Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 80 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. Join in and stay tuned…
My weight has dropped two days in a row, finally – after an 8 day hold. But I almost had a total meltdown yesterday.
This morning I woke up weighing only 144 pounds. Another new all-time low on my weight loss journey!
I’m feeling leaner than ever, and really starting to FEEL the muscle tone from all the exercise I’ve been doing the last few months. But sometimes your focus switches from how far you’ve come… to how far you still have to go. And that mental shift can really tank you. 😛
I’ll share how I powered through it, and my AWESOME workout – which was another fun hike! But first, here’s what I ate yesterday…
Day 80: Wednesday’s Low Carb Meals
I had my usual “Low Carb Cereal” for breakfast: 1/2 cup pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese and 4 small diced strawberries. It’s 5 net carbs and 85% healthy fats.
Joe and I headed out to go hike Greeter Falls and hit the swimming hole just before noon, so we stopped at Hardee’s to grab lunch on the way.
I got a (very messy!) Low Carb Thickburger – plain w/cheese, mayo & tomato:
I had all sorts of ideas for dinner. Some good, some bad – lol. 😛 I was totally wiped out though, and just grabbed 1/2 cup of pecan halves and some colby jack cheese.
That may not SEEM like much food for dinner, but it’s high fat and high calorie foods (620 calories) so it completely satisfied.
After that I just wound down and went straight to bed – at 7:30pm 🙂 lol…
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Wednesday:
Net Carbs: 14
Total Carbs: 27
Protein: 52 Grams
83% Fat, 13% Protein
Exercise: Hiking + 10 Tricep Dips
FitBit Steps: 8,645
Water: 64 ounces
The hike was a GREAT workout! Fitbit recorded it as “66 floors” lol…
I came home from Greeter Falls feeling exhausted, hungry… and disgusted with some of the photos of me. 😛
Truth: I just wanted to order a big fat pizza – with donuts on top. 😐
Here is just ONE of the pictures I did NOT like. You can click on it for a larger version so you can see what I mean. Yes I DO realize I have come A LONG WAY, but we all have those moments where we realize just how much further we have to go…
I’m proud of my progress, don’t get me wrong. But this is not the worst of the pictures, and I’ve seen myself in a bikini recently -lol.
I was just exhausted. I’m really pushing myself hard to get in GREAT shape, and I have my moments where the “distance to success” seems SOOO far away.
I thought about my options: go backward or go forward.
I thought about my food options too, and grabbed the pecans & cheese – because thinking on an empty stomach is never smart. 😛
Then I got up and pushed myself to do a set of Tricep Dips on the back deck:
Sometimes commitment is hard. Sometimes your motivation fails you.
Those are the moments you just have to power through.
The alternative (letting myself get back OUT of shape and gain my weight back)… did not appeal to me at all. As disgusted and blah as I felt over “how far I have to go”, I knew it was nothing compared to how disgusted and miserable I used to feel…
And I knew it would pass. 🙂
I slept 8 full hours last night, which is rare for me. I really WAS exhausted, lol. I woke up to that lower number on the scale, and renewed motivation… to work on my core!!!
In the most perfect timing, I got a new core workout thingy in the mail this week. It’s not something I’ve ever heard of before, but they sent it to me for review.
So in addition to my Ab Carver Pro, I’ll be testing that out too. Stay tuned, I’ll share all the details with you – good or bad, lol.
How are things going on your end?
I always look forward to hearing from you!
p.s. I’m not “hard on myself.” I’m seriously committed to getting in amazing shape this year. I’ve worked SO hard to get where I am now, and I am NOT letting up until I get to find out what it FEELS like to be “lean & fit!” 🙂 I’m on a MISSION to meet the happiest, healthiest version of myself…
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