My Scales Finally Moved! :) Weight Loss Update & Low Carb Food Diary


 

It FINALLY happened!
My scales moved. ๐Ÿ™‚

Just in time for the Monday Weigh-In in the low carb challenge!

I woke up this morning and stepped on the scales to see an even 150 pounds.

That brings me to 4.6 pounds lost in the last two weeks. SLOW, but at least I didn’t gain 10 pounds in 2 weeks, because I swear I gain twice as fast as I can lose. ๐Ÿ˜› lol.

I’ve been hungry a lot lately, but don’t really feel like eating – which seems odd. Maybe because I’ve been busy, maybe just a general lack of appetite, who knows. I’m also completely out of groceries and totally UNmotivated to cook – at all. ๐Ÿ™„

I’ve been scouring old food diaries for meal ideas this week, but nothing sounds good lately. Hopefully more exercise will increase my appetite this week. And maybe even my desire to cook?! Heh, probably not…

Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 14 of the โ€œGet Lean For Summer!โ€ 90 Day Low Carb Challenge. Itโ€™s not too late to join us if you havenโ€™t already. ๐Ÿ™‚

Day 14: Sunday’s Low Carb Meals

I just had coffee for breakfast yesterday. Zero appetite.

I was out for a long drive on an empty stomach, and finally stopped at a little store for a snack. I passed on the muffins, danishes & chips (seriously tempted!) and just grabbed this bag of Planters Cashews:

Low Carb Snacks

These cashews are 8 net carbs for ONE serving, with 3 servings in a bag. Geez! I only had one serving and put the rest away.

For dinner I was planning to call in a big Delmonico Ribeye with sauteed mushrooms & roasted vegetables. I just couldn’t get an appetite for that much food, or that heavy of a meal… so I called in a Caesar Salad with Grilled Salmon from Applebee’s instead:

Low Carb Dinner at Applebee's - Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad with No Croutons

That’s such a delicious salad. ๐Ÿ™‚ I made two meals out of it. I ate 2/3 of it, then finished it later with pecan halves added to it.

Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Sunday:

MyFitnessPal Net Carbs Food Diary

Fitbit StepsCalories: 1231
Net Carbs: 21
Total Carbs: 30
Protein: 97 Grams
Macro Ratios: 59% Fat, 33% Protein

Exercise: Walking / Dancing
FitBit Steps: 9,146
Water: 16 ounces

Starting Weight: 154.6
Current Weight: 150 pounds
Weight Loss (so far): 4.6 pounds

Macronutrients: How & What I Track

How I Get Net Carbs in MyFitnessPal

 

So here it is… the big one fifty. My current weight. Patience paid off. ๐Ÿ˜›

Patience is hard, I know. The last two weeks have seriously tested mine!

Current Weight

 

I got this message from MyFitnessPal when I completed my food log last night:

MyFitnessPal Says...

Er ๐Ÿ˜ฏ haha.

I don’t even know what I would look like at that weight… a drug addict?! ๐Ÿ˜› MyFitnessPal says some of the craziest things sometimes, lol. That was just based on the exercise / calories burned – and my lower calorie food diary.

I got a good workout in for my core & legs yesterday, so today I’ll work on arms. I MUST start exercising harder & more consistently. That’s my goal this week!

I have to admit, and I’ve confessed this before, this whole “150 mark” is a real mind game for me. This is where self-sabotage always tries to set in. It helps that I don’t have much of an appetite lately, but I know all that will change if I eat “one little treat”. That’s all it will take, and I’ll eat my way through an entire week of junk. ๐Ÿ˜›

I’ve been doing great at saying NO and resisting temptations, so I’m just going to force myself to continue doing that – and focus on exercise.

How are things going on your end?

Leave a comment below, and let’s do this together!!

