Happy Monday! 🙂 It’s Day 78 of the Spring Low Carb Challenge, and we weigh in every week on Monday mornings. If you’re participating in the low carb challenge Facebook group, you’ll find the Week 11 Weigh-In thread here.
My weight hasn’t changed this week, slight quarter pound fluctuations but otherwise just at a “hold” at 10 pounds lost for this challenge so far.
I’m surprised it hasn’t bounced back up but I’m still happily under 145 pounds!
Surprised because my weight usually does go up as part of my normal fluctuations and patterns, before it goes down again. And surprised too because I had higher carb days over the weekend while testing out recipes. 😛
I didn’t get ANY workouts in over the weekend, either. Boo! 🙄 I hit it really hard all last week though, so a couple days off isn’t so bad. I need to get right back at it though, or I’ll easily fall out of the habit…
Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Days 76 & 77 of the “Get Lean For Summer!” 90 Day Low Carb Challenge. It’s NEVER too late to join if you haven’t already!
Note: I haven’t set a date for the next 90 Day Low Carb Challenge yet, but the group stays open & active year round. I may do a short mini-challenge in July before the next big challenge. 🙂 Join in and stay tuned!!
Days 76 & 77: Saturday & Sunday’s Low Carb Meals
I had my usual “Low Carb Cereal” for breakfast on both Saturday and Sunday. It’s 1/2 cup pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese and 4 small diced strawberries. It comes to 5 net carbs and 85% healthy fats, so it has great macros!
For lunch on Saturday I finally mastered the Seafood Shrimp Dip Recipe so I had that with sliced cucumbers. 🙂
I just snacked later in the day (an Atkins bar and 1/4 cup of pecan halves) and went to bed early, so no “big dinner” on Saturday.
That was delicious and easy, and I had TONS of dip leftover (lol) so I just had that same thing again for dinner. 🙂 But then I blew my carb count by also having another (the last!) Atkins Bar and a sugar free chocolate pudding cup late last night – which combined totaled 12 net carbs. 😛
Still, it wasn’t too bad and I stayed on track, minus a few extra carbs yesterday.
I did drink lots of water over the weekend too, more than 64 ounces both days.
I definitely prefer the dip on cucumbers over the low carb bread. The cucumber is just such a nice fresh, crisp sidekick to the dip!
To log foods like fresh produce that don’t have a label, I use the National Nutrient Database to double check the nutrition facts. You can see that here: National Nutrient Database Listing for Cucumbers.
It had both cups and grams listed, so I went by the grams and simply weighed my slices – then found an accurate listing in MyFitnessPal to log that.
That’s my Ozeri Kitchen Scale in the picture above. I love that thing! It’s small, convenient, inexpensive, and great for getting accurate measurements & macros for my food tracking. 🙂
I feel like I’m coming down with a cold, which is ironic for the “first day of summer” – lol. Fortunately I have some chicken broth on hand, which is great for soothing a sore throat, and also replaces electrolytes & sodium your body loses when you’re sick. I’m just feeling a little tickle right now, but hopefully it won’t turn into anything crazy…
How are things going on your end?
Did you weigh in today? 🙂
I look forward to hearing from you!
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