hmm.. maybe I should have thrown some cranberries in there.
There were also Navajo tacos with hand-made fry bread, kidney beans, and tomato beefy goodness. Yum (but WTF was I thinking dealing with beans, fry bread and chutney AT THE SAME TIME?)
Meh. Suffice I need to take a basic knife skills class or grown another hand right quick. Thank Jeebus I'm not cooking anything tonight. Fix is going to wrangle a cheesecake and pie tonight while I'm out playing hooky with the new beau, about whom I've been dreaming which feels almost weird early in a relationship.
Today should be good in total.
Oh and my body composition percentage hasn't changed since my last check even though I've apparently gained 17 pounds. So... I think that means I've gained more muscle than fat overall but it's still not what I want at the moment. Now I just need to lose that same 17 pounds entirely of fat and I'll be satisfied.
I'm limiting myself to about 1600 calories a day doing as much cardio as I can stand at the gym along with lighter weights, higher reps to maintain muscle. According to the trainer I see, she says I'll be building muscle as I burn the fat. Frankly, I don't see how that will work. According to her, I'm moderately to very active which means I burn anywhere from 2400 to 3000 calories a day. I think I'm basically sedentary since I'm not exercising every day which means roughly 2000 calories a day for my age.
So, at 1500 calories a day, that' at least a 500 calorie deficit per day which is 3500 calories a week - one pound. By her calculations, I'm at a 900-1500 deficit a day which is 6300 to 10,500 calories deficit a day - 2 to 3.5 pounds a week. With a difference like that, how can I be building muscle at all? It seems more likely I'd be able to maintain what muscle I do have and burn through fat. he says I"ll be increasing my muscle mass? Guess I just don't believe it.
Also, 10,500 calories a week? Really? Well, I guess we'll see.
Stats from yesterday:
Body fat percentage: 19.6 (ew)
Total body fat: 37.7 (ew!)
Fat to lose: 14-18
Yeah, I'm aiming for about 10-12% body fat as my ideal. (Screw you if you don't think that's reasonable.) And about 12% is where I'll really stop and assess my health and appearance.
Weight this morning: 191
Bleh. I have to lose the fat equivalent of one of my cats.
Lastly lastly: Kindle 2 rumored delay
Darn, I was looking forward to ditching my entire library in early 2009. LOVE the whole e-book concept so much.
For Beloiters: 40 Beloit staff to be fired to balance budget! Sadness!