I’m over the hump with the keto flu, thankfully! It usually only lasts a good day or so for me.
I did wake up 1 pound heavier today. I find my scales always fluctuate like that after my initial weight loss. So my 3.6 pound loss for this week… is now 2.6 pounds. Oddly, I FEEL thinner this morning! This whole weight loss thing is funny like that. You just have to roll with it. Or only weigh once a week. 😉
I’ve exercised 3 out of 4 days since the low carb challenge started, which feels GREAT. And I’m definitely feeling it!
Yesterday was a long day. I fell asleep super early Wednesday (around 5pm) so I was up at 11pm Wednesday night, then slept again 5am-9am. I worked most of the night then most of the day, except for a nice long walk in the evening, then I was in bed early last night (10pm) – so I’m back on schedule. 🙂
Given it was such a long day yesterday, I had five meals instead of three…
Day 4: Thursday’s Low Carb Meals
Breakfast was around midnight on Wednesday night / Thursday morning. I had my usual “low carb cereal” which is: 3/4 cup pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese & 4 small frozen/diced strawberries. (6 net carbs, 88% healthy fats)
For my next meal I finished the leftovers from O’Charley’s, which was: Cedar Plank Salmon with loaded broccoli and baby green beans. I only ate about half of it when I went out, so I brought the rest home. (1/2 the meal: 5 net carbs)
That was a delicious meal. Both times. 🙂
Next I snacked on low carb roll-ups made with turkey & colby jack cheese.
My easy low carb lunch (below) may not seem like much food, but it’s 584 calories and 87% fat so they’re very filling low carb foods. Those are zero carb Oscar Mayer Smokies, 1/4 cup pecans halves, .71 oz colby jack cheese. Only 1 net carb total…
Trying to keep my net carbs below 20 for the day, even with such a long day / weird schedule, I decided to get a plain Low Carb Thickburger from Hardee’s. When you order it plain (or with just cheese & mayo and/or mustard) it’s zero carb.
Unfortunately they made it “regular” – complete with ketchup, onion, tomato and every other carb they usually put on it. 😛 I couldn’t be bothered to go back. I just cleaned it off good and ate it. 😉
After that meal I went for a nice long walk with Slim (my great dane), then I wound down for the evening and watched a movie – and I was in bed by 10pm.
My MyFitnessPal Diary for Thursday:
Net Carbs: 19
Total Carbs: 35
Protein: 107 Grams
Macro Ratios: 78% Fat, 19% Protein
Exercise: 2.25 mile brisk walk
FitBit Steps: 7,165
Water: 72 ounces
Starting Weight: 154.6
Current Weight: 152 pounds
Weight Loss (so far): 2.6 pounds
Here’s a picture of Slim and I out on our walk yesterday. We like to walk the historic downtown area. He’s a real head turner lol, and a good conversation starter, which is nice. It makes our walks a little more social. 🙂
I’m feeling GREAT with this challenge so far. Even though the scales are being fickle today (lol) I do FEEL leaner. And my muscles have that happy feeling of being “in use” which feels great too!
I challenged myself to get more steps on my Fitbit yesterday than I had the other 3 days this week, which forced me to take my walk a little further than usual. It’s nice to have a strong motivation to lose weight and get in shape. 🙂
How did you do on Day Four?
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