Ok, here we are at 5 weeks. Week 5 has been a good week week but not great. I did not take a day off and that is two weeks in a row without a day off. Drum roll please……
During the fifth week, I had a decent week of exercise. I walked a total of 49.6 miles and averaged 7.02 miles per day. I did not take a day off which makes two weeks of straight exercise. I did add in 3 sets of push up and setups every other day with 20-40 of them per set. This increase in strength exercises should add some to my weight maintenance because the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn.
The above image is the 7 day graph of the steps for week five. I walked 86,542 steps foe an average of 12,670 steps per day.
I burned 2349 Calories this week. That is over 2/3 of a pound lost for the week just through exercise. My calculations and the fit bit agree with this measurement.
My best day for exercise was Sunday. I did 42 miles this week and averages 6.2 miles per day.
I had 595 active minutes for the fifth week and averaged 93 minutes a day.
I consumed approximately 1600 calories per day and burned 3400. That means about 1/2 pound per day lost. This would be 3.5 pounds lost in a week.
Clearly, the Fitbit and my actual weight do not agree this week. The Fitbit said I should have lost approximately 3.5 pounds in a week. The first week I have lost a total of 16 pounds in 5 weeks and 4.9 pounds this week. That is an average of over 3 pounds a week. The weight loss is gradual so you can see I am doing it by combining exercise and calorie restrictions.
So how did I complete week three successfully. I continued to take in 30-45 grams of fiber and averaged 100-128 ounces of water. I maintained about 1400-1800 calorie per day. I reduce my candy intake this week but I could use more protein.
The one glitch I can see in my diet is that too many of my calories are in snack and too few are in my lunch meal. I would decrease the snack and dinner and add more to breakfast and lunch if I were making a suggestion to others. This has continued for 2 weeks. I need to find more time to eat launch.
My fiber consumption was 20-35 grams per day this week. I can tell a difference if I have less fiber. I am considerably more hungry.