My weight continues to drop! I woke up weighing 151 pounds this morning, which is just over a pound away from my goal of getting back into the 140’s for the first time in almost 5 years. 🙂
My body has been responding very well lately (which isn’t always the case!), so now it’s just a matter of keeping my head straight. That’s where the real battle is 😛 lol.
I’ve been fighting the urge to derail myself all week, but I head out for my next trip on Saturday… and I am DETERMINED to be out of the 150’s before I leave! It helps (a lot) to have a short term goal, or a solid reason to stay on track.
My numbers were a little high yesterday: 28 net carbs, and just over 1900 calories. You can see all of my Low Carb Food Journals here (free). Here’s what I ate yesterday…
Tuesday’s Low Carb Meals
Breakfast was 1/2 cup Daisy Brand cottage cheese, 1/4 cup crushed pecans, 3 plump blackberries, 3 diced strawberries, and a Peanut Butter Granola Atkins bar (chopped up) for a total of 12 net carbs. (I was hungry! lol)
My breakfast was super early, so I grabbed an early lunch while I was out running errands: the Low Carb Breakfast Bowl from Hardee’s (it’s on the menu).
^ This is NOT my favorite low carb fast food, but it was convenient – and I was in a hurry. I find it to be too salty for my taste, and it tastes like “fake food” to me, but it’ll do in a pinch. 😉
For dinner I made a very simple Tuna Salad (tuna, mayo, mustard, relish) and added 1/8 cup of dry roasted sunflower seeds to it – just for a little crunch & flavor.
I make it a point to measure out my portions. Sunflower seeds are typically 4-5 net carbs per 1/4 cup, so those can add up on you fast! I went for half a serving (1/8 cup) for only 2 net carbs.
I drank 24 ounces of water yesterday, had one Atkins bar as a snack, and drank 8 coffees. Here’s how my meals & macros worked out in MyFitnessPal for the day:
I had a rough day yesterday so I’m pleased with myself for staying on track – even if my numbers were a little higher than usual.
Someone asked last night if I ever get bored with my low carb meals, given I tend to eat the same thing a lot. The answer: Yes. I’m in ketosis so I don’t really have much of an appetite or any real cravings, so it doesn’t bother me that much. But yes, I’m really looking forward to my trip next week – and all the beautiful low carb foods to enjoy along the way! 🙂
You’ll notice there was NO green on my plate yesterday. I realize that. There was also NO cooking involved in yesterday’s low carb meals. 😛 It’s been a busy week at work, and getting ready for the trip, so I’m just eating simple & easy as I get through the busy days…