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!