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Day 007: Week 1 Summary

Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets.
Nido Qubein

Weight 282.4  Calories ?


The first week I’ve lost ten pounds.  I’m sure much of it is water but I’ll take that.  If it is water that means it could come back just as fast so I have to be careful.  I’ve avoided the triggers and actually counted every calorie that I’ve eaten for a week.  It’s getting easier.

With this jump-start I still plan to lose 8 pounds a month.  Since I’ve dropped this I expect to lose six more by the end of January.  This is fantastic.  Now I plan to start hitting the gym.  Once the weather breaks I’ll be on the bicycle every day.  I have complete confidence that I will drop this weight.

So far I’ve been focusing on calories instead of quality and starting today I’m going to start working on eating better quality of foods.  Plus I’ll be going to the gym and starting exercise.  Probably the treadmill and a light round on the machines.

To the right is a pic of my screen from Weightbot.  It’s a great app for the iPhone.  I use that and Fatwatch to keep track of the weight.  Fatwatch has better graphing capabilities plus it uses

From Fatwatch’s website, “You cannot control your weight if you aren’t aware of how it is changing. Beyond recording the readings from your scale, FatWatch computes a moving average so that you can see the real trends behind the day-to-day shifts in your body weight.”


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Posted by on January 7, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Planning on using a couple apps for my iPhone/iPad to keep track of weight.  The first is Weightbot.  It is a slick looking app and the other is Fatwatch.  Both do the basic keeping track of the weight but they differ in how they parse the results. FatWatch uses mathematics to compute a moving average and your daily energy deficit/surplus. I like both and will be posting the graphs from both.

Another iPhone app I will use is Everyday.  It takes a picture of you every day and then creates a movie.  Assuming I actually lose the weight it will be an interesting way to show the progress.

For cycling I will use Cyclemeter.  The app uses GPS to map out where I’ve ridden.  It tells me distance, average speed, max speed, and elevation.  This allows me to post the actual rides that I’ve been on. It’s easy.  I just toss it into a ziploc and turn it on, stuff it into my back jersey pocket and ride.  When I’m don’t I stop it and examine my workout

The technology will help, I’m the only one that is holding back.  I need to get my ass in gear and HTFU (Harden the Fuck Up).

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Posted by on December 10, 2012 in Uncategorized


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