Week Four. I’m impressed with how consistent I’ve been with this Low Carb Challenge. This is the most serious I’ve ever been about my weight loss goals – and it’s showing!
I mentioned before that I was “plump” the last two summers, and that this will be my leanest summer yet…
I have a photo for you below to show you the difference. 🙂
I had a hit of anxiety yesterday about all my new clothes that won’t fit, or already hang off of me. But I’m also digging out clothes I haven’t been able to wear in a long time. I have some organization to do with all that… then I aim to find a great seamstress to take in some of my favorites!
Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 22 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 22: Monday’s Low Carb Meals
My low carb breakfast was more food than usual. I’m feeling hungry again! 🙂 I mix this all together into “low carb cereal.” It’s 1/2 cup pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 4 small diced strawberries… and today I added a chopped up Peanut Butter Granola Atkins bar too. (8 netcarbs and 78% healthy fats)
For lunch I just had quick low carb snack (because I couldn’t be bothered to make lunch, lol). It was turkey with colby jack cheese & pickle. Simple! 🙂
I was torn on dinner. I finally decided to cook. I had a package of Johnsonville Smoked Sausage (polish kielbasa). I love these – 2 carbs per 2oz serving, no fillers & delicious!
I fried those up with sauerkraut, and boiled a big pot of broccoli & cauliflower to go with it. I flavored the veggies with butter & salt – and I just realized I didn’t add the butter to my food diary below. 🙄
I had another single serving of the sausages & kraut before I went to bed too. I cooked the whole package of smoked sausage, and the whole bag of each: broccoli and cauliflower, so I have lots of leftovers to enjoy. 🙂
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Monday:
I’m really pleased I got my Ab Carver workout in yesterday. 🙂 I’m going to do it again today, and hopefully get a good walk in too. It was too hot to take Slim out yesterday (he melts in the heat, lol). It’s going to be another beautiful day in Tennessee (around 80 degrees) so I’ll have to get out early or late with him…
Before and After Weight Loss Picture
I mentioned I hit my lowest recorded weight in over a decade, and that this will be my leanest summer yet. The last two summers I plumped up, and my weight loss was a real roller coaster: up, down, up down, lose it, gain it back, lose it again. 😛
Yesterday a picture of me showed up on my Facebook Memories. It said “One year ago today you were chubby.” 🙄 It didn’t really say that (lol) but wow – I looked at that photo for a long minute… and it made me realize just how different I feel!
I’ve been losing slow and struggling with my goals lately, so seeing a true comparison was a real eye-opener! The photo on the left was exactly one year ago (April 2015). The photo on the right was taken last week – in the same shirt, which I now have to knot on the side to wear!
The difference is only about 20 pounds. On the left, I’m pushing a size 12 to it’s limits. On the right… a very room size 10. 🙂
This was NOT my highest weight, just a comparison of last April and Now…
How are things going with you?
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