Weight loss update

So, the other week I made all sorts of claims about how I was dieting and part of my accountability would be weekly updates on progress every Monday.  It’s Friday.  Here’s the deal … my laptop died.  I’m currently using a clunker that I have had very little access to while I wait for Dell to return my repaired computer.  Sheesh!  So, in theory, next Monday I’ll post my week third update on time!

As you can see from the above (I snapped a screen shot of my Lose It summaries), while I went over my calories a couple of the days, I compensated on other days and ended up eating 409 calories under my goal for the week.  That’s pretty good in my book.  I’m also really happy with the break down in fat, carbs and protein for the week – they’re all pretty close to the percentages that Dr. Huizenga wanted me hitting back in the day on Biggest Loser.

As far as weight loss goes, I lost another 1.66% of my starting weight (my goal is to lose 1% per week), bringing my total weight loss to 5.34% for these first couple weeks.  It’s a good start, but the reality is that half of that weight loss was just water weight coming off once I cleaned up my diet (all those unhealthy carbs cause your body to retain extra water weight).

I still haven’t started hitting the YMCA gym yet … all the chaos of moving into our new home and cleaning out the rental has taken up every free moment of my time.  Once I’m able to hand over the keys of the rental to the landlord (in theory that’s happening Monday morning) I’ll be able to create a routine.  Otherwise there’s just no way I’m going to be able to continue to lose over 1% a week – that just can’t happen consistently without the added calorie burn from some good cardio.

On a side note, I am absolutely LOVING the Lose It app on my iPod Touch.  It has a calorie counter, tracks my weight, exercise, food … everything.  It makes all of this tracking calories and looking up foods so much easier than it was just four and a half years ago when I was losing the weight with Biggest Loser!

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