Weight loss is not a sprint. It’s a marathon. A long-ass marathon.
Yes, I know the title is Fat Buster Friday. Yes, I know it’s Tuesday. But Fat Buster Tuesday sounds dumb. So we are all going to pretend it’s Friday. It’s my blog…I can do that.
February 24-March 2
Week 4 stats:
- Pounds lost this week: 0 or 0.5 (see below)
- Week’s starting weight: 206.5
- Avg daily calorie intake: 1322
- Number of times exercised: A big fat ZERO
- Calories burned by exercise: ZERO
- Week’s end weight: 206.5 (BUT on Thursday I weighed 206 so I’m taking that because I like that number better)
- Total pounds lost (from a high of 220): 13.5 (Or 14 — see above)
Friday: 206.5!!!! This is really working! I still expect to step on the scale and have it be 220. I’ve never intentionally lost weight without pharmaceutical help so this is a big deal. I started the day with shoveling snow — heavy, wet snow. My LoseIt! app said that shoveling snow for an hour burns 600 calories. Yay! My food intake today was not healthy and was very high in carbs (think white rice at lunch and pancakes at supper), but with the high caloric burn from exercise I was 1418 under my calorie limit today.
Saturday: Hungry is the theme for today. Probably because I’ve had a couple days where I ate high carb and high fat foods. I made some pretty good chicken tacos that I found over at Belle of the Kitchen. My family liked them too! Bonus! I ate a bunch of kettle corn so I was only about 400 calories under my limit. My limit, btw, is calculated by my LoseIt! app and is set to losing only a half pound a week. I set it like that so I can have the satisfaction of being under the limit and knowing that even if I eat the full caloric budget, I should still lose a little bit.
Sunday: Today was DEFINITELY not an example of healthy eating!! I started with my normal hard-boiled egg for breakfast and had a nice healthy supper of chicken breast and sweet potato fries. The whole middle of the day went a little topsy turvy! I had to make treats for figure skating. I ate many of them. Rice Krispie treats are not terribly high in calories and everything else in my day was good so it didn’t mess up my numbers badly.
Monday-Wednesday: I didn’t exercise. I didn’t eat the healthiest food — but it wasn’t the worst food either. I did splurge and have a couple of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with old fashioned white bread. They tasted wonderful. I was significantly under my calorie goal every single day.
Thursday: Today isn’t my “official” weigh-in day, but I couldn’t help myself. This morning the scale said 206. By the simple math of calories in/calories out, I should have lost more than a half pound this week. Maybe tomorrow’s weight will be down a little more. I really need to step it up on the exercising. And eat better.
My challenges for the upcoming week are that we have a very busy weekend where I won’t be home much and we have family visiting. Not sure I will have the time or desire to focus on my eating. I definitely won’t have time to exercise unless I forgo sleep — and that’s not something I do!
To read about the start of my weight loss, click right here. If you want to see previous Fat Buster Fridays, you will find them all in the category of Weight Loss.
Disclaimer that I probably should put in here: I’m not a health professional of any kind, and I am not advocating any kind of weight loss method. I am simply telling you what is working or not working for me and hopefully inspiring someone else.