Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 78 of the “Get Lean For Summer!” 90 Day Low Carb Challenge. It’s NEVER too late to join if you haven’t already!
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I mentioned yesterday that my scales haven’t moved in over a week.
I’m still 144.8 pounds this morning, but I feel like my scales are going to move again any day now. 🙂
Waiting out these “holds” and slight fluctuations has been the KEY to my success with this low carb challenge.
I’ve only lost 10 pounds during this challenge (so far), but that’s GREAT given I’m so close to my goal weight – and my clothes are literally hanging off of me at this point. 😛
I have some ideas for getting the scales to move a little quicker, so stay tuned to see what I do. 🙂 I feel like I have a cold coming on though, so I may have to ride that out first, or maybe it’ll pass quick. Either way, I aim to finish this challenge STRONG! 🙂
Day 78: Monday’s Low Carb Meals
I made a HUGE batch of Seafood Spinach Dip over the weekend, so I’ve been eating that for days – lol. The other night I crumbled up my low carb bread with it and baked it in the oven. That was DELICIOUS! You’ll find both recipes here – for the dip AND the low carb bread.
Anyway, yesterday I had the dip for breakfast (lol) with crisp cucumber slices:
Then for lunch I had my favorite “Low Carb Cereal” – 1/2 cup crushed pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy Brand cottage cheese and 4 small diced strawberries. That comes to 5 net carbs and 85% healthy fats, and it’s a nice crunchy/sweet mix of very healthy foods!
By evening I wasn’t feel well. That’s when I started feeling like I may have a cold coming on. Joe invited me over for dinner which was SO nice, given I didn’t feel like cooking – or eating dip again 🙂 lol.
It was a really simple mix of chicken breast with broccoli & cauliflower, baked with “Campbell’s Cream of Chicken with Herbs” soup. Absolutely delicious! That really hit the spot. 🙂 I didn’t eat a lot because I wasn’t feeling well, but it was SO good.
He saved the labels for me too. 🙂 That was super nice, hey?! The cream of chicken w/herbs condensed soup is 9 carbs for 1/2 cup condensed (or 1 cup made).
It makes me want to check out other “cream of” soup labels to find the lowest carb count. Spread across a whole dish or recipe it comes out fairly low carb!
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Monday:
FitBit Steps: 2,632
Water: 72 ounces
I may have overestimated on the dinner. I don’t think I had 3/4 cup of veggies or 1/4 cup of the sauce. And I didn’t finish my last coffee – or even half of it. But close is good enough. 🙂
Here’s a picture of my “baked bread & seafood dip” that I mentioned having the other night. You’ll find both recipes here – for the dip AND the low carb bread.
I have a house full of food at the moment, which I am NOT used to. Joe brought me some fresh yellow squash from the Farmer’s Market, I still have some dip leftover, and he sent me home with a dish of the chicken & veggies.
Hmm, I may bake the squash with the dip and fry smoked sausages to go with it. 🙂 I have a whole cucumber and half a second one… I could make cucumber and salami sammiches, and cucumber salad too.
I bought a lot of groceries last week lol. It’s easy enough to freeze the meats, but as a single woman eating most meals alone that makes me feel a lot of pressure not to let anything go bad before I can eat it. 😛 That’s what I love about frozen berries and frozen veggies. I can just take out what I want and there’s no stress over it spoiling.
Cooking, shopping, meal planning & meal prep all takes SO much time. Which is why I usually eat out so much, lol.
How are things going on your end?
Are you feeling MOTIVATED? Are you happy with your weight loss so far? Are you struggling to stay on track? I’d love to hear from you!
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