2.6 Pounds Lost in 5 Days! Follow Along: Friday’s Low Carb Food Diary


I started our mini-challenge on Monday at 155.4 pounds. This morning I woke up weighing 152.8 pounds. That’s a sweet 2.6 pound loss in five short days!

I tend to lose weight very slowly for a couple of reasons. First because I’m closer to my goal weight. And also because I’m post-hysterectomy. Which means I struggle just to maintain my weight, and can put weight on faster than you can say “EAT!” -lol.

Below is what I ate yesterday, along with a copy of my Food Diary in MyFitnessPal so you can see my total macronutrient breakdown. You can see my other meals this week in my Low Carb Food Journal.

I’m cooking sausage & fried eggs while I write this. πŸ™‚

Friday’s Low Carb Meals & Macros

I had a busy morning, so I just grabbed a quick low carb snack on my way out the door yesterday: 1/4 cup pecan halves & .60 ounces of colby jack cheese. Better than a bar or shake, REAL FOOD, and healthy fats to fuel my day!

LCHF Snacks: Pecan Halves and Colby Jack Cheese

270 calories, 1 net carb
88% fat & 10% protein

My lunch was a whopping 8 net carbs! 1/2 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 1/2 cup chopped pecans & 3 strawberries. All real foods, and a very healthy combination:

Healthy Low Carb Foods

537 calories
8 net carbs, 14 total
80% fat, 14% protein
19 grams of protein

My low carb dinner: take-out leftovers! Grilled chicken & roasted veggies:

Low Carb Dinner

Later that night I had a slice of cheese: 0.6 oz off my Colby Jack Cheese Block. It was just a quick snack, but I find about half or one ounce of REAL cheese to be very filling. πŸ™‚

Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary For Friday:

MyFitnessPal Low Carb Food Diary

See: Understanding Macronutrients (Why It Matters)

And: How to get Net Carbs in MyFitnessPal

I’m trilled to be almost 3 pounds lighter today!

I already mentioned the sausage and eggs for breakfast today, and I think lunch will be Grilled Tilapia. I picked up a few more groceries yesterday…

Here’s the low carb groceries I got this week *cheers*

Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

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17 Responses to 2.6 Pounds Lost in 5 Days! Follow Along: Friday’s Low Carb Food Diary

  1. Christine Aghazarian says:

    Wow! That’s wonderful:)
    You are very inspiring

  2. Kelly says:

    What is your name on MFP? I would like to add you if you don’t mind.

  3. Roye says:

    Well congrats on the loss! That’s awesome, 2.6! I’m very and I mean very! disappointed in my loss, I have been trying hard and thought I was being really good and I just can’t seem to lose any weight at all. When I first started the Keto diet I was losing 2 – 3 lbs a week, now nothing??

  4. clarise says:

    Well I confess, I didn’t do all that well for these first few days. We are home now, and I’m ready to get back on track. Brats and sauerkraut for dinner, a few nuts for lunch., but breakfast was a cheat, an egg burrito, 24 carbs. Tomorrow is a new day. Yay.

  5. Tammy says:

    Congrats Lynn on your weight loss! So glad you are close to your goal weight! Keep going, you will get there! ❀️

  6. Kathy Pitchford says:

    Hi Lynn
    I would like to do the 90 day challenge. Can I start today or do I need to wait for a 90 day challenge to start. I’ve been trying to do the LCHF but seem to bounce around with the same 5lbs. for about 3wks now.. yesterday I fell off the wagon… ate some cookies and was sicker than a dog…lol.. that will teach me!! I feel I need something to follow for awhile to get the hang of this. I really want to get some weight off by Christmas. I’ve followed you some and have been trying to figure the right balance of things to eat. It’s so encouraging to see everyone’s uplifting comments and beautiful pics. Wow what a difference in so many who lose from LCHF way of eating. I’m going to start following you so I can get this figured out. I love your simplicity. Soon I’m going to be team driving a dually truck with my husband and will have to eat out or fix our meals to go. So I want to glean from your experiences. Thank you for sharing all you do. You look fabulous, you are fun and exciting to hear from. I’m ready to jump on board with your advice. Keep up the great job you are a blessing to so many. thanks Kathy

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thank you so much, Kathy. πŸ™‚ That made my day!

      You can join right in: http://www.90DayLowCarbChallenge.com Just join the group if you haven’t already and dive in with us. Follow along here too, as I eat low carb / LCHF as a lifestyle and share my meals here daily. I’ll be traveling a lot over the next few weeks too, so you’ll get to see lots of “out & about” meal ideas. πŸ™‚

      With the last 3 weeks, how did you track? I’m happy to help you tweak it for better results…

  7. Bonnie Whitworth says:

    Congrats to you! I am actually a slow loser also…..my highest weight was 195 in 2004…over 11 years I worked on different diets to get down. I kept going down, stalling many times but downward I came. I fact I use to be 5’6″ when I started and now I am 5’5″ because in 2010 I had a hip replacement, because of arthritis degeneration in the hip area I guess I compressed in my height. And for a person that was losing. I was mortified that now I was an inch shorter and the hip appliance they put in me weighed #5…..did that stop me, no I was 162 when that all happened, but a inch shorter! Crap? Now I can’ use the same chart and I have to lose more weight.

    I am blood pressure mess and thyroid (since I was 20). And in April I started having insulin spikes. At that time April 2015 I was wearing size 8 and weighing 157-153 holding since 2011. I also was walking 6 miles a day and doing floor weights routine for 35 minutes a day….every day, so in April I read the book by Jorge Cruise ( that I had for 6 months) was in Palm Springs in our Motor Home……we are snow birds, 4 months in Motor home. Well anyway Cruise said count your sugar and explained that carbs must be counted as that is what carbs are…… I gave up sugar. flour, rice, and all that is related….all of a sudden spikes went away, the scale started to move downward again and I just recently cut my 2.5 exercise program down to 1.5 hours a day.

    I am proud to announce…10-19-15 145#. Today 10-26-15 141#. A total of 4 lbs and size 8 is a little too big….looks like I will end up a size 6. At 71 my doctor says I’m her poster child. I fact she asked me the books I am reading as she is going to get them. I have done this all on my own, but I must say you have motivated me and I have enjoyed your honesty thru it all. God bless you for all you do for so many followers❀️

    • Lynn Terry says:

      What a great story, Bonnie! Congrats on achieving such fast results this year. πŸ™‚ That’s awesome! I find eating low carb is the easiest, healthiest way to lose weight – and there are so many other benefits. I love it!

    • clarise says:

      What a great story and a wonderful encouragement for all of us. Thanks for sharing.

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