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Since then I’ve been keeping my meals super simple, and of course dealing with keto flu symptoms again. 😛 Rah!
That was NOT worth it.
We’ve been talking about mindset, and ways to stay motivated even with the scales don’t seem to be moving – or moving fast enough to suit us, I should say.
Like my fun skirt pictures. 🙂 And I have another photo for you today. This one SHOCKED ME, and even made me a little sad.
First, here’s what I’ve been eating the last two days…
Monday’s Low Carb Meals
My favorite healthy low carb breakfast that I eat most mornings actually came about because I missed Special K cereal. I call this low carb cereal, my low carb replacement.
It’s 1/2 cup pecans (for the crunch and healthy fats), 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese and 4 small diced strawberries.
Strawberries have Vitamin C and powerful antioxidants. This meal came to 5 net carbs and 85% healthy fat… and it’s delicious. 🙂
I had a beautiful low carb lunch at Collins River BBQ & Cafe on Monday while out for a meeting. This is the “Pigs in a Garden” salad with pulled pork and bacon over organic greens:
That was soooo good! 🙂
I was exhausted that night, and had a live session to host still (I do consulting), so I just ate a Roam Stick real quick before that – then had another one and a couple of string cheese after… and called it a night. 😛
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Monday:
Tuesday’s Low Carb Meals
I had my favorite low carb breakfast again (with blueberries added this time!). I like having something EASY to fix every morning, that’s also healthy and delicious. 🙂
This time it was: 1/2 cup pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 4 small diced strawberries and 17.5 grams of blueberries = 6 net carbs and 85% healthy fat.
I had a quick low carb snack rollup of turkey, cheese & pickle… while I decided what to have for lunch. I didn’t have much of an appetite – just hungry.
Lunch ended up being eggs AGAIN, lol – I’ve been really boring with my food choices lately! It’s 3 eggs scrambled with colby jack cheese in real butter. (1.94 ounces of cheese, 1 tbsp of butter)
Last night I had a beautiful low carb snack: 2 ounces of cream cheese, 18 grams of hand-picked blueberries, and 42 grams of Cinnamon Nut & Flax Granola.
I suppose I could get on Pinterest and come up with a fancy recipe for some low carb dessert – but this is just so easy and delicious, lol.
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Tuesday:
Net Carbs: 22
Total Carbs: 46
Protein: 67 Grams
77% Fat, 17% Protein
Water: 72 ounces
This is the photo (left) that shocked me, and made me sad. It crossed my screen yesterday when someone “liked” it on Facebook. The photo on the left I mean, which is from May 2015 (a year ago May). The photo on the right was taken on Monday of this week:
That photo of “left me” above made me sad. I had no idea I was that big (at the time). The photo of “right me” is kind of shocking to me too. I had no idea I was getting that lean. We get so caught up in the scales, and 1 pound forward 2 pounds back yada yada yada – that we’re often missing the big picture, or forgetting this is about the long game.
I remember that picture showing up online last May when I was originally tagged in it. And I remember thinking “eek, that’s a fat pic.” It wasn’t the picture, or the angle, or just “my bad side”… 🙄 lol.
I don’t want to go back to that.
I remember how I felt back then – uncomfortable, discouraged, disgusted, miserable. It makes me want to go back in time and hug myself. 🙁
Sometimes photos really tell a much better story than the scales do. About where we are, how far we’ve come, what we really need to work on, etc. It’s good to have weight loss goals, but I think long-term health goals and lifestyle goals are SO much more important… and a lot less stressful. 😛
How are things going for you?
How are you doing with your low carb meals & macro tracking? Any questions or struggles with your own weight loss journey? Leave a comment and let’s talk!
p.s. The black & white skirt and tank in my picture above are both Fabletics. They have SO much more than just athletic/gym wear – and their clothes are MADE to slim & flatter. 🙂 I’m in love with their stuff, and have another order on the way!
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