My friend Chris liked to make fun of me when I would use my Bodymedia to track my calories or see where I was in my calorie burn. Whenever he heard the beep he would tell me to stop playing with my cyborg implant.
Well, I finally took his advice.
The Bodymedia has been a great device to use. It has shown me pretty much what I burn in a day whether I am lazy or very active. It has given me great insight into the way my body works. But I don’t want to be strapped with an armband for the rest of my life so I have decided to give it a go without it. That means I will have to use math to figure out what I should be eating. Thankfully, I have my BMR formula which makes it easy to know the minimum I should be eating. On top of that, I know how many calories I burn on a day where I exercise vs. on a day when I don’t. This gives me a great idea of what i can eat and still be at a deficit. It obviously won’t be as “simple” as the device telling me what I should eat. Sometimes I may be at a 1200 or 1500 calorie deficit and other days I may be only at a few hundred. But at least I will always be at a deficit and it is something I can do without the aid of a device or paying a monthly fee.
The other nice thing is that I can always start it up again if I find it necessary. I don’t think I’ll need to, though. I lost weight without it before and I am pretty sure I can do it again.
Monday brought me back to where I should be. I didn’t run but I did go to the gym and do my strength training and circuit training. It felt good to get back in there and I was able to increase my weight in pretty much all of my lifts. Hopefully I won’t have any issues for a while with feeling sick or lightheaded or being too damn lazy.
Breakfast – Protein shake
Snacks – Protein bar and coconut bars
Lunch – Chicken quesadillas
Dinner – Chicken sandwich and potatoes