At the very top you will see my Week 5 Reverse Diet progress pictures as compared to Week 1 (directly below that set of pictures).
My weekly update is coming to you a bit early because my schedule next week may not permit my normal Monday check-in.
Height: 5’8 3/4″
Weight: 129.4 this morning (130.7 at my week 4 recap / 134.8lb at end of cut).
Below is my weight log for the past week and a half. Despite adding calories in on Monday I continued to lose weight each and every day, so I added in MORE calories on Thursday…that’s two increases this past week (Monday and Thursday). Thankfully my increase on Thursday and my refeed yesterday resulted in me not losing any more weight this morning.
I definitely do not want to lose any more weight, which is why I keep increasing my calories.
Last Week of CUT Macros:
Monday -Thursday & Saturday 1555 calories 125C / 140P / 55F
Friday 1792 calories 190C / 150P / 48F (heaviest weight lifting day)
Sunday 1562 calories 106C / 145P / 62F (rest day)
Week 4’s Macros:
Monday -Thursday & Saturday 1682 calories 165C / 125P / 58F
Friday 1919 calories 230C / 135P / 51F (heaviest weight lifting day)
Sunday 1665 calories 145C / 125P / 65F (rest day)
Week 5’s Macros (Monday’s Increase):
Monday -Thursday & Saturday 1740 calories 170C / 130P / 60F
Friday 1948 calories 235C / 135P / 52F (Refeed day. Not lifting now, but keeping this higher cal day.)
Sunday 1714 calories 150C / 130P / 66F (rest day)
Week 5’s Macros (Thursday’s Increase):
Monday -Thursday & Saturday 1778 calories 175C / 130P / 62F
Friday 1986 calories 240C / 135P / 54F (Refeed day. Not lifting now, but keeping this higher cal day.)
Sunday 1752 calories 155C / 130P / 68F (rest day)
NEXT Week’s Macros:
If I continue to lose weight this coming week I will do ANOTHER increase on Monday. I may not have access to a scale for the next week, so I will have to go by how I feel and how my clothes are fitting.
TOTAL MACRO INCREASES TO DATE:
Monday -Thursday & Saturday +223 calories +50C / -10P / +7F
Friday +194 calories +50C / -15P / +6F (Refeed day. Not lifting now, but keeping this higher cal day.)
Sunday +190 calories +51C / -15P / +6F (rest day)
I have been staying active by doing a lot of cooking and having people in town, but haven’t technically exercised since my walk last weekend. This coming week I MAY do some light weight training depending upon how I feel, but I do plan on doing at least 5 days of some easy cardio.
My body has been getting very stiff from the lack of exercise.
This was a wonderful holiday week for me. ALL of my immediate family came and stayed at my house (15 of us) and it was so nice to be together. My kiddos and their cousins have so much fun together. Earlier in the week I cooked a Chinese meal for everyone and it was so yummy. When it is just the four of us I usually only cook 1 dish, so it is nice to be able to do a banquet and get a taste of many different dishes when there are a lot of people around.
Our Thanksgiving was another great feast with ham, and two different turkeys. One turkey was brined and smoked and the other was brined, cooked sous vide, and then fried (OMG!!!).
I am feeling better each day and look forward to another week of healing.
Click HERE to see the weekly logs of my 8 Weeks to 40 Cut
Click HERE to see the recap of Week 1 of my Reverse Diet
Click HERE to see the recap of Week 2 of my Reverse Diet
Click HERE to see the recap of Week 3 & 4 of my Reverse Diet
Click HERE to see the recap of Week 6 of my Reverse Diet
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Thanks Louise…we will get you there 😊
You look fantastic, Gretchen, I can’t wait to eat that many calories and not wear it the next day! 🙂 Your family gathering looks truly wonderful – beautiful people and wonderful food is a great combination.
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