Yesterday I weighed 147.8 pounds, this morning 148. It would be fantastically awesome if your scales always moved in the same direction, but fluctuations throughout the week are totally normal.
I’m just happy to still be under 150!
Regardless of the numbers on the scale, I can see and FEEL huge changes in myself. Losing weight slowly is helping me get used to those changes, and get comfortable with “the new me.”
I was fresh out of the shower yesterday morning and sitting on the back deck enjoying a coffee, when I realized my stomach was NOT resting on my lap where it used to sit.
Looking down at myself, I realized how different I look – and how different I felt. I took this “selfie” to get a better view of myself:
Different feels WEIRD. Scary weird sometimes. 😛 lol. But it also feels GREAT!
It’s a strange thing, accepting the “new normal”. Looking at this picture, I also noticed how LEAN my upper legs are getting. If you want to see some recent comparisons, check out my Spanx Review from 6 weeks ago (six SHORT weeks ago!!) – especially the Spanx knockoff pics. My body is changing FAST! 🙂
Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 43 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 43: Monday’s Low Carb Meals
He’s been supportive of my goals from the start, and even joined right in! Yesterday we hit the trails together, but when he showed up I still had to eat real quick. We’d both started our days with just coffee, so I whipped up a quick “breakfast for two.”
That’s my handy little Ozeri kitchen scale on the counter – and yes, I weigh & measure everything! lol
This second photo made me realize how TONE my thighs are getting. 🙂
I cut up two Oscar Mayer Smokies (zero carb) and scrambled 6 eggs with colby jack cheese – in real butter. It made for a quick & easy meal, and very filling. Split by two I had one smokie and 3 eggs (1.2 carbs).
We put in some serious miles and worked up a good sweat on our walk. I got back and had to hop on a client all, so I just grabbed something quick for lunch: Oscar Mayer turkey slices, almonds & colby jack cheese off the block. Simple!
I had to run out for coffee, and also picked up some almond meal & parmesan cheese to make low carb breads this week (!!). 🙂
While I was out I grabbed a Low Carb Thickburger from Hardee’s for dinner. I ordered it plain with cheese & mayo, making it zero carbs.
Late last night I had a nice treat: coffee & dessert. 🙂
It was just 2 ounces of Philadelphia cream cheese, 1/4 cup raspberries & an ounce almonds – which came to 8 net carbs and 80% healthy fats.
I love berries & cream cheese together. So simple, but SO good!
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Monday:
Exercise: 3.10 Mile Walk + Dancing
FitBit Steps: 10,323
Water: 56 ounces
I was SO close to 10,000 steps on my Fitbit last night, so around 11:30 I got up and danced to a Pink Video to reach my goal. 🙂
I focused on my arms & core mostly, which felt great! But probably looked goofy. 😛
Here’s a picture of Slim and I on our walk yesterday. We walked all the way down the river, across the bridge and around the dam, up the other side, then back across the railroad tracks.
Those shorts are SO big on me in the waist now, lol. I had to belt them up tight to keep them on for the walk. 😛 I seriously need to find a local seamstress to take in some of my favorite clothes!
Slim only has a good mile or so in him (danes are couch potatoes, lol), but it was cool enough yesterday to take him over 3 miles with a few breaks. He turned 7 in April – you can see how grey he’s getting. 🙂
That photo above is so accidentally inappropriate. 😯 haha. As was this video:
Watching that video above, which was in August (only 9 months ago), makes me realize just how bad my hair is lately. It’s been breaking off and falling out SO much, so it’s a lot shorter – and looks rough.
I’ve been taking Hair Skin & Nails to get it back in shape. I should have never stopped. 🙄 It’s very common for your hair to break off & fall out when you experience rapid weight loss, by the way. It’s a normal side effect.
Speaking of video, Slim got to go skateboarding on our walk yesterday! He loved it. 🙂 You can see the video here.
It was a good day with great low carb foods that were all super easy, plenty of exercise and good company. I still haven’t done my Ab Carver Pro workout this week yet, so I’ll do that today. I love that I’m finally exercising consistently – and even more so that it’s showing!!
How is your week going so far?
I look forward to hearing from you!
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