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Week 2 11.9.15 Reverse Diet FitQuestWeek 1 11.2.15 FitQuestAt the very top you will see my Week 2 Reverse Diet progress pictures as compared to Week 1 (directly below that set of pictures).

Date:  11/09/15

Height: 5’8 3/4″

Weight: 134.5 this morning (135.1 last week / 134.8lb at end of cut).

Below is my weight log for the past week.

Reverse Diet Week 2 Weight Log Balanced Grettie FitQuest

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)

Last Week’s Macros:

Monday -Thursday & Saturday 1624 calories 135C / 145P / 56F

Friday 1861 calories 200C / 155P / 48F (heaviest weight lifting day)

Sunday 1607 calories 115C / 145P / 63F (rest day)

This Week’s Macros:

Time to increase again...

Monday -Thursday & Saturday 1682 calories 145C / 145P / 58F

Friday 1919 calories 210C / 155P / 51F (heaviest weight lifting day)

Sunday 1665 calories 125C / 145P / 65F (rest day)

Week 2 11.9.15 Abs Reverse Diet

Workout Plan:

Last week I took it relatively easy and just did what I felt like in the exercise department. ¬†I lifted weights Monday and focused on lighter weight with higher rep ranges. ¬†On Tuesday I did 45 minutes of walking on an incline right when I woke-up and then spent the rest of the day prepping for my colonoscopy. ¬†Wednesday was a day off and Thursday and Friday I did light weight high rep ranges again. ¬†Saturday my little one wasn’t feeling well, so I didn’t go to my regular class and worked out at home with weights. ¬†Sunday was a day off.

This morning I began Jessie Hilgenberg‚Äôs 14 week¬†¬†Muscle Building e-book.¬† I always get excited to begin a new program and this morning’s workout was awesome. ¬†I took before pictures this morning and will share my before and after’s with you in 14 weeks.


Monday 11/2 was my actual 40th B-Day, so I allowed myself to indulge in a pint of my favorite ice cream (So Delicious’ Coconut Milk Ice CreamChocolate Peanut Butter Swirl), as well as a small chocolate torte from Whole Foods and a few bites of gluten-free cupcake. ¬†I would have taken a picture for you guys, but I was all about just enjoying it. ¬†My birthday is once a year and treats like this aren’t something I regularly indulge in…I got a pimple as proof of that…awesome…pimple on my cheek at 40!

I also had my first colonoscopy on Wednesday, so Tuesday I was stuck only consuming a liquid diet and thus the weight loss you see on Wednesday.  I have a family history of some issues and my doctor wanted to start screening me.  All looks good and I need to go back in 3 years and then if all looks good then, 5 year increments.  It was all definitely worth it for the peace of mind and to establish a baseline.

As you can see I maintained my level of conditioning this week, so it is time to increase again.  I decided to take a leap and increase a little bit faster.  Please know that even though I am a nutrition coach I get nervous about increases too.  I am committed to the process and will see how this week goes on the new macros.  If for some reason I gain weight, then my plan will be to stick with the same macros next week as well to allow my body to acclimate to them prior to increasing again.


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 3 & 4 of my Reverse Diet


Filed under Education, Exercise, IIFYM and Macros, Nutrition, Reverse Dieting, Weight Lifting


So Delicious Shelf Stable Barista Creamer unsweetened vanilla almond milk

At Expo West So Delicious (you know I love them) showcased some exciting products they released in February… SHELF STABLE “Barista Style” Coconut Milk Creamers in French Vanilla and Original as well as Unsweetened Vanilla Coconut Milk¬†(Also available in refrigerated half gallons!).

I was excited to learn that they made their creamers shelf stable. ¬†I like to have the creamers on hand for when I am making treats (puddings, ice creams, smoothies, etc.), but don’t always plan well and that has meant that on occasion I have had to throw away the refrigerated creamers because they expired before I needed them (again, poor planning on my part).

Now that the creamers are shelf-stable I won’t have to worry about timing it just right because they can sit in wait on my pantry shelf until I need them. ¬†I do wish the shelf stable creamers came in more than one size though since 32 oz. is quite large. ¬†There are times I will use that amount for a recipe, but if I am just splashing it into a beverage, it would be nice to have say an 8 or 10 oz. container available vs. opening the 32 ouncer.

Seeing as sugar is SO present in our world, I am glad So Delicious is now providing UNSWEETENED Vanilla coconut milk.  One serving provides 50% of your daily B12 and 30% of your vitamin D.  I thought you might like to take a look at the nutrition info:

Nutrition Facts –¬†Amount Per Serving

Serving Size 1 cup (240 mL)
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g 7%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Potassium 50mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugar 0g
Protein 0g

While at the booth I got the down-low on some gluten free sweet treats they are working on developing. ¬†It’s hush hush, but let’s just say those of you who are both gluten free and dairy free will be so excited (can you say “childhood favorites?”). ¬†Hopefully these new products will be ready to sample at next year’s Expo.


Filed under Product Reviews

SO DELICIOUS DAIRY FREE – Pumpkin Spice Coconut Milk Beverage

I am a lucky girl. ¬†I was again greeted this year by a shipment at my door courtesy of¬†So Delicious Dairy Free. ¬†Like last year (click HERE for my review), the package contained their Festive Holiday¬†Nog, and Mint Chocolate Coconut Milk beverages…but low and behold, there was another NEW holiday beverage…


You all know about my love affair with pumpkin since I have been going on and on about it already this Fall.  I was impressed with the fact that the beverage is lower in fat (approx. 1/3 the fat) than the other two holiday beverages.

I have to be honest that while the taste was amazing, it is a tad too sweet for me.  Keep in mind that I have been keeping my sweets under control lately and have been satisfying my sweet tooth with dates and stevia, so I am sure that has something to do with it.

My kids didn’t think that the beverage was too sweet at all.

I tried some of the pumpkin beverage in my coffee and it was fantastic.  This just might be my Fall creamer solution.

Kudos to So Delicious for putting out so many allergen free, organic, non-GMO and vegan Holiday Beverage options!


Filed under Holidays, Product Reviews

Vegan Nog-Infused Cr√®me Br√Ľl√©e

If you follow Veggie Grettie on Facebook or Twitter, then you have already experienced my shameless self-promotion today.  Sorry for adding some more!

I was recently asked by So Delicious Dairy Free to pen a Guest Blog for their site and create a recipe using their ingredients. ¬†Please click here¬†to be taken directly to the blog…or you can go to their main website by clicking here¬†and then click on the “Our Blog” button on the lower right-hand side.


Filed under Dessert, Gluten Free, Holiday, Published Work, Pudding / Mousse, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian