My leg muscles are tight and sore. My clothes are falling off of me. My scales keep inching further and further away from a weight I lived with for so long.
Spring is in full tilt, and life is good! 🙂
This challenge has been an amazing experience for me so far.
I’m concerned I’m going to totally blow it tonight. I’ll share more about that below, along with my fun walk with Slim today…
Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 38 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 38: Wednesday’s Low Carb Meals
I had a late breakfast again, closer to lunch time. I enjoyed my usual: 1/2 cup pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese and 4 small diced strawberries = 5 net carbs and 85% healthy fats. (This meal has great macros!)
Berries are not a fruit, by the way. I don’t eat any fruit at all.
I usually eat my breakfast while I’m writing you these posts, or reading your comments. 🙂 That’s also when I drink my first 24 ounces of water.
Pardon my mess! 😛 lol
After breakfast, and my morning work, I had a nice long afternoon walk down by the river. Slim and I even did a little creek wading to cool off. 🙂 I worked up a good appetite, and had a small chili from Wendy’s for lunch (15 net carbs).
15 net carbs is really high for me, but it was a nice treat – and easy & fast. After that I took a nap, then had Oscar Mayer Smokies (zero carbs) later in the evening.
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Wednesday:
Net Carbs: 28
Total Carbs: 41
Protein: 42 Grams
74% Fat, 15% Protein
Exercise: 2+ Mile Walk
FitBit Steps: 7,687
Water: 48 ounces
Here are a couple of pictures from our walk today:
It’s nice to have someone to go walking with, and someone to take pictures of me – so you can see more than just my feet. 🙂 lol!
I rarely ever walk the trail. You’ve probably noticed Slim and I usually walk downtown. He’s not “dog friendly” when he’s on a leash. He does great at home if other dogs come over, or playing in the yard – but on a leash he has always gone completely nuts at other dogs. 😐 That’s why I avoid the walking trail…
We did cross paths with a few dogs today. Unfortunately one of them really set him off and I got beat up in the scuffle. My fault – I lost my footing and got tangled in the leash. I maintained my grip though and all the dogs were kept safe! 🙂 I have quite a few scrapes, bruises and leash burns though, lol.
Tonight I’m finally having my off plan meal. I’m making an event of it too, and having friends over for dinner & a movie. We’re going to watch The Descent. The perfect movie to watch before my next big caving adventure. 🙂 haha!
I fully expect my dinner to knock me out of ketosis, which means I’ll have keto flu to deal with again in a few days. I aim to stay on track otherwise, eat “lean & green” for a few days, and continue getting plenty of exercise.
This is called Life Balance. 🙂 This will be a true test of how strong I am, and whether I’ve really mastered the art of mindful balance -lol. I think I’m ready!
(And yes, I’ve already dealt with the flood of thoughts like: “you might as well just eat ****** for breakfast while you’re at it, then pig out on ****** for lunch and really make a day of it!” To which I said: NO. I am standing firm with myself on the intentional choice to have one off plan meal, period.)
I aim to beat my food problems. Not just lose weight, but finally get past my old habits and the “food mindset” that got me unhealthy and overweight in the first place.
I am retraining my mind, accepting a leaner me as the “new normal” (vs fighting it, and sabotaging my weight loss progress over and over), and learning to live a whole new lifestyle – as a healthy happy person, without a constant mental struggle.
We’ll see, at least. 😛 Stay tuned to find out how it goes…
How is your week going so far?
I look forward to your thoughts & questions today!