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5.02.2011

Body Work: Week Twelve Journal and Summary

Judging by the week's summary, it doesn't look like I made much progress. Last week, with it's "four days of visiting the Disneyland of food that is my in-laws' house" felt like a blowout, and this week I felt like I was pulling a diving airplane back to level flight. But if you're willing to read through to the end of the week, I'm getting back on the right track. It was wonderful to get outside and ride my bike over the weekend- the weather was great and although I don't mind riding the rollers, riding outside is about a million times more enjoyable. Read on for the tale of the tape...



Week 12 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.

Progress:
Average Weight:  202.09 pounds, down .05 pounds from 202.14 pounds last week.
Average Body Fat: 26.1%, up .06% from  26.04% last week.

Weeks until Goal:  5
Progress toward Goal: 22.08 pounds out of 30 total to lose; 73.6% of goal.
Pounds to Lose: 7.92
Pounds to Lose/Week to Meet Goal: 1.6


Daily Entries:

Total Exercise:
60 minutes on the rollers, 190 minutes riding outside for a total of 250 minutes, 5 fewer minutes of cardiovascular exercise than last week’s 255 minutes. (but more outside and on hills!)


Day 78:
Monday, April 25, 2011. 207.6 pounds, 27.2% Body Fat.

Exercise:
60 minutes on the rollers, 150-160 for the most part. The last 20 minutes was a struggle- knee pain, calf pain, butt pain. couldn’t get comfortable and had trouble keeping a good cadence going.

Food:
Oatmeal with walnuts, cranberries, and maple syrup for breakfast, a sweet potato for lunch. Dinner was a cup and a half of home made baked beans, two cups of kale in broth with a half-cup of smoked ham, and a small slice of flourless chocolate cake for dessert. Water like nobody’s business today when I wasn’t drinking tea. No coffee, headache city but I need to get off the stuff for a while.

Day 79:
Tuesday, April 26, 2011. 205.9 pounds, 26.7% Body Fat.

Exercise:
None

Food:
Oatmeal for breakfast, just like yesterday. A sweet potato for lunch. A small bowl of beans, kale and ham. Two big bowls of stir-fried cabbage with 8 ounces of chicken breast and ginger almond butter sauce with garlic and onions. A slice of flourless chocolate cake. A handful of walnuts and chocolate chips for a late night snack, a bourbon on the rocks.

Day 80:
Wednesday, April 27, 2011. 203.9 pounds, 26.2% Body Fat.

Exercise:
None

Food: Oatmeal. Trying something different with this batch- “thick and rough” rolled oats with cinnamon, blackstrap molasses, walnuts, cranberries and a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper. So far so good. Not as sweet as I am used to but that’s OK. A sweet potato for lunch. A Moe’s taco slad (no shell) with chicken and about a dozen tortilla chips with salsa. A slice of flourless chocolate cake with mint chip ice cream.

Day 81:
Thursday, April 25, 2011. 201.6 pounds, 26.2% Body Fat.

Exercise:
None

Food:
Oatmeal like yesterday. A sweet potato for lunch. A Bowl of kale, beans and ham for dinner. Two chocolate chip cookies, a Cadbury Cream Egg, and 12 ounces of Altbier for dinner.

Day 82:
Friday, April 25, 2011. 200.0 pounds, 25.7% Body Fat.

Exercise:
None

Food:
Oatmeal like the last couple of days. A sweet potato for lunch. A quarter pound burger on a slice of toasted bread and a potato and a half, roasted with ketchup. Two chocolate chip cookies wth a scoop of ice cream.

Day 83:
Saturday, April 25, 2011. 198.8 pounds, 25.4% Body Fat.

Exercise:
100 minutes on the bike (outside). 160 BPM and up for the duration, Very, very nice to get outside.

Food:
The usual oatmeal for breakfast and a sweet potato for lunch. Four slices of my home made pizza for dinner, two chocolate chip cookies for dessert. One pint of Altbier.

Day 84:
Sunday, April 25, 2011. 198.0 pounds, 25.4% Body Fat.

Exercise:
90 minutes on the bike (outside, again!) more like 155-165 BPM for the most part on this ride. Very nice, I expected to be more fatigued after my longer ride on Saturday.

Food:
Three slices of french toast with maple syrup, a baked potato with olive oil, and three thin slices of bacon for breakfast. Four slices of my home made pizza and two chocolate chip cookies. A pint of Altbier.