Week Six Summary

It’s been coming for a while, but this was the first week where I didn’t do any evening workouts. My big change this week was I started actually keeping track of my eating. Counting calories is no fun and I’m sure I’m not really accurate, but I did track everything I ate and used best guesses with the help of the My Fitness Pal app.

My goal was to eat 1600 calories a day and I was able to average that for the whole week. There were some days where I was a little below that but others where I was a little above. The funny thing is, leaving last week out of it, this is pretty much the same way I’ve been eating all along. Previously I just didn’t track it.

Counting calories always confuses me anyway. In My Fitness Pal it gives you your goal calories and that is what I tried to stay close to. But then if you had exercise it it basically gets you to eat more calories. Is that right? I just kept eating the original goal and trying to stay close to that number.

My running wasn’t great this week. I only got in four days of running. I did try a couple of short days where I only ran a couple of kilometers but tried to do it fast. One day isn’t shown in the image below, because my technology wasn’t working great, but I’m pretty sure I kept a sub 5 min/km pace for the two kilometers. Yesterday I was able to get in another 10k run. It’s looking like my 10k pace is going to stick around 6:00 min/km but I’m hoping I can lower that a bit in the next couple weeks.

Results:

Last week: 201lbs
Now: 197lbs
Lost: 4lbs

It feels really good to get below the 200lb mark again and to see the scale actually go down again too. It really confuses me though because really I’m confident I ate about the same as previous weeks but worked out less and now my weight is starting to go down again. It’s all very strange to me, but I’ll take it. I’ve conceded that I won’t hit my goal weight in my desired time frame, but I’m going to keep pushing forward anyway. Two weeks left and 12lbs to hit the goal I wanted. I might come pretty close but 6lbs a week at this point is a lot of weight to lose.

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Here’s the day that I had the technology issues. Not completely accurate but I still went fast πŸ™‚

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3 thoughts on “Week Six Summary

  1. Good job! I am banished from running because of a knee injury and some ankle issues but I have been to the gym twice this week and plan on trying to squeeze three workouts a week whenever possible. We’ll see how it goes since I’ve already started fall semester and I have to work and all! Best to you!

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    1. I saw that the other day. In face I read a post in bed one morning when I was fighting with myself to get out of bed and go running. I really didn’t want to but knew I would regret it later. I saw that your post here: https://runmarionarun.wordpress.com/2015/09/18/didnt-we-almost-have-it-all-or-why-did-i-stop-running/
      It motivated me to get out and go. Last year I injured myself, not badly, but it slowed me down pretty good for a few weeks. Reading your post made me realize, hey you can still run so get out there and do it while you can.

      I’m sorry you’re going through this and hope you find something else that can do for you what running has.

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  2. Sandy, I’m in awe of your determination and persistence! I know how hard it is to stick to such a regimen. I am the type who is a bit of a dabbler and a quitter, when it comes to gym, exercising, and even the My Fitness Pal app – which I used for a year or so and then stopped. So I say GOOD FOR YOU, Sandy!!! πŸ˜€

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