25 January 2009

This is going to get ugly

Okay, I've decided to get really geeky with the numbers. I know I've said it before and then chickened out. Well, not this time. As boring as it will be for anyone who may read this, I have to post the numbers to make it public and keep me accountable. So you can skip these posts, I won't be offended :)

Okay, so I'm kind of using yesterday as a start point just because I need to start somewhere. I took weight, body fat, etc. I also took pictures but I'm not that brave yet. I figure I'll post them after I've lost some just for comparison. So the numbers, {{sigh}}
Weight: 181.5 (this is the highest I've been in 10 years)
BodyFat; 38% (Hello!!!!! I'm carrying 69 lbs of fat around. Please!!!)

So on Saturday or Sundays I will post the weakly numbers (that is not a spelling error). I've also started using the BodyBugg again. I have some goals and I'll share them now.

I'm aiming for going to burn at least 2500 cals a day. That wasn't too hard when I was working and on my feet all day. Now it will be a bit tougher. I'll definitely have to work at it.

I'm aiming for going to eat 1600-1800 calories a day. That is very reasonable for me. In that range I am satisfied but not stuffed.

Did you see what I did in those 2 statements. I built in a way out. I have got to stop doing that. I will do these things every single day. Okay, back to what I was saying.

When I eat 1600-1800 cals and burn 2500 cals that leaves me with a deficit of 700-900 cals a day. That will result in a 1-1.5 lb weight loss a week. That is extremely reasonable. I actually want to lose 10 lbs by the end of February. That's 5 weeks or 2 lbs per week. I can up my activity to 2700-2800 cals a day. That would result in a 1000 cal deficit which would result in about 2 lbs per week. It's not that hard to do, I just need not to sit here at the computer so much.

Okay, there you have it. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Oh, I forgot to include how I did yesterday. Well, it shook down like this:

Burned: 2200 cals
Eaten: 1800 cals
Deficit: 400 cals

Not bad but I've got nowhere to go but up. Or down. Whatever........

2 comments:

Paul Eilers said...

Like you said, you need to start somewhere.

By the way, you new blog template looks good. How is the header coming along?

_ said...

It's great that you caught yourself in giving yourself wiggle room in your statements and that you've set a concrete goal. I suggest also keeping track of your body fat %. Lots of scales now have that feature, though they're not terribly accurate. I just recently bought calipers to measure my BF%, though I can't vouch for its accuracy until I get my BF% tested by a professional. If neither of those alternatives works for you, at least try one of the on-line calculators. I believe it's much more important to focus on body composition rather than scale weight.

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