Below is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 11 of the Summer Low Carb Mini-Challenge so you can see what I ate and how the macros work out. Join in! Even if we’re in the middle of a challenge you can get signed up to stay in the loop. 🙂 It’s free and fun, and I’ll be kicking off a NEW challenge on August 1st – so plan to join us!
Yesterday we talked about those crazy weight fluctuations that can drive you nuts…
I was up a pound after my big caving / rock climbing workout the day before.
That’s common after a big workout, due to muscle recovery.
This morning my scales dropped back down – back to 141.2 pounds. 🙂
There’s SO much more to the low carb lifestyle than just weight loss though, especially over the long term. I’ll share some cool changes I’ve experienced myself over the years with you below…
Day 11: Friday’s Low Carb Meals
I had my favorite “Low Carb Cereal” made with 1/2 cup pecans, 1/4 cup daisy brand cottage cheese, 4 small diced strawberries and 1/8 cup (17.5 grams) of blueberries.
It came to 6 net carbs and 85% healthy fats.
This meal is so easy, so healthy, and has perfect macros. Plus it’s delicious! 🙂
I had 5 cookies left, so I ate those for lunch. All five of them. 🙂
Fortunately they are only 2 net carbs each, but that came to 10 total 😯 lol. I didn’t feel like cooking, and decided to just finish them off…
Here’s the cookie recipe, along with 14 more low carb recipes you’ll love!
Later I had a quick snack of Blue Diamond almonds (1 ounce, 28 grams) and 2 mozzarella sticks. (4 net carbs)
Can you tell I wasn’t in the mood to cook yesterday?? 🙂
I did finally get in the kitchen and whip up a quick one-skillet-meal for dinner: sausage & fried eggs. I fried the eggs in the sausage grease…
I made 2 sausage patties and 3 large eggs, but I could only eat half of it. I saved the other half to eat this morning. I obviously wasn’t as hungry as I thought I was! 😛
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Friday:
I didn’t really feel like working out yesterday, but I forced myself to just do it. I’ve doubled my Tricep Dips to 20/day (instead of 10) and am still doing 100 reps on the Perfect Ab-Carver Pro – but rolling out farther, and holding it longer.
I’m seriously motivated to get this body toned up! 🙂
The Benefits Of A Healthy, Active Low Carb Lifestyle
If you’re reading this in your email, you probably can’t see the photo and story I embedded below but you can read it here.
The photo on the right came up in my Facebook Memories yesterday, and it made me realize how much my life has changed – or rather, how much I have changed!
Seeing that photo cross my screen brought up so many thoughts and realizations. I shared a list of them in the update above. It’s amazing how much you can change, in so many positive ways, when you take control of your health and go for your goals.
The biggest change for me is in my confidence level, and in my overall happiness and quality of life. I have more confidence, and less self conscious fidgeting.
I feel SO much stronger, both physically and mentally.
My revelation: It’s not just what you LOSE, it’s what you GAIN.
Sure I’ve lost a lot of weight (50+ pounds), but what I’ve gained in doing that – and in taking control of my health, my weight, and my issues with overeating and emotional eating… is invaluable.
I feel like a totally different person now than I was last year, or 5 years ago. I set out with one goal and one focus: to lose weight. And I did! But I had NO idea how many ways that would change my life.
Going low carb is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself…
How are things going on your end?
It’s day 12 today – did you exercise this week? What kind of low carb meals are YOU eating? Are you experiencing any challenges or struggles with your goals?
I always look forward to hearing from you! 🙂
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