Today's weight - 196.4
Chest - 42.5
Waist - 35.5
Hips - 45.6
I lost a total of 1 pound this month... *wah wah wahhhh*
It is not even worth posting a monthly picture of myself because it looks just like the January picture. My measurements did not change except for .15 in my hips.
I have been counting my calories and have been trying not to exceed 1600 calories. I thought I was doing fairly well, but now looking back at my food journal I see that I only met my goal about half the time. My average daily calorie intake was around 1900 for the past month. This intake would be ehhh/okay IF I had an active lifestyle, but my days mostly consist of working in front of the computer (some days I don't even leave my house) and I have not been exercising regularly. I am ashamed to say that over the past month I only exercised six times (Yeah, major fail on the Les Mills Combat schedule). So, my weight loss (or lack thereof) makes sense. Here I will show you the math.
First I calculated my Basal Metabolic Rate here which was 1658 (calories burned if I slept all day). Then I multiplied that number by 1.2 (because I am sedentary). This equals 1990 calories burned per day.
1990-1900 = 90 calorie deficit each day (average) x 27 days = 2430 calorie deficit for the month.
3500 calories in a pound so 2430/3500 = .7 pounds lost
Since I did exercise those six times, that is probably why my weight loss is a pound instead of .7 lbs. If I would have stuck to the Les Mills Combat schedule (cardio kickboxing five times per week) then my weight loss would have probably been closer to 3.7 pounds. If I would have stuck to my daily calorie goal plus fitness goal then my weight loss would have been approximately SIX pounds! Six pounds is pretty good for someone who sits in front of the computer working all day. Just think what my weight loss could be if I got up during my 15 minute breaks and walked around the block or up and down the stairs. Fitness experts have said that it is the small changes that will make big differences like parking further from the store, taking the stairs, etc. I should totally start doing some of those things.
I sure hope this post motivates me to stick my goals and make better choices during February. It is obvious that reaching my weight loss goal is going to take a while...
How did you do during the month of January?