I’ve been doing this ‘training’ thing for a few reasons. First, I’m going to try mountain bike racing this year – scary, yet freaking fun! Second, I’m also going to run on a relay team, which will run almost 200 miles in the course of a day and a half. Again – scary, yet freaking fun! Third, I’m in the process of losing some extra, unwanted pounds.
During the first few weeks of my training I went total OCD on the weight loss part. I wore my BodyBugg all the time. I tracked every-single-thing I ate. I was obsessed with the ‘numbers’ aspect of it and made a spreadsheet. I entered in my calories burned and my calories consumed every day. I posted on Facebook my calorie burn, every day. And then…I got bored with it all.
I took off the BodyBugg and didn’t track my food at all last week. I still tracked my walking/running mileage and my biking. But I really let go of the micro-management of the weight loss part of the journey. My official weight-in day is today, Monday. I lost three and a half pounds last week, which is more then I have lost in one week so far! Yay for stopping the OCD and yay for the weight loss!