I slept in yesterday morning and went out to lunch with my husband and mother-in-law as a late birthday outing. We went to Chili’s, where I ordered the Guiltless Chicken Sandwich platter which consisted of a WW bun, about 4 oz. of grilled chicken breast with mustard, one cup of steamed veggies, and half a cup of black beans. Meals for the rest of the day were relatively on track, though I admit that I did have 2 more portions of my birthday cake (it was a light, spongy cake with whipped cream topping and fresh fruit–Asian cakes use more egg, less sugar, and less fat than American cakes–from the Taiwanese bakery, so I estimate that the calorie count was probably only 1/2 to 2/3 that of a typical Western fat-bomb).
We finished up the day with a date night out to see the Blue Man Group show at Universal Citywalk. The Blue Cult “medium” jeans (not the AG “skinny” ones) looked pretty good and free of muffin-top hip fluff, and my arms were definitely looking better than they were 2 weeks ago, so rock on, 2K3!
As for today, I took some measurements this morning now that I am 2 weeks into the TT challenge. Photos may have to wait until tomorrow morning as I am catching up on a ton of stuff today, have already eaten about 4 meals (so pics would be deceptively bloated), and cannot do a thing with my hair.
Weight is down 3.0 lbs, and some other key measurements are lower as well, most notably (and predictably) my chest, LOL. I left my Omron at work, so I’ll have to until tomorrow morning to check that. Using Durnin/Womersley 4-site skinfold equation to calculate my BF%, I got a reading of 24.51% today, down 2.45% from two weeks ago. I am using the D-W formula instead of the popular Jackson/Pollock formula because the 3-site J-P equation seems to skew VERY low on me, giving me BF% readings of 15.72% with my current skinfolds. The Durnin/Womersley formula might be high, but I find it more motivating to OVER-estimate my body fat percentage than to UNDER-estimate it. I also used the Navy’s circumference-based method to calculate my body fat and got 24.95%.
My mini-challenge for myself this week is to log every day into DietPower so the program can better predict my metabolic rate and to hit all of my workouts. I’ll also do as many of the official challenges Kyra posted at Pink Dumbbells as I can on my non-TT days. These include a push-up challenge, a junk food resistance challenge, and a 1-mile run.
All right…time for me to put on the workout shoes and get in some some bodyweight intervals and a bit of YF flexibility. My hamstrings and glutes are starting to complain about Friday’s workout, and I need to get some blood flowing back there.