Day 32 Low Carb Food Diary: My Weight Loss & Avoiding Food Temptations At The Carnival…


 

32 full days. I am SO proud of myself!

I’ve mentioned before that this is my best streak ever on the low carb challenge, and it feels GREAT.

I was happy to see 147.8 pounds on the scale again this morning.

My scales have a habit of going down, then up slightly and holding for a few days, then down again – but the overall long-term trend is down, down down. πŸ™‚

I’m no longer freaked out about my current weight, or even lower numbers showing up on my scale soon. MyFitnessPal told me: “If every day were like today… You’d weigh 138.9 lbs in 5 weeks.” And I just thought… “okay.” πŸ™‚

It feels good to accept this (under 150) as my new norm! Here’s a current photo of me taken a few days ago on my hike to Cummins Waterfall:

Low Carb Traveler / Lynn Terry (Current Weight)

People ask me all the time what my goal is, or about my ideal weight. I actually have no idea. I figure I’ll just know when I get there. I still have a decent pudge around the middle and some jiggling to work on (lol) but I’m VERY happy with my progress and current weight!

Right now I’m focused on continuing to burn fat, but more so on building muscle. I’d love to get TONE. I’m not sure how that will play out on the scale, losing more fat and also gaining muscle, but it’ll be interesting to find out! πŸ™‚

Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 32 of the β€œGet Lean For Summer!” 90 Day Low Carb Challenge. It’s not too late to join us if you haven’t already!

Day 32: Thursday’s Low Carb Meals

I decided to mix it up a little and just have eggs for breakfast. Very cheesy eggs. πŸ™‚ It’s three large eggs with .67oz colby jack cheese (off the block) = 1.2 carbs. Most people count eggs as zero carb, but they are .4 carbs each.

Low Carb Breakfast : Cheesy Eggs

I had to run to the store for a few household items, so I grabbed a Low Carb Thickburger from Hardee’s for lunch. I ordered it plain with cheese & mayo, making it zero carbs.

Zero Carb Fast Food : Low Carb Burger from Hardee's (Plain w/Cheese & Mayo)

While I was at Hardee’s for lunch, I also ordered a Big Hot Ham & Cheese (no bun, please!). This is 3 carbs. And yes, they actually have a button on the register marked “-fresh bun”. If I ever run into a newer employee that seems a little stumped, I let them know that. πŸ˜‰ Anyway, I heated this up for dinner.

Low Carb Fast Food : Big Hot Ham & Cheese from Hardee's with No Bun

I went out last night to the local carnival (and had a blast!!), and when I got home I made this Pictsweet Edamame. It’s 7 net carbs for the whole box, and such a delicious healthy snack!

Pictsweet Edamame : 7 Net Carbs

Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Thursday:

MyFitnessPal Net Carbs Food Log

Macronutrients: How & What I Track

How I Get Net Carbs in MyFitnessPal

Calories: 1164
Net Carbs: 17
Total Carbs: 21
Protein: 83 Grams
65% Fat, 29% Protein

Exercise: Walking at the Carnival
FitBit Steps: 7,032
Water: 32 ounces

I got in a nice walk being at the carnival for a few hours! I was surrounded by junk food there of course, but I stayed focused on the FUN instead of the food. πŸ™‚

I rode all of the craziest scariest rides, and laughed my head off!!! haha. There’s no way I could eat heavy greasy food AND do that (without getting sick, lol). πŸ˜›

Avoiding Junk Food at the Carnival

I ate dinner before I went, then had a nice salty snack when I got home. I also brought a coffee in my Contigo No-Spill Travel Mug, and had a bottled water at the carnival. Enjoying the FUN instead of the food made it such a fun experience. πŸ™‚

Tonight I’m going to an Avett Brothers concert (my all-time favorite band!), so I expect I’ll get LOTS of steps in dancing. That will make for more fun exercise…

What do you have planned for the weekend?

I would love to hear how your week went, and how this challenge is going for you! And if you have any questions about eating low carb, let me know. πŸ˜‰

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

 

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9 Responses to Day 32 Low Carb Food Diary: My Weight Loss & Avoiding Food Temptations At The Carnival…

  1. Mary says:

    Thanks for the daily update. When I began just 1 week ago, I started following and doing your food diary until I could figure it out for myself. Well I thought I was gaining but I just keep on it. Then when I was putting the net carbs on my food plan I saw that I have gone done 1 pound. My perception was of gaining through all the fluctuating. But the goals said otherwise. Your words helped me keep on. I had fallen on the first day in the shower and can’t exercise yet. So this is as you say WOE. Happy in Colorado!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Ohhh, Colorado is SO beautiful, Mary! πŸ™‚ I loved Colorado Springs. I cannot wait to go back!

