Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 81 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 start date for the next 90 Day Low Carb Challenge yet, but the group stays open & active year round. Join in and stay tuned…
It took me a minute to process what my scales said this morning:
“You’ve lost even more weight.”
143.6 pounds. Wow. I wasn’t expecting that. It’s rare for my scales to move 3 days in a row, or move down at least. 😛
I’m tripping over my weight loss this week, and my current weight of only 143.6 pounds… This is a new all-time low for me since going Low Carb more than 5 years ago.
I’m seriously committed, and seeing GREAT results!! And I’m really excited about finally getting in AWESOME shape – that’s my number one goal and top focus.
I’m averaging about a pound of weight loss per week, or just over 3 pounds so far for the month of June. My scales will “hold” or even fluctuate for more than a week at a time, but over the last 82 days – looking at the more long term trend – I’m easily losing a pound a week!
That’s encouraging. 🙂
Powering through “the stalls” has REALLY made a difference!
Here’s what I ate yesterday…
Day 81: Thursday’s Low Carb Meals
My healthy low carb breakfast is 1/2 cup (60 grams) crushed pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 2 small diced strawberries and 1/8 cup (17 grams) diced blueberries = 6 net carbs and 85% healthy fats.
Yes, I weigh AND measure my food. 🙂 I use this Ozeri Kitchen Scale.
For lunch I had my low carb bread with cream cheese & sugar free preserves…
The low carb bread is super easy to make. I used 1/2 cup almond meal/flour + 2 eggs, 2 tbsp melted butter & a 6oz bag of finely shredded parmesan. I usually use a whole cup of almond meal/flour, but I cut that in half to lower the carb count – and it still worked just fine. 🙂 Mix it all together with your hands or a spoon and patty out on parchment paper. Bake at 350 and flip to lightly brown both sides.
The carb count depends on the size & number you make, and the exact ingredients. I made 15 smaller “biscuits” this time and they are less than 1 net carb each.
I had some summer squash that Joe brought me from the local Farmer’s Market, so I decided to use that at dinner.
Yellow squash is about 3 net carbs for 100 grams according to the USDA Nutrient Database: https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search That’s best place to look up foods without labels, like fresh produce or berries you pick etc.
This is where my little kitchen scale comes in super handy again! 😉
Remember that Seafood Spinach Dip I made recently? I had just under 3 servings left (less than 3/4 cup) so I cubed up the yellow squash and mixed it together, and made a “Low Carb Squash Casserole” out of it. 🙂
It was fabulous! It was FULL of shrimp, squash & spinach:
YUM 🙂 I meant to make two meals out of that, but ate the whole plate -lol.
I had a full day yesterday, and a LONG one…
I got up at 4am and was up until 1:30am, so I did have a quick snack before I went to bed last night – just some almonds & mozzarella:
Obviously a much longer day meant more meals, and higher carb count than my usual 20 net carbs/day… but that seemed to work out just fine given my scales keep moving down. 🙂
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Thursday:
I did my Ab Carver Pro and Tricep Dips last night, but I’m also testing out this new (very interesting! lol) core workout…
Stay tuned… I’ll share the workout details with you, including video. 🙂 🙂
I admit I didn’t watch my carb count yesterday.
I go through these weird “I don’t really care” phases. That’s usually when I eat whatever I want, but this time I find myself only eating low carb foods. That’s a first!
It just hits me every now and then, where I get tired of crunching numbers and tracking and such. And weighing, and thinking about food, and thinking about any of it at all. 😛 I need to cut that out, seriously, but I’m REALLY pleased that I’m not eating junk food like I usually do when I get in this kind of mood!
Less than 10 days to go in the current challenge!
I can hardly believe it… This challenge has changed me in SO many ways – my usual habits, backtracks, etc. Being consistent and powering through for this long (more than 80 full days) has really worked some magic on me. 🙂
** Let’s finish this thing STRONG! **
How are things going for you?
I always look forward to your thoughts, questions & comments!
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