Finally I Manage To Lose Weight. Closing In On 210lb. Need To Reduce My Caffeine Intake And Get Over Coke Zero Addiction.
Hurray! According to the Withings scales I’m down 0.7lb from last week. It’s only taken me 4 weeks, but I’ve finally managed to get below my starting weight of 211.9lb.
Slow progress indeed, but progress nonetheless.
I’ve start using MyFitnessPal.com to monitor what I eat. I try to put down everything I eat down, but I go through binging phases where I quite literally lose count of what I’ve eaten.
One cool feature of the Fitbit Ultra is that it integrates seamlessly with MyFitnessPal.com.
I’ve noticed that the calorie readings on the FitBit Ultra seem a little inaccurate and MyFitnessPal automatically adjusts them to a more realistic level.
589 calories burned for a 4.2 mile run is a little on the slow side, but it’s better to underestimate calorie expenditure than over estimate it.
Although any loss is good, I’m still too fat for a runner. I’ve noticed that it’s difficult to run when you’re carrying an excess of even 10lbs with you.
One thing I’ve learnt this week is that I intake far too much caffeine. I have at least 10 cans of Coke Zero a day. One 330ml can of Coca Cola zero contains 45mg of caffeine.
I’m having at least 450mg (and that’s before I could my energy supplements which have 250mg each).
Some days I’m having over 1g of caffeine alone. No wonder I’m having trouble sleeping at night.
I hate the edginess of a caffeine buzz too. I need to cut that out from now on.