The Spring Low Carb Challenge just kicked off last week. You can still join us if you haven’t already! 🙂
You can get all the details at that link, or on the low carb challenge page.
Today is our Week One Weigh In, so it’s time to share your total number of pounds and/or inches lost since Monday April 3rd!;)
I started this challenge at 146.2 pounds last week, after struggling with some weight gain due to medications and being sick (bronchitis, respiratory infection, etc).
I haven’t had a chance to weigh in yet this week, but I woke up less bloated (finally!) on Saturday morning… and down almost 3 pounds, to 143.4. 🙂
Yay! It’s nice to see the scales moving in the right direction again 😛 lol.
I look forward to weighing in after this weekend’s exercise and (lack of) meals.:)
I post ALL of my daily food diaries & MyFitnessPal logs here if you need ideas & inspiration, just like this one – below – which are all of my meals over the weekend…
Saturday’s Low Carb Meals
I was up all night Friday night (literally until almost 7am Saturday morning) so I didn’t have breakfast until around noon. Thankfully McDonald’s has “all day breakfast” on the menu now, so I had sausage & eggs.
This made two meals for me. I ate half of it before I headed out the door, and the other half on the way, as I had plans out of town on Saturday.
I always order it a la carte: “3 sausage patties and 3 fried round eggs, please.”
I went out dancing that night in a little pub and ordered dinner there. Options were limited because most “pub food” is all fried, but I found something on the menu!
I ordered a cheeseburger with a fried egg on top (one of their options) and asked for “no bun please” and got a side salad with ranch instead of fries:
That was good. I ate almost all of it!
I also had one rum & diet coke (zero carbs), 4 Michelob Ultra beers (2.6 carbs per 12oz bottle), 32 ounces of water, and lots of exercise from dancing the night away! 🙂
I also had 3 coffees that day…
Here’s my MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Saturday:
Sunday’s Low Carb Meals
There was a free breakfast buffet at the hotel I stayed at, but the only thing low carb on the entire buffet was scrambled eggs and sausage.
I’m wary of “buffet eggs” because they often use milk, and some places use pancake batter to make and keep them fluffy on the bar. Plus the idea of “sausage and eggs” turned me stomach too, after drinking the night before. 😛 Ugh!
I grabbed what I could find: I raided the condiment rack and got some cream cheese & peanut butter. LOL. I was desperate for a bite to eat, and had meds to take too. I’m on another round of antibiotics for a respiratory infection right now…
It’s actually a delicious combo, cream cheese and peanut butter. 🙂 It tastes like peanut butter pie! I only ate 2 of each, and took the rest with me – figuring I might need them on my hike later.;)
I needed some “real food” (something solid) on my stomach to go on the hike that was planned for the day, because it’s a BIG one.
Unfortunately the only thing between the hotel and the hike (besides Dunkin Donuts, Krispy Kreme and Baskin Robbins 🙄 lol) was a McDonald’s. 😐 UGH.
The idea of eating this AGAIN made me physically ill. 😛 Blah…
I forced myself to just suck it up and eat it, and not complain, and grabbed a bag of mixed nuts from a gas station too.
I took those plus a cream cheese & peanut butter with me on the hike:
I didn’t eat that. I didn’t feel well. I ended up eating about half that bag of nuts on the way home later – and went to bed without dinner. I was exhausted.
I also had 10 waters that day, and 4 coffees – each with a TBSP of Coffee-Mate sugar free powdered hazelnut creamer. The powdered creamer is really creamy, only 1 carb per TBSP (less carbs than the liquid AND creamier than the liquid!) – plus the powdered creamer is easy to take on-the-go with you. 😉
Here’s my MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Sunday:
How To Get A Net Carbs Column in MyFitnessPal
Net Carbs: 18
Total Carbs: 23
Protein: 54 grams
80% Fat / 15% Protein
Water: 80 ounces
Fitbit Steps: 13,322
I got over 10,000 steps dancing in 5″ heels Saturday night.
Talk about a FUN workout!🙂
Some of those steps were before midnight, some after…
I have stuff to tell you…
… and pictures and videos I want to share with you.
I’ll do that in my next post, so stay tuned. 🙂
Wherever you are on your own health & weight loss journey… we’re all in this together. Whether you have more than 100 pounds to lose, you’re currently in maintenance mode, you’re just getting started and still figuring it all out, or you’re struggling through a plateau – I’ll be right here with you every step of the way!
How are things going for you?
Don’t forget to weigh in, either here (just leave a comment below) or weigh-in in our private facebook group here.
Are you feeling MOTIVATED and excited about reaching your goals?!
Questions, comments – or struggling with anything?
Leave a comment & let’s talk. 🙂
p.s. They’ll be shipping the April Keto Krate box soon! I can’t wait to see what we get this time. 🙂 🙂 Are you signed up to get one? If not, you should try it out!;)
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