My current measurements are:
Weight - 141.4 lbs (-1.9 lbs)
Body fat - 31.0% (+0.7%)
Waist - 31 inches (-2 inches)
At first glance, this makes ZERO sense. I've lost weight but my body fat percentage has increased, and both of those are really small changes compared to how my waist measurement has changed. A two inch change is nothing to scoff at, and has already become incredibly noticeable with a lot of my every day wear. At a second glance, these numbers still don't make sense, but the fact is I'm seeing a difference and that's really all that matters. I have more energy, I'm getting stronger, and clothes are looser. I'm willing to ignore logic in favor of focusing on the visible results.
We have made some adjustments to my diet, going back to what my normal daily calorie intake was before starting this plan but making a point of having the correct ratios of protein, carbs, and fat. We made a slight adjustment to the ratio to account for where we're seeing progress and where we aren't, but it was only minor comparatively. I am now sitting at 1500 calories a day, broken down as:
Protein - 112 grams (30% of daily intake)
Fat - 42 grams (25% of daily intake)
Carbs - 168 grams (45% of daily intake)
As expected, getting enough protein while keep fat low has been the largest challenge. Carbs are usually right in line and are more of an afterthought for me at this stage. I'm eating a LOT of eggs in the form of omelettes with turkey thrown in (with spinach; a little bit of goat cheese goes in but only just enough for flavor so I don't spike my fats for the day) until I can find a better plan. I get bored of meats really easily, and my typical flavor sources are fat-heavy, so this has been a battle. Still, I'm doing pretty well sticking to my targets.
Workouts are now shifting from full body circuits to more intensive, targeted routines. I will now be doing a short weight circuit that targets a particular zone, then following it with either a HIIT (high intensity interval training) circuit or an ab routine. Each circuit will be tracked on a fancy pants spreadsheet that will automatically calculate what my next workout should be based on how I do with the one I attempted. I'm actually really excited to start this new plan! Wish me luck <3