So, Monday, August 15 (2 week in) weigh-in results and thoughts:
8/15/2011 - 200.0lb total weight, 24.2% body fat, 55.3% H2O. This works out to a "calculated" mass of body fat 48.40 lbs. This week, even though a slight uptick in total weight, I'm showing both a loss in "calculated" mass of body fat (down 1.00 lb) and a gain in "calculated" lean body mass (up 3.40 lb). As always caveats apply regarding the accuracy/precision of the measurement tool and since all the of the "calculated" measurements rely on the %-bf measurement, they are all a bit shaky to use as individual measures. Over time, the trends of these "calculated" values should show a fairly accurate picture, but I don't know that if that's the case just yet.
**ADDED when I finally remembered - Took my blood pressure and it was 127/77 with a pulse of 55.
Bottom line, too soon to tell if any new progress is being made, but (a complete side issue) I do like the fact that it appears that I've managed to stay UNDER 200 lbs since mid-April (at least I believe so as I didn't weigh-in regularly during the time between ending SCD and starting Primal...but I was under 200 before and after, so...) Anyway, that's almost 4 months and 200 had been a point that I would go back and forth across without staying under for a long time.
it would make sense that doing two LHT workouts and also sprinting (which is supposed to encourage muscle development) would produce results in the "lean mass gains" department, especially for a beginner in the strength department like me, but the results so far seem to be very "ideal" almost bordering on "unrealistic" to me. I suspect that at the very least the pace will not continue.
However, two "positive" weeks (and despite some slip ups) is something to be happy about and so I'm going to try to continue to "run with it", but remain a bit cautiously optimistic.
Next week, I (still) want to do a better job logging the pertinent data such as eating logs, activity/exercise, etc. I also want to continue with the success I had last week doing 2 strength ("Lift Heavy Things") workouts along with 1 Sprint workout AND increase the overall time of "Moving Slowly" and "Play" and continue to focus on getting good sunlight exposure and YES! rest/sleep. Finally, I want to focus on my veggies and try to eat more of those instead of quite so many treats/PB "gray areas" (fruit, cheese, sweets like dark chocolate and stuff made with coconut, etc.) as well as try to reach an up-tick in protein consumption -- especially since my increase in lean mass would dictate I need to do that anyways.