I have now been back 13 days and have only now gotten the time to write this post
So I was either way over or way under on these days. Day 1 I was traveling west so gain extra hours. All but one of these days my calorie goal was over 2000. We did lots of walking but also lots of drinking 😉
Calorie goal 14929 | Calories consumed -46 (14975) | TDEE -1364 (16334)
These 6 days I was under my calorie goal for most of the time!
Calorie goal 18326 | Calories consumed -4048 (14276) | TDEE -5471 (19747)
The last three days of an amazing holiday. The last day was traveling east therefore losing hours, surprised I managed to stay under budget.
Calorie goal 7020 | Calories consumed -265 (6971) | TDEE -768 (7739)
I ate crap all holiday, the only veg I had was in my burgers. I started the holiday at 179.7lbs, I ended the holiday at 179.8lbs. No real gain or loss. Going on this, I think I was off on my logging as going by the figures I should have lost 2lbs. I’m happy that I didn’t really gain anything though.
I travel to the airport tomorrow (Tuesday) and fly out to Charlotte NC on Wednesday. While on holiday I aim to count my calories everyday and produce a post once home comparing calories in & calories out as well as my weight. Hopefully I won’t but on too much weight over the 13 days, I will be guessing a lot of my calories as I’ll be eating out for most meals and not trying to eat ‘healthy’.
I am starting to come to the realisation that I am in the 180’s rather than the 150’s. Using my scale in the living room I weight 186lb from 189lb a few days ago, however using the scale in the bedroom has me bouncing around 155lbs for ages. The boditrack machine at the gym had me at 192 this morning 🙁 I am going to monitor all 3 and have started getting comfortable with the fact that I weigh more than I thought I did. I sometimes think I am gaining more fat each and every day. My arms are starting to look like chubby baby arms etc.
With this in mind I NEED to make changes.
- No snacking at work
- Burn 2500-3000 calories on work days
- Burn 2000-2500 calories on exercise/none work days
- Burn 1600-1800 calories on sedentary days
- Bike 5k 3 times a week on the home exercise bike
- Really work on my running
- Be sensible with my food choices
That should be a good start.
Burn more than you eat and you lose weight – science – simple as that!
As you can see from my data above I went over my TDEE (CI) twice this week. If I calculate my CICO for the whole week I am below my weekly TDEE so all is good. Thursday (today) I did very little in the way of exercise so my CO is very low, at this present time I have only burnt 1700 calories but I have eaten 1944 calories. On Wednesday I had a footlong sandwich from subway + 600 calorie dinner + 2x root beers + donut and managed to remain under my TDEE for the day.
6 June – 12 June
Monday = 12.5hr shift CHECK
Tuesday = 12.5hr shift CHECK
Wednesday = 1 mile treadmill run SORT OF CHECK | Bodypump class | gym session CHECK HERE | 1.5 mile treadmill run
Thursday = 1 mile treadmill run | Insanity class | 6hr afternoon shift CHECK
Friday = 1 mile treadmill run | Bodypump class | 6hr afternoon shift CHECK
Saturday = 12.5hr shift CHECK
Sunday = 12.5hr shift CHECK
I ended up not doing much from this list in the end.
Total calories burnt = 20235
Average daily calories burnt = 2890
Total calories consumed = 14251
Average daily calories consumed = 2035
CICO = 855 daily deficit
Weight last week = 153.8lb (6/6)
Weight this week = 155.6lb (13/06)
Weight change = 1.8lb ⇑
I feel that my food was pretty good this past week. I have it down to the following:
- weight loss isn’t linear
- movement of scale (I went up to 177lbs at one point!)
- water retention
- possibly not being 100% accurate with logging
I bought new batteries for my food scale today so will be weighing EVERYTHING from this week on.
This weeks activities 13-19 June
Monday = rest day
Tuesday = 6hr morning shift
Wednesday = 1 mile treadmill run | gym class | gym session | 1.5 mile treadmill run
Thursday = 12.5hr shift
Friday = 1 mile treadmill run | Bodypump class | parents arriving!!!!!
Saturday = Tennis session am
Sunday = who knows