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Welcome to a look into my continued weight loss journey – aka my accountability for weight loss check-in! This is my first week flying solo since January 2019, and I wasn’t sure how it would go. Thankfully, it was a great, productive week for me.
Accountability for Weight Loss: Weekly Weight Average & Goals
On a monthly basis, I plan to post measurements and progress pictures, but for my weekly check-in’s I’ll mainly be focused on my average weight for the week, goals I set for myself, and any new things that I tried.
Why a weekly weight average? It’s much more motivating than relying on a single day’s weight. Imagine the disappointment you would feel if your weight today was a couple pounds up from normal. You don’t want THAT to be what defines your success for the week.
Weekly Weight Average: 143.6 lbs
My Goal: Start my blog! Check! 🙂
On Monday evening I spoke with a new doctor to start the process of trying to get my thyroid and adrenals under control. He recommended the supplements pictured below, some additional blood work, and adding a pinch of sea salt to my water. The additional blood work will look at hormone levels to see if those are contributing to my struggle to maintain and lose weight.
My new doctor recommended that I give my body a break for the next couple of weeks. What does that mean? Low intensity activity and more food! As soon as I got off the phone with him, I drove to the grocery store and stocked up those extra carbs: cookies, popcorn, and sweet potatoes.
Even though I’m not working with a nutrition coach anymore, I’m still tracking my food intake. I use MyFitnessPal for all of my tracking (weight and food) and if you can find a code online for MyFitnessPal Premium definitely use it! A quick Google search for a coupon code should work!
I track my food using macros instead of calories. I plan to do an entire post on macro-counting, but for now understand that my goal is to hit a specific amount of protein, carbohydrates, and fats instead of just simply hitting a calorie target. Women’s Health has a high level overview of what it is, but definitely let me know what questions you have. I’ll address them when I do an overview on macro-counting.
I adjusted my macros to account for additional energy and this is where I am this week:
Accountability for Weight Loss: Macros
Total Daily Calories: 1,780 calories
I’ll probably stay here for a couple weeks and see how my body reacts before making any additional adjustments. My daily activity is going to remain the same as well.
Steps Goal: 12k/day
Workout: Yoga – I do something everyday!
I am a HUGE fan of Yoga with Adriene, and if you are interested in incorporating yoga into your daily life her channel is a must. I started with her 30 Day Home series and loved it so much I’ve been back everyday.