Month 8 Update

Month 8 – 23rd February 2012 to 22nd March 2012

Starting Weight 288.9lb –  Closing  weight 278.4lb – Weight loss of 10.5lb

Starting BMI 38.3  – Closing BMI 36.9 – BMI drop of 1.4 points

Exercise Stats

21 days featured a ride on the bike, for a total of 32h45min,

Average speed 14.8 mph

Miles Rode 483.57 (only 105.30 of which being indoor miles)

Calories Burned 32,306 ( or the equivalent of  9.23lb of fat! – Once again, I’ve been eating some of the calories back.   I’ve also amended the calorie burn figures using a couple of handy power calculation plugins in Sportstrack3, which take the existing speed, incline and HR data from the Garmin, add in weather details (i.e. wind speed and direction) and muscle efficiency data factor and come up with a power output.   This it then used to provide a more accurate calorie information – one that is substantially lower than the figures calculated by the garmin – hence the greatly reduced burn figure this month.

Did well on the riding front, good mileage, if a little less than the prior month – the cold took it’s toll early doors,  but since then I’ve been able to stay mainly on the road and off the trainer, hence the reduced average speed.   And – I finally cracked the 20 stone mark.   Next goal – 17 stone – or 238lb for the former colonials 107.5kg for the continentals.

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Month 5 – Ride and Diet Review

Month 5 – 23rd November 2011 to 22nd December 2011

Starting Weight 319.4lb –  Closing  weight 305.0lb – Weight loss of 14.4lb

Starting BMI 42.3  – Closing BMI 40.4 – BMI drop of 1.9 points

Exercise Stats

21 days spent on the bike, for a total of 24h46min,

Average speed 13.1 mph

Miles Rode 323.4

Calories Burned 31,588 ( or the equivalent of  9.00lb of fat! – a 62.67% contribution to the overall weight loss this month)

A little slower month than month 4, a few less rides, and a few less calories.   On the other hand, it’s reassuring that my average speed has increased a bit,  and at least i’m still managing 2 out of 3 days on the bike, either on the road, trails, or trainer.

Month 3 – Ride and Diet Review

Month 3 – 23rd September 2011 to 22nd October 2011

Starting Weight 352.7lb –  Closing  weight 335.7lb – Weight loss of 15.0lb

Starting BMI 46.7  – Closing BMI 44.5 – BMI drop of 2.2 points

Exercise Stats

22 days spent on the bike, for a total of 25h49min,

Average speed 12.7 mph

Miles Rode 327.03

Calories Burned 33,988 ( or the equivalent of  9.71lb of fat! – a 64.73% contribution to the overall weight loss this month)

Month 2 – Ride and Diet Review

Month 2 – 23rd August 2011 to 22nd September 2011

Starting Weight 366.5lb –  Closing  weight 352.7lb – Weight loss of 13.8lb

Starting BMI 48.6  – Closing BMI 46.7 – BMI drop of 1.9 points

Exercise Stats

18 days spent on the bike, for a total of 19h15min,

Average speed 12.6 mph

Miles Rode 242.56

Calories Burned 26,651 ( or the equivalent of  7.61lb of fat! – a 55.14% contribution to the overall weight loss this month)

Month 1 – Ride and Diet Review

Month 1 – 23rd July 2011 to 22nd August 2011

Starting Weight 397.7lb –  Closing  weight 366.5lb – Weight loss of 31.2lb

Starting BMI 52.7  – Closing BMI 48.6 – BMI drop of 4.1 points

Exercise Stats

9 days spent on the bike, for a total of 10h4min,

Average speed 12.0 mph

Miles Rode 120.49

Calories Burned 12,743 ( or the equivalent of  3.64lb of fat! – a 11.66% contribution to the overall weight loss this month)