Day 88: Only 2 Full Days To Go! Quick Low Carb Meals & More Weight Loss…


 
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Keto SnacksThere are only two full days left in the current 90 Day Low Carb Challenge.

I can hardly believe that today is Day 89 and I’ve made it this far with so much motivation and commitment.

That feels amazing!! πŸ™‚

I weigh 143.2 pounds this morning, for a total of 11.4 pounds lost during this Spring challenge.

Averaging about a pound a week is GREAT at my weight (so close to goal). I started this challenge at 154.6 pounds. I’ve also been working out more than ever, and really toning up!

What about you – did you participate in the full challenge, and how did you do??

I ate at home yesterday and even cooked a little, so I have some EASY low carb meals to share with you today. πŸ™‚

Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 88 of the β€œGet Lean For Summer!” 90 Day Low Carb Challenge. Note: I haven’t set a start date for the next 90 Day Low Carb Challenge yet, but the group stays open & active year round. I’ll probably host a FUN mini-challenge in July, so join in and stay tuned…

I had a very long day yesterday, starting at 4am and running until 2am (with a 90 minute nap somewhere in the middle, lol), so if it seems like I ate more than I normally do… that’s why!

Day 88: Thursday’s Low Carb Meals

I had a very berry low carb breakfast. πŸ™‚ It’s my usual “Low Carb Cereal” with 1/2 cup crushed pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 2 strawberries and 1/4 cup (35 grams) of diced blueberries. It came to 8 net carbs and 83% healthy fats.

Healthy Low Carb Cereal

I got hungry around mid-morning so I finished off the cucumber slices from our Lost Creek Falls Hike the day before, along with some colby jack cheese.

Easy Low Carb Snack : Cucumber Slices and Colby Jack Cheese

For lunch, I decided to cook. I got groceries earlier this week, so I had plenty to work with. I started with this Pictsweet Steam’ables Cut Leaf Spinach – which is one of my FAVORITE low carb vegetables. πŸ™‚

Pictsweet Steam'ables Cut Leaf Spinach (Low Carb Vegetables)

I have NEVER been able to cook pork… that was edible. πŸ˜›

Earlier this week I bought this package of Kentucky Legend fully cooked center cut pork chops – with high hopes!

Kentucky Legend Center Cut Pork Chops

I had some bacon drippings saved from the bacon I cooked in the oven the other day, so I fried one of the pork chops in bacon grease to season it:

Cooking Pork Chops

That only took about 8 minutes, then I put the steamed spinach in the same skillet and fried it in the bacon drippings as well – for what I call “Dirty Spinach.”

It turned out FABULOUS!

Healthy Low Carb Dinner

Yum! πŸ™‚

For dinner I took 2 pieces of my leftover bacon and crumbled it up, along with colby jack cheese off the block, and scrambled that up with 3 eggs for a quick low carb one-skillet meal:

Zero Carb Meal - Bacon, Egg & Cheese Scramble

^ That doesn’t look very pretty lol, but it tasted good – and it was quick, easy and almost zero carbs. πŸ™‚

Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Thursday:

MyFitnessPal Low Carb Diary with Net Carbs Calculated Automatically

Tracking Macronutrients (Simple Explanation of Macros)

How To Get Net Carbs in MyFitnessPal

Calories: 2054
Net Carbs: 23
Total Carbs: 34
Protein: 123 Grams
71% Fat, 24% Protein

Exercise: Ab Carver Pro (100 Reps)
PLUS: 10 Tricep Dips
FitBit Steps: 1,737
Water: 72 ounces

I’ve been doing great with my exercise this week. I still have to FORCE the habit, but I REALLY want to get in great shape this year – so I’m pushing myself to keep working on my arms & abs. Next I’m adding in some inner thigh toning exercises!

I’m at my lowest weight yet since going low carb over 5 years ago, weighing only 143.2 pounds as of this morning. I’m tracking my weight of course, but also my full body composition with the Easy@Home Bluetooth Scale on the left.

Body Weight Scales

 

As the current challenge starts coming to an end, I find myself putting serious thought into my Summer Goals – and into our next challenge. Stay tuned for details! As usual, we’ll continue on with getting healthy and lean together! πŸ™‚

How are things going for you?

Are you still eating low carb and seeing great results, and have you been incorporating exercise into your goals? I look forward to hearing from you!

