Day 6: Sunday’s Low Carb Meals & Thoughts


 

My Low Carb Diary for Day 6 of the Summer Low Carb Mini-Challenge. Join in anytime! I’ll share my meals here every day to give you easy low carb food ideas.

Keto SnacksI fell asleep last night (and woke up this morning) feeling “blah” and very disappointed in myself.

Mind you, I’m at my lowest weight to date at just 141.8 pounds.

I’ve been eating low carb and exercising consistently for over 100 days straight now. I’m doing GREAT.

I keep reminding myself of those facts.

Facts over feelings.

There are other facts too, though. Like that I really wanted to challenge myself harder this past week in two areas. My coffee was one: drink less, do away with the artificial sweetener/creamer. The other was exercise, I intended to really hit that hard.

I didn’t get my workout in yesterday, which makes two days in a row now.

That is NOT going to get me to my goal. 😛

I also noticed that I’m getting more flexible with my carb counts and macros, floating between 20 and 30 net carbs instead of staying at or below 20 net carbs a day.

I know WHY this is happening. It’s because I’m tired – more mentally exhausted than anything. Work is busy, life is full, yada yada yada. Sometimes you just have a week where you need more of a break from pushing yourself so hard. Knowing the “why” puts my mind at ease when it starts going in a negative direction. Still… I have to remember my other WHY – why I want to get in amazing shape this year. 🙂 And that’s what I’m focusing on this week as I get recommitted to my goals!

Day 6: Sunday’s Low Carb Meals

I made “breakfast cookies” yesterday 🙂 lol. They were delicious. They are Peanut Butter Blueberry Cookies (the recipe is in that post) and they were 2 net carbs each.

Low Carb Cookies

I had three of the cookies for breakfast, fresh out of the oven! 🙂

Plus a mozzarella string cheese while I was baking…

For lunch I ate the BBQ chicken I made the night before. It’s chicken thighs baked at 350 degrees with Guy’s Sugar Free BBQ Sauce. On that note, see: Perfect Baked Chicken Thighs. They are so easy and so tender & delicious!

Low Carb BBQ Chicken Dinner

That’s the sauce I got in my July Keto Box. I can’t wait to get the next one! 🙂

The green beans were frozen, they’re Pictsweet Italian Pole Green Beans.

That was a big plate and I couldn’t finish it at lunch, so I finished the rest of it for dinner. I ate three more cookies, and another string cheese too.

Those darned string cheese sticks! lol

Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Sunday:

MyFitnessPal Net Carbs Food Diary

Tracking Macronutrients (Simple Explanation of Macros)

How To Get Net Carbs in MyFitnessPal

Calories: 1427
Net Carbs: 26
Total Carbs: 35
Protein: 93 Grams
66% Fat, 27% Protein

Exercise: None 🙁
FitBit Steps: 2,184
Water: 72 ounces

 

 

You know what’s good for a case of the BLAH’s?

The Focus T25 Workout. 🙂

No, I don’t feel like doing it. That’s the problem with feeling blah, lol. But I know from past experience that the short 25 minute high energy workout will totally change my mood and mindset. So that’s a good start for kicking this week off on a better foot!

How are things going for you?

It’s day 7 today – did you exercise this week? What kind of low carb meals are YOU eating? Are you experiencing any challenges or struggles with your goals?

I always look forward to hearing from you! 🙂

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler


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24 Responses to Day 6: Sunday’s Low Carb Meals & Thoughts

  1. Beamer says:

    I did OK this past week. So embarrassed to post my starting weight – it was 171. UGH But I did lose 2 lbs – today I weighed in at 169 – at least in the 60’s. Looking at the 150’s and that is my goal. I gave up one diet coke a day last week and this week I am going to give up 2 diet cokes a day. Working on the exercise – My daughter In Law and I are starting a training for a 5K walk in October. No new recipes but I only put meat and vegies on my plate all week. Looking forward to the rest of the group’s news. Being in this group – my first time – is really keeping me on tract.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Don’t be embarrassed, Beamer. 🙂 I’ve been that weight – and higher. And you’re taking control and working toward your goals now. Kudos for that!! You’re making some very positive changes in your life, which is awesome. The 5k walk sounds fun too. 🙂 So glad you joined us!

    • Roye says:

      Big Hugs to you sweetie, please DO NOT be embarrassed, especially for 171, I wish I could have started at 171, I started at 181! Hope that makes you feel a little better :). We are all in the same boat here, no matter what the scales says. And no one is judging <3.

  2. gina says:

    i have been having trouble sleeping again and i wake up with brain fog so i desperately need my coffee i read another reputable article about lack of quality sleep which negatively affects weight loss along with stress. Well i have both–insomnia and stress. i think my excessive worrying is causing both my stress and insomnia. i have been sticking to my low carb woe but my carb count is 30 at least somedays i had some cherries yesterday which i read are low glycemic berries i hate when i get into this insomnia mode……it wrecks havoc with everything in my life the tylenol pm helps and i am out of mellatonin which helps too i hate to use the sleep aid meds because of the brain fog it causes the next day
    there is nothing like a good night sleep to up your mood….;o
    i am afraid of those cookies they look addicting i see why you only make them in small batches besides the fact that they are better freshly made. i have always had a problem with over indulging on sweets or bakery items so i have not subjected myself to that temptation except for my SF ice cream.
    i will try those cookies minus the blueberries i do not care for bakery goods with cooked blueberries but i love fresh blueberries blueberries are so healthy and yummy

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Lack of sleep, or sleep quality, definitely affect weight loss. That and stress both, and it affects me hard anytime I have either or both. I hope things smooth out for you soon! I didn’t sleep enough last night myself. It definitely doesn’t help. 😛

      I think I ate 6 of those cookies yesterday (going by memory instead of scrolling up, lol). They were good, but like the mozzarella sticks… just having them in the house makes them so easy to eat, lol. *sigh*

  3. Lori says:

    Don’t be too hard on yourself Lynn. Sometimes your body/mind demands a break when you’ve been going hard for awhile. You are right when you say a workout is great for curing a case of the blahs. One of my favorite fitness quotes is: “The only workout you’ll ever regret is the one you didn’t do” It is so true! I skipped boot camp on Friday and felt bad about it all weekend!! Lesson learned!

