A few weeks ago I hit my lowest weight to date at 136.2 pounds, but then it bounced back up for a bit. That’s typical for my weight loss cycle, with an overall downward trend long term.
Even though it’s just a couple pounds, at this weight it makes a BIG difference in the way I feel. Especially because I’m so short-waisted. 😉 Just 2-3 pounds makes me feel much leaner, and makes my pants fall off of me. 😛
I can easily see why I woke up lighter this morning. I ate a lot less yesterday, and much lower calorie than usual. Here’s what I ate, and my MyFitnessPal food diary…
Saturday’s Low Carb Meals:
I had my “low carb cereal” for breakfast again, with the Chunky Musli. That stuff is my new addiction! It’s 1/2 cup pecan pieces, 1/4 cup Daisy Brand cottage cheese, 4 small diced strawberries and 25 grams of musli:
I only use Daisy Brand cottage cheese because it has so few ingredients. It’s “real food” and if you compare the label against any other cottage cheese on the shelf… you’ll see why it’s the only one I’ll buy!
I only ate half my “cereal” and wasn’t feeling well yesterday, so I took a long nap. I finished it when I got up later in the afternoon.
For dinner I ate the chicken caesar salad I got from Domino’s when I ordered the wings from them on Friday night. The salad was great and I ate it ALL. 🙂
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Saturday:
I normally eat more, which you know if you’ve been following my low carb food diaries here for awhile. I just didn’t feel great yesterday and ended up sleeping a lot. Maybe it’s all this non-stop rain and chilly weather. 🙂
Anyway, this is what I woke up to this morning:
I still freak out a bit when the scales drop, because it feels ODD to be this low. I’m still getting my mind to adjust to being so much smaller, lol. For awhile there I would sabotage my success every time because I was afraid of reaching my goal.
I know that sounds odd, but I did finally identify WHY – it was because I spent years losing weight, and all of my habits and my entire lifestyle revolved around that goal. Being an emotional eater, and “dieting”… defined me.
This past year I’ve worked hard at finding new ways to REdefine myself: as someone who is adventurous, loves to exercise, enjoys the outdoors, etc. It’s been a fun and interesting shift.
Weight loss isn’t just about losing weight, it’s about changing your whole life. Everything about who you are. Who are you if you’re not struggling with your weight or working toward this goal? Who are you at a lower weight?
Going from a size 16 to a size 6 changes you to the core, in so many ways. And it’s a process that requires a lot of habit changes, mindset changes, and a whole new way of thinking and living – from the way you deal with stress, to the way you view social events (as a focus on fun vs food).
My scales were down this morning, and I’m feeling down too. I’m not 100% sure why. I’m still processing that. In the meantime, I’m off to make some cheesy scrambled eggs and get on with my day. 🙂
How’s Your Weekend Going?
How are you doing with your low carb meals & tracking? Any questions or struggles? I would love to hear how things are going for you, and any questions you have!
Leave a comment & let’s talk. 🙂
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