Ack! It’s LATE Sunday evening here already. 😛 This week really flew by on me, lol. The last low carb diary I shared with you was Wednesday’s Meals. Then Thursday I went shopping – here’s my low carb grocery list for the week.
I’m kicking off a FUN 17-day Low Carb Mini Challenge starting tomorrow, and I’m really excited about it.
I got asked: WHY 17 days? 🙂
The answer is because my next trip is on November 5th, so I thought it would be fun to do a SERIOUS mini-challenge together every day from now to then!
I am personally going to challenge myself to exercise every single day TOO – so feel free to join me on that if you can! I’ll share my workouts with you here in my daily food journals, along with my meals & macros – and I would love to hear yours! 🙂
My 4-Day Low Carb Meal Diary
I should just go ahead and tell you upfront that my meals this week have been VERY boring. 😛 I’ve just been eating a lot of the same thing over and over, out of convenience mostly – and because I don’t really mind. Obviously, lol…
Thursday’s Low Carb Meals
Breakfast happened BEFORE I went grocery shopping. I was out of everything. 😛 I dug around and found cottage cheese, a cheese block and some seasoned pecans. Hmm. Good enough! So my breakfast was 1/2 cup daisy brand cottage cheese with 1/3 cup pecans and 1oz of colby jack cheese: 5 net carbs – Bingo!
For lunch, an Arby’s roast beef sandwich, no bun:
I went to the store that afternoon, and picked up a beef roast – which I made for dinner. I cooked the beef roast in the slow cooker and made frozen green beans. Simple & delicious!
This low carb snack is… questionable, lol. Once in a purple moon I crave these (Vienna Sausages). Weird, I know. 2 carbs. I also had 1/2 ounce of Colby Jack cheese off the block.
Here are my totals for the day on Thursday:
Net Carbs: 19
Protein: 80 grams
Macros: 71% Fat / 24% Protein
Water: 72 ounces
Friday’s Low Carb Meals
Breakfast: Pecans, Cottage Cheese & Strawberries
Lunch: Beef Roast & Green Beans (leftovers)
I completely screwed up at dinner hour and the rest of the night. 😯 😐 It wasn’t HORRIBLE, but it WAS “off plan”. Grr. I don’t even know why that happens! Ahh well *sigh* Right back on track the next day…
Saturday’s Low Carb Meals
Breakfast: Pecans, Sugar Free Raspberry Preserves & Cottage Cheese – all stirred together, which sort of tastes like cereal.
Lunch: Sausage & Fried Eggs
Dinner: Strawberries, Pecans & Cottage Cheese
2nd Dinner (LOL): Sausage & Fried Eggs
Here are my totals for the day on Saturday:
Net Carbs: 20
Protein: 104 grams
Macros: 80% Fat / 17% Protein
Water: 48 ounces
Sunday’s Low Carb Meals
My usual low carb breakfast again, this time it’s: 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1/3 cup pecan halves & 2 strawberries = 7 net carbs.
Lunch: Sausage & Fried Eggs (AGAIN!)
Snack: 1/4 cup seasoned pecans
Dinner: Low Carb Taco salad
I’ll share the pictures & details/ingredients of that taco salad with you in my next update. 🙂 For now, here’s the breakdown with carb counts & macros…
Here are my totals for the day on Sunday:
Net Carbs: 18
Protein: 74 grams
Macros: 80% Fat / 16% Protein
Water: 48 ounces
As you can see, I tend to eat super simple. Mostly real foods, very few ingredients, and very easy meals. And yes, I screwed up one night this week. That annoys me. But I refuse to let it DERAIL me. For the next 17 days I am going to get seriously committed to lowering my carb counts and working out HARD – daily.
The only thing missing from my food diaries above is my coffee & creamer, which contributes to my carb count – because I drink A LOT of coffee, lol.
I hope you’ll join us for the challenge kicking off this week! 🙂
I’m looking forward to some SERIOUS results over the next couple of weeks, and I’d love to hear the same from you. Let’s TACKLE this challenge! Like I said, I’m adding daily workouts to the challenge – so feel free to join me in that. *cheers*