Sunday, July 23, 2006
Sunday Stats - 7/23
Current 5-day average weight: 214.5 lb.
Total loss this week: 2.4 lb.
Current 8-point total size: 215.5 in.
Total loss this week: 2 in.
Average daily calories in/out: 2295/2653
Average macronutrients (P%/F%/C%) : 21/33/47
Hmmm... that's a lot of weight loss for not a lot of caloric deficit. (Mathematically, I should have lost a little less than a pound.) Two possibilities: either I'm still catching up from that period where I was gaining (gaining!) weight despite a deficit, or I'm not giving enough credit for calorie burn for my activities.
I tend to undercount exercise. For example, I refuse to believe that I burned 879 calories on today's ride, so I pretended that I rode at only 12 mph and gave myself credit for 728 calories. I simply was not pushing myself that hard. (We won't even talk about the Garmin's ludicrous claim that I burned 1233 calories! The Garmin is known to be WAY off with calorie counts. [It's also known to underreport distance, but I like that.])
Well, I'll give it another week and if I'm still losing so much more quickly than I "should" be, I'll start trusting the actual calorie burn estimates more.