Yesterday we kicked off the “Get Lean For Summer!” 2016 Low Carb Challenge.
Join us if you haven’t already!
I’m really excited about this challenge, and my personal weight loss goals as we head into the summer months. 🙂
Every day throughout this challenge I will share my low carb meals, my MyFitnessPal food diaries, my exercise for the day, and my current weight.
Even if I screw up, I’ll share ALL with you here throughout the Low Carb Challenge, to hold myself accountable to you – and to share fun, easy weight loss ideas with you!
I would love for you to join me, and leave a comment with how YOUR day is going too. 🙂 Consider me your personal accountability partner. We can do this… together!
You can subscribe by email below (at the end of this post) if you haven’t already. You’ll get my Daily Food Diaries sent straight to your inbox. That way you’ll never miss a post, and we can stay in touch throughout the entire challenge. 🙂
Here’s what I ate yesterday, on Day One of the new challenge…
Monday’s Low Carb Meals
I started off with a solid breakfast: 3 sausage patties and 3 fried eggs. This is such an easy one skillet meal! Eggs are .4 carbs each, so you count them as 1 carb for 2 eggs. You’ll see that in my MyFitnessPal diary below.
They were out of regular Tennessee Pride sausage when I went to the store, so I had to get these frozen patties. They’re a little different, but they’re definitely more convenient – and less messy. 😛
I had a quick “zero carb lunch” before Slim and I went for our afternoon walk. They are Oscar Mayer Smokies links, and they have no carbs. (You’ll find them in the smoked sausage section instead of with the hot dogs.)
For dinner I just scoured the cabinets & fridge for ideas, pulled together what few things I had, and made a quick meal out of it all. 🙂
Here’s what went into those low carb roll-ups:
I measured out 3 ounces of turkey, used half a slice of Colby Jack cheese for each, and half a cheese wedge. I microwaved them for maybe 15 seconds, just long enough to knock the chill off. 😉
I also measured out my Blue Diamond almonds, just to make sure I had exactly one serving (2 net carbs). This is my Ozeri Kitchen Scale. I love it! It’s such a handy little gadget for keeping my portions & macros straight. 🙂
I also had a sugar free chocolate pudding cup before I went to bed…
My complete MyFitnessPal Diary for Monday:
Net Carbs: 18
Total Carbs: 22
Protein: 96 Grams
Macro Ratios: 77% Fat, 20% Protein
Exercise: Brisk Walk, 1.39 miles
FitBit Steps: 4,237
Water: 48 ounces
Current Weight: 154.6 pounds
Finding The Motivation To Exercise
This was me before my walk yesterday. Not enthused. 😐 lol.
I am COMMITTED to exercising daily throughout this challenge, even if it’s just a brisk walk with my great dane.
Eating low carb is EASY.
Finding the motivation (and time, and energy, lol) to exercise – that I find much more difficult. 😛
I decided having the goal is not enough. A goal is just a wish, something you want. Instead, I have to make it a PRIORITY, and force myself to do it daily until it becomes a HABIT.
So that’s exactly what I’m going to do!
If you’re new to the Low Carb Diet, or to our challenge community, you may be confused with some of the weird abbreviations we use (lol). Here’s a list of Common Low Carb Terms & Acronyms. 🙂
My starting weight for this challenge is 154.6 pounds. 😐
I decided to indulge in ONE off-plan meal on Saturday night, between challenges, and I immediately bloated up an extra 2 1/2 pounds. 😛 I swear if I could lose weight as fast I can gain it… I’d have it made! 😛 LOL *sigh*
How did you do on Day One?
Leave a comment below, and let’s do this together!!
p.s. You can subscribe by email below to get my Daily Food Diaries throughout the Low Carb Challenge sent straight to your inbox. That way you’ll never miss great (easy!) low carb meal ideas. 😉