Monday, October 08, 2012
I've been maintaining my weight successfully for the last 6 weeks (today's weight the same as when I entered Maintenance--woo hoo!) but I've been bouncing around the top of my goal weight range. Thus begins a 3-week push to "reset" my center point by 3 pounds (128 rather than 131).
To that end, I'm going to keep up the fitness program, but I'm also going to focus on calorie restriction a bit more than I have been for the last 6 weeks. I am going to eat 500 calories below my maintenance amount, which is about 1800 calories on a rest day. So, no more than 1300 calories on a rest day and no more than 1700-1800 on a workout day. I'm also going to track my calories expended/taken in here for the next 3 weeks.
Monday, 10/8: Rest Day
Food log: 1297 calories. Not hungry. Lots of fruits and veggies. A great eating day!
Tuesday, 10/9: Medium Run + ST [5.5 mi run + Stage 1/Workout A #7]
Actual: Ran 4.3 miles in 42 minutes. Ankle hurt a bit, so I didn't do the full distance. Also did Workout A #7 for ST.
Food Log: 1709 calories today. Big salad for dinner. Hungry before lunch, but I remained strong. A good eating day!
Wednesday, 10/10: Rest Day
Food log: 1490 calories. Good eating day!
Thursday, 10/11: Short Run + ST [3.5 mi run + Stage 1/Workout B #7]
Actual: Ran 5.7 miles in 57 minutes (9:55 min/mile pace). Felt great. Had to make a decision between a long run or a short run + ST, so I decided to do just the long run and ST tomorrow.
Food log: 1659 calories, which is pretty decent given the amount of exercise I did. I did have some handfuls of trail mix, and I'm worried they calories I logged for them are off, so this total maybe should be higher.
Friday, 10/12: Rest Day
Food log: Don't really know how many calories I ate. We went out to dinner, and though I ate fairly well (vegetarian chili and garbanzo bean salad), I knew I was going out to dinner so I stopped logging my calories. 2500, maybe? Not a good eating day.
Saturday, 10/13: 10k Race
Actual: Ran a 10k trail race in 57:57 (9:21 min/miles). I was pleased with the time, especially because it was raining and the course was slippery.
Food log: Calories: ? Terrible eating day.
Sunday, 10/14: Short Run + ST [3.5 mi run + Stage 1/Workout A #8]
Actual: 6.2 miles in 65 minutes (10:29 min/miles). Did Workout B #8.
Food log: 1368 calories. Back on track!