This is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 17 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!
Actually I just had an OFF DAY, lol. Or I was feeling off. That’s more accurate.
It was a busy day, or full at least. And full of issues & emotions to deal with.
I finally said “screw it” and just slept all evening (from 5-9pm) then I was up until after 5am this morning. 😛
I woke up famished at 9pm last night, and still annoyed/upset.
I threw on my old shorts and ran out to grab a quick bite to eat. I say “old shorts” meaning not the new shorts I just bought, but the “new” shorts I bought in April that are already falling off of me. I had to belt them up just to keep them ON.
That was the beginning of my mini-meltdown.
I mean, I was already edgy. And on top of that I felt… frumpy?
It was ALL I could do not to steer the car in the other direction for an all-out bingefest. Instead, I kept it low carb – but still a little nutty, lol.
I was in a foul mood. Then I was thinking “my NEW clothes aren’t even going to fit in a few weeks!” I felt WEIRD in my own skin. Change is hard, and getting used to my “new body” (this lower weight) does freak me out a little sometimes…
More than a little other times 🙄 like last night, lol.
It was just Tuesday, two days before, that my scales dipped down into the 130’s. I was fine with it that day. Was this a delayed freak-out?
Some old habits came up. The “screw it” attitude. The desire to EAT (binge). Ordering two meals instead of one – that used to be VERY common for me. As in, a daily thing. Reverting back to a “comfort zone” desire, as if being fat was EVER comfortable. 🙄
It was all a crazy stir…
What do you do when your “Fat Habits” smack you?!
First, don’t feed the stray cat. That just keeps it coming around. The only way to kick a habit is to tell it NO. The more you give in, the more it tempts you – period.
Your mind will RESIST CHANGE.
But you WANT change, so YOU (I) have to RESIST the “crazy thoughts.”
We’ll continue that in a second. And I’ll show you a picture of me in my NEW shorts… that actually fit, lol. I have to STOP the habit of throwing on “old” clothes that are falling off of me, lol. *sigh* It FEELS as weird as it looks. 😛
Day 17: Thursday’s Low Carb Meals
My day started out fine – normal even. I had my usual low carb breakfast 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 comes to 6 net carbs and 85% healthy fats.
This meal has IDEAL macros. I like the berries still slightly frozen for the cold sweet crunch it adds. 🙂 The blueberries are fresh (hand-picked) but I freeze those too. They’re also easier to dice while still slightly frozen.
I was planning to cook enough for lunch & dinner, but this is when my day went a little haywire. I did have to grab a quick bite to eat though, so I got some turkey & cheese to get me by. It was just 1 ounce of colby jack cheese & 2.54 ounces of sliced turkey.
We had this whole discussion on Instagram about how little I ate. I do usually eat more. The topic of my smaller portions has come up before though. I don’t have much of an appetite in ketosis, eating so low carb so consistently.
But I was also busy AND upset when I grabbed this quick bite – and I never have much of an appetite when I’m upset. 😛
Which is new, because I used to EAT when I was upset!
My dinner was late, close to 10pm.
This was after my late “nap” and right in the middle of my mini-meltdown. I went out to get food (I was NOT in the mood to cook) and just stuck with where I knew I would make a good low carb choice: Hardee’s. They have the best low carb fast food.
I had to double check myself when I ordered TWO low carb grilled chicken clubs. LOL. Sure I was hungry, but DANG. I used to order multiple meals all the time, and jokingly called it “grocery shopping.” It was not even funny how much food I could eat when I was upset or sad. 😛 So I knew when I said my order… I was in a “low carb binge”.
Truth: being this skinny feels weird, and I hate the way my clothes (don’t) fit. I am NOT that skinny. I’m short, and I have a waist bulge. But compared to how plump I used to be… I’m pretty darn thin right now. And I was wearing “new” shorts that were so baggy they made me look like I’ve been on drugs lately or something. 😛
Anyway, I only ate one low carb club. I put the other one away. Then around 3am I chopped it up into a “grilled chicken club salad” – which was really good!
The low carb grilled chicken club from Hardee’s is 7 net carbs because it’s BBQ chicken. The nutrition facts on their website for this are wrong. I discussed that here.
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Thursday:
Net Carbs: 28
Total Carbs: 38
Protein: 98 Grams
66% Fat, 27% Protein
Water: 40 ounces
I took this photo at 3am last night…
I got a lot of other cute shorts, dressier/classier shorts even, and I’m really happy with the things I bought from the AE Summer Clearance Sale – including a cute one-piece jumper to wear over my swimsuit!
Anyway, I’m over my meltdown and feeling better now. Trying on all my new outfits helped. 🙂 Talking to my girl friends last night helped. Getting over what upset me in the first place helped too.
Life can throw you a curve ball sometimes. I’m SO pleased I stayed on track through a bad day. The alternative would be feeling even worse – on top of being upset, I’d also be upset with myself. Screw that. 😛 LOL
Life goes on, day after day, fat or skinny, no matter what size your shorts are.
What you eat isn’t going to change any of that.
Wouldn’t it be nice if it DID?! I mean, how great would that be if a pint of ice cream cured ALL of your problems? What if all you had to do is eat a dozen Oreo’s and everything under the sun was magically fixed? What if pigging out on an entire pizza sprinkled fairy dust on all of your relationships?
Yeah, keep dreaming LOL.
All that does it make you fat, and add to your problems. 😛
(Why the heck did I have to learn THAT the hard way?? It seems so obvious, haha…)
How are things going for you?
It’s day 18 today. We have our final weigh-in for this mini-challenge on Monday! 🙂 Are you experiencing any challenges or struggles yourself?
I feel like I’ve been doing GREAT lately. I do wish I were exercising more, but just staying on track has been a WIN for me these last couple of weeks. What about you?
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