I only ate two low carb meals yesterday, but they were both very filling meals. Then I went to bed before 6pm, lol. I was wiped out. 😛
I’m still recovering from the adventurous hike. The range of muscles in my body that are sore is amazing. What a great feeling!
My weight is holding steady, which I consider a WIN! I stayed at 148.8 (my all time low) for two days, and then for the last 4 days my weight has been 149.8 pounds. Slight fluctuations and brief holds are totally normal. Definitely nothing to worry about. I’m staying focused on eating healthy, staying within my macros, and toning/exercising. I’m seriously motivated!! 🙂
Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 25 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 25: Thursday’s Low Carb Meals
Breakfast: 1/2 cup pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 4 small diced strawberries – plus a chopped up Peanut Butter Granola Atkins bar. Adding in the bar made that a big meal for me, lol. It was 8 net carbs and 78% healthy fats.
That breakfast lasted me awhile! I finally got hungry again and had a very early dinner. I went to a favorite local restaurant that makes a great steak. It’s Gondola Pizza & Steak House (a Greek/Italian place). I ordered a big fat Delmonico Ribeye with roasted broccoli & cauliflower. Mmm 🙂 Delicious!!
I ate the entire 12oz ribeye, dipped in butter (yum!), and brought the veggies home in a take-out box. I also ordered a 2nd take-out meal to bring home with me too: grilled chicken & roasted vegetables. I’m planning to stay in this weekend and get some work done, so I wanted some healthy food on hand. 😉
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Thursday:
Net Carbs: 12
Total Carbs: 19
Protein: 128 Grams
61% Fat, 36% Protein
Exercise: None (recovery day)
FitBit Steps: 2,543 (lol)
Water: 24 ounces
My thighs are feeling the most sore from the hiking and caving, so I think I could definitely pull off an upper body workout today – arms & abs probably. It feels SO good to finally be working out consistently!!
Speaking of consistent, today is Day 25 of the low carb challenge – and honestly, I think this is the longest streak I’ve ever had of sticking to the plan without indulging here and there, at least a bit.
I still think about it sometimes, like last night when I went out for the steak. They have an amazing dessert case there. 😛 I did browse it, and absolutely nothing appealed to me. I thought to myself, “If I want something sweet later I’ll have some raspberries & cream cheese at home.”
It seems the more you indulge, whether it’s an off-plan meal once a week, or a bite of this or that here and there, the more likely you are to keep doing it. Being so consistent for more than 3 full weeks (24 days) seems to have killed my desire for carbs/sugar altogether!
How are things going with you?
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