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

p.s. You can subscribe by email below to get my Daily Food Diaries throughout the Low Carb Challenge sent straight to your inbox. That way you’ll never miss great (easy!) low carb meal ideas. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

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73 Responses to My Scales Finally Moved! :) Weight Loss Update & Low Carb Food Diary

  1. Dawn Hughes says:

    I can completely understand the mind game….I self destruct at 140 LOL!!!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      LOL Dawn! What is UP with that?! ๐Ÿ˜›

      Seriously, I am going to power through this one. I’m SO close, with just some major toning to do to be HAPPY with myself. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that idea – being happy with the way I look and feel – and that vision is keeping me going!

  2. Dara says:

    My scale hasn’t moved in 2 weeks but I can tell I’m losing inches. In 2 months, I’ve only lost 10 pounds. According to the ketostix, I’m in ketosis.whats going on, is this normal?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Dara,

      I does help to take body measurements so you can note your progress. There could be any number of things going on. Do you have less weight to lose? The less you have to lose, the slower it comes off. I find things like sleep quality, medications (even Advil), stress, etc affect my weight loss too.

      The first things to cut for faster weight loss are: nuts, cheese, cream cheese, bars, shakes and any processed foods. I also find keeping it super simple with real foods and 3 ingredients max per plate really helps as well.

      But look at the bright side: you didn’t gain 10 pounds in two months! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Sandi Paulk says:

    whoohooo congrat Lynn !!

  4. Tammy says:

    Nice job on the loss! Sometimes it seems so random!

    If you are worried about self-sabotage, I highly recommend this podcast along with low carb. It really worked for me when I was consistent with it. I need to get back there!

  5. sandi says:

    Wow good work Lynn! I have followed you for a while and watched your ups and downs….such is life. Its hard to not tie our success to number on scale, and it is a great victory and reaffirming. That said I think your resisting the junk food at gas station and also not eating all those cashews a much greater victory!! Yeah go you. I can see you have got this. I have lost 6 lbs in 2 months so don’t think you are the only slow loser!! Good work

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I agree, Sandi – I was really impressed that I walked out of the store with ONLY coffee, water and cashews lol. I browsed each aisle very slowly. I picked up and put down a number of (bad) things, lol. Rah! I felt like a million bucks when I got back to my car without any naughties!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Katie says:

    Great job!! How do you get the percentages on your my fitness pal?? I HATE tracking food!! ๐Ÿ™

  7. Justine says:

    Yesterday was another success for me…I’m patting myself on the back for making it this far and not sabotaging things for myself. I kept my meals pretty simple yesterday but I did have a little treat. I made your low carb peanut butter fudge and it was soooo yummy. I don’t have a silicone candy mold so I used a mini muffin pan and I ended up with 13 pieces which have a net carb of 1.3. Here were my meals from yesterday:

    B: bpc
    L: omelet w/ham & cheese
    D: leftover chicken alfredo (just chicken & homemade alfredo sauce), sm salad (romaime,feta, cesar dressing)
    S: BBQ pork rinds, sf iced coffee, 3 servings LC fudge

    My net carbs were 14 and my fat was 82%.
    So……..I woke up this morning and stepped on that scale and I LOST 5 MORE POUNDS!!! Which is a total of 10 pounds since the start of this challenge. I’m super stoked and even more motivated to stay on track.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Awesome, Justine!! Way to go – staying on track and seeing such great results. That made it all so worth it! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ *cheers*

      • Justine says:

        Yes ma’am it’s definitely worth the work. Seeing the scale move and feeling great is giving me such motivation to do my absolute best during this challenge. Thanks for all of your words of encouragement. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Colleen says:

    I can sure understand the focus on a #, cause it’s where I am as well! I have been stuggling for 3 months to loose 7lbs, at 65 it’s a real struggle! !! I’ve been down 2.8 and up 2.8, grrrrr! I’ve been doing intermediate fasting for about a month, and hoping it will eventually do something!! Congrats on reaching your goal, awesome!! When I was 150 , I still thought I was fat, now 57 lbs higher, to get to 200 is my goal, then another 10 -15 lbs, I’ll be thrilled!! (at 150. now I would look awfully sick!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      The numbers are interesting for sure, especially with age. There’s no way I want to be the weight I was in my 20’s – in my 40’s. ๐Ÿ˜› There’s also the fact that I want to lose fat, but also gain muscle mass… so I have no idea what my “ideal weight” will come out to in numbers on the scale. Which is why I’m using a full body composition scale now. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Anyway, have you tried 3IMAX to get your weight loss moving again? If not, here’s the details: http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/6064/3-ingredients-rule/ It’s basically “3 ingredients max” per plate or meal.

