Happy Monday! 🙂 It’s Day 50 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 Week 7 Weigh-In thread here.
My current weight is 147, for a total of 7.6 lbs lost in the last 7 weeks.
I fixed the Low Carb Waffle Recipe in yesterday’s post, by the way. 🙂
I had those for both breakfast and lunch, so I’ll show you how that turned out – which was delicious! The raspberries were definitely the culprit. 🙄
I cooked again for dinner too. Twice in one day, lol – that might be a record for me! 😛 haha
I went over my carb limit though, having so many veggies for dinner – after the higher carb waffle experiment in the morning. But that recipe can definitely be tweaked to reduce the carbs…
Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 49 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 49: Sunday’s Low Carb Meals
I woke up determined to MASTER the low carb waffle recipe after totally blowing it the day before. 🙂 Figuring the raspberries were the problem with that recipe, I used frozen blueberries instead this time.
Berries are a great addition to a healthy low carb ketogenic diet, by the way. They are not technically a fruit, and are very low carb when used in moderation.
That’s my handy dandy Ozeri Kitchen Scale that I love so much! 🙂 And yes I measured AND weighed my berries, to make sure I was getting exactly 1/2 cup (which is 70 grams).
Frozen Berries are easier to slice & dice, plus you can just take out the amount you want to use without every worrying about the batch going bad on you.
Of course, dicing that many itty bitty blueberries was A LOT of work 😛 lol.
I mentioned I used 1/2 cup of blueberries, instead of 1/8 cup – which made the recipe much higher in carbs. It was delicious though. 🙂
(Next I want to try Cinnamon Pecan Waffles!)
I still don’t have any cooking spray, and I really like the buttery taste of “real butter” on my waffles, so this time I just buttered the griddles lightly.
I made a larger batch, but it didn’t seem to come out as “more food” – which seemed odd. Anyway, the ingredients for this batch of Low Carb Waffles was:
4 ounces Philadelphia Cream Cheese
4 Large Eggs
1/2 cup (70 grams) Frozen Blueberries
They came out to less than 4 carbs per waffle, or 6 net carbs for 2 waffles, because that batter only made five waffles.
I discovered that filling the waffle iron more helped too. I used close to (but not quite) 1/2 cup of batter per waffle. They turned out beautiful. 🙂
I had two of the waffles for breakfast, and froze the rest of them. I just put wax paper between each one and put them in a container – then in the freezer (once they were cooled off of course).
I had them for lunch too. I just popped two in the toaster when I got hungry again. Easy! 🙂 I don’t use syrup or anything, and they were fabulous just like they were.
I decided to cook again for dinner. I had Low Carb Stuffed Mushrooms leftover to enjoy, and vegetables sounds GREAT with those! I had Pictsweet frozen green beans and yellow squash, which was perfect.
I love frozen vegetables, by the way. As a single woman it’s hard to use up fresh produce before it goes bad, and I don’t cook often enough for that either -lol. But it’s nice to take out what you want and cook it. Or sometimes I cook up plenty so I have leftovers to eat – that’s always nice too.
I cooked the squash in olive oil over medium heat, lightly salted:
Here’s my dinner. My low carb stuffed mushrooms look funny in this picture – I squished them a little putting them on my plate, lol. Anyway it’s 4 stuffed mushrooms, 2 servings of seared squash and a serving of green beans.
This was SUCH a good meal! The sausage & cream cheese were amazing flavors with all the veggies. 🙂 What a great combo!!
Like I said, the amount of berries & veggies yesterday put me over my carb limit for the day, but it was a healthy food day – and surprisingly low calorie.
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Sunday:
I had to FORCE myself to do my Ab Carver workout again, but I had a little “motivation” to do it. I’ll share a picture with you below (ugh!) to explain…
I laid in the sun for a little while yesterday. It was beautiful here in Tennessee with warm sun and a nice breeze. I don’t lay out much or for long, but sunshine is good for the soul – and the body! 🙂
I’ve lost a lot of weight, but my body still needs A LOT of work.
I’ve been examining that lately. While I was hardly dressed, I took a few photos from different angles, mostly to document “where I am now” in the process of getting in shape. Here’s just one of those photos:
Confession: This was the most flattering of the photos I took yesterday. Ack! Someday I’ll reveal the others, because it was shocking – even to me. And I see myself nekkid every day. 😛 I was embarrassed to even share THIS one with you.
At least it inspired me to get off my a$$ and do my Ab Carver Pro workout. 😛
On one hand, I’m REALLY proud of how far I’ve come and how hard I’m working to get in shape and improve my body. On the other hand it’s kind of sad that I’m still bulging & squishy in the hips, thighs and midsection. And under my arms, etc etc.
Like I said, that was the most flattering of the shots I took.
I was “hanging out” everywhere – lol.
We all look best laying flat on our back! 😉
It’s good perspective. It’s good motivation too. I look SO much better than I did a year ago. And I can look back on these photos in 6 months and 12 months, and SEE the difference. Because I aim to make a BIG one.
That does help – seeing a physical difference in yourself through photos during your weight loss journey, because it’s often really hard to see in the mirror.
I had a brief moment of discouragement over it, but that was quickly replaced by determination and motivation. I refuse to give in. I am REALLY challenging myself to get tone and lean and in AMAZING shape this year!!
Yes it has taken me a long time just to get “skinny fat” 🙄 …
I’m sick of being flabby. I’m tired of “sucking it in.” I’m OVER being embarrassed to wear a tank top (or lift my arms when I am wearing one) much less a bathing suit (!!), and I’m ready to DO something about it.
I can’t be hard on myself though. Well, I can. But it doesn’t help me to think about where I screwed up in the past, how long this has taken me, how far I still have to go, how much sooner I COULD have gotten in great shape, yada yada yada.
All I can do is wake up today and accept where I am NOW, and push myself HARD to get where I want to be…
So that’s exactly what I’m going to do.
How are things going on your end?
What workouts are you doing, and what are you eating??
Did you weigh in today? 🙂
I look forward to hearing from you!
p.s. I have weighed 147 for 4 days in a row now. My weight loss is painfully slow for this challenge. 😛
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