- May 5th through May 11th, 2017
- Weight: 341.9 lbs. (-2.5 (sprint) / -2.5 (release) / -17.5 (total))
So, down 2.5. There have been some personal issues (family health), which would normally have thrown me off my game, but I managed to avoid them.
I did this by breaking my longer sprint into… days. In a mantra not unlike the followers of a 12-step program, on my hard days I just had to tell myself – I have to move 1000 calories today. No diet sodas… today. And it worked. The exception was on Sunday, Mother’s Day, as I was on the road all day, and only did 1000 calories of moving.
There were a few occasions when being home to eat before 8 was impossible, but this is imperfect – I had to make a choice between less-healthy food or eating slightly after 8. I chose to eat a little later.
This also changed my workout schedule and regimen, so I walked more the past week. Changing this has me with more sore muscles, especially in my lower legs
So basically I expected a little slower, and am pleased at 2.5 lost.
None – I think I’m going to slow down changes to each release, so I have time to see how changes affect progress, unless something big happens.
User Stories: As someone trying to lose weight as part of a healthy lifestyle transformation…
- Epic – As part of a healthy lifestyle, I need to be at a healthy weight, so…
- I stop consuming calories at 8 PM, because my body stores unspent calories overnight as fat.
- I don’t have second helpings at meals, because this adds significant calories without exploring new tastes. Even bottomless french fries (sigh).
- Epic – As part of a healthy lifestyle, I need to be fit, so…
- I want to burn an extra 1,200 calories each weekend day, as measured by the watch’s “Move” activity, to ensure that I am getting exercise and pushing myself more on weekends.
- I want to burn an extra 1,000 calories each weekday, as measured by the watch’s “Move” activity, to ensure that I am getting exercise and maintaining a minimum level of activity.
- I book at least 30 minutes of exercise daily, as measured by my watch’s “Exercise” activity, to ensure that I am getting exercise.
- Epic – as part of a healthy lifestyle, I need to avoid unneeded chemicals, especially in my drinks, so…
- I don’t drink diet sodas, to avoid any side-effects of such, and to not try to fool my body that it’s getting extra calories.
- I do not drink alcohol at home, because the calories add no nutritional value to my body. For social occasions out, I give myself license.
- Epic – As part of a healthy lifestyle, I need to keep myself rested and learn to handle stress, so…
- I get to bed in time to get at least 7 hours of sleep per night, because when I don’t my body tries to substitute calories for rest