At the very top you will see my Week 7 Reverse Diet progress pictures as compared to Week 1 (directly below that set of pictures).
Height: 5’8 3/4″
Weight: 130.6 this morning (127.4 at my week 6 recap / 134.8lb at end of cut).
My weight has normalized more this week. We had Thai food last night, so I don;t feel like 130.6 isn’t my true weight…there is a bit of water retention going on from the meal. I am definitely lacking the muscle tone I had before, but that will come back now that I am working out again. I explain below that I finally had my hunger return and I discuss how I added in some extra food as my body felt it needed it.
This week I will be back to following the plan with increased macros and my refeed on my normally specified day (Friday).
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 7’s Macros:
Monday -Thursday & Saturday 1836 calories 185C / 130P / 64F
Friday 2046 calories 255C / 135P / 54F (Refeed day)
- Ended-up eating a bunch on Tuesday because I was FINALLY hungry. Used that as my refeed day and skipped the scheduled Friday refeed.
- Also was very hungry Saturday night and ate my normal macros + 1 homemade protein bar which put me 219cal/16C/14P/11F over.
Sunday 1810 calories 165C / 130P / 70F (Rest day)
Week 8’s Macros:
Monday -Thursday & Saturday 1885 calories 195C / 130P / 65F
Friday 2095 calories 265C / 135P / 55F (Refeed day)
Sunday 1859 calories 175C / 130P / 71F (Rest day)
TOTAL MACRO INCREASES TO DATE:
Monday -Thursday & Saturday +347 calories +70C / -10P / +1F
Friday +303 calories +75C / -15P / +7F (Refeed day. Not lifting now, but keeping this higher cal day.)
Sunday +297 calories +61C / -15P / +9F (rest day)
I finished all of my antibiotics and am hoping for a return to normalcy this week.
I am RE-STARTING Jessie Hilgenberg’s Muscle Building program and will adjust my weights to my current level. I lost A LOT of muscle throughout all of this (my booty is so much smaller now and my abs are less defined) and am excited to work on putting it back. It is always fun to have new goals.
It has been a month since I have done regular workouts, so it is totally normal that I would lose some definition.
The increased food from my Reverse Diet should do a great job fueling awesome workouts.
We had a great week as a family. The kids and I worked on holiday baking in our PJs while my husband got the decorations down (I am so behind) and my daughter performed in the nutcracker.
We also went to the MythBusters show and that was a lot of fun! Jaime H. came and sat right behind us during the show which was exciting for the kids.
Here’s to a great week!
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 5 of my Reverse Diet
Click HERE to see the recap of Week 6 of my Reverse Diet
Click HERE to see the recap of Week 8 of my Reverse Diet
9 responses to “REVERSE DIET – WEEK 7 RECAP”
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Looking great Gretchen, so glad you are feeling normal again. Having set backs is not always nice. I had bronchitis a couple years ago and it took about 2 months to get back to normal. Small steps 🙂
Thanks Louise! Being sick is always a good reminder of how precious health is. I’m happy to be feeling good again.
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