Maybe my scale is broken. It keeps returning to 291.6. I was as high as 296 for my cheat day, but this morning I’m at 291.6 again. I also think it likes even increments because I hardly ever see a “.5”. Good thing I use a tape measure too (although I’m not so happy with that item either…).
Anyway, yesterday I talked about assessing your progress and making plans for Quarter 3. I think that’s a good idea for me since I haven’t had much movement in a month and a half. I think I need to go back to some more basics, not just in the food (p.s., I’m still basic with food and loving it).
I’m sure that I’m not eating too many calories in a day. While I was counting calories, I realized they were steadily coming in about 100-200 less than what MyFitnessPal said I should have been eating. Granted, they don’t take 4HB into consideration, but in strictly “calories in-calories out” speaking, I should have been OK. Maybe I’ll try to eat more to see how that affects me for a few days.
Kathy and I have begun jogging in the evenings. We’re following a popular “Couch to 5K” plan I’ve seen around the interwebs. I’ll tell you what…if you want to know what kinds of muscles you use jogging, don’t do it for a long time and then start. It’s not just your legs. I’m starting to think jogging/running is a much better activity than I had previously thought.
This week’s results
Last time I reported it, my weight was 291.6.
Today, I weigh 291.6. That’s a change of 0 lbs.
Last week my total inches were 209.75.
Total: 209.25, for a change of -.5 inches.
Overall changes since Dec 22, 2010: From 309.8 down to 291.6 (-18.2 lbs). From 218 inches down to 209.25 (-8.75 in.).
You can hold me accountable by following my progress on my fitness tracker spreadsheet.
Plans for next week
Kathy and I will continue jogging. I’m actually excited (at the moment) to be jogging. I really want to do fairly well at the Mud Run 5K in May. The two fellows I’m running with are both skinny and will no doubt leave me in their dust (the mud is at the end of the course). I want to finish it in 40 minutes, which is a bit less than half of my fastest 10K time. Also, Justin from My Four Hour Body sent me a body-weight workout schedule that I will try and report on.
I think the bottom line for me is that my body has gotten used to the way of eating, so now I need to shake things up and get it moving in different ways.
PS: If you’re a new 4HB blogger or tweeter, send me your link. I’m going to be including 4HB blogs in my weekly roundups and I want to expand the little community we’re forming here so we can continue helping each other.