A colleague at work asked me today if I’d lost weight since I started wearing the Bodylink. I told her yes I had, but unfortunately I found it again.
Coincidentally, the last 2 weeks have involved a lot of long hours covering for other people being on leave, and a lot less sleep than usual, while the calories haven’t gone over all that often, and the books all say I should be losing 1.5lb a week. The results are below.
Total loss since 18 March is back to only 1.4kg (3.1lb)
|Week 5:||149.5kg||- up 0.6kg||+1.3lb|
|Week 4:||148.9kg||- up 0.7kg||+1.5lb|
|Week 3:||148.2kg||- up 2.4kg||+5.3lb|
|Week 2:||145.8kg||- down 1.5kg||-3.3lb|
|Week 1:||147.3k||- down 3.6kg||-7.9lb|
|Starting weight was 150.9kg||332.7lb|
The exercise counts are now the adjustments MyFitnessPal makes between what it works out I’d burn as normal metabolic rate, and what the Bodymedia tells it I have burnt, so they’re back looking more normal.
|Week 4||Mon 8||Tue 9||Wed 10||Thu 11||Fri 12||Sat 13||Sun 14||Target|
|Week 5||Mon 15||Tue 16||Wed 17||Thu 18||Fri 19||Sat 20||Sun 21||Target|
So, what I can learn from this?
Obviously sleep is a factor, and from the work that got dropped on my desk this morning that’s not going to change in a hurry. Now one person is back on deck at work, there’s someone else gone on leave with no relief. So I can’t expect that to change, I’ll have to work around it. What I’m going to try for the next week is including meditation in my evening routine and see if that improves the result.
I also noticed that hydration levels are down, so I’ll also be tracking fluid consumption over the week, to see if that makes a difference. There were a couple of days where I dropped weight more than the normal variation, and the only pattern I could find was that they followed a day where I went over the calorie target, so the following day I was really low carb and very high raw. I might test that pattern again sometime in the next week or two and see if it results in the same kind of drop, because that could be useful. It might just be that they were also days when I found a dream job at my dream company and was working on putting my application together, so it could have been no more than the reduction in stress from having hope of a pathway out of my current situation. The only way to tell for sure is to test it, so I’ll keep you posted next week.