      The first things to cut when you’re at a stall are BPC, cheese, cream cheese, nuts, bars, shakes, any processed foods, diet soda, etc.

  9. Elizabeth Muehlbach says:

    So, this weekend was a bad one. It all started with the donuts that our administrators brought in on Friday morning because we are giving state tests for 3 straight weeks (I’m an 8th grade reading teacher). I took one, ate it and entered it into MFP, 45 CARBS. Ugh. Then I get depressed, throw in the towel and have difficulty mustering up the fortitude again.

    How do you deal with a really poor decision like that?

    How do you handle daily temptations at work?

    Thanks,
    Libby

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Libby,

      It’s tough. And please do not feel bad or feel alone. I have SO been there. The guilt and self disgust is WORSE than anything you ate – I promise. Next time, just let it go. Take a deep breath, look in the mirror, say “I love you!” – hold your head up high and eat “lean & green” the rest of the day. That’s what I do! ๐Ÿ™‚

      I say “lean & green” because if I eat something high carb / sugary like that, I stick to lean salads for the rest of the day, and sometimes the next. Like a grilled chicken caesar salad (chicken breast is a lean meat, compared to the salmon I usually get).

      Getting right back on track is the best thing you can do, not only for your health and weight loss – but for your mood and your resolve. Every time you do it (and trust me, I’ve done it plenty, over and over) your resolve will get stronger! ๐Ÿ™‚

      That donut wasn’t so bad. Allowing it to have the power over your day, your weekend, or your month… that would make it a bad bad donut. ๐Ÿ˜› Just let it go, starting now, forget it happened, and look forward. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Monday!!

  10. Gigi says:

    Yay you!!! Keep it up. What is your goal weight to try to maintain? You are doing great
    I think your loss if appetite is due to you being in Ketosis
    I think giving up bars and nuts help a lot too
    I ate peanut butter and celery the other day and hf coconut milk. Then i had the pecans with cottage cheese that day and i are a small bag of cashews…..all of them. ๐Ÿ™
    I thought i did good otherwise but the next day i had gained a half pound……grrrrrrr
    F at calories DO count. Ugh.
    I am cutting down on my fat intake for sure

    By skipping breakfast yesterday, you did an experiment in intermittent fasting…..it seemed to work. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have a confession….i did great all day yesterday on my carbs and calories until i passed my fave soft serve ice cream place in the evening. I had been craving and trying to a light ice cream cone for days now and trying to find substitutes for this delight and failed. I feel better now and going forward today with no more cheats for a while. I do not reccommend cheats to anyone because sometimes it can lead to binges. I can do this one off slip without binging now. And i actually feel thinner today.
    My resove is good today. No more peanut butter for me– i did have walnuts with my cottage cheese today but only a handful
    I will not weigh today….maybe tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Bonnie Whitworth says:

      Try carb masters yogurt by Kroger company. They have a tropical fruit flavor that will blow your mind. It is 4 carbs 3 sugars 80 calories and a whole 6 ozs. Totally worth the carbs and it is filling. They have lots of flavor so. I call that my new cheat.

      • Gigi says:

        I will look for that flavor Bonnie. I usually DO eat yogurt as my guilty pleasure. I use light and fit. 80 calories. 9 carbs. I love it. I am not too crazy about the flavor and consistency of carb masters yogurt. The light abd fit greek yogurt is creamy like ice cream but is no fat and only 80 calories per container. It has been my faithful companion throughout my two year weight loss of 144 lbs. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Bonnie Whitworth says:

          Good job Gigi. You are right the texture is different. Took me a little while to get use to it. But the flavor so are good. Maybe freeze it?.

