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2014 maintenance progress report: week #24

Sunday, August 31, 2014 by  
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Week #24 of my 2014 maintenance program is complete, and it’s time for my weekly progress report.

Tools of the trade
This is the exact equipment I use to track my progress every week




My scale weight this morning (as measured by the EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale) is 160.6 pounds. That’s a -1.0 pound change since last week’s weight of 161.6 pounds, and a +2.2 pound change from my 2014 maintenance starting weight of 158.4 pounds.

My 7-point body fat reading this morning (as measured by the FatTrack PRO Digital Body Fat Caliper) is 6.2%. That’s a -0.1% change since last week’s body fat measurement of 6.3%, and a 0.0% change from my 2014 maintenance starting body fat measurement of 6.2%.

Over the past week I’ve lost 0.22 pounds of fat and lost 0.78 pounds of lean mass. Since the beginning of my 2014 maintenance program I’ve gained a total of 0.14 pounds of fat and gained a total of 2.06 pounds of lean mass.

My tape measurements (as measured by the MyoTape) indicate a quarter inch loss from each my waist (30″), my hips (35.75″) and my thighs (20.75″). All my tape measurements are now identical to what they were at the beginning of my 2014 maintenance program.



This was a good week: lots of riding, lots of clean food and a return to nearly every one of my post-cut stats. All my soft tape measurements have now returned to what they were when my cut ended back on March 16th, and my body fat reading is also the same as it was on March 16th. My morning scale weight this week reached a low of 160.2 pounds (actually the lowest was 156.8 pounds, but that was right after a tough ride), but this morning its up from that slightly to 160.6 pounds. I’m surprised my scale weight is not up more than 0.4 pounds, as I enjoyed my weekly splurge meal last night.



Diet this week was my usual clean and healthy foods, with one splurge meal.

To drink this week I consumed water (about 1.5+ gallons per day), several cups of black coffee each morning, a little calorie-free iced coffee, a cup of warm Yogi Peach DeTox tea each afternoon and a cup of warm Yogi Bedtime tea each evening before bed. I also consumed Gatorade on my longer rides. I drank 3 Terrapin “Hopsecutioner” IPAs with last night’s splurge meal.



Activity level over the past week has been moderately high.

So far this week I’ve cycled a total of 407 kilometers (253 miles), and today I’ll tack on another 50 kilometers to that total.

My 2014 riding streak continues unbroken with 243 straight days in the saddle starting December 31, 2013.

My cycling totals for 2014 (242 days) currently stand at 13,409.22 kilometers (8,332.1 miles) with 76,116 meters (249,724 feet) of elevation. My total riding time for 2014 is 441 hours in the saddle.

I’ve set 273 cycling personal records for time so far in 2014, and numerous power output personal records.



This was a good week both on and off the bike. Even though I’m “officially” in maintenance mode, I’m going to keep my caloric intake just slightly under maintenance level. If I can bleed off a few more pounds while keeping my power output the same (or even improve it), that would be fantastic.

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