Calories ate: 2180
Calories lost through exercise: 596
Net calories: 1584
Exercise: Swimming – I swam 40 lengths of the local pool in about 40 minutes
I enjoyed swimming. I also enjoyed getting my exercise over and done with nice and early in the day.
Calories ate: 2236
Calories lost through exercise: 680
Net calories: 1557
Exercise: Ran 2.02 miles at an average pace of 11min 23sec per mile
I really struggled to control my eating today, for some reason I really had a case of the munchies!
The run was awful! As I ran through the park it transpired that there was an official race taking place, and suddenly I was surrounded by runners running twice my speed. I practically killed myself because I didn’t want to stop and walk in the crowd! Eventually I managed to turn down a different path. As such I ended up with my best time yet, by far! I can’t imagine I’ll beat it for quite a while! Something else I found helpful was doing the run nice and early, it was nice to have the exercise out-of-the-way for the day.
Calories ate: 1922
Calories lost through exercise: 347
Net calories: 1575
Exercise: Ran 2.02 miles at an average pace of 12min 3sec per mile
I’m definitely starting to struggle with motivation. It was a real struggle to get myself out and exercise. But I did it!
Calories ate: 2168
Calories lost through exercise: 611
Net calories: 1558
Exercise: Ran 2.02 miles at an average pace of 11min 58 sec per mile
Having learnt the advantage of doing my exercise early, I went running first thing. But, like last time I did this, I really struggled with the munchies! (As you can see from the number of calories I ate!). Luckily we did a LOT of walking so the app on my phone took lots more calories off because of the walking.
Calories ate: 1896
Calories lost through exercise: 408
Net calories: 1487
Exercise: Went to the gym and spent 10 minutes on the treadmill, 10 minutes on the bike, 5 minutes on the stair master and a quick round of the weights
I’m seriously starting to feel the enthusiasm dip as it’s getting harder to get out and exercise.
Calories ate: 2159
Calories lost through exercise: 440
Net Calories: 1719
Exercise: Went to the gym – 10 minutes on the treadmill, 10 minutes on the bike, 5 minutes on the stair master and a round of the weights.
Today was the hardest day I have ever had dragging myself out to do exercise. I got to the gym a lot later then normal and found it full of big muscled men and lycra covered women. And in comes chubby me! Still I did it!
Calories ate: 1969
Calories lost through exercise: 356
Net Calories: 1614
Exercise: Ran 2.04 miles at an average pace of 11min 11sec per mile
For some reason my motivation seemed to return today! I was really chuffed after running my first mile in under 10 minutes! (9 minutes 31 seconds to be exact!). Unfortunately I so knackered myself out doing that, that the second mile was really, really slow (hence the much longer average time). But it feels like I’m back on track.
Weight: 15st 13lb
Weight lost this week: 3lb
Total weight lost: 8lb
This week was definitely harder than last week, and I’m sure there are harder weeks to come. But I am finishing the week pleased with my progress. I even bit the bullet and joined the gym today!
Only 86 more days to go – wish me luck!
P.S. Carole also continues to do well.