Evaluate: What Needs to Change?
Friday, February 10, 2017
The scale should never be the only measurement used to track progress...but it is an indicator. At my job, we talk about triangulating data -- using at least three sources.
Source 1: The scale
I am back up to 155.4. This makes me feel like I've undone the past couple of weeks' work.
Source 2: Clothing
Still fits the same -- still tight in the hips. Still not able to wear most of my pants. This is a problem.
Source 3: Fitness Tracker
Much better! I've embraced the Pi-Yo class at Xperience, I've been training at the dojang once a week, and the cardio theater at Xperience is my second home. I'm working on 150 minutes per week, and this is going well. I can FEEL my muscles returning (which may be the reason that the scale looks the way it does, but I hesitate to excuse that number so quickly.)
Source 4: Nutrition Tracker
Ummm....yeah....see, I don't always track EVERYTHING. Sometimes, when I hit my calorie limits, I just...you know.... don't enter the rest....
Ah, bingo! It appears that food is the current challenge. By controlling the food intake -- and keeping the fitness -- I will see far greater results. (It's not rocket science, but sometimes I need to write it down to make it real.)
Therefore, I will need to
* track everything, preferably before eating
* consider the ratio of calories at each meal so that I don't leave myself starving later in the day just to enjoy the brief satisfaction of a donut in the morning
* consider where I'm falling short: protein? calcium? This will determine better snack choices.
* get my copy of The Spark Solution back from my co-worker. I believe it's time.