The Macro Diaries // Week 3

The Macro Diaries // Week 3

I just finished week 3 of my macro-nutrient counting challenge and, so far, I’ve been pretty successful! The newness of the diet has started to wear off and I’m finding myself at the end of the day with a lot of foods to eat! Here’s my week 3 update:

Food-wise: I’m still truckin’ along. I typically don’t eat a lot during the day at all, but for the past few weeks, I’ve been so focused on this macro-thing, that I ate enough. Now that I’m getting the hang of it and school is jam-packed with end-of-the-year to-do’s and the baby is requiring more energy from me [teething SUCKS], I’m back to not eating a ton, so I’m left with like 100g protein at the end of the day [along with PLENTY of carbs and some fats]. Those days are frustrating because dinner consists of egg whites and protein shakes, aka YUMMY.
I’ve got to figure out a way to knock out some of my proteins earlier in the day. So, I’m going to try and incorporate a protein shake along with my breakfast to help keep this from becoming a daily thing. I’m done with egg whites. I miss the yolk. and avocados. and bacon and peanut butter… but mostly avocados. “Good fats or not, I don’t get a lot of fats in my day so I have to be choosey… blah.
Emotion-wise: I was really encouraged with last week’s photos and measurements. I’ve been on a high this week because of it! It’s so nice to see results! I’m ALMOST ready to post some before and after pictures… Not to fast, though… the “befores” are REALLY embarrassing, so in order to post them, I’ll need a margarita or a photo of me with a six pack… so it’ll be the former. I can really tell a difference in my body though and so can others! HOORAY!!! So, don’t cry for me, avocado…
Sleep-wise: I wasn’t feeling too hot this week, so I only had one training day. I think my sleep suffered because of it. B-man started teething and any progress we made on sleeping has pretty much been disregarded. Poor baby. He’s so cute though… Precious little boy! okay, stream of conscience… I need to get back on track.
Training: Like I said, I only had one training day, but I did get my HIIT in. I ran harder than I had in the past and it felt good. I’ve been finding myself feeling more sore than I’d think. Is this because I’m getting more out of my workouts? My legs were sore after running. That’s not typical for me, but I’m glad I felt sore, I like the feeling because I know something’s working. I’ll workout more next week…
Overall: I was so excited to make it into the 120’s! I’m feeling like my old self a little bit again! It’s so nice to feel like I’m getting there this soon after having the baby! I’m actually really liking this whole diet and I’m excited to see the photos each week.
My Advice: Even though you’re supposed to weigh yourself every day, don’t look at the scale as a tell-tale sign of success… All those pounds I lost last week? They’re slowly showing up again on the scale… I had a minor freakout until a friend told me she lost 7 pounds right away, then gained 5 back right away… after a few weeks, they all melted off, but it’s a give and take. The weekly measurements and photos are all you need to see to know you’re making progress.
Also, make meals that you can easily track the macros for. I make all my breakfasts for the week on Sunday night, so I can grab and go in the mornings and I know exactly what my breakfast macros are each day. I’ll post that recipe ASAP.
Have a great day!

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