Thursday, February 09, 2006

Week One check in!

Well, I've been doing my new diet & exercise plan for one whole week now. Here's the lowdown:

Starting Stats:
weight: 172.6 lbs.
body fat: 39.5%

Super Bowl party (see Feb. 6 entry)
KFC (But I only had chicken strips! I WANTED extra crispy chicken breasts and mashed potatoes and a buttermilk roll--three cheers for willpower!)
McDonalds (But I only had chicken selects, 1/2 my fries, and 1/2 my Hi-C soda! I WANTED a quarter pounder with cheese and a Dr. Pepper and chocolate-dipped ice cream cone--three more cheers for willpower!)

14 miles/4 hours, 40 minutes (approx. 40 minutes a day)

current weight: 170.0 lbs.--2.6 pounds lost!
current body fat: 37%--2 percentage points lost!

YES! Measurable success!! Two pounds a week is fine by me. At this rate I will be at my target weight by the beginning of September. It sounds like it's a long way away, but at the rate time's going, it'll feel like, two weeks from now...


Rebecca said...

Wonderful progress!

Do you go to the nutritionist to get your body fat measured or do you have a fancy scale that does it?

Alison Strobel Morrow said...

Fancy scale. :) We got it from Bed, Bath, and Beyond as a wedding gift. They're not that expensive, really--I think it was around $80. Very handy when you are doing strength training, because you don't normally lose weight, but your fat gets burned and you gain muscle, so you can see the fat % going down even when your weight is staying about the same.