Happy Monday! 🙂 It’s Day 29 of the Spring Low Carb Challenge, and we weigh in every Monday morning.
If you’re participating in the low carb challenge Facebook group, you’ll find today’s weigh-in thread here.
My current weight is 148 pounds, for a total of 6.6 pounds lost in the last 4 weeks.
It’s been SLOW, and it’s been challenging, but I feel GREAT! 🙂
I’m really focused on my workouts, and toning my body now that I’ve lost so much weight eating a healthy low carb diet. I got a good one in yesterday, and achieved a new level! You’ll see below. 🙂 I’m excited about the outdoor adventures this week will hold too, and how I can turn that into another amazing workout like the last one. 🙂
Day 28: Sunday’s Low Carb Meals
Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 28 of the “Get Lean For Summer!” 90 Day Low Carb Challenge. It’s not too late to join us if you haven’t already!
I kicked off the day with my favorite low carb breakfast. This time it was 3/4 cup pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese & 4 small diced (frozen) strawberries. This bowl was 6 net carbs and 88% healthy fats.
I love a brand new fresh tub of Daisy brand cottage cheese. 🙂 People ask me all the time why I only eat Daisy brand. I say: compare it to any other label on the shelf! It only has 3 ingredients, all real food. It has the best flavor too. I use half a serving, which is 1/4 cup and only 2 carbs.
For lunch I did a little experiment in the kitchen (ie I cooked! haha). I cut up two Oscar Mayer Smokies (zero carbs) and put them on a baking sheet with frozen yellow squash slices and baked it all together.
I did put a little olive oil on the pan first so the squash didn’t stick. The smokes are high sodium and flavorful, so no seasoning needed. It turned out delicious!!
Here’s the squash I used – it’s Pictsweet Sliced Yellow Squash. It’s great seared in olive oil on the stovetop too. Squash is a good low carb source for potassium, by the way – along with avocado and mushrooms.
I was browsing around the kitchen and found my leftover cashews. These babies will BLOW your carb count 😐 and FAST. lol. They are 8 carbs per ounce, with multiple servings per “snack bag” – so you have to be really careful with those. 😛
For dinner I grabbed a big fat Double Thickburger from Hardee’s, low carb style of course. 🙂 I ordered it plain with cheese & mayo, making it zero carbs.
I could only eat half of it, that was ambitious. 😛 lol. I thought I’d finish the other half later in the evening, but just didn’t get hungry again – so it’s still in the fridge. 🙂
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Sunday:
I did NOT feel like working out. I was going to skip it. I (blah) forced myself to at least do my Ab Carver Pro – and that was at 11:38pm, lol. My abs and arms were in it, but my heart wasn’t -lol… until about the 40th roll. I was just going to do 60, 20 to the front and 20 to each side. But I got my motivation around roll #40… and pushed myself to 100! WOW. That’s the farthest I’ve ever gone, lol – and it felt AMAZING!
It works way more than just your abs, by the way. I really feel it in my triceps – which is the muscle on the bottom side of your upper arms, where the “batwings” are. 😉 I also feel it in the fatty area between my boob & armpit. I don’t know what you call that spot. I call it “armpit tits” lol – but I’m sure it has a technical term. 🙂
Anyway, I would LOVE to tone that fatty area, and my triceps/batwings too, so I’m excited this little ab gadget targets ALL of those trouble spots at once!
How are things going on your end?
Did you weigh in today? I would love to hear your progress so far…
I look forward to hearing from you!