My scales finally moved this morning: I’m down to 145.8 pounds. That’s a 1.2 pound drop from 147, where my scales sat for 4 days in a row. I didn’t eat enough yesterday, so it doesn’t really feel like a fair loss…
That brings me to 8.8 pounds lost during this challenge, in the last 7 weeks.
I’m guessing I have less than 10 pounds to lose now, but I still have a lot of toning to do. My goal is to lose the rest of the body fat and build muscle, so it will be interesting to see how that plays out as a number on the scales.
I’m really pleased with myself for staying consistent with healthy low carb meals, and exercise too. 50 days in a row feels like a HUGE accomplishment! 🙂
Exercise has to be a serious priority from this point forward. Not just cardio, but strength training and sculpting, to get my new leaner body actually looking decent. Because “skinny fat” is NOT attractive, lol. Ugh.
Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 50 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 50: Monday’s Low Carb Meals
I had my favorite low carb breakfast: 1/2 cup pecan pieces, 1/4 cup Daisy Brand cottage cheese and 4 small diced strawberries.
It comes to 5 net carbs and 85% healthy fats, perfect macros!
I had my breakfast sort of late, then I only ate one other time yesterday.
I grabbed a Low Carb Thickburger from Hardee’s (plain w/cheese = zero carbs) while out running errands in the evening.
I didn’t even feel like eating that, but I forced it – as I had a 2 hour drive to make and felt kinda icky (hungry, but no appetite for food).
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Monday:
Net Carbs: 12
Total Carbs: 19
Protein: 34 Grams
78% Fat, 16% Protein
Exercise: Cardio + Brisk Walk (1.2 Miles)
FitBit Steps: 7,335
Water: 32 ounces
It was late by the time I got out for a walk yesterday, after dark even. Which was good for Slim because it had cooled off – but it was a little creepy. Shadows, random people, a big dog howling, etc. We just powered through and pounded out a good fast walk. The water fountain downtown was purple last night. Slim always likes to stop there for a drink, but he wasn’t interested in purple water. 😛
I’m disappointed in my weight loss. It feels like a cheat, given I hardly ate yesterday. I had a rough day. I realize my habits are changing…
I no longer turn to food when I’m down or upset. I like that I “pound it out on the pavement” (exercise) instead now, as that’s a great replacement.
But not eating – that could easily turn into the opposite kind of “food problem” because I’ve been through that before, when I was much younger.
I’ll get back on track today, I’m sure. I was just distracted, upset, exhausted, and couldn’t be bothered to even think about food.
I’m headed out to do a little exploring today, and to get some outdoor exercise. Stay tuned for photos! Of course I’ll have to find a pair of shorts that fit, because everything I own is falling off of me at this point. 🙄
How are things going on your end?
I look forward to hearing from you!
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