I had a lazy day yesterday. Well, with food and exercise I should say. I had a very productive day with work!
My weight is holding steady, I’m still at 152 pounds today. That can get discouraging when your weight goes up a pound and decides to stay there. 😛
You have two options: keep going and let your scales catch up, or throw in the towel and GAIN weight. The latter is NOT an option! Not for me anyway. It’s silly logic anyway, don’t you agree? 🙂
Below are my meals yesterday, Day 5 of the current Low Carb Challenge. I find that sharing my meals and exercise here with you every day really motivates me and holds me accountable to my choices. I would love for you to share yours as well. Try it! Comment with your own daily meals so we can do this together. 🙂
Day 5: Friday’s Low Carb Meals
I had my favorite low carb breakfast again. I stir it all together and call it “cereal.” This time it was a bigger bowl: 1 cup crushed pecans , 2/3 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 4 small strawberries. (8 net carbs and 87% healthy fats)
I ran an errand later, and picked up a low carb burger from Hardee’s (called Carl’s Jr in some areas). They got it right this time! Plain with cheese – which is zero carbs.
I had also ordered a Big Hot Ham & Cheese (without the bun) so I heated that up for dinner. It’s 3 net carbs.
That doesn’t seem like much food, but my breakfast was VERY high calorie so the last two meals were later in the day. And honestly, I just didn’t have much of an appetite yesterday for some reason. I also felt really tired all day – with a lot of tension in my muscles from my workouts this week. 😛
Later I did have a quick snack: 28 grams (1 ounce) of Blue Diamond almonds (2 net carbs) and 2 pieces of Russell Stover sugar free candy (1 net carb). That was 3 net carbs total.
You can see how my macros worked out for the day, and how I log my foods in my MyFitnessPal food diary below.
My MyFitnessPal Diary for Friday:
Net Carbs: 20
Total Carbs: 39
Protein: 82 Grams
Macro Ratios: 78% Fat, 18% Protein
Exercise: None 😐
FitBit Steps: 1,593 😐
Water: 32 ounces
Starting Weight: 154.6
Current Weight: 152 pounds
Weight Loss (so far): 2.6 pounds
My food choices were not super healthy, but they fell within my numbers – and my macros worked out great. I prefer to have more greens, but some days it’s all about convenience… and just getting through the day. 😛 I’m disappointed I didn’t at least get a walk in too, but I think my body needed the rest. I’ll fix that today! 😉
I would love to see my scales move tomorrow! Because we ALL love it when the scales are moving in the right direction, right? 🙂 My brief “hold” the last few days has me extremely motivated to FORCE those scales to move, lol.
How did you do on Day Five?
Leave a comment below, and let’s do this together!!
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