      Congrats for getting started! Just starting, and that first week, is the hardest part. You’ve got smooth sailing ahead of you now!

      It’s best to weigh in once a week due to all those crazy fluctuations. I weigh daily to share here in my updates, and because it doesn’t make me nuts (lol). Especially after doing this so many years and knowing what to expect.

      Are you using MyFitnessPal too?

  2. Gigi says:

    Hi Lyn

    I look forward to your daily posts. You seem to be having a lot of fun getting some things outdoor excercise. That is better than the gym anyday. πŸ™‚
    You look great!!!! I think we should remember to measure our success by the way we look and feel instead of the fickle scale. I am trying to do this too.
    The Edamane sounds good. I made a can of green beans for dinner. I put a big slice of kerrigold butter and real bacon bits in for flavor. I had an ounce of fresh mozzarella cheese with the green beans. I was lazy to cook some sausages i had bought. πŸ™‚
    I read that article someone posted about how most big weight losers gain it all back
    In time as their metabolisms get messed up by diets
    I refuse to be a statistic.
    I think learning to change my eating habits with the lchf woe will help me to KEEP my weight off. I have lost slowly over the past
    Two years so i believe that will help prevent rebound weight gain also
    I plan to stay on a low carb woe the rest if my life to maintain my weight
    If i ever see a gain while on maintenence ( when i get there)
    I will immediately cut carbs and calories to. Lose again
    But in the meantime i will focus on losing fat and toning up
    I believe the key to success in keeping weight off in the long run is to NOT go back to a high carb. Lifestyle. At least for me as i a m very sensitive to carbs a n d sugar.
    I have been doing good but going in and out of ketosis. I only weigh myself once a week which even that seems too often. Its hard to deal with that darn scale. It can get you down when you do not see a big loss or any loss. But i am not giving. Up. πŸ™‚

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    • Lynn Terry says:

      I *am* having a lot of fun. πŸ™‚ I love Spring!!!

      I agree with you – I refuse to be a statistic too. There is so much “medical research” and blah blah blah. My body is mine to manage. I’m already fighting age (loss of muscle mass and bone density after the age of 30 – I’m 43 next month – etc). And I’m okay with that. I just want to be the healthiest happiest version of myself at EVERY age from this point forward!

      Like you I plan to eat a healthy ketogenic diet for life, and keep up this new active lifestyle I started in the last few years too. This is the new me… and I love it!! πŸ™‚

      I feel my body going in and out of ketosis too. I wonder what causes that. When I’m eating keto consistently, I mean. Maybe it’s normal, or maybe something I eat does it. No idea…

      • Gigi says:

        I think sometimes i eat too many seeds or nuts and raspberries or strawberries. If i do go out of ketosis, it is only temporary unless. Iwould go for a very high carb day then it might take another two or three days to get back into ketosis. Some days i know i am over 20 net carbs so that explains it for me. I like Dairy. Some days i have dairy 2-3. Γ— a day. πŸ™‚ i am going to try and eat more meat or eggs to lower my carb. Counts

        I am like you. Ijus t hate cooking anymore
        πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  3. Denise says:

    Why do your scrambled eggs always look better than mine? So fun to follow you as our experience on a day to day basis is almost identical, down to .75 of a pound.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      lol Denise – I don’t know?! How do you cook your eggs? I put 1/2 or 1 TBSP of Land o Lakes butter in a non stick skillet, on medium heat (5 on my stovetop). When the butter melts I crack 2 or 3 eggs into the skillet then stir them up with the spatula… then add in the cheese. That’s it!

  4. Betsy C. says:

    While I have been steadily losing since starting this challenge, I couldn’t tell you if I’m in ketosis or not. How do you know without testing? What does it feel like?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Betsy,

      If you’re steadily losing weight, I wouldn’t worry about it. πŸ™‚ That’s a good sign! But first you go through “induction flu” (or low carb / keto flu) within a week usually – I get headaches, insomnia and leg cramps for a day or two. And extreme irritability. You just feel crummy getting your body into ketosis.

      When I’m in ketosis I feel lean and energetic. When I’m not, I feel bloated and squishy, and kind of blah. It’s hard to describe, but you get used to what each feels like after a few rounds. πŸ˜‰

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