My weight loss has stalled the last few days, which happens sometimes – it’s totally normal. I weighed in at 160 pounds on Thursday morning for a total of 10.6 pounds lost. Yay! Can’t really complain about that. 😉
Tomorrow is the official weigh-in day for the 90 Day Low Carb Challenge (which you can still join, by the way!) so I’m hoping the scales will decide to move again in the morning. If not, no big deal. I’ve already lost half of the initial 20 pound goal, so I figure it will slow down a bit from here.
I’ve been eating quick & easy or on the go the last few days, so keeping it simple.
I thought I’d share my low carb meals with you to give you some new ideas to try if you haven’t already…
For breakfast I had a bag of dry roasted peanuts & a string cheese, for a total of 7 net carbs. For lunch I made bacon & eggs (just salt, no cheese this time):
Then for dinner I made a huge half-pound Hamburger Steak (with mayo on top) and had the rest of the bacon on the side. 😀
My total net carbs on Thursday was much lower than usual, and I really should have thrown something green in there, but I was being lazy and going for easy. I was actually surprised I woke up still weighing 160 on Friday after that, but either my scales are stuck this week or their just challenging me! 😉
On Friday I had breakfast at JoZoara’s coffee shop in the city, where I met my friend Erica to work. I had a plain coffee and Eggs with ham, provolone & spinach. Delicious!
I had breakfast late, then ate again at Chili’s for a late lunch / early dinner. And I ate so much I didn’t get hungry again Friday for another meal. I added greens in on this meal again too for good measure:
I ordered the smothered chicken (minus the BBQ sauce) with “loaded broccoli.” The sour cream was on the side, but basically I order my broccoli like a loaded potato: butter, sour cream, cheese & bacon. It is SO good that way! A really nice low carb restaurant treat. 🙂 (I didn’t eat the tomatoes that were on top, btw.)
Saturday & Sunday
On Saturday I ate at TGI Friday’s in Chattanooga, and ordered the Chicken & Shrimp Skillet – with Vegetable Medley instead of mashed potatoes. I have no idea of the carb count there, and wasn’t able to finish it all, but it was quite good! It would have been 38 net carbs, but I assume that included the big serving of mashed potatoes I didn’t have on it.
I also had about 1/3 order of the Crispy Fried Green Beans appetizer. According to TGI Friday’s Nutritional Chart they are 61 net carbs for the whole order (I’m not sure if that counts the dipping sauce – I used bleu cheese).
So yeah, Saturday was a bit of a “cheat day” but not over the top or anything. I actually did that intentionally to see if it would shake things up a bit on the scale, without dipping into pasta & sweets and such. Just a little higher than normal carb count for the day to throw off my stall…
This morning (Sunday) I decided to switch back and eat super-clean. I had a Sausage Egg McMuffin (minus the McMuffin, of course) and then a Hardee’s Low Carb Burger for lunch. I’ll probably have a hamburger steak for dinner later, and just stick to meat & eggs today…