5.12.2015

8 Week Eating Plan


I've been on a cut, or eating at a calorie deficit for 14 months now, and before Aiden I dieted for 5 years. Before I learned about macros and flexible dieting I thought the end game was to hit goal weight and continue to eat at a deficit for the rest of my life. Now I feel like I have options and my current mood is that I'm done done done with the active weight loss. I'm ready for a new goal, try new things and pretty much just see what happens! You just can't know how changing your diet or workouts will affect you until you try them - and actually give them a chance.


 So I emailed Paige to set me up with some maintenance macros, I went from around 1750 calories to 2230. She suggested I slowly increase, yesterday I struggled to get in even 2,000 calories just because everything I had to eat was prepped for lower fats and overall lower calories. I'm not going to just fill the extra with junk, but my bedtime treats will be the highlight of my day I'm sure! 


I doubled my dinner serving of potatoes and I felt so stuffed afterwards. My fish was too small and I still had a lot of protein left over so I had to bust out a shake, not my favorite before bedtime, but a girls gotta do what she's gotta do!


I had a Vanilla Ice Cream flavor and I mixed it up with skim milk, not too bad, The Bald One and I shared it while Twilight Sparkle read us a bedtime story.


I predict that I will be scared of gaining weight, but as of right now I feel amazing and have so much energy! My run this morning was fantastic, I'm excited for foods again, and I'm going to push myself harder on the weights and see where all this will take me.


I'm proud of what I've done in the last year, but it's just a good mental break for me to try something new.

Right now I plan to stay at maintenance for 8 weeks then reevaluate and see if I want another 4, just depends on the progress and how I feel. Who say's changing your body has to be unpleasant? There are so many options out there for losing weight that I think it's important to try new things and see what happens. Ignite that fire if you're feeling unmotivated, make it fun again. 

Now, I'm feeling a bit hungry, time for breakfast number two. 


195 cals 34c / 1f / 15p ::: Oikos Greek triple zero yogurt, strawberries {100g}, and Boom Chicka Pop {half a serving}.  I told all my coworkers, remember all that food I turned down, that's over! Bring it on.
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15 comments :

  1. I love Boom Chicka Pop! Never thought of putting it on yogurt.

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  2. I have the same "One Bad Mother Runner" tank! I love everything from Abundant Heart Apparel. Since I just completed my marathon a month ago, I have been trying to adjust my macros to fit my "less active" lifestyle. I have switched over to less cardio, more weights and have decreased my carb intake. Not a fan of less carbs, I love all carbs but now I have to work to get that extra protein in. Enjoy your maintenance mode!

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    1. Losing carbs after my marathon was tough, it took like 3ish weeks for me to come around and feel ok with my food again LOL

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  3. I have a IIFYM question..I recently used an online calculator to get my target macros and my protein was at 120g which is double my normal intake; after 3 days my knees hurt! Have you ever had any issues like this? Thanks so much! I love following your IG, you are SO INSPIRING!!

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    1. Your protein should be on average .8 x bodyweight. But it can even go as high as 1 x bodyweight I'm not sure why your knees hurt, what kind of workout are you doing?

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    2. 120g sounds pretty spot on for my weight with the .8 - I haven't really been doing anything out of the norm, it just seemed that when I added so much protein to my diet my knees started hurting when I squat or any bending action really could be totally unrelated but that was the only change I could find. I wasn't sure if I should keep it up and work it out or if that was an issue others had with increasing their protein.

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  4. Still trying to wrap my mind around IIFYM...I've read some about it. I need to give it a try and lose these baby lbs! I'm a serious emotional issue. It's been a factor for so long that I usually don't realize I'm even doing it until the damage is done!
    So Meg, my question is this.....I used a calculator to get my CPF....now what's the easiest way to track those on a daily basis? Is there a good app of it? I have FP...any other suggested apps?
    Any suggestions to get started with tracking the CPFs? I'm terrible at sticking with calorie counting or dieting....

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    1. You lost me at CPF and FP LOL google 'skinnymeg iifym' and I have a getting started post where I explained how I got going ;)

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    2. I think CPF was referring to macros (carbs, protein, fat/fiber) and FP is more commonly MFP or My Fitness Pal. Sorry, woulda driven me nuts til I cracked the code. ;)
      You are doing so great!

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  5. I know exactly how you feel. I've been in a deficit since January 2013. I am going to cut until I go to Vegas and then do maintenance until around October and then bulk. I'm so excited to bulk!!!! The gains and all the food!

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  6. You should be proud - DAYUMN PROUD! You look great and I can't wait to see what your next fitness adventure will be!

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  7. Enjoy yourself! You have worked so hard & your body looks awesome! I'm 30 weeks pregnant right now & know that I'll be hitting the weight loss train hard this coming fall... not looking forward to "the cut" but it's always worth it in the end!

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  8. I can't wait until I get to this point. It's a constant struggle and fear that I will gain back all the weight. I am so tired of being on this active weight loss journey! Best of luck to you these 8 weeks! I hope everything works out well!

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  9. Would you consider putting up different recipes of food you eat. Or have you already done that? I am really struggling knowing what to eat. Thanks

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