Yesterday was a ridiculously long day. I woke up around 9:30 on Sunday night, and was up till just after 11pm Monday night, with a little nap that morning.
Fortunately I finally slept a solid 8 hours last night, save a couple of wake-ups, but boy did I ever need that sleep! 😛
The scales tend to stand still if I’m stressed or when I don’t get enough sleep, and especially if both are true. That’s okay. I’m in it for the long haul.
I do find it harder to track my meals & macros when I’m up around the clock. MyFitnessPal starts a new day at Midnight, so given my schedule yesterday my Food Diary went from Midnight on Sunday night to 11pm on Monday night.
I’ll tell you something I ate yesterday that I recommend you NEVER eat (and why, lol), and what I binged out on for dinner last night – which was totally low carb, but a fun “binge” nonetheless. 🙂
Monday’s Low Carb Foods: My Meals & Macros
My first meal (just after midnight, lol) was the two pieces of low carb cheesy bread I had leftover from Sunday, with a piece of leftover sausage and a tablespoon of Polaner’s Sugar Free Raspberry Preserves. Delicious!!
Breakfast: Low Carb Sausage & Jelly Sandwich
That was pretty filling, so it was closer to daylight when I ate again.
I had 1/4 cup seasoned pecans and 1/2 ounce of Colby Jack cheese (off the block). Pecans are super low carb and very high fat (LCHF) so they are a great snack, and more filling than you might think!
LCHF Snack: Pecans & Cheese
For lunch, I decided on something easy…
I grabbed a bag of frozen Pictsweet broccoli from the freezer and boiled the whole bag. I added butter and salt, and topped it with a dash of parmesan.
The bag says there are almost 4 servings (3 1/2 ??) – whatever. I ate it all.
Lunch: Steamed Broccoli w/Parmesan
Warning: Do NOT Eat The Whole Bag!
LOL – ugh! It was good mind you, but that much broccoli in one day will make your stomach HURT. 😛 Seriously, it will double you over in pain. Don’t do it, haha…
For dinner I decided to order out from Pizza Hut.
I got an order of Naked Wings (classic bone-in, no breading, no sauce)… but then I added a large pepperoni pizza to my order. 🙂 I got it thin crust – since I was going to throw that away anyway – and no sauce. That way I wouldn’t have to rub the sauce off my toppings, because who can be troubled.
I took the entire box to bed with me, watched a new show I recorded, and ate the toppings off close to half that pizza. 🙂 YUM. That was a real treat!
Dinner: Pizza Toppings
I assume I logged that close to right. I was guesstimating. 🙂
The wings are still in the fridge. I’ll probably eat those later today, or maybe pull the chicken off the bone and make a chicken salad for later. We’ll see…
Here are my macros for yesterday:
Protein: 64 Grams
Net Carbs: 24
Ratios: 77% Fat / 17% Protein
Water: 40 Ounces
Not bad for a 23-hour day…
I feel better this week – less stressed, less distraught, more focused.
Not quite 100% just yet, but better is good. 🙂
I’m proud of myself for exercising, eating healthy, getting out in the great weather, connecting with old friends, making social plans, and just taking care of ME.
It can be so easy to let stress or grief totally overwhelm you, and honestly – that’s the direction I was pulled in. But I fought it (hard) and forced myself to stay focused on my goals. I’m glad I did. Regrets suck. Especially regrets on top of other “bad things”. 😛 You can be unhappy about things going on in your life, or circumstances outside your control, but you do NOT have to be unhappy with yourself TOO.
There’s nothing worse than adding negative on top of negative, like gaining weight or feeling sick/bloated. Or coming out on the other side of a bad situation… only to find yourself that much more behind on your goals.
When everything else in your life seems chaotic, control what you can (YOUR priorities). It helps. I promise. Even when you feel like you can’t – you CAN. It will make you feel better, and stronger, when you’re going through tough times.