          • Gigi says:

            I will try that Bonnie! I did not see that flavor at Rulers here(has all Kroger brands) i might freeze it and then thaw it a little and then put it into the blender to whip it up like soft serve ice cream. That might work
            I do not like the Carb Masters blackberry flavor….it’s blah….abd funny thing i usually love blackberry flavored things and i love fresh blackberries so i do not know whats up with that. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hey Gigi,

      I’m going to guess it was too many nuts, or too much salt with not enough water to flush it out (salt/water ratio) – rather than fat grams. It’s hard to say though. Sometimes we have fluctuations just for natural reasons, like hormone cycles, which even men have.

      Hang in there – it’s a lifestyle and a journey, not a race. ๐Ÿ™‚ *cheers*

      • Gigi says:

        Hi Lyn
        You might be right about that but i think everyone has to find what works best for them. What works for some might nit work for me
        I know i lost a very large amount of weight on a low carb and low to moderate fat diet or WOE. When i add too much fat to my diet i gain weight or maybe maintain if i am lucky. That is just me. As long as i only use a small amount of nuts as my fat intake a couple if times a day i can still lose on a low carb woe.
        The other day when i gained a lb. I had eaten 2T of peanut butter. Coconut cteme. Cheese and my pecans. 3/4 cup and almonds later
        That was way too much fat for me to lose weight
        Even if part of that lb was water weight i know part of it was fat
        We all have to do what works best for us
        I am not saying hf is wrong but thise fat calories can add up very fast. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Cay says:

    So…what was the Plan if scale did not move? SOME people need to know : )

    • Lynn Terry says:

      lol Cay, I almost hate to say! haha

      My plan was: throw myself out of ketosis, reset and restart. And I would do that with ONE off plan meal (starchy vegetables – maybe ribs with real bbq sauce and potatoes). Although that usually won’t do it for me so I would have added a slice of *** to really do the trick. ๐Ÿ˜›

      Fortunately I didn’t have to do that. I know what would happen: I’d gain the 3-4 pounds back and spend ANOTHER two weeks getting it off again. LOL.

  12. Bonnie Whitworth says:

    I am headed to another beautiful location. Called The Lakes. Golf, beautiful walking around the lake and golf course and good to know everyone I am holding my goal weight at 135. Has it been easy Actually this time at this weight in the 130’s it has been easy. I have been 134–135-136. Really been doing good. Been eating a lot of salads with dressing on the side. As meat has been too heavy for me at this stage. So I eat a lot of chicken tuna fish pork loin etc. the white meats. All of you have been a blessing to me during my winter trip. As as I left on Dec 20 at 141 and I am going home at 135. Yea for me. I was in Palm Springs. Coronado bay the Marina on San deigo bay and now our slow decent into Oregon. Portland Oregon is where I live. I must confess traveling in a motor home is very easy as you eat what you buy. And my husband loves eating how I eat. Even though he has never been heavy. He is a delight to travel with. As I have always said nothing taste as good as the feeling of being thin? God bless and keep it going

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I loved reading about your travels, Bonnie. ๐Ÿ™‚ It reminded me of so many happy memories in my own life – San Diego, Encinitas, Portland, traveling with a wonderful man even. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Kudos for your low carb trip, and losing weight along the way!!

