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I had one off plan meal a few months ago, and threw myself out of ketosis a few times here and there, but there’s been no carb cycling or cheat days.
The results are amazing! I’ve been eating low carb for more than 5 years now, but you know how it goes – you usually go off plan at least once a month if not once a week, right? Most of us do.
That’s exactly what kept me STUCK for so long though, losing and gaining the same 20 pounds over and over and over (and over!).
The results of my consistency have been shocking.
I’m leaner than I’ve been since my 20’s! I’m 43 years old now. 🙂 I’ll share a picture with you that I took yesterday. It even shocks ME to see myself this lean! haha
Every single bite of food I’ve eaten over the last 150+ days is right here in my daily low carb food diaries. I share them with you to give you EASY low carb ideas, and to show you how I track them. Speaking of, here’s what I ate yesterday…
Friday’s Low Carb Meals
I had my favorite healthy breakfast: 1/2 cup #pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 4 small diced strawberries & 17.5 grams of hand-picked blueberries. (6 net carbs and 85% healthy fat)
After breakfast I went for a walk with my great dane (Slim) and got in a FAST mile and a half. He was wiped out after the first mile, but I got in a great sweat at least. 🙂
Around mid-morning I decided to finish the LAST low carb peanut butter pecan brownie. I warmed it up in the microwave and it was ooey gooey delicious!!:)
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For lunch I heated up the veggies I made the day before (squash, broccoli & cauliflower in alfredo broth), and had those with smoked sausage.
I fried the sausages in a dab of Guy’s Sugar Free BBQ Sauce. That was delicious!
Here’s the package – it’s Johnsonville Kielbasa. I love this one because it comes in two individually sealed portions and has no fillers. Plus it tastes SO good.
That was a really late lunch since I had the high calorie brownie earlier.
For “dinner” (or when I got hungry before bed) I ate some Low Carb Trail Mix that Joe made and brought over. Since we had so many berries from picking this season, I wanted to try them dried in a nut mix. It turns out he owns a dehydrator!:)
He brought me a bag with: almonds, walnuts, pecans, dried strawberries & blueberries. Yum! 🙂 Of course I had to dump it all out, separate everything and weigh each food, then mix it all back up real pretty -so I could track the macros, lol.
If you’re curious it came to 5 net carbs and 83% healthy fat. 🙂
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Friday:
Exercise: Brisk Walk/Run (1.5 Miles)
Fitbit Steps: 5,092
Water: 72 ounces
My carb count (29 net carbs) came out a bit high yesterday. I like to stay at 20 net carbs max, 70% fat minimum.
I keep it THAT simple and ignore all the other numbers (goals, grams, calories, etc). I tend to be a little “looser” with it some days though, like yesterday. But even then I keep it very low carb with good food choices.
That brownie for example is chock full of MCT Grade coconut oil, pecans, peanut butter, etc. All kinds of healthy stuff!
Deana and I were joking about going on “the brownie diet” because I lost weight eating that whole pan of brownies -lol. She’s the owner of Good Dee’s Sugar Free Mixes and has a brand new baby, so she’s losing her baby weight right now too.
My “baby” is turning 20 in a few weeks… 😯 haha – What took ME so long?!
Here’s the picture I took yesterday…
Some days I want to stuff my face with junk food and plump back up where I’m comfortable. Which is always followed by the reminder that I was NOT comfortable being “plump” (overweight, fat) – then I shake my head at myself and carry on with my low carb life, lol.
What’s on your mind is 10x more important than what’s in your mouth, I’ve discovered. I STILL have to brush off the “fat thoughts” all the time.
Changing your body is the easy part. Changing your thinking and your routine – that’s where the real challenge is. It’s SO worth it though!!
Last night I was watching the History channel and feeling tired, and the thought of Dairy Queen crossed my mind (for a few long seconds in s l o w m o t i o n, lol).
I just pulled the covers over my head and went to sleep. 😛
I have my moments too, and my own struggles. This is real life. I’m not perfect and I’ve really had a tough time getting my head straight along the way. That’s where I started seeing REAL success, and a real difference in my body though: by ignoring the thoughts, staying consistent, powering through – and staying on track.
What about you – How’s your weekend going?
It’s day 20 of the 90 Day Challenge. How are you doing with your low carb meals & macro tracking? Any questions or struggles? I would love to hear your results so far.
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