Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 69 of the “Get Lean For Summer!” 90 Day Low Carb Challenge. It’s NEVER too late to join if you haven’t already!
I was fighting cravings so hard last night. Not real physical cravings, more like “pining over” off plan foods.
Why? I have no idea. It just hits me sometimes. HARD. You know, like a 2×4 between the eyes. 😛
I decided the fleeting thoughts of wishing for this or that were less miserable than how I would feel if I HAD this or that.
I mean, you can wish you had it, then get it, then wish you hadn’t had it – and it all becomes such a big ordeal, lol. 🙄 So I decided to leave it at a little wishing. (blah)
I figured I should at least sleep on it and see how I felt about it today…
Then I woke up almost a pound lighter this morning at only 145.2 pounds – my NEW lowest weight yet! 🙂 So yeah – NO. lol.
I’m seeing a consistent trend with my scales floating up a bit for a few days, right before they go down – or show another significant loss. Then the numbers hold, float up, and go down again. Interesting! It’s obviously a consistent downward trend (I’m losing weight consistently) so I’m really over letting the number on the scale affect me on a daily basis.
Why did I never notice this before in all my years of eating low carb? Because I’ve never been THIS consistent for THIS long, so in the past the fluctuations were my own fault, lol.
Anyway, here’s what I DID eat yesterday…
Day 69: Saturday’s Low Carb Meals
I had raspberries, cream cheese & almonds for breakfast. This was meant to be my “treat” the night before, but after I fixed it I was too tired to eat it and just went to bed. So I had it for breakfast instead. 🙂
I love berries & cream cheese together! It tastes like cheesecake. YUM!
I had my usual Coffee-Mate Sugar Free Powdered Hazelnut Creamer in my coffees yesterday, but I also had a coffee in the morning with just butter in it. It’s a large mug with 2 TBSP of real butter – blended with a hand mixer.
For someone that LOVES her coffee sweet, JUST butter is really nice too! 🙂
For lunch I decided to cook. AND make something green! (lol)
I made ground sausage & spinach, topped with fried eggs:
I used Pictsweet frozen chopped spinach, and cooked it by the directions (7 minutes in the microwave) first.
Then I added it to the skillet and cooked it in with the sausage (This is a whole tube/pound of Tennessee Pride mild sausage).
Here’s what it looked like once it was cooked. You could easily add onions & peppers, or use spicy sausage to “dress it up” a bit. I just prefer simple. 🙂
Obviously I cooked up A LOT, so I’ll be using the leftovers today. Probably in this delicious low carb biscuit recipe.
Last night Joe and I went down to the river for “dinner and a lightning bug show” 🙂 and stopped through Wendy’s on the way. I’ve never tried one of their burgers, so I asked if they could do a lettuce wrap. They said no, so I had it put in a tray without a bun:
For the same price, Hardee’s definitely has a better low carb burger. 😉 It was good though – once I chopped it up into a “burger salad”…
I didn’t finish my HUGE plate of sausage, spinach & eggs from lunch so I heated up my leftovers and had the rest of that before I went to bed.
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Saturday:
I’ve been holding out on the Tricep Dips, but I finally tried them yesterday. I was afraid it was going to be hard 😛 lol. It was easier than I thought.
Instructional videos help a lot! Here’s the one I used:
I just tested it out with 10 Tricep Dips to start, and I did my usual 100 reps on the Ab Carver Pro too (40 to the front, 30 to each side). My arms & core are not sore at all today… so it’s definitely time to up my game!
The weight loss this week is nice, as I still have quite a bit of body fat to lose. But my real focus right now is on TONING, more so than the number on the scale I mean. It’s actually nice to be focused on something besides food and weight for a change. 🙂 Well, except for my random cravings on and off yesterday. 😛
I’m really glad I ignored those “cravings.” Every time I power through a day like that… I feel stronger. It’s really boosting my resolve, and even my self-confidence!
How are things going on your end?
I look forward to hearing from you…
Discount Code: LOWCARBTRAVELER