  13. Gigi says:

    Lyn. It is definitely harder to lose weight, the k ess you weigh. The daily calorie requirements to maintain your weight become lesser and lesser as you lose weight. That is why people over 200 lbs and more lose a lit of weight in the beginning. The only thing that will help bedisides lowering your calories and carbs is exercise to boost the netabolism.
    It seems obvious that cutting carbs alone is not the answer but controlling our calories as well.
    I cannot scroll through all the recipes on the fb challenge page. I cringe at all the hf calories in those recipes
    I believe in keeping it simple like you do. That is how i eat too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Bonnie Whitworth says:

      I agree with you. And my success is. Exercise every day twice a day and walk with 1lb weights. I do a little routine with them. I look like a PGE windmill. I do anything from 7 miles to 4 miles a day. 7 is a over kill. Gave me a little grief with my left knee. So I have kept it to 4-5 miles. But I tell you the weights work. Also I am 72. So I try to respect my age. When we hit these RV places I must tell you there are people that always compliment me on walking and attitude. Stand tall smile and enjoy your exercise. You then will look forward to itโค๏ธ

      • Gigi says:

        That IS Amazing Bonnie! I try to walk as much as possible. But i have TWO bumb knees so i an going to join a warm water aerobic class. My poor knees cannot go all those miles. I still walk. I need knee replacement on the right knee especially but i am not thrilled about having a Titanium knee and the recovery time is long. I will stay as i am for now. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Bonnie Whitworth says:

          I had a right hip replaced in 2010. I was almost crippled with it. Arthritis disease bone on bone. Best thing I ever did for myself. And my doctor said the left leg would probably be next if I didn’t start walking. I heard I did and I think it is not my knee I think it is the left hip going. Your knee will react why your hip is losing its foundation. Thank god I have taken more weight off since 2010. As I was 161 when I had my right hip replaced. Painful operation but I would do it again as it gave me a new life style. So I will see when I get home what the doctor said. At least I have had 6 good years with the lest hip that he said would need replacing.

      • Lynn Terry says:

        I love water aerobics!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so glad you mentioned that. I’m going to find out when our local classes start back. Those were fun!

  14. Gigi says:

    Ps my bag of cashews was half the size of yours. Wow. I did not realise that cashews were so high in carbs and fat calories. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Yeah, I did a double take on the servings – I thought it was 8 net carbs for the whole bag, lol. Ouch! ๐Ÿ˜› Fortunately I didn’t have much of an appetite anyway, lol. Otherwise that little “snack” would’ve blown my day!

  15. Michelle says:

    Congrats on hitting that 150 mark. If anyone can get to their goal, it will be you so don’t give up or give in.
    For me I weigh the same today as i did months ago. That’s a win but I need to lose about 20 pounds. I’ve fought this battle as you know for months. I’ve tried low carb seem to lose a little in the beginning and nothing more. I have recently tried low cal but its not working unless I’m super low cal, like 800 calories per day or less.
    I was on the Low Carb friends board and a lady on there said to lose she must eat low carb and low calorie. She says she typically eats around 700 calories per day on low carb and is able to lose. Man that seems like little calories?
    I just need help. Yes, I’m hypothyroid but my levels are now in line. Any suggestions on what to try?
    Thanks for always being honest and inspiring!

    • Gigi says:

      The problem with that kind of calorie restriction is that it could set your body into starvation mode and then it could put a strong halt to weight loss and then when you eat more calories again your metabolism will be even lower than before and you can gain weight even more rapidly. At the same calories that you once ate to maintain or lose weight than before. I wouldn’t lower my calories that much for more than a day or two a week at most
      Intermittent fasting is probably a better idea
      Stop eating by 7 pm and try not to eat again until 7am for example. Or stop at 9 pm and do not eat until 9 am again to start with abd try for extending it to 11am or 12 noon f i r one ir two days a week. Your body will be forced to use fat stores as energy those days. Then stay on low carb the rest of the day. I hear it REALLY works!
      My adult daughter usually skips breakfast every day just cause she is busy working all day and maybe has a
      Very light lunch. Then she eats a healthy dinner but not always low carb
      She got very thin. I asked her how she done it and this is what she told me
      She does not diet. She does intermittent fasting. She did not fast intentionally but she just does not get hungry till dinner time. I have trouble with fasting. I might try this for one day a week though or maybe just skipping breakfast.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Michelle,

      You always lose weight the first week to 10 days, then you’ll experience a brief hold or even slight fluctuations the 2nd or 3rd week. Is this where you stopped before? A lot of people do, but that means you miss out on the weight loss when it kicks back in, once your body adjusts to the initial “whoosh” that first week.

