Weight Challenge week 7-2010
Starting weight: 89.2 kg (196.6 lbs).
Target weight: 70 kg (154 lbs).
Current weight: 79.6 kg (175.4 lbs).
This weeks result: +0.3 kg (+ 0.6 lbs)
Total loss: – 9.6 kg (21.1 lbs)
Fat percentage: 41.3 (last week 41.1)
Muscles percentage: 29.9 (last week 30.2)
BMI: 26.6 (last week 26.5)
I’ve gained this week. I ate too much over the weekend and only worked out twice since my last weigh inn. So I know how this happened. Better luck next week.
Lori and Karen asked why I left WW. The main reason is simple: money. I have to pay for using their online tools like the diary and as I’m trying to watch my expenses this is the main reason.
The Points system isn’t difficult to follow, after a while you know the Points of your “basic” food and I do have a little book which contains a lot of food with the Points they represent. However I’m a lazy person: I don’t want to count it everyday by myself. I now enter my food on this other site and it calculates the calories for me.
Another reason is that I had 29 daily Points and even though I had bonus Points I could use I found that I was getting frustrated after dinner when I used to track my Points and found that I didn’t have much left of those 29 Points. It made me feel like I couldn’t eat anything if I wanted too. Which isn’t true because I had the extra Points but it’s all between the ears that I started thinking like that.
Now I aim for 1700 calories a day with a max. of 2002 and I know I’m between 1500 and 1700calories on a normal day. This gives me more peace of mind.
Today was my day off, I started with cleaning my house. When I finished that I went to the gym for a short interval training. Then back home to take a shower and have lunch before I had to go to my hairdresser. Had a haircut and colored it. After that I did my grocery shopping for next week and by then it was 4 pm already.
Tomorrow evening I am going to have dinner at K.´s. She invited me and I, of course, accepted that. After dinner we´re going to the theatre to see the musical “Chicago”. I’ve seen this musical over 10 years ago and like it back then. So I’m looking forward to a nice evening tomorrow.
As said before I went to the gym this morning for a short interval. Did 100 m speed, 300 m jogging, 200 m speed, 400 m jogging and repeat that twice. Total of 3K but I ended up at 3.2K.
I’m beginning to like doing my intervals on the treadmill because I can set the speed myself. I run the speed sessions faster on the interval than I do on the road.
I was supposed to do a run outside but it was still slippery and icy this morning. By now most of the snow has melted and I truly hope we won’t get anymore snow from now on.
Distance: 3.2K / 1.9 miles
Average speed: 7.09 /km
What’s for dinner:
Tuesday we had a pasta dish out of the oven with shii-take, cheese and some cooking cream. It was a new recipe and it didn’t taste as good as I hoped for. So this one hasn’t made it to my recipe database.
Yesterday kale with mashed potatoes.
Today an oven dish of potatoes mashed with a herbal cheese, chicory, ham and some melted cheese on top. It was jummie.
Great workout, new haircut and color, day off.
When you run in the morning, you gain time in a sense. It’s like stretching 24 hours into 25. You may need to sleep less and get up earlier, but if you can get by that, running early seems to expand the day.
Fred Lebow, founder of the New York City Marathon