I felt great this week. I've noticed that overall I have so much more energy. I'm not completely drained during my morning and evening commutes to and from work. It's really nice. I tried to do as much as I could in the evenings when I got home from work this week, not just sit in front of the TV. I should say that this is a challenge for me because I am obsessed with TV, especially with the new fall season. So getting out and taking walks is huge for me but I love it. I'm trying to be as active as I can during the day at work and also at night. I think this will help speed up my fat loss. I've also had more time to sleep. My average sleep has been between 7 and 8 hours per night. I thought all I needed was 6 hours per night but getting 7 and 8 shows me how much better I can feel with more sleep. Here were my goals and the results for this past week:
CALORIES EATEN: GOAL: 11,000 ACTUAL: 11,198 AVERAGE CALORIES EATEN PER DAY: 1600 (My goal!)
CARBS EATEN: GOAL: 790 ACTUAL: 802.2 AVERAGE CARBS EATEN PER DAY: 115 (My goal!)
CALORIES BURNED: GOAL: 2400 ACTUAL: 2410
DEFICIT: GOAL: 3,160 ACTUAL: 2,972
One important thing I'm really going for after a workout is the afterburn. I talked about it a little in this post from last week.
I enjoyed Rachel's workouts. I'm SORE. So that's a great sign but it doesn't produce the calorie burn number that I like to see. I need to get over this and trust that I'm getting a bigger afterburn, therefore burning more calories during the day.
Here are my measurements from this morning and what I gained or lost from the previous week: 132.4 pounds (LOST .2 LBS) 26.7% body fat (GAINED .7%) - My TOM is coming! That must be why this number went up. I've been feeling pretty bloated. 28.2 inches around my waist (LOST .3) 34 inches around my hips (LOST .5)
GOALS / PLAN FOR WEEK #4 OF MY 8 WEEK CHALLENGE: AVERAGE CALORIES: 1550 PER DAY ( I WILL HAVE SOME LOW DAYS AND ONE OR TWO HIGH DAYS) AVERAGE CARBS: 100 (AGAIN, LOW AND HIGH DAYS THROUGH OUT THE WEEK) TOTAL CALORIES TO BURN: 1650 EAT MORE FIBER: I think this is really important and something I've been skimping on. I'm really concentrating on adding more vegetables, pumpkin, and Trader Joe's High Fiber cereal to my normal meals. The challenge is staying at my 100 carbs per day. If I go over, I go over. I think fiber is important. If I don't show any weight loss next week I will reevaluate. EAT NEW THINGS: I will blog more about this but I'm trying new things! I'm all about simple so nothing is really very complicated but it includes tofu, pumpkin, artichokes, TJ's soup, etc.