25 August 2007

Today is the day

and I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself. I do have a ton of other stuff to do today so I can't focus solely on my new bike - wah!!

I have realized something this week though. I've been following the Precision Nutrition program and I really, really like it. For this entire week I've tracked my food in FitDay and I believe I'm eating just about what I should be. I'm averaging about 1800 calories a day. I might be able to bring it down slightly, but not much. The amount of food I eat for that amount of calories is staggering. That tells me I'm making good choices. Also, I get hungry between meals which indicates that the old metabolism is cranking. That's a good thing.

So, based on my eating this week and my activity level, I'm averaging about a 1,000 calories deficit a day. That being the case, I'm down 5,000 calories this week (actually 6,000 - I started on Sunday) and I should have dropped 2 lbs. I didn't.

So here's what I'm thinking. I'm confident in the calculation of my consumption since I've weighed and measured everything this week, so I really believe that's exactly how many calories I ate. Also, the days are pretty similar so the calorie intake is steady during the week. The only breakdown in this equation is my activity. I'm on my feet all day at the lab. The only time I sit is at lunch. I work out every morning for 45 minutes. But I do sit on my big butt at night when I get home. I still think I'm overestimating my calories expenditure.

So, I need to up my activity. I'm trying to think of the best way to do this. I could get up a little earlier in the morning and add something, a run or a bike ride, in the morning. I could add something in the evening so I'm not just sitting on my butt in front of the TV/computer/book, whatever. I could add something in at lunch time, a run/walk/bike ride. I need to work out what will work best for me. Something that I will stick to.

That's what I need to decide this weekend, when to add my additional exercise in. That's the only thing I can come up with as to why I'm not losing weight. I can't cut my food any further or I'll be starving. As it is now I am never really full. There are times when I'm constantly hungry no matter how often I eat. Okay, enough of that, I have things to do before I can go get my bike.

Maybe, if I increase my activity I'll finally get a body where I can wear crotchless panty :)

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