After much thought over the past 3 weeks of seeing my calorie/exercise counting fail to do shit I have decided I need to adopt a new strategy. You see, I am super smart and tricky — And even thought my endless tracking on the LoseIt app was working for 3 weeks, I have since learned how to subtly manipulate everything I log juuuuust enough to have me eating at maintenance again (Even though it thinks I’m on track). Given the numbers, sure it would appear I will hit my goal by July 10th, but given my track record for the past 3-4 weeks, that’s just not true now is it?
I had an “Oh shit” moment today and realized nationals are getting close and if I want to lose this weight without doing a ridiculous water cut (which I do), I actually need to start TRYING and stop fucking around and lying to myself. I have about 7 weeks until Nationals, and about 7 pounds to lose, so it’s time to break out the old food scale and tupperware again! I can’t lie, some part of me always enjoys this, it’s just not a very sustainable way for me to live long term. But a tiny 500 calorie cut for 7 weeks, no, big deal.
1650-1850 calories a day, 40% protein, 40% carbs, 20% fat. (or close to those percentages anyway) – 4 meals a day, that nets out to around 3oz protein, 1 cup carbs, veggies, and some accessory fats. I am not doing calorie/carb cycling anymore (as I have been the past 6 weeks, because I am going too crazy on my lifting days and not actually hitting a deficit overall… just gonna base things off my TDEE (2100 -2200) and try to keep an even daily intake.
Bulk of my food will consist of, eggs, chicken, ground beef, fish, cottage cheese, greek yogurt, oatmeal, rice, chickpeas, potatoes, sweet-potatoes, butter, olive oil, and 3-5 servings of vegetables/fruit a day.
If you see my posting any sugary, cheesy, or alcoholic foods/drinks before nationals (other then when my mom is in town… I will have fun with her!) do me a favor and send me nasty comments 🙂
Progress picture: taken 5/26/2014 weighing 165# while bloated with PMS and Mac-n-cheese