Monday, August 1, 2011

Day 50 - My turn

Math time! Over 5 days I burned 9753 calories per my heart rate monitor, add in my BMR (what I burn just living and breathing) of 2500 per day, MFP gives me 2900, I’m going a little lower.
Subtract out calories eaten and I get a 12250 calorie deficit. Now if it takes a deficit of 3500 calories to lose a pound, I should have lost 3.5 lbs.
How much did I lose? 0
How much did I gain? 3 lbs.
I declare 3-a-days over.

I sent an email to Brent laying it out for him, since he never listens when I talk. Its not like I’ve never lost weight before in my life, I know it’s possible. I lost 65 pounds before, and had a loss every single week for an entire year, never once gained. And NEVER exercised as much as I have been now. I just want to go back to that. I want to count my calories, exercise 2-4 times a week, when I feel like it. At my weight the nutrition should do the work for me.

Brent read my email, said he had an idea, but didn’t have time to talk about it until tomorrow. Big surprise there. I’m not bringing my exercise clothes to work tomorrow. I’m just not doing it. I will go to Boot Camp class on Monday and Wednesday and I will exercise on the weekend on my own. This everyday crap is over. If he can’t get that by now, then it’s really over.

I know its day 50 here on the blog, but that is since he started with his 85lb goal. I have been exercising every single day with him for just about 3 months now, since May 9th. I have missed only a handful of days due to work or injury. I have lost 12 lbs in that time. Uncool.
I did everything he asked for 11 weeks, its my turn now. I got this.


  1. You do got this, and I think you're body is gonna start to let go of some serious pounds once it starts to heal. I'm still in awe of what you've done btw rockstar staus in my book. I <3 you.

  2. I think that you need to try what worked before for you since you had success. I continue to be amazed at the amount of exercise that you have done. You will get there, I believe it. One way or another, you are going to get there.

  3. AND I think you should be able to have a life while you do it! One outside of the gym!

  4. I'm with ya Katie! You have gotten a lot from working with Brent, You've gotten stronger, and you've developed energy levels you didn't have before. And the greatest thing you've gotten from him is the knowledge of what you're capable of! That being said, I think you're right. It's time to take the things you've learned from him, add it to the things you already knew, and create what works for you! And when you do this, I have a very strong feeling that the results are going to be amazing!!!

  5. Sometimes the trainers are just not realizig that you are an individual and you can't be compared to others that he's worked with in the past and he should listen to you. I think that you are right on track with doing it on your own for a little & seeing how that goes:)