Today is the first day of week three. I averaged 1,782 calories a day last week, and lost a little under a pound. I’ve been struggling with water weight fluctuations quite a bit this past week, so I’m not too concerned about it.
I also took some updated measurements yesterday. In the last two weeks, I’ve lost 1/4 inch from my bicep, waist, thigh, and calf; and 3/4 of an inch from my hips.
Since Day 1 of this challenge, I’ve lost 7-8 lbs, 1/4 inch from my bicep, waist, thigh, 1/2 an inch from my chest, thigh, and calf, 2 and 1/4 inches from my waist, and 2 inches from my hips. Not too shabby, if I do say so myself.
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Weight: 131.2 lbs 131 lbs 126.4 lbs 123.6 lbs
Measurements (in inches):
Bicep 10.75 10.75 10.75 10.5
Chest 35 35 34.5 34.5
Waist 31 30 29 28.75
Hips 37 37 35.75 35
Thigh 22 22 21.75 21.5
Calf 14 14 13.75 13.5
I’m really happy with my progress so far. Although I’d rather not keep losing inches from hips, I’m happy to see my thighs finally start slimming a bit. They just weren’t budging. Now, I just need to get my next Bod Pod scheduled and hopefully see some real progress in terms of losing body fat.
Happy Thursday everyone!
Current step total: 1,724
It’s been one week since I started this challenge. Today, I officially begin week two. It’s also my first (and hopefully last) “restart” day.
At the beginning of week one, I shared my “before” stats. I wrote that I would check-in and update these weekly. I have a body fat assessment next week using a Bod Pod, so I considered postponing this update until then, but since I’m starting over, I wanted to do so with a fresh set of numbers.
I won’t draw any conclusions from these new stats just yet, other than to point out that I’m at the very least maintaining my current weight and measurements. While losing weight and inches would have been great, gaining weight and inches would have been worse, so I’m ok with the lack of change this week (especially considering just how much I’ve been eating). I haven’t been great about logging my food, but I did log everything I ate most days since Saturday, and let me tell you: I’ve been eating and drinking a lot. To excess really. I truly believe that if it weren’t for all the extra walking I’ve done this week, I likely would have seen my weight, and maybe even some of my measurements, increase. Whether I like it or not, I may have to consider making some diet changes sooner, rather than later. But, not today – today, I’m going to hit my step goal.
Weight: 131.2 lbs 131 lbs
Measurements: (in inches)
Bicep 10.75 10.75
Chest 35 35
Waist 31 30
Hips 37 37
Thigh 22 22
Calf 14 14
Current step total: 838
Current step goal streak: 0 days
Previous step goal streak: 6 days