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Monday, August 10, 2009

Results of not counting...

For the last three days I haven't counted calories and I'm really surprised at the results (read here for why):

Friday: 1556 kcals, 16% fat, 58% carbs, 25% protein
Saturday: 2135 kcals, 17% fat, 58%% carbs, 24% protein (I ate out)
Sunday: 1611 kcals, 25% fat, 49% carbs, 27% protein

(I usually pre-log my food so I know I'm hitting 1600 cals, but the last several days I only measured my food... no logging it to see the calorie totals.)

In a way I'm happy because I accurately ate the amount of cals I'm suppose to (1600 - 1750), except for Saturday, but on the other hand, I thought I was under estimating total calories... if I had eaten up to what I thought was 1600 cals, I would have been over everyday! Good to know...

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On another note, I've had several people email me about my weight, mainly to see how I'm doing because it's been almost two weeks since my last update. And before that, sometimes I can go weeks, sometimes a MONTH, without an update!

Let me explain...

Because I've been in this "plateau" for so long, I'm unmotivated to post weight-updates, eat clean, and get in good cardio sessions. And because I've been slacking on the cardio, the scale, body fat calculations, and measurements haven't been moving.

It's a catch 22! How do I make it stop?!

Like I was telling my friend Chris, I'm lucky to have my PT sessions because at least that's three days a week I get a good intense workout in. Yes, strength training is key to building a toned body but cardio is the key to get rid of the layer of fat that's hiding that toned body.

For the next two weeks, I made a promise to myself to bring it!
Bring it hard, on my cardio days... and while I'm at it... GET IN my cardio days! In the last two and a half weeks, I've only gotten a handful of cardio sessions in. I promise to do some type of cardio (gym equipment, home dvd's, outdoor activities, whatever!) 12 out of the next 14 days starting from today!

As far as my current weight, I've decided to make every Wednesday a weigh-in day. I'll be posting my current weight and any loss/gain from the previous week.

Be sure to check back to make sure I'm doing it! I know if I can do this for the next two weeks, I should definitely see some progress!

3 comments:

WriterMarie said...

We all get un-motivated at times, what counts is that you pick yourself back up and get going again. I know you can do this!!!

Chris said...

Annie, I decided to look back at my own weightloss graph and I actually had a 3 month period where I only lost 3 lbs then all of a sudden it started to drop again. I've been at a stand still since about mid-may now so maybe month 3 is a magic number? I'll keep thinking that for both of us! :D

I'm Just Another Fat Girl said...

Hi Annie,

I love your graphs and charts and all your info. I'm definitely going to be back and cheer you on!

Congrats on your promise!

-jafg