I want to create some sort of documentation for tracking my weight loss. I want to take measurements of my body mass now then on a weekly or bi weekly basis continue to take measurement. I want to track my diet, weight training routine etc... My question's...
1) When taking measurements, where should I take them? I figure I should take them at the middle of my calf, my mid thigh, around my belly button, my lats and... I dont no where else? Or if I should take the measurements elsewhere. What is the best way to track these, I guess in what form of document. A spreadsheet? Does anyone have examples? Also, how often should I take the measurements?
2) Tracking ones diet. Would a spread sheet be best for this? I figure I could set one up where I can put down what I ate and at what meal. How many calories and havei t automatically calculate the amount of calories for the day. is there a better method of doing this? Any examples?
3) Weight program... I plan on using HIIT for my arobics aspect of it. For my weight portion doing a circuit type workout. Sooner or later I will post what my workout is going to be and how I am going to schedule it. I would like critques for when that happends. I guess the quesions I have now is what is the best way to track calories burned while excercising? I would like to setup a spreadsheet so I can take in the calories from meals and subtract the estimated amt of calories burned. So I could see what type of calories I am bringing in. Does this sound reasonable or just to much work and to much micro manageing sorta?
Well, thanks in advance for any input one can offer. I am more or less looking for suggesions. I just have to keep my willpower strong so I can drop some weight.
Hrmm, one last thing. What type of goals should I set? Should I set a body weight goal or a size goal or a time goal to hit said body weight? I am 210 pounds now and I would like to get around 170. That would be a long term goal.