Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 66 of the “Get Lean For Summer!” 90 Day Low Carb Challenge. It’s NEVER too late to join if you haven’t already!
I’m tired this week. Probably from the FUN low carb beach trip plus two GOOD workouts since I returned.
My thighs and calves are really tight too, so I decided no more cardio or lower body workouts for a few days. 😛
This weekend I’m going to focus on core and upper body, with my Ab Carver Pro and light hand weights.
I have a “food confession” to make about yesterday 🙄 and the HARD lesson I learned from it…
Yesterday was a LONG day.
I fell asleep super early the night before, so I was up at 1:30am ready for the day, lol. I only had two meals yesterday, and that was from 1:30am to 11pm last night.
Sometime around 3am I had my favorite low carb breakfast, but this time I added blueberries to it. Delicious!! It was 1/2 cup pecan pieces, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 4 small diced strawberries + less than 1/4 cup blueberries. It came to 7 net carbs and 84% healthy fats.
I slept another 4 hours, then took off with Joe for our weekly fitness adventure. We stopped at the Mountain Goat Market on Monteagle Mountain for lunch, which is a fun little spot! I got seasoned baked chicken thighs, broccoli salad & cucumber salad. It was all over-the-top fabulous! (This was around noon.)
After lunch I decided to grab a couple of bottled waters for our hike… and got totally sidetracked by the fresh cookies at the checkout counter. 😛 I grabbed a few, and Joe and I enjoyed them on our way to hike Foster Falls.
No big deal, I thought. It’s just a cookie…
(FAMOUS LAST WORDS)
I’ll share more about that in a second.
I skipped dinner last night. I was exhausted after the hike and just didn’t feel like eating. I did get slightly hungry right before I fell asleep at 11:00pm, but not hungry enough to get up and eat lol. I slept SO good last night!!
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Wednesday:
Exercise: Hiking Foster Falls
FitBit Steps: 7,238
Water: 56 ounces
The hike was amazing. 🙂 I’ll share a photo with you below. But let’s talk about that cookie…
Actually it was almost two cookies, maybe a cookie and a half. Even as I was eating it my taste buds were totally rejecting it. Eating sugar after SO long on a ketogenic diet just tasted WEIRD.
All was fine and well though until about an hour into my hike (and after my cookie) – when my energy totally TANKED. I felt light headed and icky going in like I had just chugged three shots of Jim or Jack or something, but about an hour in I literally had to sit down and let the icky/dizzy feeling pass.
Joe had a laugh, I’m sure. That’s the first time I’ve EVER given out on him lol. I keep up like a champ usually! 🙂 I did finish the hike after a quick break, but I totally regretted that **** cookie. I felt sluggish the rest of the night too.
This is me at the bottom of Foster Falls yesterday:
Next we hiked up to the top to look over. 🙂
Hours later… hot, sweaty and wiped out from the hike 🙂 I had HOT coffee thanks to my amazing Contigo Travel Mug. Best coffee mug ever!! This thing is nothing short of amazing at how long it keeps coffee hot…
I mentioned yesterday that my weight has fluctuated up and is “holding” at 147.6 this week. Fortunately it was still there this morning. 🙂
I’m determined to STAY below 150! lol…
No more junk food! 😛 Ack.
If I had felt like eating last night I would have chosen a salad – something “lean & green” after that. I refuse to have “food guilt” over it because it was an intentional choice. I just had no idea it was going to have such harsh consequences, lol.
I really thought it would be no big deal. Lesson learned: DO NOT eat sugar/carbs before attempting serious inclines and adventurous hiking!! lol – ugh.
I am fortunately stocked up on Campbell’s Chicken Broth just in case that silly cookie throws me out of ketosis. 😉 Rah!
How are things going with you?
I look forward to your comments & questions!
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