45 straight days. Wow! Well, besides my ONE off plan day. I’m seriously proud of myself, and I hope you are too! 🙂
For this low carb challenge I committed to exercising and toning as well, and it feels SO good to finally get consistent with that. I’m really FEELING the results already too!
I was 147.6 pounds yesterday, but felt bloated all day for some crazy reason. Today I woke up weighing 148.4 pounds…
This can really mess with your head sometimes. I was looking over my daily weight patterns since this challenge started on April 4th. I weighed 154.6 that day, so I’m 6.2 pounds lighter – and have been as much as 8 pounds lighter.
My weight is basically bouncing around just slightly in that little window. Or that’s what it feels like. The truth is that it’s going down slowly, but it IS going down.
The encouraging thing though, is that my body looks and feels very different.
I also remembered that my pretty green dress fits much looser now than it did the last time I wore it (only a couple months ago). I was surprised at that when I put it on last week. Then there’s the fact that my newest shorts are already too big.
Even more encouraging is comparing my body now vs one year ago.
So what started out as “blah, this is not working for me!” quickly turned around to thinking “hey, you’re doing great!” 🙂 It helps to put things in perspective.
I know I don’t want to go backwards, I know everything I am doing right now is GOOD for my health and that I AM making progress. So… onward and upward! Er, downward (slowly) on the scales -lol.
Plus, fact: my weight always creeps up a hair before it dips down again. 😉
Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 45 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 45: Wednesday’s Low Carb Meals
For breakfast I made 3 large eggs, scrambled with colby jack cheese (.95 ounce, off the block). Very cheesy. 🙂 Eggs are .4 carbs each, so 3 eggs is 1.2 carbs, but most people count them as zero carb.
I had a busy morning and felt tired, so I just opted for a super quick & easy lunch of “rollups”. I used Oscar Mayer deli chicken slices (2 ounces) with one Laughing Cow Creamy Swiss Wedge (split in two)… then had a nap. 🙂
I finally got around to cooking later in the day. It was that… or go to town for take-out. I didn’t feel like doing either 😛 so I decided to suck it up & make my super easy Low Carb Sausage Biscuit Recipe real quick.
I just updated that recipe, by the way!
I had 3 biscuits, and had Sugar Free Preserves on 2 of them.
Those were soooo good. 🙂
I made a batch of 8 biscuits, so I have plenty for today too!
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Wednesday:
I had to force the exercise. Like any new habit, I guess. Doing “a workout” is not nearly as much fun as doing something FUN like caving or hiking. 😛
I’m committed to my goal of getting in amazing shape though, and toning up this jiggly body! So forcing it, yes indeed. 🙂 But I do love the Ab Carver Pro. I can really feel it in my abs and obliques, but also in my triceps (batwings!) which is really cool.
I did 100 ab reps again, 40 to the front and 30 to each side.
I feel pleased with my commitment and progress during this challenge. I feel discouraged with my slow weight loss. I feel encouraged at the difference in my body.
Feelings are fickle!
You can’t eat by how you feel.
On the days I feel like I’m fighting a losing battle… I fight back that much harder! It often feels like some crazy internal struggle. It actually IS!
Remember those old cartoons with the angel on one shoulder, and the devil on the other? Yeah – except I feel like it’s the “fat me” on one shoulder, and the “skinny me” on the other. 😛 🙂
My advice (to myself as well): Don’t let discouragement win. Fight back. Prove it wrong. Eat for your health, not for your scales. Work even harder toward your goal. Prove to yourself that you CAN do this!
What about you, how is your week going?
I look forward to hearing from you!
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