That was what the scale said this morning as it did yesterday so it's official. For the 3rd and last time in my life I'm back below 300 lbs. Not to put too much of a damper on this news but my "true" weight is still 304.4 according to the funky formula on my weight tracking spreadsheet that doesn't "realize" more than about 10% of your daily weight loss from one day to the next. It's a good thing though. It keeps it real. However, the number don't lie. My total caloric deficit for the past week and a half has been -13700 calories. And I've lost about 5 lbs. So, again Bez's formula for weight loss holds true. Less input + more output = weight loss. Plain and simple. The question is are we honest with our input and our output. I think for much of the Spring, I wasn't honest. Thankfully, though, I didn't baloon over about 307-310 and remained pretty flat from March to June.
Pony, yes, I log everything I eat. I use the usaeatfit.com website to log everything that passes my lips. And then I work with Catherine the Great as I like to call her who monitors all my inputs and outputs. She works through usaeatfit.com and sees everything I log. Then she provides input via e-mail or phone as to what I need to work on. She keeps me challenged and provides AWESOME tips for weight loss and sports nutrition. Oh, and I had her test my resting and base metabolic rate so that I have the very best estimate of my how many calories I burn in a day. Then, I just target what deficit I want to be at for the day. She has me aiming for a 1000 calorie deficit every day which is about 2 lbs of fat loss per week. Of course, if I'm gaining muscle mass, the total weight loss won't quite be 2 lbs a week. I'm happy and feel I'm getting what I want out of this if I lose between 1.5 and 2 lbs. per week.