I mentioned yesterday that I was on a weird schedule over the weekend, so Sunday’s Low Carb Journal is a “24 hour food diary” LOL. Ack! 😛
I just tracked my meals for Sunday from the time I woke up at 11pm on Saturday night, until I went to bed sometime just before midnight on Sunday.
That means my numbers are a little higher than usual (27 net carbs and 1910 calories), but really – that’s not bad for such a long day! 🙂
As usual it was all EASY meals, and mainly things I had made up extra and already had on hand. While I don’t do “meal prep” or any real food planning, I do tend to cook up extra (if I cook at all, lol) so there is plenty for another meal or two. If I’m going to spend any time in the kitchen at all, I make it as little time as possible. lol…
The extra hour I did NOT spend in the kitchen yesterday, I spent on an adventurous 4-mile walk in the sunshine with my great dane. 🙂
Sunday’s Low Carb Meals & Macros
I had 4 pieces of my low carb bread leftover from the day before, and that plus my peanut butter fudge is what really jacked up my carb & calorie count for the day, because I didn’t really eat much otherwise – or super low carb. You’ll see…
Midnight Breakfast: 8.5 Net Carbs
I cut up two of my low carb parmesan biscuits, added two of my peanut butter fudge squares, and warmed it all up to make … well, it tasted like cake. 🙂 Kind of “sweet & salty” in a really delicious kinda way.
At some point over the weekend (I totally lost track of time & days, lol) I baked up a whole pan of boneless, skinless chicken thighs. I prefer regular chicken thighs (with skin ON) because the skin crisps up so nicely! But when you let someone else do the shopping, you get what you get -lol. Anyway, chicken thighs don’t dry out like breasts so it’s one of those things you can cook up and enjoy for a day or two.
Next Meal: Chicken Thighs & Seared Squash
I heated up about “a thigh and a half” and cooked yellow squash to go with it. I just slice the squash, salt it, and sear it in olive oil over medium heat. Easy!
By late morning (finally, daylight!) I was hungry again and decided to finish off the last two pieces of low carb parmesan bread.
Daytime Breakfast: 2 Mini Low Carb PB&J Sandwiches
This time I added peanut butter & Polaner Sugar Free Raspberry Preserves to make two little mini low carb sammiches. 🙂
These were really good!
The weather was BEAUTIFUL here yesterday, so Slim and I had a nice (fast-paced) 4-mile walk in the sunshine, and just explored around town and down by the river. Then I heated up two more of the chicken thighs, and had dinner in bed while we relaxed and watched a movie.
Zero Carb Dinner: 2 Chicken Thighs
Slim was wiped out after our long walk. 🙂 Sweet pup!
I brought him home after 4 miles because he was really dragging his feet by that point (lol), and I went back out to walk off some more energy – and even did a little grocery shopping while I was out. I picked up some more pecans. 🙂 Go figure! haha…
I had 7 coffees yesterday, and 14 waters.
I’m surprised I didn’t drink more coffee considering how long I was awake! Here’s how my meals & macros worked out for the entire 12-hour day:
MyFitnessPal Food Diary
Net Carbs: 27
Protein: 125 grams
Macros: 68% fat / 26% protein
Water: 112 ounces
Exercise: Brisk Walk, 4.5 Miles
Tennessee has gorgeous weather lined up all week long, so I’m looking forward to more fun walks in the sunshine with my “main man” and best friend! Slim really loves our walking adventures. 🙂 We have two stops where he gets to sniff around and just do his own thing, otherwise he has to match my pace at my side.
That took A LOT of dog training, lol. When he’s rowdy or pulling, I realize I’m not in “Alpha” mode and have to switch back to that, and he immediately follows my lead – instead of pulling my arm off. 😛
Dog Training was an interesting experience. I really thought they were going to train my dog. 😯 Boy did I ever learn! They trained ME. haha. Slim and I have a really good relationship, and communicate well – sometimes with single words, but often with hand signals. Rescuing this sweet (giant!) puppy is the best thing I’ve ever done. 🙂
It’s Monday now and I have a full day ahead, so I’m off to work. I’m planning to make sausage & eggs today, and I have one chicken thigh left that is begging to be turned into chicken salad. What about you – what’s on your low carb menu for the day?
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