Well I weighed myself this morning and I was back down to my weight on Christmas morning! Right now I’m 86lbs down. Only 2 days left until I wanted to reach my 90lbs goal. I know I won’t make it but I know I can probably lose two more pounds so I will get close!
I can’t believe tomorrow is already new year’s eve. This time last year I was a completely different person! I’m going into 2017 a brand new person with new goals and motivation!
My dad took the whole family out to eat for dinner tonight. We went to a Mexican restaurant where they have free unlimited chips, salsa, and cheese. I am so proud of myself. I didn’t have any. I had the fajitas with sour cream and guacamole. No tortillas, no rice, and no beans. Before this diet I would have eaten 3 bowls of chips just by myself. My family may think I’m weird but I’m doing what’s best for me!
I skipped breakfast today.
For lunch I had tuna salad. 0g carbs.
For dinner I had fajitas with sour cream and guacamole. (I’m not sure how many carbs this had because we were at a restaurant but I doubt it was over 20g.)
I’m not sure of my carb count today but I know I didnt go over.
I drank about 75oz of water so far today. I drank 2 33oz ounce bottles and a couple glasses of water at the restaurant. I’m going to drink one more bottle for the day. I have got to get in the habit of drinking more respect water again. The holidays have thrown off everything. Now it’s time to get back on track.
I have really been slacking on my blog lately. It’s not that I don’t use the time. It’s because I just completely forget. I have to get back into habit. Starting tomorrow I’m making it a habit again. When I was posting daily for the most part I was kept accountable. I need to get back to doing it again.
For the past 2 days me and my sister have been walking a track around a local park. The track is 2 miles long. We have walking it twice so 4 miles a day. Needless to say I have been making my step goal for the past two days. I like walking outside better then on a treadmill. A treadmill you can stop anytime but walking outside you can’t stop because you have to walk back to your car. I’m not sure if we will be walking again tomorrow but I hope my weight continues to go down.
For breakfast I had pork rinds stuffing. 2g carbs.
For lunch I had fajita chicken with cheese and salsa. 10g carbs.
For dinner I had a salad without dressing. 7.6g carbs.
For a snack I had part of a left over steak. 0g carbs.
Total carbs for the day 19.6g. Right at my car goal for the day.
I only drank 50oz of water today. I also have to get back in the habit of drinking more water everyday.
New year’s is in a few days and I am truly shocked when back to where I was a year ago. I say on the couch all day doing nothing. I was miserable with my body and not doing anything about it. I didn’t start this diet until March. I don’t think I was ready this time last year to change. Now I see how far I have come and I can’t believe it. Almost 90lbs down. Is an incredible feeling. For next year my resolution is to lose another 80-90lbs. That’s a lot considering my body doesn’t lose 20lbs a month anyone. I added it up I only have to lose 7lbs a month to get there. That is completely possible! I can do it I just have to stick to it and not give in. I’m not sure if I will blog over the next year or not. I think I might because it keeps me accountable for the most part.
So I am up 2lbs from yesterday. I think some of it is water weight. I just hope I don’t gain anymore tomorrow. I tried so hard yesterday not to cheat. I technically didn’t but I did eat double my carb limit. Still disappointing but it’s still possible to get to 90lbs down. I’m determined! My sister, husband, and I went to the gym today. I didn’t feel like doing much but I wanted to get to my step goal for the day. I did a few legs weights and the arc trainer for 30 minutes. I went 1 mile and burned 341 calories. I’m going back tomorrow hopefully I’ll do more tomorrow. For now I’m going to rest and eat as little carbs as I can. I need to make this goal!
My sister and I took my niece and nephew to a huge park today. My nephew loves tall slides. I can fit down them now without worrying for they are going to break.
For breakfast I had left over chicken with laughing cow pepper jack cheese wedge. 1g carb.
For lunch I had tuna salad with a few pork rinds. 0g carbs.
For dinner we had steak. 0g carbs.
For a snack I had left over chocolate cheesecake bites. 8g carbs.
Total carbs for the day 9g. I met my goal. I hope the weight from yesterday goes away tomorrow!
