I’m still steadily losing weight this week. 🙂 I’m also still sick, but feeling much better than I was. I saw my doctor yesterday and she is running bloodwork on me, so we’ll see how that goes.
Meanwhile I’m still struggling with some odd symptoms, including insomnia and anxiety – which really stinks. 😛
Stress and lack of sleep really affect my weight loss. I woke up at 3am this morning (after taking Melatonin, no less! 😐 lol, grr!) weighing 152.8 pounds.
I was up for a couple of hours, but finally managed to sleep almost two more hours – and woke up weighing only 151.6 pounds after having more rest. 🙂
On top of everything else going on, I had a dentist appointment yesterday to get a top molar removed. I suppose it’s best to do something that miserable… while you’re already miserable though, lol. I mean, why ruin a GOOD day with that?! haha
In my last Low Carb Food Diary I shared what I ate on Saturday and Sunday. Below are my low carb meals for Monday and Tuesday. I’ve lost another .6 pounds since then, for a total of 3.8 pounds lost in the last 5 days. Not bad at all considering I’ve been stressed, haven’t been sleeping well – or much at all – etc. 😉
I also have an NSV (Non-Scale Victory) to share with you… that does NOT feel very victorious at all. 😛 It feels more victorias. I’ll explain in a second, lol…
Monday’s Low Carb Meals
Here are the 4 meals I ate on Monday. For breakfast I had my usual strawberries, pecans & cottage cheese – plus an Atkins bar. Lunch was leftover grilled chicken & veggies (broccoli / cauliflower). I wasn’t feeling well, so for dinner I just had my “low carb cereal” again. And later that night I got hungry, and finished off the last two grilled chicken breasts (leftover takeout) – and dipped those in mayo.
Actually I also had a “Big Hot Ham & Cheese” from Hardee’s (minus the bun, just ham & cheese), which you can see in my MyFitnessPal Food Diary below.
The day came out to:
Net Carbs: 25
Macro Ratios: 65% Fat / 30% Protein
I drank 64 ounces of water on Monday. I was feeling incredibly thirsty (and icky) all day long, with a low grade fever I couldn’t kick with any amount of advil. 😛
Tuesday’s Low Carb Meals
Yesterday morning I had my usual breakfast of pecans, strawberries & cottage cheese. I had a VERY full day. I got myself together and picked up X-rays from my local dentist, then headed to my doctor’s appointment – where they documented all my random symptoms and ran multiple tests.
After that I headed into the city to run a few errands before my dentist appointment, and had a Peanut Butter Granola Atkins Bar on the way.
I had three stops to make, one of which was to get new measurements taken – so while I was in the mall I popped into GNC and grabbed some of their Strawberries & Cream Shakes. I knew I was going to need them for later. 😛
After my errands I went to Chili’s Grill & Bar and sat down to enjoy a nice lunch and wind down for a few. My lunch was FABULOUS! 🙂
I ordered grilled salmon (plain, please) with broccoli and asparagus on the side. I also ordered a side of their Avocado Ranch Dressing – which is so delicious to dip your veggies in. 🙂 That dressing is 1 net carb for a 2 tbsp serving.
The entire meal came out to 6 net carbs. I only ate half the asparagus (I cut the stalks in half and ate the good ends, lol) and didn’t eat the tomatoes. So it 5 net carbs for the greens, and 1 net carb for the dipping sauce.
Next was my dentist appointment. I had my back upper tooth extracted. I lost the lower tooth maybe 10 years ago, so there was no saving the one above it – and getting it removed was long overdue. Of course, that meant “a liquid low carb diet” followed by soft foods last night and today. That’s never fun! lol…
I didn’t feel well by the end of that crazy day anyway, so I just had one of the GNC Strawberries & Cream Shakes for dinner – and mostly just to put something on my stomach so I could take Advil liquidgels and go to bed. Their Total Lean shakes are delicious, by the way. They’re also a large 14 ounces, and only 3 net carbs each.
Those definitely came in handy after my dental work.
It was hard enough to “drink my dinner” with a mouthful of gauze. 😛
Here’s my MyFitnessPal Food Diary for yesterday:
The day came out to 1475 calories, 20 net carbs, 68% fat.
NSV (Non-Scale Victory)
I mentioned having measurements taken.
It turns out I’ve gone down a cup size! 😯 Ack, lol!
The upside to that is I got to buy new bras yesterday. 🙂
I’m officially a 36C (more like a C+ lol). I haven’t seen that size since my early 30’s – which, just so you don’t have to guess, would be like a decade ago. 😛
I headed home with my fat face, my numb jaw, a big needle mark and bruise on my right arm, new bras (yay! lol), and a 4-pack of low carb strawberry shakes…
I stopped by the pharmacy on the way home to pick up the Melatonin my doc suggested.
It didn’t work very well last night… I really hope it works better tonight.
I had a one hour drive home from the city, so I did my “CARdio” while I was driving – while my jaw was still numb. 😛 Smart, right? haha I knew I’d be in NO shape to work out AT ALL later. 😉 I just turn up my favorite tunes and do a variety of core, arm, thigh & butt exercises. This works best on the highway (with cruise control, lol) but I can even manage it in traffic. I just have to ignore the looks. 🙂 heh…
I look forward to feeling better. I still feel a little heat, but not a consistent low grade fever like I had for over a week. This seems to be passing finally, whatever it is.
Meanwhile I’m trying to eat healthy, rest when I can, and take good care of myself… because I head out for Orlando next week! 🙂
What about you – how are things going on your end??