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Accountability for Weight Loss Check-In October 12, 2020
I’m back! I did not post last week because I was on vacation and I had no internet. And even if I did, I probably would not have. Ultimately, these posts are for me and a way to keep myself accountable.
How does one lose weight on vacation? I don’t think that is something you should necessarily focus on while on vacation. I think you should focus on the present. You should focus on having fun and relaxing. A few days not tracking or weighing yourself or eating more than usual are not going to sabotage months or years of hard work.
When you spend a long time building habits, good or bad, they don’t just go out the window when you go on vacation. Did I eat s’mores and chips every day? Yes. But I balanced it out by drinking protein shakes here and there and making sure to hit my steps goal every day.
Accountability for Weight Loss: Weekly Weight Average & Goals
Weekly Weight Average: ??
Last Week’s Goal: Have a great, relaxing vacation!
I did not bring my scale with me or even really think too much about “this” while I was on vacation. Actually, I didn’t track AT ALL. I did bring my food scale and weigh certain things (ie cream in my coffee, meat on a sandwich, etc), but honestly, those are things that I do now.
Accountability for Weight Loss: Monthly Stats
I am incredibly proud of my progress thus far and to see that despite the fact that the scale is going up, my body composition is remaining relatively the same. There is almost a 4 pound difference in weight between August and October, and I’d argue that my physique looks slightly better in October.
My measurements are still the same, and I am pleased. I’ve mentioned this many times, but reverse dieting is a challenge. On the one hand, you get to eat more and stress less about tracking. Or at least I do. On the other hand, gaining weight intentionally goes against everything I have ever done in my entire life.
But I’m doing it and I look forward to where I will be a year from now. Especially when I feel safe to set foot in a gym again!
Next Week’s Goal: Take 4, 15-minute walking breaks during the workday.
I absolutely love my new job, but I end up sitting for far too long when I get into a work flow. I do the same on the weekends when I’m writing, but I have more time to fit in walks throughout the day. This will help to refresh my mind and walk away for a minute during the workday.
I’m also going to go ahead and up my calories and macros this week. I’m adding about 50 calories: 5 more grams of protein and 2 grams of fat. When I increase again I’ll add additional carbs. I’m keeping things steady and it seems to be working well.
I bought a new product this week that I am really excited to try: Carba Nada Pasta. I plan on making Chicken Noodle Soup first and then possibly spaghetti. The reviews were all really high, so I’m hoping it’s good. I’ve tried some pasta alternatives in the past year and I didn’t love them. I’ll keep you posted!
Daily Macro Goals
Total Daily Calories: 1,796 calories
I have not done yoga in a while! I have been so busy with work and working on my LinkedIn course that I haven’t had a lot of time to devote to yoga on top of my daily steps and weight lifting. While I haven’t been doing yoga videos, I have been trying to stretch in the evening while watching TV. I’d really like to improve my flexibility.