32 full days. I am SO proud of myself!
I’ve mentioned before that this is my best streak ever on the low carb challenge, and it feels GREAT.
I was happy to see 147.8 pounds on the scale again this morning.
My scales have a habit of going down, then up slightly and holding for a few days, then down again – but the overall long-term trend is down, down down. 🙂
I’m no longer freaked out about my current weight, or even lower numbers showing up on my scale soon. MyFitnessPal told me: “If every day were like today… You’d weigh 138.9 lbs in 5 weeks.” And I just thought… “okay.” 🙂
It feels good to accept this (under 150) as my new norm! Here’s a current photo of me taken a few days ago on my hike to Cummins Waterfall:
People ask me all the time what my goal is, or about my ideal weight. I actually have no idea. I figure I’ll just know when I get there. I still have a decent pudge around the middle and some jiggling to work on (lol) but I’m VERY happy with my progress and current weight!
Right now I’m focused on continuing to burn fat, but more so on building muscle. I’d love to get TONE. I’m not sure how that will play out on the scale, losing more fat and also gaining muscle, but it’ll be interesting to find out! 🙂
Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 32 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 32: Thursday’s Low Carb Meals
I decided to mix it up a little and just have eggs for breakfast. Very cheesy eggs. 🙂 It’s three large eggs with .67oz colby jack cheese (off the block) = 1.2 carbs. Most people count eggs as zero carb, but they are .4 carbs each.
I had to run to the store for a few household items, so I grabbed a Low Carb Thickburger from Hardee’s for lunch. I ordered it plain with cheese & mayo, making it zero carbs.
While I was at Hardee’s for lunch, I also ordered a Big Hot Ham & Cheese (no bun, please!). This is 3 carbs. And yes, they actually have a button on the register marked “-fresh bun”. If I ever run into a newer employee that seems a little stumped, I let them know that. 😉 Anyway, I heated this up for dinner.
I went out last night to the local carnival (and had a blast!!), and when I got home I made this Pictsweet Edamame. It’s 7 net carbs for the whole box, and such a delicious healthy snack!
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Thursday:
Net Carbs: 17
Total Carbs: 21
Protein: 83 Grams
65% Fat, 29% Protein
Exercise: Walking at the Carnival
FitBit Steps: 7,032
Water: 32 ounces
I got in a nice walk being at the carnival for a few hours! I was surrounded by junk food there of course, but I stayed focused on the FUN instead of the food. 🙂
I rode all of the craziest scariest rides, and laughed my head off!!! haha. There’s no way I could eat heavy greasy food AND do that (without getting sick, lol). 😛
I ate dinner before I went, then had a nice salty snack when I got home. I also brought a coffee in my Contigo No-Spill Travel Mug, and had a bottled water at the carnival. Enjoying the FUN instead of the food made it such a fun experience. 🙂
Tonight I’m going to an Avett Brothers concert (my all-time favorite band!), so I expect I’ll get LOTS of steps in dancing. That will make for more fun exercise…
What do you have planned for the weekend?
I would love to hear how your week went, and how this challenge is going for you! And if you have any questions about eating low carb, let me know. 😉