09 October 2008

Time to learn

I have now used the Bodybugg for one full week. What exactly has this wonder of technology had to show me?? A lot!!!

First, I don't burn near as many calories as I thought I did in a day. Over the last 7 says I averaged 2350 calories burned per day. I really, honestly thought I burned more then that in a day. How very wrong I was.

Second, I eat more than I thought I did. I have been tracking my food for quite a while now on FitDay, so I know how much I've been eating. But, since I thought I was burning more, I thought eating 2,00 - 2,200 calories a day was cool. Not so much!! Over the last 7 days I averaged 2050 calories per day consumed. I have an average deficit of 300 calories per day. While having a deficit is good, now I completely understand why I'm not losing weight. With that small a deficit, one piece of dessert and I've shot the entire week. At this rate it would take me about 11 days to lose a pound and, as I said, one small dessert could throw it all off.

This knowledge makes me really angry with myself. What an idiot I've been!!! How stupid could I have been??? But, at the same time, I'm glad I know what's going on. I see where the problem is and I know what to do to fix it. I'm very excited about that.

As for that fantastically high body fat % I learned of the other day. Yeah!! I was really bummed about it for about 24 hours. But now I'm fighting mad. I have all the necessary tools, in fact I have more tools then most. There is no reason why I can not lose 30 lbs of body fat fairly quickly. Fairly quickly being defined as more then 1 lb every 11 days :)

I have set a goal for Jan 1, 2009. My goal is to lose 1.5 lbs of body fat per week. That is a calorie deficit of 750 calories per day. That allows me to eat 1650 calories. That is plenty. I'm am going to work the next couple of days on tweaking my diet. I eat pretty good but clearly I still eat too much. Time to get very detailed and learn what works for me and what doesn't.

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