Week 2 Day 1: Slightly miffed and confused-but not deterred!
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Okie dok. Soooooo....week 1 run down: I tracked food every day (almost every thing I ate, but not quite-gotta work on that), remembered to take my vitamins 5/7 days, got 7-8 hours of sleep 5/7 days, drank at least 8 glasses of water 7/7 days, and the fitness minutes...oh the fitness minutes! I worked out to the tune of 500+ minutes and a calorie burn of over 5500. Crazy, right? CRAZY. Now, I'm going to admit that I weighed myself multiple times today before officially logging my weight for my Holiday Challenge Snowmen Team stats. It went from 279 to 277 so you KNOW I took that 277.
That means a .2lb weight loss this week. The glass-half-full part of me says-yay, a loss is a loss! The other part of me says-was it reeeeeeeeeally a .2lb loss or a 2lb gain? Eh? EH?!
I guess I'll see when I hop on the scale tomorrow.
Now, someone commented on my last blog about this debacle, wondering if I wasn't eating enough for my calorie burn. But I'm gonna let you in on a little secret. SparkPeople.com tells me that for my calculated weekly calorie burn of 4380, I should be eating between 2030-2380 calories. A day. That's right ladies and gentleman, every day I am eating over 2000 calories.
Now I've learned that it's better to be within your calorie range than under it. And if I keep up my workouts this week like I did last week, this means that I'm going to burn another 5000-5500 calories or so this week. If I recalculate my fitness goals, it's going to have me eating even MORE calories. Trust me-I understand the absurdity over my concern that I'm worried it'll be suggested I eat MORE. But I'm finding it hard to be within the 2030-2380 calorie range. I can't imagine having to eat more than that! I'm thinking it might be wise to just keep things as they are this week and see what happens on the scale next Monday before adjusting any numbers. I'm not comfortable increasing my calorie recommendation right now. I'm giving myself another week to see what happens.
I've decided to take a cue from the fabulous LOLATURTLE and work with numbers this week to really see what I'm doing. And so...let the mathematical magic begin!
Within calorie range of 2030-2380: 1/7 (2070 today)
Within fat gram range of 45-93: 1/7 (76 today)
Within carbohydrate range of 228-387: 1/7 (251 today)
Within protein range of 60-208: 1/7 (119 today)
Within sodium range of 500-2300: 1/7 (2078 today)
Within fiber range of 25-35: 1/7 (33 today)
Minimum of 8 glasses of water: 1/7 (10 today)
Remembered to take my vitamins: 1/7
Cardio: 45 minutes on the treadmill at 3.3mph and 50 minutes of Zumba (I always leave with my shirt DRENCHED) today for a calorie burn of 1083
I think sodium is a problem area for me as I seriously love me some sunflower seeds-in the shell of course. Seeds with sea salt, Chile Lime-flavored seeds, the two combined...yeah. I realize they're only a vessel for salt however, and I already get plenty of sodium in my diet, so I'm cutting these out for now. I also tend to go over my fiber range as well, and fat sometimes too (I love nuts!), so I'm reeeeally keeping an eye on these this week.
And yes, I'm gonna get in some strength-training this week. I don't know why I seem to avoid it!!
Hope everyone had a good Monday! =D