3IMAX Day 2 of 17: Low Carb Food Diary


I decided to challenge myself HARD for the next 17 days. You’ll find the details of my personal challenge here. And if you missed it, here’s my Day One Journal.

It feels really good to be “back in the zone”! Plus, I love a good challenge. 🙂 I find it FUN, and also highly motivating.

Yesterday I consumed 1744 calories, 19 net carbs (23 total), with 69% fat and 26% protein. I drank 48 ounces of water, and my exercise for the day was: water skiing in the sunshine!

One thing I’m experimenting with this week is my coffee. I LOVE my coffee. I mentioned yesterday that I would love to ultimately “go black”. The idea of it makes me cringe at the moment, but I know it doesn’t take long for your taste buds to totally change. I remember drinking regular soda (many, many years ago) and how hard it was to switch to diet. But now I can’t even stand the taste of a regular soda!

So there’s hope for my coffee. I think. 😐 lol…

We’re discussing it here: My Hoarding / Coffee Problem

^ I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

Day TWO Low Carb Meals & Macros

For breakfast I had sausage and fried eggs. An egg is .6 carbs, so you should count 1 carb for every two eggs you eat. Very simple 1 carb breakfast!

Low Carb Breakfast: Sausage & Fried Eggs

For lunch I grabbed a Low Carb All-American Thickburger from Hardee’s.

This one didn’t look near as good as my last one, but it was still good.

Hardee's Low Carb All American Thickburger

I had to custom order it, because the bun-style version comes with chips and all kind of things on it. I ordered it like this: “The all-american thickburger, low carb style – no bun, in a lettuce wrap – plain with cheese. So just hamburger, hot dog, cheese, mayo & mustard – in a lettuce wrap.”

Tims Ford Lake, TNI grabbed that low carb burger on the go because I was heading to Tim’s Ford Lake where we spent the rest of the afternoon & evening.

And that’s where I got my exercise for the day. 🙂

I got up on the water ski, twice actually, and hit it as hard as I could.

I can’t ski for long, but it’s an amazing full-body workout. Here’s a video of me skiing summer before last. I’m able to ski longer and harder every year.

I had two beers while we were out on the boat. Michelob Ultra is my favorite, and it’s 2.6 carbs per 12 ounce bottle. I would normally have three, but I limited it to two intentionally – to save room for green veggie carbs at dinner.

When we came off the lake, we ordered take-out from Ruby Tuesday. I scanned over the menu and nutrition facts on the way home, after taking a quick look at my macros in MyFitnessPal so far for the day, and decided on the salmon & veggies.

Ruby Tuesday Low Carb Dinner

I got the Plain Grilled Salmon with fresh green beans and grilled zucchini. I also ordered a side of their delicious Parmesan Cream Sauce, because it’s low carb – and delicious for dipping! 🙂

Day Two Totals:

  • 1744 calories
  • 19 net carbs (23 total)
  • 69% fat and 26% protein
  • 48 ounces of water
  • exercise for the day was: water skiing

What about you? How did your Day Two go? Leave a comment and share your meals & macros, and the workout you did yesterday!

Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

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13 Responses to 3IMAX Day 2 of 17: Low Carb Food Diary

  1. Vickie says:

    Love seeing your meals. I seriously need a no cook breakfast that I can grab quickly.
    I like the cottage Chz and fruit, not a fan of pecan…what other nuts would be good?

  2. Martha Sprayberry says:

    The meal today looks just like I like it, could you just put into one of those little containers and send it to Alabama by UPS jet express or something. I’ll be waiting till dinner time.

  3. Brenda says:

    I’m confused. I thought this was the 3 ingredient meals. Isn’t lunch considered over the 3?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I thought about that, Brenda – after the fact, of course. 😛 But it’s basically just hamburger, hot dog & cheese. Mayo & Mustard are zero carb and lettuce has zero nutritional value. But yes, that crossed my mind too! lol

  4. Pat Altenhof says:

    Lynn – – I am curious – – I am waiting on some pecans from nuts.com and my monthly bagels and breads from netrition, and both orders will be here on Thursday… Anyway, I found a product called Thinslim – – sold by netrition – – and their products look interesting, and I was wondering if you had tried any of them – – I am so delighted with the breads and bagels from the Great Low carb bread company, but curiosity is nagging at me…. I keep remembering that one low carb bread that was so spongy that a whole youtube thing was done on it….
    My son and his wife have totally purged their pantry and fridge after hearing about my success with doing that, and their first orders arrived on Saturday – – postage to Hawaii is nasty, but I told them that I would boost for one order from one place per month and they were on their own for the other one – – they couldn’t believe that the bagel I gave them was really on program… Jeff tore up the dance floor at my granddaughters wedding last Saturday – – and a year ago, we probably would have had him end up in the ER…. It was fun sharing this WOE with them – – I have given them the addy, and I don’t know if they will be here or not….

  5. Stephanie says:

    What app are you using to that so nicely calculates your net carbs, totals, and macro percentages like you have screen shots of in your post?

  6. Elizabeth Schroer says:

    B-veggie omelet with a cut up hot dog inside( weird but the Oscar Mayer angus nitrate free hotdog tastes similar to a smoked sausage, of course I sauté all raw ingredients first)
    L-chicken breast, cheese, and avocado with mustard(again better taste but sounds weird)
    D- sandwich meat roll up with Colby jack and Dijon mustard and a spinach salad with ranch
    For coffee it is true you get used to it however you start drinking it. A secret I used was to put 2 ice cubes into black coffee and for some reason I convince myself it is an unsweetened iced tea and I don’t mind it so much. Or lately I have been using unsweetened vanilla almond milk and it gives it a nice nutty flavor. Thanks for your posts! They are inspiring to see how someone else eats on the same plan but new combinations:)

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thanks for sharing your menu too, Elizabeth. 🙂 I love doing this together! You’re right. I remember how hard it was to go from milk & sugar… to heavy cream & splenda. But it worked! I’m excited to try out some different combinations and to find something more “natural” (foodwise) that works for me. *cheers*

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