Is it really Wednesday already? It feels like I just did Wednesday Weigh-in, and now it's already due again. Today is the start of week five of my calorie counting experiment. My weigh-in was another good one:
I was down another 2 pounds on the scale, bringing me back into the 140's. I am so happy to see the 140's again! When I reach 144, I will no longer be in the "overweight" category, so that is my next big milestone to look forward to. My waist measurement was the same as last week; and my body fat was down by 0.7%, so I was happy to see that.
I'm surprised to see that I've consistently lost two pounds per week for the last three weeks, and one pound the first week (so today's weigh in brought my total to seven pounds in four weeks). I thought it was going to take forever to get back to my goal, but it's going much smoother than I expected. I'm still doing really well with the calorie counting, so I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing.
My goal for last week was to get in a 20-30 mile bike ride, in order to help prepare for the Tour de Troit coming up quickly. And I did it! I rode 30 miles on Thursday. I also did the stair stepper once this week, several walks, and a few more bike rides (biking total was 66.6 miles this week!). I'm feeling really good; and getting real enjoyment recently out of cycling makes me feel almost back to "normal" as far as the depression after my running injury. Mentally, I was in a really bad place after re-fracturing my fibula, and cycling has helped a lot!
My legs were definitely feeling tired today, so I made it a rest day. I wish I'd have saved a long bike ride for today, though, because it was much cooler outside (78 degrees--haha, that actually felt nice compared to the 90's we've had for about a week). And it was overcast all day. I did take Joey for a walk through the marsh so he could run off leash, though, and then I took him to the boat launch to swim.
Having Joey is almost like having another child to entertain during the day ;) He has missed having the kids home the past two days while they've been in school. When we walked to the bus stop to pick up the kids after school, Joey got really excited to see the bus coming down the street.
Yesterday, the buses were SO late getting the kids home. I waited at Noah's stop for almost 45 minutes before the bus dropped him off. And at Eli's stop, I waited for an HOUR. When it was 25 minutes late, I got a text from the school saying that the buses were running a little behind because there was a car accident on the main road. But I didn't know how long it would be, so I just stood at the bus stop with Joey and waited. Things were much smoother today, both in the morning and the afternoon. The bus routes are much longer this year, though, so I may just start picking the kids up from school.
Tomorrow is our first cross country practice. I'm nervous to get started, but definitely excited for the season. When I got my certification a couple of years ago, I thought it would be really great to be able to help kids get into running at an early age; and now I'm actually getting that chance! My only goal is to get them to enjoy it enough to want to keep doing it. Since they are all second, third, and fourth graders, most of them haven't had any experience with running for sport. Crossing my fingers that all goes well!
I have a question for you My Fitness Pal users... Jerry has his Fitbit synced with MFP. He doesn't do a lot of "formal" exercise, but he gets in a lot of steps every day (about 12,000-15,000). My Fitness Pal adds in extra calories for his exercise, which is good; so, he eats those extra calories, and usually has a little leftover. Then, the following day, most of those calories that he was given were taken away, and it shows that he went over his calories!
It's kind of hard to explain. For example, his calorie goal is 1800 per day; the Fitbit might give him an extra 800 calories, so on MFP, it looks like 1800 - 2200 (his food intake that day) + 800 (the Fitbit calories) = 400 remaining. THEN, the following day, when he looks at that log, it will have changed to something like 1800 - 2200 + 200 = -200.
I have my Fitbit set up with my MFP account, and I've never had that problem. Do any of you know what is going on, and how to fix it? He wants to stay within his calories, but he never knows what his target is until the next day! Thanks in advance for any insight :)