      I do not think it’s healthy to restrict calories to that kind of low limit. I’d suggest increasing physical activity (calories burned) before I’d suggest eating less.

      My advice: Get back on a healthy ketogenic diet, and check these 4 points: http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/5093/not-losing-weight-eating-low-carb/ to make sure you’re starting on the right track. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Michelle says:

        Thanks for your feedback Lyn and Gigi. Yes, I usually give in around week 3 or 4. The past few times around weeks 3 and 4 the scale stops moving, I start thinking about what I can’t have and give up.
        You look amazing and are such an inspiration.

        • Lynn Terry says:

          Thank you, Michelle ๐Ÿ™‚

          That’s totally normal, like I said. It’s just a period where your body is adjusting to the initial weight loss. Stick it out this time and see! ๐Ÿ™‚

          I know how tough it is. My motivation tanks a bit through those phases too, but it’s SO worth it! Consider finding replacements for the things you miss or really like, too. That’s how I came up with my “cereal” of cottage cheese, pecans & berries – because I missed Special K fruit & yogurt cereal and would go off plan sometimes just to eat it. ๐Ÿ˜› Now I don’t! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Yolanda says:

    Congrats Lynn! As I said on Facebook I gained but I do know the error if my ways lol
    I’ll do better this week!!
    This accountability thing is huge!!! I felt aweful posting my gain this morning.
    You still continue to be an inspiration Lynn! Thanks!!
    P.s I did lose two inches …. So that’s something lol
    I’ll do better next Monday I’m sure of it!!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thank you Yolanda – and I agree! It would be WAY too easy for me to give in, give up, etc if I didn’t have all of you to do this with. ๐Ÿ™‚ Every time you overcome the hard stuff, it gets easier to say NO to it next time. Here’s to a better week and a better weigh-in!! ๐Ÿ™‚ *cheers*

  17. Maribeth says:

    Up .6. Not complaining as its my own fault.

  18. JoAnn White says:

    WooHoo! What a beautiful thing to wake up!

    I had a good Sunday, somedays I’m virtually amazed how ez it is to eat this way, and not cheat. (esp with 3 kids and a husband who do not eat low carb)

    I will keep on keeping on…..let’s get this.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Beautiful indeed. ๐Ÿ™‚

      It really IS easy. I had a houseful when I first started, and up until last year really. I would just make a meat & green – then a starchy vegetable or side for everyone else. I just made more of the green stuff. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Gigi says:

    Well i finally got the nerve to weigh myself after a breakfast and after going to the BR. I lost the lb i gained. Lol. I am at 196 today. Look this might sound like a lot but fir me it’s huge for me to be under 200 and staying there. I was 343 to start with over 2 years ago now. I am determined. This LC is ny woe now…not just a diet. I am stoked!
    Lyn. I want so bad to get to 150 again. I can only pray to be that weight again. (abd hard work)

    • Michele M. says:

      I’m down 2# over the last couple days which makes up for the 2# I gained back last week when my fat % dropped down. The good news is with higher fat, I’m eating less, so having lower calories I’m sure is helping the process. Since I’m managing to stay away from potato chips during shark week (a major win for me!) I’m going to give a LC pizza a try tomorrow. Hopefully, the loss will continue!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Wow, Gigi – that’s amazing progress! You’ve lost 147 pounds, which is almost a … ME! ๐Ÿ™‚ haha – Kudos!!!!

  20. Jennifer Blevins says:

    I am in the market for a reliable, scale to weigh on. Any suggestions? Thanks so much! I look forward to your daily blogs

  21. Jennifer says:

    Congrats on your victory!!!!

