Body Transformation – Update 155
The times they are a-changin’ yet again. Only two more updates will be photographed in this kitchen. I also have only about two weeks to find the right gym in my new city.
By the way, does anybody want to buy this microwave?
Today’s Weight: 197.6 pounds, –0.4 pounds from last Wednesday (146.6 pounds lost)
Today’s Body Fat Percentage: Coming Feb 22 (first update in the new house)
Average Daily Calories for the Last 7 Days: 2,100
Most Calories in One Meal: The most calories in one meal this week goes to all of Saturday night. I had a reasonable dinner Saturday night (about 600 calories), but it quickly went downhill from there once my daughter and I got on the floor of our kitchen and started making chocolate chip cookies. I probably ate 6 cookies worth of batter (both cooked and uncooked), which worked out to around 500 calories. And don’t try to stop me from eating uncooked batter, either. Salmonella tastes really good.
Most Calories Burned in One Session: It definitely wasn’t yesterday as I felt terrible and skipped the gym entirely — first time in months. My best workout probably came over the weekend on Sunday. I always feel great when I get the chance to go to the gym over the weekend (no work, not rushed, etc) and the calories I burn reflect it. I spent 60 minutes in pain (a good pain) on the elliptical and burned at least 600 calories.
Most Repeated Workout Song: Coldplay – Paradise
Last week was a good week for counting calories.
What’s a good week, you ask? A good week is a week that’s incredibly boring. You eat around the same amount of calories every day and for a few special meals (some call them cheat meals, I call it living), you eat a little more than you normally do. At the end of this “good” week, you step on the scale and see that you’ve lost anywhere from 0-3.0 pounds.
Now, you repeat this week. Every week, every month, for the rest of your life.
I don’t mean to be all doom and gloom, but that’s how losing weight actually works. You need to expect it upfront. This is update #155, not #15. If you’re expecting to be done at #15, you’re already setting yourself up for failure before you even begin.
Make your next week a good week by starting to make plans for a good year or two.