Tomorrow, my body-fat scale arrives!
In the meantime, I’ve been a good boy and have managed to follow my trainer’s recommendation to consume just under 2,000 calories per day… at least on average.
Oh, thank goodness for averages!
Through the beauty of averaging over the past 6 days, I’ve managed to gorge myself on a humungous shared ice cream sundae (8 scoops of ice cream, 8 toppings, bananas, and nuts), multiple servings of popcorn, homemade cornbread, bbq ribs, and still stay under 2,000 calories a day.
How did I do it?
Well, for just $19.95, you can order my… Extra water, extra tea, less juice and more solid fruit, and an absence of corn chips ‘n’ chocolate bars in the apartment, for starters. That, and frankly, just being aware of what I was eating and having to write it down on a chart.
From what I can tell (albeit with my roomie’s crappy, unreliable scale), I’ve lost about 2 pounds in 2 weeks… exactly my target. I hope to lose 15 pounds of fat by summertime (and I wouldn’t be averse to gaining about 5 pounds of muscle at the same time).
Interestingly enough, none of this is really part of a “New Year’s Resolution.” The impetus came when I got three free personal training sessions this month, and in my first one, my trainer unambiguously told me I’m fat. As goofy as it sounds, that was what triggered me to finally tell myself “Self! It’s really time to those love handles!”
And so far, my self is listening. Here’s hoping he’ll have a longer attention span than usual.