Sooo I'm back again, trying to do a challenge. Time permitting.
My cut/reverse attempts were futile (my fault mostly because there were many occasions where I didn't track at all) so I'm back to my starting weight (how original of me!) but the platform has me eating less calories. So I'm now back to reverse hoping to increase my calories substantially before I attempt to cut again. I'm thinking of reversing until after Christmas and then deciding what I want to do. So my goals are:
1) Stay compliant to my calories. That's hard to do. The moment I think I'm at my starting weight, which is the most I've been in a while, I want to go back to a cut. But then I can't comply to the cut calories and I end up almost binging. (Or, rather, binging according to the cut calories.) Also, I'll be travelling from Saturday until Wednesday so I need to be compliant during those days and also do grocery shopping on Wednesday evening when I'm back. This trip is stressful for reasons that I can't talk about yet. I might reveal them after I'm back.
2) Sleep before midnight (Friday and Saturday and next week are excluded). I've been doing that recently.
3) Drink water. I drink less than 2L at the moment, I'd like to consistently drink ~2.5L at some point. The goal here is to just log how much water I drink.
No lifting goal because I do that anyway. On the good news, while I was away from the challenges I did my squat and bench 1RM for 2 sets of 3 so I've gained a bit of hope again for the lifts to get better.