I had such a FUN day yesterday! Playing in the woods, walking the trail, exploring downtown with my great dane, a healthy low carb dinner down by the river…
Proof that feelings are fickle, and bad days pass.
I’m so glad I didn’t cave in to the emotions and cravings yesterday!
Yesterday marked 30 full days of really challenging myself hard, and I feel amazingly wonderful…
I got some great exercise while I was out “playing” yesterday, and ALMOST reached 10,000 steps on my Fitbit. I was so tempted to dance a little last night just to hit the mark (lol), but I was totally wiped out. 😛
I’ll share a few photos with you, including one that really surprised me!!
Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 30 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 30: Tuesday’s Low Carb Meals
I had my favorite low carb breakfast: 1/2 cup pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 4 small diced strawberries = 5 net carbs and 85% healthy fats.
I worked up a serious appetite on my walks! I grabbed a Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad from Applebee’s carside-to-go, and enjoyed it on the tailgate down by the river.
I ate all the salmon and about half the salad, so for dinner I finished what was left of the salad with 1/2 cup of pecan halves. Delicious! It’s such a nice tasty crunch. 🙂
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Tuesday:
Net Carbs: 19
Total Carbs: 36
Protein: 64 Grams
79% Fat, 16% Protein
Exercise: 2 brisk walks
FitBit Steps: 9,264
Water: 40 ounces
Going through all the fun photos from my walks and adventures yesterday, I caught this photo of my leg… and it totally surprised me! My calves and quads are really shaping up nicely. 🙂 I have to figure out how to work the backs of my thighs now, lol.
After exploring downtown with Slim for about 1 1/2 miles, I let him rest while I did a second brisk walk on the trail down by the river. Including “walking the pipe” which required A LOT of balance, lol.
Here’s a fun picture of Slim and I stopping at the fountain for a water break. 🙂 He really enjoys getting out with me on walks, and loves the big fountain!
I’m feeling leaner and stronger, but I still have a long way to go. Not as long as I had 6 months ago, a year ago, or five years ago though – and that feels GOOD.
30 days into this challenge, I feel totally committed to seeing this through – and becoming my happiest, healthiest self!
As for my weight, I dropped below 150 pounds on April 22nd. This morning (May 4th) I weigh 148.6, yesterday my scales were up to 149. My weight has only fluctuated slightly for 13 straight days now, between 149.4 and 147.6 pounds.
I feel kind of “squishy” too (vs “keto lean”) the last few days. I wonder sometimes that the body goes in and out of ketosis, and all the things that may cause that – even if you consistently eat super low carb with the right macros.
I’m not overly concerned about it as I’m not even sure just how low I want to go weight-wise, so I’ve been staying focused on exercise and toning.
Perhaps it’s my body working out fat loss vs muscle gain, but I have a full body composition scale that isn’t really showing any significant difference either.
A higher carb day (with intentional and smart choices) would probably get things moving again, but I just haven’t been tempted. I like that feeling lol, and I hate to tempt temptation. 😛 I thought about getting the fried green beans (28 carbs) with my salad last night, but literally had no desire – and I love those!!
I think for now I’ll just keep on keeping on and let my body work it out. Or maybe I’ll have a reasonable splurge today. Who knows. Stay tuned! haha…
The one thing I’ll say about that is this: make it intentional. Whatever you decide to do or eat, make it YOUR decision. That’s mindful eating, vs mindless eating.
Be in control.
I’m heading out this morning for another fun outdoor adventure & awesome workout! Stay tuned for pictures, or follow along live on Instagram or Facebook. It should include some amazing scenery, and hint: another gorgeous waterfall. 🙂
How are things going on your end?
I look forward to hearing from you!