Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I love math. It's so simple to look at and complete. Diets are a lot of numbers and equations. Weight loss is a lot of numbers. I know everyone says don't weigh yourself every day and try to use the meals as guidelines instead of rigid plans. However, that's not me. I like looking at this as a science experiment. So I've created a tool to help me. I've already got sparkpeople to help with tracking my food and exercise. I created a spreadsheet that takes in my weight evening and night and averages it over a week. Then I can see the average weight that week and see how the food and exercise was if it shows a huge loss or if there was a back step. Then I have the math to back up my results from sparkpeople. So far it has worked great. On weeks that I had more days that my food more closely followed my diet, I saw the weight go down. On days where I worked out after dinner, I saw a more significant loss on the night and morning. When its after work, it was on the morning one only. That is a false loss though. The reason that it shows losing more is due to the proximity of working out. In the end, both of those showed that it didn't matter when I worked out. The next day I would see the same results. I love finding these things. I can't wait to find more.