I’m feeling kinda miserable today. Just “Blah” really. Emotionally AND physically.
I didn’t get enough sleep last night for starters. That wasn’t intentional, I just woke up way before my alarm. And of course, once I’m awake enough for the thought of “coffee!” to enter my mind… the idea of sleep is OVER. lol.
Lack of sleep has affected my weight loss time and again, by the way.
I’ve noticed this every time I’ve gone through bouts of insomnia, so I really make it a point to get enough rest. And GOOD rest. More on that in a future post, because there’s some good science there…
I’m struggling lately because I’ve been dealing with a knot in my shoulder, and a pinched nerve that is affecting my neck and all the way down my left arm. Have you ever touched your tongue to a battery? Yeah. That’s what my left arm and shoulder feel like… x1000. 🙁 Ugh. It’s been like this for 4 or 5 weeks, so I’m working with my Chiropractor on that – and just scheduled a deep tissue massage (double ugh!).
I share all of this with you for two reasons. First, to validate a bad food choice I made yesterday (lol). And second, because how we FEEL often determines what we eat. Even though it should NOT. Ever.
Tip: Don’t feed the feelings!
I’m slightly disappointed in what I chose to eat late last night because it had tons of ingredients in it, so it’s not a 3IMAX friendly food. That’s all. My macros were actually fine, and I was within my carb count limit for the day.
I didn’t do my workout yesterday either. For obvious reasons (pain) – even though I know movement actually helps relieve the muscle tension. DUH. So today.. I am ON IT.
I said “slightly disappointed” just because I regret eating it (for more than one reason) and not working out. But I have a personal rule of “get over it, forgive yourself, onward & upward!” So there ya go.
With all that said, here’s my 6th day on the 3IMAX challenge…
3IMAX Challenge: Day 6 Low Carb Food Journal
For breakfast, I finished off the beautiful beef roast I cooked on Sunday. I love leftovers. 🙂 I didn’t bother making anything to go with it, I just heated it up and called it a meal.
For lunch I ate half the leftover sausage cooked the day before, with 1/3 cup of pecan halves and some colby jack cheese. Quick & easy!
For dinner, I ate the other three sausage patties that were leftover.
I’m glad I had leftovers yesterday, because I truly just did not feel like cooking OR getting out. I was just having one of those BLAH days. 😛
I got hungry before I went to bed, and here’s where I blew the 3IMAX deal (3 ingredients max). Ricky and I had stopped by the store the other day and I was scouring packages and labels just out of sheer curiosity. The PowerCrunch Bar was new to me. I hadn’t seen those before. “Hmm. Only 7 net carbs,” I said. Ricky grabbed a couple for us to try out…
Most “protein bars” on the shelf are very high carb. Even the low carb bars like Atkins bars and Quest bars can stall some people, so you want to be cautious with bars until you know how they affect YOU. Anyway, 7 net carbs for a bar is high to me, but I decided to test them and do some more research on them as a product. I planned to wait and do that AFTER the 3IMAX Challenge though.
But there I was, late last night, all out of leftovers… and hungry. I should have grabbed a handful of pecans. But there sat that bar on the counter – and I ate it. It’s all good, like I said my macros turned out fine for the day. I don’t know why it’s weighing on me like I ate a waffle or something. 😛 Probably just because I’m moody, lol. Still, on top of that I didn’t eat a single vegetable yesterday…
Here are my Macros & Totals for Day Six:
20 Net Carbs
29 Total Carbs
79% Fat / 18% Protein
I’m not 100% sure those calories are accurate, or if I ate 8 full ounces of beef roast – or what size “sausage patties” are in MFP, etc. You’ll notice though that the majority of my carb intake yesterday was: coffee creamer, sugar free chocolate, and that bar.
All junk I need to work on.
My goal for today is to work out and eat clean. I stopped on the way back from my appointment with the Chiropractor and grabbed a Low Carb Grilled Chicken Club. But I did pull some hamburger out to thaw and I have some veggies on hand, so it’ll be “real meals” for the rest of the day. 🙂
See you there!
Lynn Terry, aka @LowCarbTraveler
p.s. The fact that I’m having TWO crap days in a row, and STILL eating low carb, is a WIN to me! 🙂 lol