Below is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 12 & 13 of the July 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. I’ll be kicking off a NEW challenge on August 1st, so plan to join us!
I had a weird food weekend, from eating too much to not eating enough, and feeling bored with food in general.
I didn’t get my workouts in over the weekend either. 😛
Not a big deal in the grand scheme of things. I got great exercise last week, stayed on plan & ate healthy, and my weight is holding steady at 141.2 lbs.
I have lots of beautiful low carb foods to enjoy for the next few days though. 🙂
Here’s what I ate over the weekend…
Day 12: Saturday’s Low Carb Meals
I had the same two meals in rotation on Saturday, plus a snack of almonds & string cheese. My breakfast was my usual “low carb cereal” then sausage and eggs for lunch. I had my “cereal” again for dinner, then – because it was an exceptionally long day – I had sausage & eggs again late that night.
Boring? Yes! I was bored with it too. 😛
It was easy though, and I had a long and busy day on Saturday, so I just went with what I had on hand. I ended up at 25 net carbs and over 2400 calories for the day…
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Saturday:
Day 13: Sunday’s Low Carb Meals
Sunday was the complete opposite: only 15 net carbs and less than 800 calories!
I started the day with my usual “Low Carb Cereal” – but truthfully, after having it twice the day before… I was like, “Blah.” 🙂 lol.
My breakfast was the usual combination of 1/2 cup crushed pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 4 small diced strawberries and 1/8 cup (17.5 grams) of blueberries. It comes to 6 net carbs and 85% healthy fats.
Somehow I missed lunch. Or it was way late by the time I got out to eat, because I decided to go out to a favorite restaurant while running a few errands. I think it was 4 or 5 o’clock by the time I sat down to eat again.
I went to Gondola Steak House (Greek/Italian) and ordered a Delmonico Ribeye with roasted vegetables. It comes with carrots, but I always bring those home for Slim (my great dane). 🙂
That looks amazingly delicious right?! 🙂
Unfortunately the steak was cooked well done. I had ordered it medium (knowing they always slightly overcook it, and expecting medium-well).
They cooked me another one, which was super nice. But by then I had eaten the fat off the first ribeye (yum! lol) as well as the vegetables. So I put the second steak in a to-go box along with the carrots and broccoli stalks (Slim loves those!).
I was full enough, or satisfied at least, and figured I would eat more later at home.
I also ordered a second meal to-go: smothered chicken w/roasted veggies. So I now have TWO full take-out meals to enjoy today!
I was oddly tired yesterday. By the time I ran all my errands, got home and put everything away, did a few chores etc… I just felt like crawling in bed early. 🙂
I didn’t end up eating again, so my calories fell way short yesterday…
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Sunday:
Speaking of MyFitnessPal, one of my favorite features is the Quick Tools. You can copy a meal from any other day into today’s Food Diary. I use that often!
If you eat the same meal the same way sometimes (like my Tuna Salad or Low Carb Cereal) you can click “Remember Meal” and then add it easily by going to Add Food > click the Meals Tab – and it will add the “meal” like you entered it before.
They have a Free Recipe Calculator too, so you can put in all the ingredients and the number of servings, and get accurate macros / nutrition facts per serving. That’s the only way to accurately enter more complex recipes or meals you make.
Here’s an update I shared yesterday while I was out to eat:
I was in a weird mood, lol. Just tired I think – and bored with nuts, berries, sausage & eggs. 😛 I struggled with cravings ALL weekend. Not TRUE cravings, because I don’t have those anymore since I’ve eaten so low carb so consistently for so long. It was more of a mental thing.
I’m thinking after this mini-challenge ends I may take a day or two off just to get it out of my system. Of course, I’ve said that before and didn’t do it. And my big “cheat meal” before this challenge was a SALAD 🙄 haha. *sigh*
I’m proud of myself for powering through the weekend.
It’s not like I didn’t have choices. I did. We all do. I just made the decision to ignore the “food thoughts” and stay on track.
I think mixing up my meals and food choices this week is the key, so that’s exactly what I’m going to do. I have my two HUGE boxes of take-out (I swear it’s like 20 pounds of food, lol), plus some other good meals lined up for the week.
That should help!
Ooh – and I just remembered: They’re shipping the August Keto Krate boxes out today!! That will definitely help. 🙂 I have something FUN to look forward to with lots of new low carb foods to try later this week. 🙂 If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do that today and get your box this week too…
How are things going for you?
It’s day 14 today – did you exercise this weekend? 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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