2006 C1D14: Two Weeks

Day 14 on my current program with Kim. As of yesterday, I have been spot on with my diet for 13 days straight, checked off every scheduled workout in my printed booklet, and am getting pretty consistent losses in body fat as a result.

Start (2/8/06): 140.0 lbs, 21.5% bf
Week 1 (2/15/06): 137.4 lbs, 20.5% bf
Week 2 (2/21/06): 136.4 lbs, 19.0% bf

I think it’s time to switch from chicken to some of the approved seafood I bought this weekend, however, as I’m starting to feel some hankering for foods outside of the 4 planned meals I bring to work every day. A preemptive injection of dietary variety is in order.

My legs are very tired today. My hamstrings are killing me already from yesterday’s workout, and this morning’s cardio completely wasted them. I’m going to dust off the Yoga X dvd tonight and try to stretch my muscles out a little.

Tomorrow I have to take progress photos and measurements and email them to Kim so he can make program adjustments if necessary. Fortunately, Chris will still be out of town in the morning, so I can take my usual 3 dozen or so test pics in the living room unobserved, LOL.

Robo-Maggie is definitely back in terms of commitment to diet and exercise.


2/21 Report
(*Diet and workout details omitted by agreement with trainer)

Meals – On plan
Water – 16 cups
Supplements – On plan

Regular (Non-Plan) Daily Supplements – multivitamin with iron, calcium 600 + D

13 days down, 71 more to go!


Weights – Done
Cardio – Done

The Awful Truth:
1. Was too tired last night to make up the cardio session I had to skip Monday night.

Brownie Points:
1. Made up Monday cardio session this morning.
2. Down another pound this week.

Short-term Goals:
1. Work on paper doll sketches.
2. Fix remaining issues with Joomla migration at Pinkdumbbells.com.
3. Locate new Events module for PDB.
4. Upgrade Community Builder component at PDB.
5. Set up archived version of The Training Journal forum at PDB from Hershey Girlรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs backup.
6. Upgrade WordPress to 2.0.
7. Do a bit more cooking.

6 thoughts on “2006 C1D14: Two Weeks

  1. Hey Maggie,

    A couple questions for you:

    1. How are you measuring your body fat?

    2. Can you tell me how many calories you’re ingesting per day, or is that not allowed?
    (Don’t need specific dietarty info, just the total number)

    3. Do you know how many calories you’re burning through exercise each day? Is that information you can share with me?


  2. Hi Maggie,

    Glad to hear you are making progress with your new program :claplow:, but to be honest, it is such a bummer not to get the details on your fitness or workouts anymore:???:. I’m glad you are using a trainer to help you get on track and aid motivation, but it’s kind of illogical that they won’t let you share the info. Truth is, they probably aren’t reinventing fitness or nutrition fundamentals you’ve already put here on your site already, but they obviously just want to you to protect their craft, as a competive advantage. The amazing thing is, if they let you share more about your experience, they would actually attract many more clients. But I know they can’t see it that way.

    Your site has proven that sharing openly is an empowering thing for all involved, both you and us; your trainers who disallow sharing have that backwards. If they allowed the sharing it would help them, not harm them. โ—

    Oh well, glad your making progress, just sad to lose the detail. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    ๐Ÿ˜• phil

  3. Jessi – 1) I’m using an Omron body fat analyzer (handheld) for my readings right now. It’s just easier than calipers for me, and it at least tells me my general body fat movement trend. I’ll probably do caliper measurements, too.

    2) Looking at your blog entries, I’d say that I’m averaging 200-300 calories more per day than you are right now. I’m eating more or less identical meals every day and do not take cheat meals at this time.

    3) My exercise calorie burn ranges from 300-600 calories a day on average–a pretty typical amount for anyone doing the classic weightlifting + cardio machine thing. I’m not training for any sports or doing any “extras” right now besides the occasional bit of yoga.

  4. Phil–Unless I’m greatly mistaken, I’ve got nearly 2 years of detail already posted on this site. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I wish I could post my program, but honestly, I understand why so many trainers have confidentiality agreements with their clients.

    This IS their livelihood after all, and the amount of free information out on the web has made most of us believe that all knowledge should come free of charge. For every new client who might sign up with a trainer based on another person’s detailed journal of their experience, there are dozens of others who would simply copy the meal plans and workout routines verbatim without ever contacting the trainer at all. There are plenty of freely-offered diet and exercise plans in every fitness magazine and site for those who don’t want to hire an expert for a custom plan.

    Also there is the matter of liability, in many cases with customized programs designed to achieve very dramatic results, the diet and workout instructions given to someone like me based on my current level of fitness and state of health may cause issues for someone who is just starting out with exercise, on certain medications, allergic to certain foods, or working through injuries or health conditions I do not have. I sign a waiver absolving each trainer of any fault in the event that I suffer an injury while following their program, but if an unknown blog reader got hurt trying to emulate my customized program, the trainer has no protection against liability in this lawsuit-mad country of ours.

    In a weird way, I guess it would be like sharing a prescription drug with a stranger without knowing anything about their medical history.

    Mostly, though, I think it’s about the money.


  5. Thanks for all the info Maggie! I love watching your progress. It’s encouraging to me that we’re seeing similar results right now, because from what I know of you, you stick to your plan and ulimately get amazing results. I hope the same will be true for me.

    And also thanks for swinging by my site! Hope you become a frequent visitor. Nothing like a lot of readers to keep me accountable. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I know, I know…I’m actually just giving you props for your philosophy of sharing. It’s pretty cool, rather rare, and very appreciated.

    I learn a great deal from your blog, and Julie Berg’s blog. Informative and motivating. A great gift.


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