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Accountability for Weight Loss Check-In September 21, 2020
I have been reverse dieting for a few weeks now, and while I love eating more food it is really hard to watch my weight fluctuate all over the place.
I’ve thought about reducing the amount that I weigh myself, or not weighing myself at all for a few weeks, but that hasn’t always been the most successful solution for me. I tried this after I had knee surgery in early 2015 and the result was an additional 15 pounds. I don’t think that would happen here, but I like the accountability that my scale provides, even when it’s not what I want to see.
And so is one of the challenges of reverse dieting: the possibility of gaining weight. The last time I was on a reverse diet, I didn’t gain any weight. Some people lose weight when they start reverse dieting. The first 6 months that I worked with my nutrition coach were spent reverse dieting, and I lost the majority of my weight during that time.
So, how do you get through a reverse diet without letting it mess with your emotions and self-worth?!
That’s a good question! I don’t know that I have the right answer, but I do know that tying your value to your weight is not the answer. Fixating on your weight is not going to do you any favors–and I say this as someone who struggles with this constantly.
I’ve mentioned this before, but I try on clothes that I bought since I lost weight to remind myself that weight isn’t the end all, be all.
As with all things in my life, I am a work in progress. I know I can get there.
Accountability for Weight Loss: Weekly Weight Average & Goals
Weekly Weight Average: 146.3lbs
Last Week’s Goal: Drink 120 ounces of water daily.
I want to continue to do this every week and track more consistently. I’m using an Alexa skill called Water Log which has been really helpful.
Next Week’s Goal: Get a minimum of 20g of fiber daily.
Daily Macro Goals
Total Daily Calories: 1,758 calories
Because I have added weight training back into the mix it has added additional time to my workouts, so on the days that I lift I’ll be committing to stretching or mediation. Then on my “off” days, I’ll do a complete yoga practice.