I lost 5.2 pounds this week! 🙂
I’ll share what I ate with a detailed photo tour of my low carb meals & macros, plus my MyFitnessPal diaries so you can see how I logged those meals.
And let me just say… thank goodness I’m ~5 pounds lighter this weekend than I was last weekend, because I’ve been gaining weight FAST lately. 🙄
Remember when my doctor put me on an antidepressant for problems with stress, anxiety and insomnia? Well that didn’t work (Celexa). I literally saw zero difference in four full months, even when he doubled the dose halfway through.
So almost two months ago he switched me to Lexapro, and after a few weeks I woke up one day and DID feel a difference! 🙂 But I also started having vision problems too, which have gotten increasingly worse in short time. Meaning: my vision has gone to complete sh*t. I can’t even read speed limit signs at this point!
The first time I really noticed it, besides a few blurry vision issues here and there, or having a hard time reading the cable menu on the TV, was the last full moon we had – because I saw TWO moons. 😛 THAT was trippy…
Even more concerning to me though (lol) is that I cannot seem to GET or STAY in ketosis – so my weight has been fluctuating WILDLY over the last few weeks. 😐
I researched both issues, and it seems it’s definitely related to the Lexapro – which is the only thing new/different in my life (besides being fat and blind, lol).
I actually ate off plan a couple times to try to shock my body back into ketosis.
Zero luck with that.
Last Saturday my weight was way up to 149.8 (after being 134.8 at the beginning of the year). This Saturday – today – I was back down to 144.6 pounds, so I’ve lost 5.2 pounds in the last 7 days just eating low carb.
When you’ve been super lean… 10 or 15 pounds heavier, and water weight bloat, feels MISERABLE. 😛 Even though I’ve lost over 5 pounds this week, I haven’t had keto flu – and I can tell my body is not in ketosis.
Obviously I’m going to have to wean myself off the Lexapro and talk to my doctor, but in the meantime – ugh, this is just plain frustrating!
Anyway, to see what I’ve eaten this week to lose just over five pounds, you can see Saturday & Sunday’s meals here, and then Monday & Tuesday’s meals here.
And below is what I’ve been eating for the last three days… including some delicious low carb blueberry muffins I made this week!
Wednesday’s Low Carb Meals
For breakfast I had some pecan halves (1/2 cup, 60 grams) with 5 squares of the KZ Sugar Free Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel Bar. YUM. That has to be the BEST low carb chocolate / candy bar I’ve EVER had. 🙂
For lunch I had leftover grilled salmon & veggies where I went out to eat the night before, and only ate half my meal – because it was huge! 😛 I love grilled salmon though. Such a beautiful super food!
I had the leftover salmon, spinach & broccoli – and dipped it in alfredo sauce. 🙂
For dinner I had a quick & simple meal of 3 eggs scrambled in real butter, with cheese and a little salt & pepper.
I had a late nap that day, so I was up really late… and decided to experiment in the kitchen in the middle of the night 🙂 with a low carb blueberry muffin recipe!
I’ve been curious if the New Hope Mills Low Carb Pancake/Waffle Mix that makes such GREAT low carb blueberry pancakes would work for blueberry muffins too.;)
I made the pancake recipe on the back of the box for 2 servings and added 70 grams (1/2 cup) of diced blueberries, 1/2 tbsp of cinnamon, and 3 tbsp of the Coconut Goji PowerBlend (superfood!) that I got in my March Keto Krate box.
I’m having fun figuring out ways to add that into my meals. 🙂
I should have added some Torani Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup I think, just to sweeten then up a TAD, but they still turned out great! I buttered up a muffin pan real good and baked them at 350 degrees until a toothpick came out clean:
I’d like to try this recipe again with twice as much of the Coconut Goji and some vanilla extract and/or vanilla syrup. Or perhaps the low carb honey. And maybe some crushed walnuts or pecans too. The texture was great, but a little spongy – and would have been even better with more crunch to it. 🙂
Anyway, I had two of those muffins when they came out of the oven, plus EIGHT mugs of coffee (with Coffe-Mate sugar free hazelnut powdered creamer) that day.
It was a LONG day, lol…
Here’s how I logged my meals for Wednesday:
Thursday’s Low Carb Meals
I got up on Thursday and had three of my LC blueberry muffins, with pats of real butter poked in the middle before I warmed them up. 🙂
I had a full day of consulting and appointments back to back, so I had to grab something quick for lunch. I had a snack pack of Blue Diamond Almonds (1.5 ounces) with 5 squares of the KZ Sugar Free Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel Bar.
That is the most addictive low carb chocolate I’ve ever had, lol – YUM!
That night I had to go into the city for errands, so I had dinner at Logan’s Roadhouse. I started with their beautiful Wedge Salad, which was fresh and crisp and absolutely delicious! 🙂
You can add on the Wedge Salad as one of your two sides for only 99 cents more, and I also added on a shrimp skewer. I ate the grilled shrimp and wedge salad – then brought the salmon & “loaded broccoli” home for leftovers.:)
Here’s how I logged my meals for Thursday:
Friday’s Low Carb Meals
For breakfast I had the last two blueberry muffins, topped chopped walnuts and “honey butter” – which I made by melting real butter and sugar free honey together. YUM! 🙂 That definitely made them even better…
I was out running errands around lunchtime, so I grabbed a Low Carb Thickburger (plain with cheese) from Hardee’s. I ordered it plain so it wouldn’t drip all over me in the car because I was driving & eating.;)
I headed out that night to go dancing, and grabbed another plain low carb cheeseburger from Hardee’s again, just because it was convenient & quick – and wouldn’t drip on my little black dress in the car. 🙂
I also had five Michelob Ultra beers (2.6 carbs each) while I was out dancing. 😳
Those really added up on me, lol… Oops!
Here’s my MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Friday:
Macronutrients: Simple Explanation Of Low Carb Macros
How To Get A Net Carbs Column in MyFitnessPal
Thursday night while I was in the city, I stopped by the Kroger there for some Halo Top Creamery low carb ice cream. They had a “$5 off 5” deal, making it only 3.49/pint!! The larger Kroger stores have the best variety and lowest prices on Halo. 😉
This store is a 2 hour round trip for me, lol – but so worth it! I got a few other things to try too, but haven’t had any of it yet. I thought I’d enjoy some ice cream this weekend though.:)
Here’s that dreaded high weight I hit so far in 2017. 🙄 That was really hard to see on the scales. I’ve worked SO hard over the last year just to lose twenty pounds, so watching my weight creep back up really really stinks. 😛
Fortunately it’s coming back down now (my weight) but I think I’m going to have to ditch the meds in order to get back into ketosis and back down to my new low weight I worked so hard for.
On top of that I really MUST get back to working out, specifically muscle building and strength training. I got so sick during this first quarter so I haven’t been able to be as active as I was, and I’m losing all the muscle tone I’d worked hard for too.
That’s okay… I know what I need to do, and I’m ready to hit it HARD. 🙂
How are things going on your end?
I hope you’re having a great weekend!
Don’t forget – we’ll weigh in again on Monday…
Leave a comment & let’s talk. 🙂