Lose It

bricin:

For one week… I will track my intake and exercise with Lose It.

I did this years ago while we were living in France. My food choices are a melancholy walk down memory lane. Baguette. Tranche de poulet. Cassoulet.

I’ll report back on the good, the bad, and the ugly. My initial impression is wow, this app is hard to use. But maybe once I have my food choices in I can dial this in a little better.

I have used LoseIt for roughly two weeks. Not every day and not perfectly, but 90%. The results:

  1. I eat too many carbs, usually 150-200 grams per day.
    2. No weight loss although I am confident my intake is cleaner when I record things.

Those carbs are sneaky little buggers. I like tomatoes a lot, carbs. Coconut water is a good drink for Crossfit; 15 grams. I don’t intend to give up health things like tomatoes or coconut. But that does mean I need to dial down the carbs elsewhere (hello beer, I’m talking to you).

The weight loss piece… well, I need to get leaner this month for a competition in October. So my goal: keep using LoseIt but also do weekly body measurements to see where the belly is trending.

#1st-of-the-month, #diet, #goal, #health, #weight

The weight loss challenge

My sister and I are starting a weight loss challenge. The stakes are
set and meaningful. The rules are simple: whoever drops the most
weight by June 20 wins. My official starting weight is 92.7 kilos. I weighed in this morning
at 92.5 which is more or less meaningless as I can vary as much as 1.5 
kilos from day to day.

My plan is to email and blog this competition as motivation to stick
to diet and exercise plans. I will not take extreme measures like
calorie counting or food measurement, I intend to get fit and lose
weight simply by eating a healthy paleo/primal diet. For exercise I
will focus on commuting more on foot. Susan and I talked last night
and noted that while living in Paris we walked between 3 and 5 miles
daily. Here, essentially zero.

#contest, #weight

The weight loss challenge

My sister and I are starting a weight loss challenge. The stakes are
set and meaningful. The rules are simple: whoever drops the most
weight by June 20 wins. My official starting weight is 92.7 kilos. I weighed in this morning
at 92.5 which is more or less meaningless as I can vary as much as 1.5
kilos from day to day.

My plan is to email and blog this competition as motivation to stick
to diet and exercise plans. I will not take extreme measures like
calorie counting or food measurement, I intend to get fit and lose
weight simply by eating a healthy paleo/primal diet. For exercise I
will focus on commuting more on foot. Susan and I talked last night
and noted that while living in Paris we walked between 3 and 5 miles
daily. Here, essentially zero.

#contest, #weight

Week in Europe eating like a pig

No workouts really. Tons of excellent food. Wine. Beer. And I am in at 90.6 kilos. Which is .2 kilos less than when I left. That’s close enough to be water fluctuation but I thought I was puffing up. 
Maybe all that walking is really magical.

#travel, #weight

Week in Europe eating like a pig

No workouts really. Tons of excellent food. Wine. Beer. And I am in at 90.6 kilos. Which is .2 kilos less than when I left. That’s close enough to be water fluctuation but I thought I was puffing up. 
Maybe all that walking is really magical.

#travel, #weight

Pre-Thanksgiving weigh in

This is a rest week and I need it with the nagging Achilles pull. I
weighed in at 90 kilos this morning. Let’s see how I do after a week
of sunshine and surfing. It’s not exactly balmy down south but it
should be sunny, yeah!

#weight

Weighing in

90.1 this morning. Not bad for a week in which I did virtually no
exercise and was so-so on my food. I have the last football game of the season today. Hopefully I can get
through that without aggravating my groin pull injury or tweaking my
Achilles tendon. Next week I plan to lift weights twice, walk
frequently, and maybe ride my bike for commuting. That should set me
up nicely for starting some light running the following week in Santa
Cruz.

The first week of December is marathon training. I’m still trying to
figure out where to put in a long run if I am skiing most weekends.

#november-goal, #weight