My 'Fit' tells it like it is. Goal Adjustments.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I wish my Bodymedia Fit was actually a BodyBugg because the name rolls off the tongue so much easer. From what I have heard though, the BodyBugg branded BodyMedia Fits have defects in the fabric arm band that causes them to fall apart after a few days of wear. This is because when Biggest Loser bought the rights to BodyBugg from Body Media, they cheaped out. So even though the electronics are still made by BodyMedia, they found a cheaper source for the bands and now have a substandard product on the market. So if you buy one DO NOT buy the BodyBugg version. Buy the Body Media Fit version.
So what do I call it. I can't abbreviate it to BM Fit - because that sounds like I'm describing a very nice bowel movement in Britain. I could just call it my Fit. But I don't want people thinking I'm talking about an actual fit, as in "I'm having a fit" cause I'm not. I'm usually pretty chill. Why is this stressing me out? Body Fit? BF? BMF? BFF? Maybe I just call it Charlie.
Anyway. It tells it like it is. I was aiming for a 500 calorie deficit per day and thought that was pretty manageable based on my activity level and eating habits. However, Charlie crunched the numbers for me and it turns out that I averaged a 212 calorie deficit per day over the course of the last 8 days. Not what I was going for. Sooooo. Time to step it up on the activity meter and do a closer look at my diet. I'm eating in my calorie range, high middle, but my activity level and low BMR are going to continue to impede weight loss at that calorie level.
(15 minutes later)
OK Charlie and I did some more calculations. Here is my new goal: I am going to add 15 minutes of light interval cardio after my 1 hour strenght training workouts (3 days a week), and I am going to add some more movement of some kind into my heavy 60 minute interval cardio days (other 3 days a week). Either that, or eat less - but I like my diet plan right now. The only thing I think I am going to change, is that I am going to cut back on the number of walnuts I eat in a day, because I loooove them and they are sooooo calorically dense. And I think I am going to start adding in a glass or 2 of wine a day. Extra calories I know, but I like wine and the extra exercise should offset if I calc'd it right. Other than that I think I am going to leave my eating plan alone. Its pretty good. Its healthy and I am meeting all my nutritional requirements except fiber. It's so hard to get enough fiber. I need to make fiber my bitch.