Happy Monday! 🙂
It’s Day 22 of the Spring Low Carb Challenge, and every week we weigh in on Monday morning. If you’re participating in the challenge group, you’ll find today’s weigh-in thread here.
My current weight is 148.8 pounds, for a total of 5.8 pounds lost in the last 3 weeks. It’s been slow, and it’s been challenging, but I feel GREAT! 🙂
This is my lowest weight since going low carb just over 5 years ago, which is REALLY exciting. While I continue to maintain this weight loss and lose the last of the fat, my new (BIG) challenge is to tone up.
I’ve never been great or consistent with exercise, but my new leaner body definitely needs some work. 😛 🙄 Lately I’ve been getting in more exercise, but I’m really going to have to PUSH myself harder. Much harder – to get the results I really want.
Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 21 of the “Get Lean For Summer!” 90 Day Low Carb Challenge. It’s not too late to join us if you haven’t already.
Day 21: Sunday’s Low Carb Meals
I had my usual/favorite low carb breakfast, because it’s SO easy – and of course delicious. 🙂 It was 1/2 cup pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese and 4 small diced strawberries. (5 net carbs and 85% healthy fats)
After breakfast, and a couple errands, Slim and I went for a nice brisk walk in the sunshine. We were both hot and tired when we came in, so I just grabbed an Atkins Peanut Butter Granola Bar for lunch.
I was famished by dinner, so I whipped up a quick “one skillet meal” of sausage & fried eggs. (1.2 carbs)
I like my fried eggs cooked over-medium (dippy eggs! 🙂 ) and I mix it all up together…
I had a quick low carb snack before bed of cream cheese & rasberries, with some colby jack cheese on the side. It was 1oz cream cheese, 1/4 cup (frozen) raspberries & 1oz colby jack cheese for a total of 4 net carbs. Delicious!!
I love LOVE love raspberries and cream cheese together! 🙂
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Sunday:
Net Carbs: 19
Total Carbs: 28
Protein: 77 Grams
78% Fat, 17% Protein
Exercise: Brisk Walk
FitBit Steps: 6,941
Water: 48 ounces
Starting Weight: 154.6
Current Weight: 148.8 pounds
Weight Loss (so far): 5.8 pounds
Here’s a (fuzzy) picture of Slim and I out on our walk yesterday. I couldn’t even wear those shorts last Fall, just a months ago! It still surprises me how my clothes fit (or don’t) and how lean my legs are when I see pictures of myself. It’s such an odd feeling being this close to my goal, but a GOOD one of course. 🙂
Cardio is not going to cut it for the kind of body toning I want to do. The main work needs to happen in my waist, stomach, hips, upper thighs & arms. My thigh & calf muscles are toning up nicely from all our walks – but the rest of me is going to require some weight & strength training. 😉
It’s time to do some dailies on the Ab Carver Pro!
If you haven’t seen that video yet, feel free to have a good laugh. 😀 haha
How are things going on your end?
Did you weigh in today?
Leave a comment below, and let’s do this together. 🙂
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