Sunday 18 July 2010

Weekly roundup

(as inspired by Laura)

It's been a while since I posted the weekly numbers roundup, probably since before we went skiing and I had a couple of months of enforced rest and wasn't feeling like shouting about it.  So, given that my current crusade is still to get back on track from when my weighing scales broke back in June of last year it's time to start finding more ways to help keep myself on the path.  That problem with the scales was quite a blow to my maintenance and getting back the 5kg that I'd put on without knowing it (mm, that's how much the old scales were under-reporting by!) has been slow work with a couple of set-backs along the way.  I'm almost back to where I thought I was before I discovered the scales were broken, but I want to finish getting there and work on body fat loss so the last remaining wobbly bit stops being quite so wobbly.

Here goes...

Last week:-
Exercise count: 8
Exercise time: 07:14
Exercise kcals: 3,856
Kcals difference from loss for the week: +185
Kcals difference from maintenance for the week: -3315
(+ is excess vs. quota, - is deficit below quota)

Day Quota Exercise Total Consumed Difference Difference for Week
1291 286 1576 1602 26 26
1285 821 2106 2388 282 308
1291 482 1773 1867 95 402
1289 374 1663 1427 -236 166
1290 850 2140 1880 -260 -94
1290 502 1792 2128 336 242
1288 1288 1231 -57 185
Total 9024 3316 12340 12525 185

Since 15th June 2009:-
Exercise count: 301
Exercise time: 204h
Exercise kcals: 111,160

It's been a slightly disappointing week.  I've not seen the results I should have given the numbers above.  I have been honest (god knows, I know how important that is, go see my article on how to lose weight)  and I've actually done more exercise than I'd usually do.  Normally, I'd do 3x weights, 1x swim or run during the week and something at the weekend.  This week I've done 3x weights, 1x big swim and 4x cycles.  So, the lack of loss may well be due to the fact that I've been eating more (still keeping pretty much to the quota allowed for loss, including the kcals earned through exercise) so there's more in transit when I'm weighing in the morning.  this means I -should- see a comparitive loss next week of the correct amount (i.e. 500g or 1lb) as there'll be roughly the same amount in transit but I should have lost the right amount of fat.

Today goes like this (a rest day, the only one this week!):-
B - toasted wholegrain seeded Food Doctor bagel with Marmite and a poached egg
L - salad; tuna, mango, chilli, lime and iceberg lettuce
S - half a banana and strawberries
D - salad; chicken breast, new potatoes, plum tomatoes, romaine lettuce and  boiled egg

Calories (kcal)
[kcals to maintain weight (inc. exercise)
Protein (g) 111.1 (35.1%)
Carbohydrate (g) 143.1 (42.4%)
Fat (g) 31.7 (22.6%)
Fibre (g) 16.6
Fruit & Veg 7.1


  1. >>I've actually done more exercise than I'd usually do<<

    Have you considered that you're holding water? Surely a given, considering you've increased volume and have changed your weights routine. Plus if you're eating properly to sustain the exercise (which you are), then your body will also increase glycogen stores. Again, more water.

    I replied to this on your 7 week challenge thread already, but thought I'd add it here as I know how disheartening it can be when you've done things by the book and still haven't lost weight. Stick with it chick. When you've only got a bit to lose, and are doing the amount of training that you do, it's bound to be slow. You're doing the right things for the results that you want though - it just takes a lot of consistency and commitment over time to change body composition.


  2. Hey Alison, thanks for that little kick up the bum there :o) I reckon you're pretty much on the money there, lots of factors involved in doing more exercise. I forget that even though I've been weight training for just over a year now, adding in whacking great loads (for me) more intervally-style cardio is going to make a difference.