    I had a great weekend – very challenging – but I held strong. We went out with friends on Saturday, and I ate some lamb kabobs, and a couple slices of tomato and cucumber. I ignored the rice and pita break on my plate. Afterwards, they all wanted to have ice cream and despite how amazing it smelled, I did not have a single lick! Yesterday, I was doing great, but started having major cravings for bad things (pizza mainly) and didn’t want to fall into temptation, so I ate a lot more good stuff than I should have. My macros stayed at the right proportions, but I was still 30 net carbs for the day. I’ll take it if that means I didn’t do anything to set myself back (which i didn’t – scale was the same as yesterday morning) ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m back and focused today so I can finish this race strong!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thank you, Jennifer! ๐Ÿ™‚ It sounds like you did FABULOUS this weekend with all the temptations around you. Kudos! How many more days and pounds now until your deadline weigh-in??

      • Jennifer says:

        I found out I can weigh in as early as two days before the tournament, which means if I can make weight early, I can carb load before the big day and be a little heavy (sounds so counter intuitive, but after this tournament, I’m slowing down my weight loss and going to focus on just good health & fitness, not the number on the scale) and have more energy – although my energy levels are actually great!!! So I’m hoping to make weight on Thursday and I’m about 2.5 lbs from my goal. I have a small sauna at home, so I’ll definitely be using that to cut whatever water weight I can the night before I weigh-in.

  22. Dayna says:

    Lynn, hitting that 150 mark is so awesome!
    I have been able to stay at 20 carbs for the past two weeks! Tuesdays are my weigh in day, but I did step on the scare mid week. You all have seen the cartoon or the comic where someone steps on the scale and it spins and spins. My scale actually did that! When it started to lap the second time, my reaction was to jump off and yell “ah hell no!!” So my scale really is broken. Don’t know where I am at this point, or if my starting weight was real. So I am thinking I should probably go by what the dr. office weighed me in by and go from there, which is kind’a disappointing because it weighed about 8 pounds heavier then mine did. I think I have a trip to was-mart in my future, to buy a new scale. I have an odd question if anyone may have an answer. My bathroom is tiny. So I store the scale standing up against a wall. Do you think that could have anything to do with the spinning? Im thinking it might. ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Yvette says:

    Hi Lynn, thank you for inspiring me to continue with my LC lifestyle. Just a quick one – do you add butter/coconut oil to every meal? I’ve read that the more butter you add the more you loose. Have you found this to be true?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Yvette,

      I don’t add butter or oil, no. In most of my food diaries you’ll notice my fat is 70-80% of my calories – but I use real foods high in healthy fats that have actual nutritional value. Things like salmon, eggs, pecans, walnuts, avocado, etc are great fats. The key is to get 70% fat minimum.

    • Gigi says:

      Yvette. This seems to be a big myth about more butter is better. You have to include all fats in your calorie count for the day or percentages of macros like Lyn does. Some people have the idea that if some is good then more must be better. Pleass do not fall in to that belief. It’s just not true. I use natural food fats like almonds too.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      There’s nothing wrong with real butter of course. ๐Ÿ™‚ I use it to cook with, or flavor my veggies. And you DO want at least 70% of your calories to come from healthy fats (real butter is a healthy fat). But I just like as much nutritional value per calorie as humanly possible. ๐Ÿ™‚ *cheers*

  24. Gigi says:

    I love having the pecans oe walnuts with my cottage cheese as it gives me thaf ‘crunch’ that i love like cereal and it forces me to eat more slowly. Also nuts add lots of fiber.
    Avacado is high in good fats and is loaded with good nutrition. I use it often
    I put sliced almonds in my light and fit yogurt. I sometimes eat this as my breakfast too. It’s my version of cereal abd it is very filling.
    Yes butter is ok to use. The grass fed is supposed to be best. I just use it sparingly.
    All i need is an alternative to ice cream. I do crave soft serve ice cream sometimes
    For my desert today i made SF strawberry banana jello made with unsweetened almond milk, with less than 1 carb per cup. The jello has only 10 calories per serving and 0 carbs. I added 3 chopped strawberries to the jello mixture after it cooled off a bit. I may serve it with a small amount of whipped cream….that should be good–i hope. ๐Ÿ™‚

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