Monday Motivation: Easy Low Carb Foods & FUN Fitness


Keto SnacksThe Spring Low Carb Challenge just kicked off last week. You can still join us if you haven’t already! 🙂

You can get all the details at that link, or on the low carb challenge page.

Today is our Week One Weigh In, so it’s time to share your total number of pounds and/or inches lost since Monday April 3rd!;)

I started this challenge at 146.2 pounds last week, after struggling with some weight gain due to medications and being sick (bronchitis, respiratory infection, etc).

I haven’t had a chance to weigh in yet this week, but I woke up less bloated (finally!) on Saturday morning… and down almost 3 pounds, to 143.4. 🙂

Yay! It’s nice to see the scales moving in the right direction again 😛 lol.

I look forward to weighing in after this weekend’s exercise and (lack of) meals.:)

I post ALL of my daily food diaries & MyFitnessPal logs here if you need ideas & inspiration, just like this one – below – which are all of my meals over the weekend…

Saturday’s Low Carb Meals

I was up all night Friday night (literally until almost 7am Saturday morning) so I didn’t have breakfast until around noon. Thankfully McDonald’s has “all day breakfast” on the menu now, so I had sausage & eggs.

This made two meals for me. I ate half of it before I headed out the door, and the other half on the way, as I had plans out of town on Saturday.

I always order it a la carte: “3 sausage patties and 3 fried round eggs, please.”

McDonald's Low Carb Fast Food (All Day Breakfast, LCHF)

I went out dancing that night in a little pub and ordered dinner there. Options were limited because most “pub food” is all fried, but I found something on the menu!

I ordered a cheeseburger with a fried egg on top (one of their options) and asked for “no bun please” and got a side salad with ranch instead of fries:

Eating Low Carb at a Pub / Bar

That was good. I ate almost all of it!

I also had one rum & diet coke (zero carbs), 4 Michelob Ultra beers (2.6 carbs per 12oz bottle), 32 ounces of water, and lots of exercise from dancing the night away! 🙂

I also had 3 coffees that day…


Here’s my MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Saturday:

MyFitnessPal Low Carb Food Diary with Net Carbs


Sunday’s Low Carb Meals

There was a free breakfast buffet at the hotel I stayed at, but the only thing low carb on the entire buffet was scrambled eggs and sausage.

I’m wary of “buffet eggs” because they often use milk, and some places use pancake batter to make and keep them fluffy on the bar. Plus the idea of “sausage and eggs” turned me stomach too, after drinking the night before. 😛 Ugh!

I grabbed what I could find: I raided the condiment rack and got some cream cheese & peanut butter. LOL. I was desperate for a bite to eat, and had meds to take too. I’m on another round of antibiotics for a respiratory infection right now…

LCHF Life : Raiding Hotel Breakfast Buffets - LOL

It’s actually a delicious combo, cream cheese and peanut butter. 🙂 It tastes like peanut butter pie! I only ate 2 of each, and took the rest with me – figuring I might need them on my hike later.;)

LCHF : Cream Cheese & Peanut Butter (tastes like pie!)

I needed some “real food” (something solid) on my stomach to go on the hike that was planned for the day, because it’s a BIG one.

Unfortunately the only thing between the hotel and the hike (besides Dunkin Donuts, Krispy Kreme and Baskin Robbins 🙄 lol) was a McDonald’s. 😐 UGH.

The idea of eating this AGAIN made me physically ill. 😛 Blah…

Low Carb Fast Food Breakfast

I forced myself to just suck it up and eat it, and not complain, and grabbed a bag of mixed nuts from a gas station too.

I took those plus a cream cheese & peanut butter with me on the hike:

Hiking Low Carb

I didn’t eat that. I didn’t feel well. I ended up eating about half that bag of nuts on the way home later – and went to bed without dinner. I was exhausted.

I also had 10 waters that day, and 4 coffees – each with a TBSP of Coffee-Mate sugar free powdered hazelnut creamer. The powdered creamer is really creamy, only 1 carb per TBSP (less carbs than the liquid AND creamier than the liquid!) – plus the powdered creamer is easy to take on-the-go with you. 😉


Here’s my MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Sunday:

MyFitnessPal Low Carb Food Diary with Net Carbs

Macronutrients: Simple Explanation Of Low Carb Macros

How To Get A Net Carbs Column in MyFitnessPal

Net Carbs: 18
Total Carbs: 23
Calories: 1172
Protein: 54 grams
80% Fat / 15% Protein

Water: 80 ounces
Fitbit Steps: 13,322
Exercise: Hiking


I got over 10,000 steps dancing in 5″ heels Saturday night.

Talk about a FUN workout! 🙂

Some of those steps were before midnight, some after…

Fitbit Dancing Steps - Fitness Fun!



