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Body Work: Week Eight Journal and Summary

It was a good week. My time on the rollers passed by a little more easily than usual, and the food situation was reasonable. Coming up this week: I finally get to do hour-long rollers sessions. a few weeks ago that would have felt impossible. And who knows, maybe the weather will get nice enough for some running?  Numbers and gory food details follow:

Week 8 Summary:

Goal: Lose 30 pounds, from 224.17 pounds down to 194.17 pounds by the week of June 1, 2011, calculated using 7-day average weight.

Average Weight:  207.11 pounds, down 3.78 pounds from 210.89 pounds last week.
Average Body Fat: 27.11%, down .56% from  27.67% last week.

Weeks until Goal:  9
Progress toward Goal: 17.06 pounds out of 30 total to lose; 56.8% of goal.
Pounds to Lose: 12.94
Pounds to Lose/Week to Meet Goal: 1.44

Total Exercise:
275 minutes on the rollers, 25 more minutes of cardiovascular exercise than last week’s 250 minutes.


Day 50:
Monday, March 28, 2011. 208.8 pounds, 27.2% Body Fat.

55 minutes on the rollers, 150-155 BPM for the most part.

Oatmeal (no nuts, forgot to put them in, boo!) Two scones that I made yesterday for lunch. A handful of almonds, a 100%waffle with some maple syrup, and a piece of an “oven fritatta consisting of ¼ of a container of egg beaters, half an eggs, a few ounces of assorted cheese, a quarter of a summer squash, a zucchini, an Italian pepper, a few mushrooms, some olive oil, and one breakfast sausage.

Day 51:
Tuesday, March 29, 2011. 207.6 pounds, 27.2% Body Fat.

55 minutes on the rollers. A quick ramp up to 145 in the first five minutes and another five minutes to 155, ascending to 165 and then 169 for the last 10-15 minutes. I attribute this more to my feeling congested and under the weather than to any actual extra effort on my part.

Food: Black coffee and ¾ of a leftover whole wheat waffle with syrup for breakfast. The same portion of fritatta for lunch as I had for dinner yesterday. Dinner was a slice and a half of buttered multi-grain bread, a sixth of a pound (pre-cooked) penne in meat sauce, a handful of asparagus sauteed in olive oil and salt, a scone from the weekend, and a medium slice of chocolate cake.

Day 52:
Wednesday, March 30, 2011. 207 pounds, 27.2% Body Fat.

55 minutes on the rollers. It took me about 20 minutes to get up to 155 and then I stayed there for the duration. The saddle was pretty uncomfortable tonight and I just didn’t feel like spinning any harder.

Food: The usual oatmeal for breakfast. A big spinach salad with almonds, cranberries oil and vinegar for lunch. Four slices of my home-made pizza for dinner along with half a head of cauliflower sauteed in olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. The pizza amounted to a cup of flour (1/4 whole wheat) and 5 ounces of mozzarella cheese, plus sauce, green peppers, and mushrooms. Just the flour and cheese in that amount of pizza amount to 400 calories in the flour and 340 in the cheese, which probably made the total for all four slices somewhere close to 1000 calories. Just for figuring’s sake. Also a small slice of chocolate cake and untold gallons of tea and water and black coffee.  

Day 53:
Thursday, March 31, 2011. 207 pounds, 27.2% Body Fat

None today

Food: The usual oatmeal and a salad for lunch- the same as always but with a little fresh mozzarella on the salad. Half a head of cabbage stir-fried with half a brick of tofu and three tablespoons of almond butter and garlic, soy sauce for dinner with a roasted sweet potat on the side. A small slice of chocolate cake and six ounces of beer (my sample of Altbier, not yet carbonated!)

Day 54:
Friday, April 1, 2011. 207 pounds, 27.2% Body Fat.

55 minutes on the rollers. 145 with a slow roll up to almost 160 BPM at the end.

Food: Oatmeal for breakfast, half of a roasted sweet potato for lunch. Three cups of popped popcorn with butter and salt. A buffalo chicken salad from Chilis (so lettuce, cheese, tortilla strips, a fried chicken breast in hot sauce, and a few random veggies), oil and vinegar dressing, and a big brownie. A double whiskey on the rocks. Water, water, water.

Day 55:
Saturday, April 2, 2011. 206.2 pounds, 26.9 % Body Fat.

55 minutes on the rollers, 145ish for the first three quarters of it,then spinning up to 155 at the end.

Three oatmeal pancakes with syrup for breakfast. Lunch was 1.5 potatoes grated and cooked in olive oil with the usual spinach salad and a fried egg, one brownie. Dinner was a calzone portion about like the four pizza slices I had earlier this week and two medium brownies for dessert.

Day 56:
Sunday, April 3, 2011. 206.2 pounds, 26.9% Body Fat.

None Today, decided i could use the break- quite a bit of yard work, though!

Two slices of toasted apple-date bread and a waffle with maple syrup. A burger with all the condiments on a Portugese sweet roll.  Two chocolate brownies. Three slices of Costco pepperoni pizza, fist-fulls of carrots, a little broccoli, and a slice of pineapple upside-down cake. 11 oz. of brown ale, four oz. Black IPA, four oz. coffee stout.