Monday, 19 September 2016

End of Week 17 - Did you know?

Happy Monday everyone.

Did you know that the less you weigh, the harder you have to work to lose the same amount of calories?

Apparently in order to keep losing weight as you get fitter, you have to work harder or for longer.

For example, a 200lb person can work out for 30 minutes and burn say 400 calories, but a 150lb person working our for the same amount of time, may only burn 250 calories.

Think of it like this.  The 200lb person is carrying around excess weight so during their workout they use more energy to move around so will burn more calories.

The lighter person has less to carry around, so doesn't use as much energy during their workout.

So the lighter you get the harder or longer you have to work out.

Hence why I have steadily increased my work out intensity and seem to be maintaining a small but steady weight loss.

Here's the workout week, you can see that my calorie burn had dropped, but by upping the intensity of the work out - it went back up again.


Weigh in time.

Start Weight
220 lb

Weight end of Week 16
192 lb

Weight this Week
190.5 lb

Weight Loss
1.5 lb

Weight Loss Total
29.5 lb

So, last weeks weight loss wasn't a blip on the weighing scales, and they weren't broken LOL!

I'm almost at my half way point!!  Yay!

And I went up one more on the Fitness level to 50.  I think only another 2 and I will be of High Average Fitness, considering I started this journey at poor fit, I'm not doing too bad :-)

You'll notice I did miss a couple of days workout. Think I will make Monday's my I don't need to if I don't feel like it day :-)

Thursday, however, I spent 2 1./2 hours in the garden weeding - so up and down, up and down :-) Felt like a good work out to me!

Weather is definitely changing here, the leaves are starting to turn, so Autumn is on it's way.  Let's hope that Winter doesn't come to soon though :-)

Quote of the Day.

"Great things are not done by impulse,
but by a series of small things brought together."
Vincent Van Gogh

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful Karon! Slow and steady are also more likely to stay off. It is a wonderful thing you are doing for your health. Keep it up!

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