Still Plugging Away

Monday, February 21, 2011

Now about two weeks into the quest, and I'm down about 7lbs or so. My raw body weight continues to fluctuate day-to-day, depending on meals and such, but I know the zig-zagging trend on a line graphy would at least be a downward "zig-zag".

I feel good. Energy levels are up and enthusiasm is high. Having a little trouble on some days actually getting to my calorie goal. The meal plan has me in about 1900 calories per day, and I really don't mind if I'm a little shy of 1,800. I'm eating what amounts to 5-6 smaller meals per day - I wish SparkPeople allowed for customizing the meal formal to allow for more meal increments, rather than the 3+1 format. If you know of a way to alter that, please message me.

I have been ramping up on the cardio time. My plan is going to alter a bit and include only one upperbody weight training session per week, and cardio the rest of the time. I'm carrying plenty of muscle right now, and I need to lose the excess bodyfat. I'll most likely go back to 2 lifting days on split schedules once we get into April and see where I am.

Need to get some good running shoes. I will probably get those before our cruise in March so I can do some laps around the boat :-)
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  • ABB698
    You can add your own snacks into the food tracker. Set it up as a food grouping, but if you are following the meal plan, it won't adjust your calories for that. I get ya on having trouble eating enough. Thats what creates plateaus. Since I am at goal weight, my calories went up to 2205-2450 and I hate it. I am seriously tempted to burn less calories, because I hate eating so much. Its not a mindset I wanted to go back to. Hang in there! I like that you plan on doing laps around the cruise ship!
    emoticon Have a great day!
    2951 days ago
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