Wednesday Weigh In
I’m up 0.2 lbs this morning. Trying to figure out why that is, so let’s look back at the week:
Wed: Under calories by 68. This was the day I did strength training and then added a quick treadmill run at the end.
Thu: Under by 493. I walked 3.5 miles this day.
Fri: Under by 16. I ran 3.1 miles and then ran/walked another mile.
Sat: Over by 109. I walked 2.8 miles.
Sun: Over by 726. This was 5K race day and I walked another 2.3 miles.
Mon: Over by 113. I did strength training this day.
Tue: Under by 18. I ran about 2 miles and ran/walked another mile because my left ankle has been bothering me since race day.
So I guess it makes sense. Even though I was under 4/7 days, the deficits on those days did not erase the overages on the other days. My overages equal about 950 calories and my deficits are only about 550 calories.
Lesson? If I have a high day I need to have a super low day to counteract it. Last week I had high days and lower days but the deficits canceled out the overages. Based on this week’s negligible number, I would say the magic number is probably around 300 or less. If I can keep my weekly overage under 300 cumulative, I probably will lose.
Even though I exercised every day, I didn’t have any long runs this week. My ankle has been bothering me, and I haven’t wanted to push it. I planned on five miles yesterday, and just before the 2 mile mark I could feel a pull. I’ve hurt this ankle before, and so I started walking. I picked up the running again, but it still hurt. So unfortunately I think I’m going to have to ease up on the running for the next week so that I won’t have a problem with my race in two weeks. I’ve got some cardio DVDs that I haven’t tried yet, so that’s my plan.
Current Week: +0.2 lbs
Total Weight Left To Lose: 15.6 lbs
Weeks Left to Goal Date: 4