Let me know if you have any questions, too…

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler


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10 Responses to Day 88: Only 2 Full Days To Go! Quick Low Carb Meals & More Weight Loss…

  1. Marti says:

    Omg, I am over the moon as my scales finally moved!! I weighed in at 145 this morning and couldn’t believe it….I weighed three times just to be sure I was seeing it correctly.
    My husband joined me last Monday and that has made a huge difference. Yayyy! He said I must be doing something right so he wanted to try it. So excited for him as I know what a difference even 30lbs can make!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      That’s so awesome, Marti!! On both points – way to go. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ It’s SO much fun to have someone to work on your goals with. I’ve enjoyed having an “adventure buddy” this Spring (and Summer so far) for my fitness goals. It IS exciting, and double motivating! *cheers*

  2. Joni says:

    Lynn – I am super excited for you! You look amazing and your dedication to this challenge has been much appreciated!
    I’ve lost about 10 lbs during this challenge, but definitely wasn’t as dedicated as you have been! Look forward to seeing what July brings! Keep on keepin on…

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thank you, Joni – and congrats on your 10 pound loss! πŸ™‚ I’m excited about July too, and finishing out the rest of the summer ON FIRE for finally reaching my goals!! πŸ™‚ Here’s to awesome results as we continue forward… *cheers*

  3. denise says:

    Thank you so much! I have lost almost exactly pound to pound with you. I appreciate you doing this. I really need your leadership and hope you start another challenge very soon! Thanks again!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thank you Denise!! πŸ™‚ It’s so much FUN to do this together. I’m really looking forward to our next set of challenges. I’ll probably host mini-challenges through July before the next “big one” – but of course I’ll be staying on course and continuing to post here with meals & motivation & ideas & inspiration… as usual! πŸ™‚

  4. Geri says:

    Hi Lynn!
    I stepped on the scales this morning and was ecstatic! I am within 5lbs of my goal weight! I was at this point last Christmas Eve, but then there was much stress…my mother-in-love was diagnosed with cancer and just 7 weeks later passed away. Your post about FEELING the void instead of FILLING it really spoke to me. God has brought me to a place of peace and trusting that he is a good Father despite the valley experiences.

    Through all this I learned about my emotional eating. I am immensely grateful for your leadership in this group. There is so much support and accountability, like you are RIGHT there in the trenches with us!

    I’ve had cravings like you’ve had…loved the pizza idea with donut toppings! LOL! I went on vacay in June and decided to have 2 off plan food items and gained 5lbs! But I went right back on plan within 2 days. Restarting ketosis was awful with those killer headaches!!! Ugh!

    Thanks for the motivation to finish strong. This past week I’ve experimented with my body and slept more and dropped my net carbs to 10 or fewer! It is working!!! Woot woot for all of us!

    Thanks again for your encouragement…looking forward to the next challenge!

    Geri

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Congrats, Geri!! πŸ™‚ And ahh yes – feeling it vs filling it. That was a GOOD lesson learned for me during this challenge, along with powering through the cravings and stalls. And how keto flu is NOT worth it, lol.

      Sleeping more always helps me lose weight faster too. πŸ™‚ I’m so glad you stuck this challenge out with and alongside me! Kudos, and it’s SO cool that you’re that close to your goal now!!

      Here’s to more success, and continuing on with our healthy lifestyle… and maintaining the awesome weight loss success. πŸ™‚ *cheers*

  5. Terry I really enjoy following you and reading your post. I’m always cheering you on from my side of the world. πŸ™‚ (Southern California) While I’m not a low carb eater I have tried it on occasion when trying to lose a few pounds quickly. You inspire me to start it up again. One problem though – I enjoy my white wine in the evening and a little bit of dark chocolate during the day. I don’t see you ever indulging like that.

    I also wanted to tell you about an total fit exercise program you might be interested in trying. I do kickboxing 3 or 4 times a week and have never been as fit as I am now. I’m 62 and have worked out all my life. I’ve been a long distance runner and have run 2 marathons as well. No program has ever been as good as this one for me. You can burn 600 – 900 calories per session. While this is a challenge and not the actual kickboxing class I thought you still might want to check it out. This will give you an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLQCmnOaPuE&utm_content=bufferf571d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer My classes are for 60 minutes.

    Good luck with completing your 90 day challenge!!!

    Jennifer

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thank you Jennifer – I’ll definitely check that out! πŸ™‚

      And thank you for cheering me on!! I do have wine now and then, or a low carb beer (Michelob Ultra) but it’s true that I rarely drink. That said, white wines and dark chocolates are lower in carbs and sugar – and can easily be counted in. You might just do more of a lower carb paleo style way of eating…

      When I do have a drink, I count it in my daily carb count. And I do NOT weigh for a few days lol. Alcohol takes much longer to metabolize than food, and it metabolizes first, so it causes what is often referred to as “the alcohol stall.”

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