I’m really struggling this week. I was in a pissy mood this morning too. It’s just a mind thing I know, because everything is going great. Really, it is.
I’ve been super busy, yes – but it’s all good stuff. I’m getting A LOT done, especially around the house. Next up is the kitchen, by the way! That’ll be fun. 🙂
I came really close to having a “Screw It!” day today. I had to reel myself back in, which is what I do – stop, realize I’m going out on the boat this weekend, and going on a trip in a few weeks, and I do NOT want to gain weight right now. NO.
Speaking of, I *have* gained a few pounds back over the last couple of weeks, which really sucks. Maybe that’s playing into my mood. Probably so. It’s common, because I hear a lot of people struggling with the same thing, or “throwing in the towel” when things aren’t going amazingly well (life stress, scales aren’t moving, etc).
Unfortunately I gain weight super easy ever since they knocked me out and stole my uterus. A hysterectomy is no joke. 😛 I literally gain 4 pounds a week steadily just eating “normal healthy” (lean, low calorie, real food even – like grilled chicken, salads, baked potatoes, fruit, etc). I have to eat super clean, super low carb, and get plenty of healthy fats in my diet just to lose slowly – or even maintain my weight.
Everyone has their struggles I guess, whether it’s mental or physical.
Or both. 😛 Rah!
Anyway, I’m struggling this week I think because I have “crutch foods” in the house. Those really throw me off. Even though the Atkins bars don’t stall my weight loss like they do some people, I find it’s VERY easy to go over my carb limit or throw off my macro ratios eating those. Plus it’s a bad habit for me – reaching for “a candy bar” instead of sticking to “real food”.
I’m out of pecans. That’s the REAL problem here. lol. I love my pecans… LOL.
There’s another issue too. And I’m just talking out loud here because – well, first because it really helps me to talk it out 🙂 – but also because I think some of you may be able to relate. Anyway, I am noticing that I tend to sabotage myself when I get closer to my goal weight. I don’t think I realized this until very recently. It’s easy to rationalize your own weird behavior without accepting the truth. It pays to examine the REAL reason behind your decisions. That’s the only way to FIX the problem.
It’s a weird thing. I was super close to my goal weight and super pumped about getting focused on toning up – then BAM! I order a whole box of “crutch foods” and eat a few off-plan foods here and there. WTF?! Just being aware of this type of thing is the first step. That gives you a feeling of “control” over the issue, which is the key: self-control, and being mindful of your choices – and your reasons for those choices.
Enough rambling for today. Here’s what I ate yesterday…
Thursday’s Low Carb Meals & Macros
For breakfast I had my leftovers from Tuesday night. It was Ribeye Steak and steamed veggies – mostly squash.
For lunch I ate two Atkins bars. 😐 I didn’t feel like eating. I didn’t even feel like eating my breakfast. It was a weird day – zero appetite. Just blah. This was mindless eating just to get through the day. At least it was low carb mindless eating. 😛
Dinner was a struggle too. I couldn’t think of anything I wanted – at all. And I did NOT feel like cooking, even the simplest thing. I ended up getting low carb take-out from Captain D’s (a fast food seafood place). I got the grilled whitefish & grilled shrimp with double green beans. I ordered an extra shrimp skewer, and asked “no rice and no breadstick, please”:
I had 1 1/2 packets of their tartar sauce with it, which added some flavor and fat – and no carbs. Here’s how my diary & macros worked out for the day:
As you can see, my macro ratios worked out well yesterday – despite the crappy lunch. And I did get 8 full glasses of water in, which is great (for me, lol).
The Atkins Bars are fine, by the way. The Peanut Butter Granola is my personal favorite – and like I said, those don’t stall my weight loss. It’s just that I prefer “real food” – and feel better AND lose weight faster eating real food.
Your turn! What were your meals & macros for yesterday? 🙂
I’d love to hear any struggles you’re having with your health & weight loss goals too. Talking it out really does help, so leave a comment below and let’s chat!
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