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Body Work:Week Nine Journal and Summary

It was a good week, marked by my finally getting up to hour-long sessions on the bike, but a failure on my part to get all of the bike workouts again. Tomorrow is another day, as they say. I saw some significant weight loss, but I also feel like I might have been running around dehydrated all week, so we'll see how things moderate this week.

Week 9 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:  204.43 pounds, down 2.68 pounds from 207.11 pounds last week.
Average Body Fat: 26.47%, down .64% from  27.11% last week.

Weeks until Goal:  8
Progress toward Goal: 19.74 pounds out of 30 total to lose; 65.8% of goal.
Pounds to Lose: 10.26
Pounds to Lose/Week to Meet Goal: 1.28

Total Exercise:
240 minutes on the rollers,35 fewer minutes of cardiovascular exercise than last week’s 275 minutes.

Day 57:
Monday, April 4, 2011. 206.8 Pounds, 26.9% Body Fat

One hour (60 minutes) on the rollers. It went by fast and I kept my heart rate pretty close to 160 the whole time. A more action-oriented movie on the laptop hhelped keep the pace up. My spin feels smoother as well.

¾ of a pecan roll, Black Coffee, and an apple for lunch. Lots of water. Hald a head of cauliflower sauteed in olive oil with egg whites and bread crumbs, three slices of eggplant breaded with egg white and bread crumbs roasted in the oven, two chocolate brownies.

Day 58:
Tuesday, April 5, 2011. 206.8 Pounds, 26.9% Body Fat.


The usual oatmeal for breakfast and the usual salad for lunch. A fistful of asparagus in olive oil and salt, half of a calzone like the last one I had, tomato sauce, and a baked sweet potato with ginger and garlic. Two chocolate brownies.

Day 59:
Wednesday, April 6, 2011. 205.2 pounds, 26.6% Body Fat.


The usual oatmeal and salad for breakfast and lunch, respectively. Two slices of bread, three slices of oven-fried breaded eggplant, some green peppers cooked in olive oil, and tomato sauce. Four chocolate squares that totalled about 200 calories.

Day 60:
Thursday, April 7, 2011. 203.6 pounds, 26.3% Body Fat.

60 minutes on the rollers, a quick ramp up to 155 BPM, mostly over 160 in the second half and close to 170 by the end.

Food: Oatmeal, Salad, apple, in that order. A big pile of stir-fired cabbage, carrots, and onions in peanut sauce. Five chocolate eggs with a total of 190 calories. 6 oz Black IPA.

Day 61:
Friday, April 8, 2011. 202.6 pounds, 26.3% Body Fat.

60 minutes on the rollers, 10 minutes to warm up then mostly around 155.

Food: The usual oatmeal, salad, and apple. Dinner was four slices of my home made pizza with green peppers and mushrooms.  One slice of maple spice cake with frosting for dessert.

Day 62:
Saturday, April 9, 2011. 202 pounds, 26% Body Fat.

60 minutes on the rollers, very similar in pace to yesterday.

Three whole-wheat waffles dipped in beaten egg with maple syrup and a big slice of apple-date bread. An apple, two slices of leftover pizza. A 10 oz filet mignon with a cup of buttered mashed potatoes and two cups of roasted squash. Two chocolate brownies, three cups of buttered popcorn, a handful of roasted squash seeds.

Day 63:
Sunday, April 10, 2011. 204 pounds, 26.3% Body Fat.


Two slices of white bread, buttered, with two fried eggs. Two chocolate cupcakes. Two helpings pf the usual salad for lunch. Dinner was a half-pound burger on a Portuguese sweet roll with the usual condiments plus guacamole, with a cup of roasted squash and a cup and a half of leftover cabbage, tofu and carrots in peanut sauce. Two chocolate brownies.