I have stuff to tell you…

… and pictures and videos I want to share with you.

I’ll do that in my next post, so stay tuned. 🙂


Wherever you are on your own health & weight loss journey… we’re all in this together. Whether you have more than 100 pounds to lose, you’re currently in maintenance mode, you’re just getting started and still figuring it all out, or you’re struggling through a plateau – I’ll be right here with you every step of the way!

How are things going for you?

Don’t forget to weigh in, either here (just leave a comment below) or weigh-in in our private facebook group here.

Are you feeling MOTIVATED and excited about reaching your goals?!

Questions, comments – or struggling with anything?

Leave a comment & let’s talk. 🙂

Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

p.s. They’ll be shipping the April Keto Krate box soon! I can’t wait to see what we get this time. 🙂 🙂 Are you signed up to get one? If not, you should try it out!;)


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21 Responses to Monday Motivation: Easy Low Carb Foods & FUN Fitness

  1. Linda says:

    Yay! One week done and I am down 6 lbs. from 165 to 159.
    Thank you Lynn!

  2. Susan says:

    1 week in, and I’m only down .4 oz’s………..this weight needs to get moving in the off direction…….I was good all week! I’m ready for a good loss.
    thanks for the motivation Lynn!!

  3. Chelsea Winters says:

    Hey Lynn,
    im struggling on getting into ketosis. ive stayed under my 20 carbs a day with no sugar and lots of water what else can I do ? – feeling discrouraged!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Chelsea 🙂 Are you losing weight? I assume you’re testing is how you know – have you achieved ketosis yet? It takes longer for some people I’ve heard, but usually within the first week to 10 days…

  4. Marti says:

    I’m finally back on track after a miserable two weeks of fighting cravings and just the overall yuck feeling. Only lost a pound this weigh in but at least it’s a start AND I feel lean again! Just five pounds to goal but man are they tough going! Thanks for helping to keep us motivated Lynn!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Those last pounds are the MOST challenging. I feel you, Marti! 🙂 I usually average a pound a week loss at this point myself, but it’s not every week – it just averages out that way over the month.

      How are things going now??

  5. Suzie Hubbell says:

    I’m I’m down one pound this week

  6. Lonnie says:

    Hi Lynn,

    When your order from McDonalds, you ask for 2 cracked eggs and 2 sausage patties. Can you share with me how much does that cost? Is it sides?

    Another question. What is the difference between using Half n Half or heavy cream if they are the same amount of carbs? You look great by the way!

    Thanks, Lonnie

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Lonnie 🙂 At McDonald’s I just say “3 sausage patties and 3 fried round eggs please.” They tend to charge different every time and at every location – but they will serve you anything a la carte like that. 🙂

      Heavy Cream (HWC) is .4 carbs per tbsp, meaning 7 carbs per cup – even if the label says zero (they can say that because it’s less than 1 carb per serving). So you count 1 carb per 2 tbsp.

      Half & Half is .6 carbs per tbsp, so 10 carbs per cup.

  7. TT says:

    Hi Lynn,

    Down 2lbs From 176 to 174. Looking to double that weight loss this week.


  8. Stacey says:

    I’m down three this week, and my cravings have subsided! You don’t do dairy because of the carbs, or because your lactose intolerant? I love your cream cheese and peanut butter improvisation. It just goes to show that you can find low carb options even a a hotel breakfast buffet.
    Also, I bought a pair of Keen hikers after I saw yours, and I love them!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Keen is a great brand! I love those “water sandals” 🙂 Enjoy!!

      I do eat dairy – cheese, Daisy brand cottage cheese, real butter, heavy cream, etc. 🙂

  9. Gina says:

    Is Rum. 0 calories? With Diet Coke? Cool. Thats much better than any wine. Only Rum might get you drunk faster. Lol. 🙂

  10. Gina says:

    I never liked scrambled eggs at the hotel buffet either. The eggs tastes yuk for some reason and usually greasy. Ugh. I always looked for the boiled eggs.
    Your poor feet after all that dancing in heels. I do not know how you do it…..i can never get more than 2400 steps a day or 1 mile. I guess i will have to workup to that, little by little. No wonder you are down 3lbs. Good job!!!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I’m guessing Rum has calories, but it IS zero carb. Only if you don’t get flavored rums, just regular, of course.

      I worked up to my current exercise level slowly, yes. I started out by walking my dog more, and we got up to doing a mile, two miles, then a fast paced 4 miles eventually – before I took up the more strenuous hikes. 🙂

  11. Cheryle says:

    So glad to be back low carbing. My body loves it. Down 10lbs

  12. TT says:

    Hi Lynn,

    Not sure where to post my April 17th weigh-in. But I’m down from 174 last week to 169.5.

    Looking to loose another 4lbs this week. Will be traveling for work so need the motivation to stay on track.


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