Happy Monday! 🙂 It’s Day 36 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 148.4 pounds, for a total of 6.2 pounds lost in the last 5 weeks. That’s up almost half a pound from last Monday, with dips down to 147.8 and back up. 🙄
While my weight loss is insanely SLOW, I’m really pleased with my consistency – and of course the fact that I’m at least losing, and not gaining. 🙂 I also started exercising consistently during this challenge, which feels GREAT!
I’m just under 5’5″ and short-waisted, so 148’ish pounds means I’m still pudgy around the middle. Losing weight will be challenging from this point forward though, given I’m so close to a goal weight for my age (almost 43 years old).
I’m okay with that. I just want to look and feel my BEST. 🙂
Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 35 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 35: Sunday’s Low Carb Meals
I didn’t have much of an appetite yesterday. I just had coffee in the morning, then a healthy low carb snack of pecan halves (1/4 cup, 30 grams) around 11am while the kids were prepping to grill out.
My son and his girlfriend were in for the weekend, and treated me to a beautiful low carb Mother’s Day cookout. 🙂 You might remember that he made me a one pound ribeye for Christmas dinner too. What a great kid, right?! 🙂
His girlfriend is vegetarian, he’s a meat eater, and I’m low carb. Perfect combo for an awesome cookout!
They started with veggie skewers using mushrooms, zucchini and yellow squash.
I made the deviled eggs…
I do Deviled Eggs very simple: mayo, mustard & dill relish.
Zack decided to use the charcoal grill instead of the big gas grill (his preference) and added corn on the grill for them.
While they were grilling, I fried two plump avocados. I just melt 2 tablespoons of real butter over medium heat, slice up the avocado and put it in the hot butter, then salt it and brown it crisp.
Fried Avocado is a favorite of mine. 🙂 It reminds me of home fries!
I had a HUGE hamburger steak, veggie kabobs, fried avocado and deviled eggs. That was one very big plate of food, lol…
I couldn’t finish it all. I attempted to eat my leftovers later last night (plate below) but barely picked at it. I literally just ate a few bites, and decided I didn’t feel like eating.
I’m not sure what’s up with my appetite lately, but my food log shows a bit more than I actually ate. I also felt tired all weekend, so I rested a lot and ate very little.
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Sunday:
Net Carbs: 13
Total Carbs: 22
Protein: 68 Grams
66% Fat, 29% Protein
Exercise: None (rest day)
FitBit Steps: 2,838
Water: 24 ounces
I have tons of leftovers from yesterday’s low carb cookout, so I’m sure I’ll be eating on those for a few days, lol. I had a wonderful Mother’s Day. I did miss getting to see my daughter (she was working, and lives 4 hours away), but we talked on the phone and made plans for a FUN beach trip in a few weeks.
I admit… I was a bit disappointed with my weigh-in this morning. I feel bloated and icky, I’ve been tired the last few days, and my appetite is pretty much non existent.
I may do that off plan meal (a total reset) this week, while I’m already feeling crummy lol. I think some downtime will do me good. And exercise – because I’ve hardly moved the last two days. 😛 haha…
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!