did great (and even got to drink probably a dozen beers over the course of the week, including a bunch with friends on our back deck in the sun on Saturday – this makes me happy). Being healthy is 80% about food for me, so it feels great to be tracking again.
Measurements: I took measurements today, and I’ll post updated measurements about once a month I’m thinking, since I know those are more important that the actual number on the scale.
Also, FitBit sends you weekly summary reports about your calories / activities / sleep /etc – and they are based on a Monday to Sunday week, so I think that moving forward I’ll maybe still write these on Wednesdays, but the data in them will be regarding the previous Monday to Sunday time frame. It just makes more sense than me having to go in and hand calculate things!
DAMN it feels good to be back on this wagon.