Weight Loss Journal: October 5th

Weight Loss Journal - Oct 5 - SelfieIt has been six days since I’ve stepped on the scale and I’m beginning to feel a little nervous. I’ve spent the last several months trying to eat around 1,800 calories. Some days I’d go as high as 2,200 but I tried to keep those types of days to a minimum.

Over the past week I’ve been eating between 2,500 and 2,900 per day. I’ve been working out hard and my Fitbit says I’m still eating at a deficit but seeing those calories logged every day causes a little concern. Since I won’t weight in I really don’t have any way of knowing if it is causing me to gain weight.

I don’t appear to be gaining weight, although the mirror can be cruel at times, and I seem to have more energy (especially after a hard workout). It seems like things are going well but without some way to justify it with hard numbers, it is a tough pill to swallow.

I’m still struggling with my macros. It is almost as if I have to snack on chicken throughout the day, or skip vegetables at dinner, in order to keep my ratio of Protein to Carbs in check. Yesterday I wound up eating 180 grams of protein but it was only 26% of my intake. Carbs were sky-high at 275 grams with 45% of my intake. Fat was higher that it should have been with 70 grams at 26%.

Yesterday was Leg Day in the gym. It is the shortest of my gym sessions but it seems to be the most effective. I always wake up sore and fatigued the following day. On a side note, my wife tells me my ass is looking great these days (byproduct of squats, I suppose – but then again I’ve always had a nice ass. But I digress…. lol). I just wish I could figure out a way to make my other routines feel as effective.

Looking at yesterday as a whole, I felt pretty good. Given a bit more time I’m sure I’ll adjust and feel more comfortable with the thought of turning my back on the scale.


Hi There, My name is Walt White and as the name of this blog suggests, I am a Pennsylvania resident. In addition to having numerous hobbies that I discuss on my blog - I’m also the father of three little girls and a pitbull.

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