    Have a good week!

  4. Roye says:

    Lynn please don’t feel disappointed with yourself, my goodness you’ve been doing so fantastic, seriously fantastic, you should be grinning from ear to ear for what you’ve accomplished.

    I don’t sleep well either, sometimes it’s hard to get to sleep and then I wake up off & on all night. I never had a problem when I was younger so guess it’s just old age :).

    I’ve lost another lb yesterday and a half lb today and am happy about that but I’m also going over the 20g carbs most of the time and gosh I feel like I’m being so good and not eating that much at all. I’ve been trying to walk at least 20 mins a day, I have a treadmill at home and didn’t walk Sat, but did 30 mins Sun. And I am drinking water as well.

    I tried your low carb peanut butter bars and they are good but mine sure don’t “pop” out of the container :). I couldn’t find the size you used and bought 4 plastic containers that were larger than yours so my bars weren’t as thick, probably what happened. It’s hard to figure out what half a portion is when there are all little pieces LOL.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I wonder why yours “stuck” Roye? How odd! I’ve never had that happen… Did they get hard, meaning they set up in the fridge long enough? That’s the only thing I can think of… Were they soft at all, or broke apart hard?

      • Roye says:

        Well like I said, my container was probably almost twice the width of yours, what size was your container? And I used the same amount of ingredients in each as yours so they were very thin. I left them overnight in the frig and they did firm up but I wouldn’t say they were hard. Next time I’ll also oil the bottom of the container and maybe double the receipt?

        • Lynn Terry says:

          Gosh, I don’t know – maybe a quart sized container? I’m not good with those things so I’m not sure, lol. I have made them super thin before too, more like “bark” and not had them stick…

          Try parchment paper next time. 🙂

          • Roye says:

            Thank you, I will, maybe it was the peanut butter? I used Smucker’s Natural creamy peanut butter, there is oil on top and you have to mix it, same carb count but 2g less sugar :).

          • Lynn Terry says:

            Hmm, maybe – but parchment paper will work either way!

  5. Gina says:

    Lyn
    i love your low carb cereal so much and really i never get tired of eating this
    have you ever tried sprinkling cinnamon on top of the cottage cheese? When i stir it all up , it tastes like a yummy desert. I try to sprinkle cinnamon on anything i can because cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar.
    my low carb cereal looked so pretty today because i added fresh blueberries and strawberries. It was red white and blue like our flag. 🙂

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I do love cinnamon! I love to brew it in my coffee, put it in with the grounds. I haven’t tried it on the cereal, but I will. 🙂

    • Roye says:

      I sprinkle cinnamon on mine as well and I also add a TBSP of melted coconut oil and stir it into the cottage cheese or in my case the yogurt.

  6. Adrienne says:

    Well I weighed in today and finally I have hit below 180! I’m at 175! I was stuck for about 8 weeks. I’m walking 3 miles a day and I am really seeing the difference. All you ladies are doing so great, giving me inspiration and great ideas! Thank you!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      That’s awesome, Adrienne! 🙂 Do you think walking made all the difference, or did you do anything else different??

      • Adrienne says:

        I really think that between working out on my glider and walking it finally started burning fat and building muscle, after several years of just being lazy, the muscles were building faster and I was losing inches but not weight. Being a post gastric bypass surgery I still can only eat about 4 to 5 ozs. Each meal. So the low carb has been pretty easy, it was all exercise… I think?

  7. Annette says:

    Lynn,
    I’ve been going through the exact same thing – just tired. My exercise has dwindled – beside working f/t, I’m involved with a theater project and rehearse 5 days a week which cut into my working out. I also got a little sloppy with the macros allowing 5 more carbs daily… and I wasn’t inputting my meals into myfitnesspal – just got lazy.
    So today – at lunch – I made the decision to get back on track today. I’m off tonight and am going to walk for 1 hour even if it is really humid out. I’m tracking my food intake again. I’ve been stuck at 130.1 lbs for 2-1/2 weeks now and I’m sure cutting down on exercise is the main culprit.
    I’m going to start taking my lunch hour again to go to the company gym to do more weights and use the treadmill at least 4 times this week…..
    I don’t find it hard to stay high fat/low carb – I enjoy eating this way and actually feel better physically. But I do notice that mentally I get crabby at times. 🙂

    • Lynn Terry says:

      LOL, I think I get crabby at times no matter what or how I eat. 🙂 haha. Sounds like a great plan, Annette! I feel best when I’m getting good exercise and really taking care of myself. 🙂

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  9. How do you get your fitbit steps and water amounts to show up on your diary sheets in my fitness pal. I set up the macros to keep track of net carbs and it is working fine, but I want my steps to show up too. I enjoy all your low carb tips and trying to stay on track.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Johnnye 🙂 I have my Fitbit synced with MyFitnessPal. They are compatible to sync together and that’s pretty easy to set up:

      Log into MyFitnessPal and click Apps.
      In the App Gallery, find Fitbit and click Connect.
      Click Allow to give MyFitnessPal access to your Fitbit data.
      Follow the instructions provided.

      The water shows up at the end of the page on MFP, so you just have to scroll down (online) and add the water you drink. On the mobile app though, you have to click the + sign to add water to your diary for that day.

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