I have had a few friends ask me to keep track of what I’m eating. I don’t mind doing that.
Some weeks might be harder than others for me to post faithfully due to scheduling conflicts, but I will always, always journal here, minimally, to keep track of my intakes (accountability keeps me going).
Now I am putting on my stern no-no face and waggling my mom finger at you to tell you to do your thing. I am radically happy to provide some ideas, but I’m not the person you should necessarily look to for dieting advice (I’m not a paid food-a-titian). You really are on your own amazing journey, and I’m here with you to cheer you on and hand you your socks back when you jump out of them for joy at your weight losses.
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Tuesday, August 28
I ate this:
Breakfast: Diet Coke. Bacon.
Lunch: Awesome salad (recipe coming tomorrow) + bacon. Diet Hansen’s Root beer.
Snack: Bacon + Diet Coke + I grabbed 2 blueberries for something sweet. And I accidentally licked my finger when I had molasses on it. *sigh*
Dinner: Zucchini spaghetti, meat sauce, a bite of low carb cole slaw, a bite of the lunch salad, spinach and tomato side salad with Ken’s Ranch Dressing. More Diet Coke and One more Hanson’s Diet Rootbeer.
Notes: I worked on so many recipes today, so I’m sorry I’m not sharing those recipes quite yet, but they’ll be up this week, just in time for Labor Day Weekend! I am running the final numbers and doing some added edits. I am really excited to bring these recipes to you. They’re all so delicious.
Treadmill: 15 minutes on an incline of 5.
Success comes one day at a time.
Today I remembered that I have a nightshades intolerance, as I typically feel pretty narky after eating them. Thankfully, with food journaling, I at least knowing how far I was set back in carbs. And it was an eye opener. In the past, I would have mentioned potatoes in my head and rationalize them as an “almost induction-friendly” veggie, knowing full well that even carrots aren’t included in the staunchest version of Atkins.
Knowing I ingested 33 whole carbs (not net) was a moment when I said to myself, “Wow. Not only are you really almost allergic to potatoes, they are for either a semi-annual event or for closer to goal.”
And of course I know that, but it’s funny what the brain rationalizes at times, especially when you’re really hungry.
So, yay for food journaling. I am going to keep this up.
Remember: It takes 21 days to make a habit. What habits are you bringing into your lifestyle a day at a time?
Pictured right: Simple blue cheese dip