I’ve been sharing my own progress and all of my meals through the challenge. You can see them all at this link.
I love making things EASY, so this low carb KISS challenge has been a lot of fun! Of course, KISS simply means: “keep it super simple”. 🙂
This morning I weighed in at 154.6 pounds. That’s 2.6 pounds lost in the first five days. Which is GREAT for me! I usually lose maybe a pound a week on average, and often more like half a pound a week. There are a few reasons for that…
First, because I’m closer to my goal weight. Second, because I’ve been eating low carb for more than 4 years now, so I’m not making a HUGE diet change (like someone who just started). And third, because I’m post-hysterectomy. I’m also in my 40’s, when weight loss tends to slow down naturally.
I struggle just to maintain my weight, much less lose. If I eat “normal healthy” (salads, lean meat & baked potatoes, fruit, etc) I gain at a rate of 4 pounds a week. I’ve tried it. More than once. There is NO win there, lol. Eating low carb is the ONLY way I lose weight, and the way I intend to maintain both my weight and health long-term.
I’m currently 5 pounds heavier than my lowest weight, which was before I got sick and had to have the emergency hysterectomy. It’s been a very real struggle.
Worse than the things that are working against me naturally… is when I work against myself. I was 154.4 pounds just over two weeks ago (June 20th) and doing great. A few off plan days here and there, and it took me more than two weeks to get back to my “low”. Why do I do that?! The more I ask myself that, the more I’m starting to wonder if it’s self-sabotage. And if so… WHY?!
That’s something I’m still discussing with myself. 🙂
I am totally DETERMINED to stick this 3IMAX out for the entire two weeks. I’m not the only one seeing awesome results either. It’s been a great stall-breaker for many of the group veterans, and a nice kick-start for others!
I’m also starting back on my T25 Fast Results Workout TODAY!
3IMAX Challenge: Day 5 Low Carb Food Journal
My morning snack (aka light breakfast) was 1/3 cup pecan halves with a bottle of water – and of course, my coffee. 🙂 Pecans are very low carb / high fat, so they are super healthy but also very filling. Yes, I eat them right out of the measuring cup!
Lunch was simple, 3 ingredients: sausage, eggs & colby jack cheese. I had two eggs and two sausage patties. Ricky cooked 🙂 so I had him go ahead and cook up all of the sausage. That way I have “cooked and ready to eat” sausage on hand for today.
Smart, right? I thought so. lol…
While Ricky was cooking the sausage & eggs, I plopped a big fat beef roast in the slow cooker. Talk about EASY! Nothing like creating two meals at once, with very little time or mess involved. 🙂
YES, I cooked! I did! If putting a piece of meat in a slow cooker counts… haha
The roast is easy – 5 hours on high, and it’s done. I went about my day (Ricky was here helping me with things around my house) and thought about what I’d like to make to go with that big juicy roast.
Creamed cauliflower and seared squash came to mind. This was a tough one because I’d want to add sour cream and butter to the creamed cauliflower, which would go great with the roast. Hmm. Butter is a “freebie ingredient” in the 3IMAX Challenge, as is the olive oil I’d sear the squash in. Of course, since it’s Daisy Brand sour cream I could easily get by with a dollup of that in my cauliflower… don’t you think? 🙂
I ended up just making the roast & seared veggies. I decided that was enough food, and simpler was better. 🙂 Ricky had fresh garden tomatoes with his.
That big beautiful beef roast bubbled in the slow cooker all afternoon, and slicing & browning the veggies to go with it made for a super easy meal. I just put a coating of olive oil in a nonstick skillet on medium heat, sliced & salted the veggies, and cooked them until they were browned on each side.
It made for a delicious low carb dinner – and so quick & easy! 🙂
We both had a large helping of the roast, and there was enough leftover for him to take to lunch today AND for me to have the last of it for breakfast this morning. Nice!
I ended up having a tablespoon of peanut butter and a sugar free chocolate before I went to bed. My appetite still seems light, which is normal.
Here are my Macros & Totals for Day Five:
17 Net Carbs
77% Fat / 19% Protein
I am finally going to break past my “lowest weight” during this 2-week challenge. I’m SURE of it! And I’m going to start back on my fast-track workout DAILY.
I’m so ready to be lean and HEALTHY. 🙂
What about you?
See you there!
Lynn Terry, aka @LowCarbTraveler