So far I drank 66oz of water. I’m drinking another 33oz bottle before bed. I will be at 99oz for the day.
The bottom picture was two years ago on Christmas Eve and the top was yesterday. So much change from these two pictures .
Christmas Eve and Christmas are two of my favorite days of the year! Last night we went to see my in-laws in Texas. We ate dinner and went to walk around and see all the Christmas lights. They were gorgeous. One of my favorite things about this holiday is the lights everywhere. I also wanted to take progress pictures. There is a tree that is decorated with lights around the whole tree and things hanging down with a bench underneath. A bunch of people take pictures there every year. I’ll post the pictures in my progress pictures tab!
Today was fun. We got up really early to go to my moms house and watch my niece and nephew open their presents. They loved what they got. Then we all headed to my house where me and my sister cooked all day. I decided not to cheat on my diet today. I ended up making chicken, steak, mashed cauliflower with pepper Jack cheese, pork rinds stuffing, low carb sausage balls, and low carb chocolate cheesecake bites. I’m not sure how many carbs I had today. I probably went over my limit but not by much. I roughly added up what I ate and it’s around 50g carbs. That’s a lot less than if I would have eaten regular Christmas food. I just hope I don’t gain anything from it since it was only double what I usually eat. I’m really proud of myself. I was surrounded by carbs all day and didnt eat any of it!
I did manage to drink 100oz of water today. Cooking all day and being on my feet made me thirsty.
So for the past week or so I have been losing about a pound a day. I had to work off cheat weight and now today I’m finally back to where I was before I cheated. I have 7lbs until I am 90lbs down. If I lose a pound a day until new year’s and can make my 90lbs goal. I’m going to try my hardest to get there! I can do it. Christmas and Christmas Eve are going to be very hard but I think I can do it. I guess we will see! But most importantly there is still a chance to reach my goal before 2017!
I still didn’t go to the gym yesterday but I did manage to walk my 10,000 steps! That’s 3 days in a row so far! I’m going to keep going even on Christmas Eve and Christmas. No stopping because there’s a holiday!
For breakfast I had a couple laughing cow pepper jack wedges with pork rinds. 4g carbs.
For lunch I had chicken with salsa and sour cream. 6g carbs.
I skipped dinner. I wasn’t really hungry.
For a snack I had homemade low carb sausage balls and some whipped cream later on. 10g carbs
Total carbs for the day 20g. I met my goal for the day!
I didn’t drink as much water as I could have today. I drank 66oz and a sprite zero.
One of the main reasons I got as big as I was is because I emotionally eat. I really didn’t learn how to deal with my emotions as a kid. I knew one thing that made me feel happy. Food. I remember days in elementary school where I got home before my parents and I would eat anything I got my hands on. Kids used to make fun of me because I was taller and a little bigger than the rest of them. I did not know how to deal with it. It only got worse when my parents got divorced. So I just kept eating and eating and eating. I have always dealt with my emotions this way up to a year ago. This is why low calorie diets never worked for me because I couldn’t keep eating. 9 months into low carb I’m finally learning that there are other ways to deal with emotions. I’m not a kid anymore I have got to learn to deal with things and not just eat to make me happy. Low carb has allowed me to slowly work on how I deal with things and still lose weight because I can eat no carb things and still be OK. I have a long way to go but I feel like I am a very different person from 9 months ago!
I really need to go to the gym tomorrow. I slept pretty much all day today. I haven’t been sleeping well lately. I have to get back to it and at least walk 10,000 steps tomorrow.
For breakfast I had eggs and a couple sausage patties. 2.8g carbs.
For lunch I had a couple turkey hotdogs. 4g carbs.
For dinner we had tacos. 7g carbs.
For a snack. I had two scoops of whipped cream and some turkey bites. 6g carbs.
Total carbs for the day 19.8g carbs. I met my goal for the day.
I haven’t drank as much water as I should have. So far I’ve only drank 33oz of water. I’m going to keep drinking water until I go to bed. Hopefully I can get close to 100oz.