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.


h0pfr0g said...

Don't be so hard on yourself. You are doing a good job and should pat yourself on the back. I hope to read more good stuff soon.

Karen said...

Oh, but wait. I didn't mean to sound like I was disappointed! I just don't want to lose more than 1-2 pounds per week, as that's considered unhealthy and statistically less likely to maintain.

If I "need" to eat more in order to achieve that, I certainly want to know! I'm more than willing to make that, um, sacrifice.