Yesterday I mentioned I’m down to 145.4 pounds which my lowest weight in at least 13 years. I also shared some current weight loss photos. So many people have asked me “what is your goal weight?” The truth is, I thought this was it – around 145…
In the last 10-20 pounds (lol, it’s funny talk in pounds instead of time!) I started realizing that what was under all of my weight… was not the same as it was 13 years ago before I gained all that weight.
The more weight I lost, the more I saw how out of shape I had become.
So instead of just losing weight, I started focusing on losing fat and gaining muscle. That’s when I got the Full Body Composition Scale.
As for my goal weight – I have no idea. I’m feeling leaner, thinner and stronger but I’m still flabby and jiggly in lots of spots. All the usual places: upper thighs, butt, hips, belly. Plus there’s batwings and “armpit tits” and other such things. 😛
I’ll continue eating low carb for health and to maintain my weight, and for now: to burn off the rest of my body fat. But my main focus right now is fitness, and gaining muscle weight. It’ll be interesting to see how that does play out on the scale, and what the actual number will be…
Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 58 of the “Get Lean For Summer!” 90 Day Low Carb Challenge. It’s NEVER too late to join if you haven’t already!
Day 58: Tuesday’s Low Carb Meals
I started my day with coffee and my favorite low carb breakfast. It’s 1/2 cup crushed pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese and 4 small diced strawberries – all stirred together like cereal. It’s 5 net carbs and 85% healthy fats.
It was a gorgeous (sunny & HOT) day in Tennessee, so I wrapped up my work and chores and hit the river with Joe for an afternoon kayaking adventure! 🙂
We packed plenty of water, and I grabbed some almonds and string cheese to snack on, knowing we’d be on the water a good 3-4 hours.
I didn’t snack much on the river, but I ate the rest of the almonds and the 2nd mozzarella string cheese when I got home. I was exhausted and famished, and thought I would just crash… but then I got hungry again.
I was too wiped out to even think about dinner, lol. I just grabbed another cheese stick and a spoonful of peanut butter. 😛
And then… Joe brought me a hot cup of chili from Wendy’s. 🙂 That was very thoughtful. He knew I was wiped out from the day. Just wait until you see what all we got into!! haha – wowsa. 🙂
He’s very supportive of my healthy goals (and my “quirky eating” lol) and is obviously getting me figured out. I tend to be a creature of habit, getting the same things from the same places a lot. Mostly because it’s easy and requires less thinking! So he brought me one of my favorites…
A small chili from Wendy’s is 15 net carbs. That’s high for me, but it’s a nice treat sometimes. I was too tired to eat it all, so I had about 1/3 of it and put the rest in the fridge to enjoy today.
I had another string cheese later last night too. Those things are addictive 🙂 lol. They’re also very convenient to pack along when you’re on the go, which is nice.
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Tuesday:
Net Carbs: 25
Total Carbs: 39
Protein: 60 Grams
74% Fat, 18% Protein
Exercise: Kayaking & Rock Climbing
FitBit Steps: 4,403
Water: 64 ounces
I got some SERIOUS upper body and core exercise yesterday!
In addition to kayaking I did three different strenuous climbs, two jumps and a faceplant. 🙂 haha!
My adventures are starting to pay off. I feel it, but I notice it most in the photos. I still have a long way to go with toning, especially midsection and upper body, which is why I’m focused so much on “exercise adventures” lately. Plus they’re fun. 🙂
Yesterday was the first time I’ve ever been kayaking, and it was GREAT exercise. I really loved the way it worked my arms and shoulders, and even my core. That felt GOOD. And so did the hot sunshine and cool water. 🙂
I have some really fun pictures & video of today’s river adventures to share with you, so stay tuned for those! 😉 Meanwhile I need to start packing, because next up is the beach. It’s my Annual Low Carb Road Trip and this time I’m taking my daughter and her best friend. It should make for a FUN weekend!
How is your week going so far?
I look forward to hearing from you…
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