Sunday, January 16, 2011

8 lbs in One Week

A week ago, when I began my foray into IF (intermittent fasting), I weighed in at about 128 lbs. Now, that doesn't sound like a lot, but I'm pretty short (5'2"), so I was looking quite soft. Well, I'm proud to announce that after 1 week of IF, a sensible meal plan, and a few hours total in the gym, I now weigh 120 lbs.

According to my Tanita body fat scale, I went up briefly this week from 28.5 to just over 30 (as I flushed water weight most likely) and was down to 27.5 when I woke up this morning. Now, I have no idea how accurate these scales are, but what I am shooting for is a downward trend. When I get leaner I will get the trainers at the gym to do a caliper measurement to see where I stand.

I know a good deal of my weight a week ago was water weight, but I am feeling thinner and lighter and already fitting into jeans that were too tight just a week ago. I don't look like the woman in this picture...yet...but I'm happy with my progress.

Today's Update:
Squats (just enough rest to remove weight from the bar)
95 lbs x 20 reps
85 x 15
75 x 10
65 x 10
55 x 12
45 (just the bar) x 12

Leg Extensions (very little rest between sets)
100 lbs x 10
85 x 10
70 x 8
55 x 6
40 x 5
25 x 3 (I was D.O.N.E.)

Decline sit-ups with 20 lbs on chest, then 10, then 5, then bw until I couldn't do any more.

15 mins at 3.5-3.8 w/moderate incline


Rotisserie chicken leg and thigh
half of a yam

Braised chuck roast
sauteed brussels sprouts

9 pm (last meal yet to be consumed as it's only 7 pm as I write this)
1 cup cottage cheese w/frozen banana pieces

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