After two full weeks of suffering miserably with the norovirus, I am finally OVER it and feeling great! 🙂 Many thanks to the probiotics several of you recommended. Thank you again!!
And “lol” at that post ^ on probiotics… what a topic!! 😛 haha…
I mentioned in my last food diary update that I had to go off plan and eat bland foods (chicken & rice soup, crackers, etc) for several days until I was able to eat “real food” again.
That put almost 6 pounds back on me. 😐
No worries. I got back on track on Monday, as soon as I was feeling 100% better, and I feel confident I’ll melt off some pounds this week!
Good timing, as I fly out for my next trip this coming Monday – this time for Sunny San Diego! 🙂 I have some new outfits, cute new shoes, and fortunately (lol) some new slimming shapewear (undergarments) to pack for this trip… so stay tuned for fun photo updates & low carb trip meals. 🙂
One thing I am doing this week is sticking to super healthy very simple meals of REAL FOOD. I think this is important when you get back on track after going off plan, and especially important for your health after being ill. That means no processed foods, no sugar alcohol, etc – just very simple real foods to nourish the body.
On that note, here is what I ate on Monday…
Monday’s Healthy Low Carb Meals
I enjoyed my favorite low carb breakfast since I’m finally feeling better. 🙂 Yay! I made a big bowl today: 1/2 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese + 3/4 cup crushed pecans + 3 diced strawberries. It was 9 net carbs, 752 calories, and 84% healthy fats. That’s higher carb than I usually eat for one meal, but I felt like I needed a solid start.
I stir it all together like “cereal” (YUM!). I couldn’t finish all of that, so I just had the rest of it later in the morning. Closer to an early lunch I guess.
* This time of year I have to use frozen berries. I get the store brand that has ONE ingredient: strawberries. You just take out the amount you want and thaw them at room temperature for a few minutes. I slice mine while they are still slightly frozen – they are much easier to slice that way!
For lunch I got one of my favorite take-out orders from a local Greek/Italian place called Gondola. It’s grilled chicken smothered in mozzarella & mushrooms with roasted veggies (broccoli & cauliflower). It comes with carrots too, but I gave those to my boys – great danes. 🙂 They love roasted carrots!
That was SO delicious!! 🙂 This made two meals for me, as it always does. I ate one smothered chicken breast with about half the vegetables for lunch, and the other half later for dinner:
Here’s my entire MyFitnessPal Food Diary for the day:
Net Carbs: 25
Total Carbs: 41
Protein: 70 grams
Fat/Protein Ratio: 68% Fat / 23% Protein
Water: 48 ounces
Current Weight: 156.2 pounds (Ack!)
See: My Weight Loss Journey
Tomorrow I’ll be on the road half the day, a round trip to take my son back home. He’s visited for a few days to help me out with a few things around the house. What a great kid. 🙂 He’s 24 now, and my daughter will be 20 this year, so it’s always a real joy when I get to spend time with them now that they’re out on their own.
Anyway, I’ll probably eat on the road – I’m not really sure how my day will play out – so stay tuned for my food diary and my next weight loss update! 🙂
Here’s how I track, what I track, and why: Macronutrients & Tracking