Week 8

Posted by Jen | Journal | Sunday 23 March 2008 2:37 am

I just finished 3 weeks of calorie cycling and I lost 3 and a half pounds in those three weeks.  I was shooting for a pound a week, so I guess my numbers are about right.

Today’s Weight: 140.
Last Week’s Weight: 141.

This week starts my 3 weeks of counting net calories. Basically, I am shooting for a weekly net average of about 1375.  So, on the days I exercise, I will be eating extra and then I will eat back the calories I burn (about 90% of them, at least.)  The best part is that I have a new heart rate monitor, so I can feel a little more confident about the exercise calories I am tracking.

Today, I ate 1662 calories.  I did a cardio and a strength training session, which burned about 304 calories.  That left me with a net calorie intake of 1358.  I’m right on track.  Personally, I think I like tracking net calories.  I start off every day eating 1350.  If I exercise, I get to eat a little more than day.  I like that.

My Tony Little Gazelle is getting a little too easy for me – I’m excited that the weather is starting to get warmer.  I am itching to get outside to go running.  I can only imagine how much harder that workout is going to be.  I can’t wait!