So our first weight-in (30 days in) was Monday, February 11th. I’ve had some success at this point and wanted to share some progress, stats and thoughts.
I believe I mentioned in my initial Biggest Loser post that I was planning to track my daily meals (using the desktop/mobile application MyPlate by Livestrong and my running activity using the Nike+ desktop/mobile app.) Looking at the numbers is a way to keep it interesting and of course, visual. I find I look forward to tracking my exercise every day to see how it affects my calorie count.
So as of this Monday morning, Februrary 11th I was down 18.6lbs. My starting weight was 222.2 and my 1-month weight was 203.6. Pretty drastic. Mind you, Sunday, the night before the weigh-in I played 2 hockey games in a row and I woke up early to run 5 miles and do a few minutes in the sauna. The morning following the weigh-in I had gained back 3.5-4lbs. of water weight. Winner of the 1st weigh-in won $50, recouping their entry money along with a $20 profit. Amazingly, I was bested by a guy who lost 21lbs. in the first month.
I began the competition with a goal of losing 20lbs, which would be a 3lb. improvement on my 2nd place finish in 2012. With two full months of the competition left, I think that goal is in sight. In realistic terms and considering the water weight loss that contributed to my 18.6lb. 1-month weight in, I’ve really lost about 14-15lbs so far. Still not too shabby.
With no further adieu, here are some of my numbers to this point. Nike+ isn’t quite as accurate when running on a treadmill, most days I ran 5 miles or just over/under.