March Macro Summary

My march trial was counting macros and I absolutely LOVED it! So much so, that I’ll be doing it for April (if not longer). I even invested in a better digital scale yesterday so you know it’s getting real for me. Even if in May I decide to try a different diet approach, I think I’ll still incorporate counting macros into it.

I lost about 2 pounds this month but the first two weeks of the month I took the entire weekend off counting macros so reaaaaally, it’s been about 2 pounds in the last two weeks 🙂

My favorite part of this is how you can fit in treats that other diets would restrict you on and not feel guilty! For me, I fit in plenty of Reeses Oreos and on several occasions an Arctic Ice (obsessed).

I think for April since I’m doing Macros again, I’ll focus more on doing “What I Ate In a Day” type of posts. I’ll start next Monday!

(also I am .3 pounds away from my first goal weight in my fit journey and then I can buy new tennis shoes!)

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First week of counting macros

After going to IIFYM.com and calculating my TDEE and using their macro calculator, I ended up changing it up a little which left me with macro goals of: 167 grams of carbs, 37 grams of fat, and 85 grams of protein.

I really enjoy counting macros! I find it fun, almost like a puzzle, to calculate what I’ll be eating each day so I hit those numbers. Depending on the day, I usually somehow end up with one category that I still need to hit but it gets hard to meet the goals because even though I might have 30 grams of carbs left, I can’t use any more grams of fat or protein which makes the food choice harder. Today though, I’m like right on it so GO ME.

For this past week, my typical breakfast looked like this:

breakfast

Or I would put the egg whites and bacon on an english muffin.

I discovered the magic that is Kodiak Protein Pancake mix this week. Life changing. (Might be dramatic but IT’S SO EASY AND GOOD).

Picture of my life-changing waffles here:

waffle

Last picture I want to share is of this snack that I’ve been dying to try since they got released last year:

quest

Verdict? Disappointed 😦 They were super crumbly and had a very…bland?…taste to them. If I was craving chips and was going to use this to try to replace them, I don’t think it would work. I’m still sort of curious to try the cheddar and sour cream ones but they’ll have to wait for a while because A. They’re 2.50 a bag B. They were sold out

I’m really enjoying this process so far and I’m excited to see if it yields some positive results for me. I’ve also started lifting as of last Monday which I already love!

First day of counting macros

Beautiful-Mind

^^^This is what I look like trying to figure out my macros for the day.

Let me just start out with saying that I failed yesterday. I actually did do really well all day but then at work last night (I work at Starbucks in the evening) I had a cookie. OH WELL. That’s life. I’ll just count that as a transition day.

For today though, I have everything planned out and I won’t be caving in to a cookie at work tonight. I barely go over fat for the day (just by 1g) and then I’m a little below on my protein/carbs but if I don’t get out of work early, I won’t be able to workout so I’m not to worried about it. If I do workout, I’ll drink a protein shake to up my carbs/protein.

Counting macros takes a lot of time and having to figure out the right combination of foods to hit your numbers is a little difficult. I’m counting on the fact that there is a learning curve and hopefully as this month goes on I’ll get faster and better at it.