Round 2 day 13

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Today was a good day! I got my camera in the mail this morning and it was like Christmas morning! My mother-in-law came up for a doctors appointment so I ended up taking pictures of her. They turned out really good. I cannot wait to get started doing this as a side business. I’m so excited. I started a photography page on facebook and it already has 50 likes on the first day. I haven’t felt this happy in a very long time. I can’t wait to do more. 

I didn’t get my steps in like I had hoped I would today. Tomorrow I will try to walk more than I did today. It’s trying to find motivation to get up and go on the weekends.  It didn’t help that I slept in really late. I got about 6,000 steps today. Tomorrow should be better I have two photography sessions so hopefully I’ll get a bunch of steps in while doing that! 

I completely forgot to count calories today! 

For breakfast I had two hot links. 2g carbs. 

I skipped lunch.

For dinner we had steak and pork rinds. 0g carbs. 

For a snack I had some pepperonis. 0g carbs.

Total carbs for the day 0g. Definitely under my carb goal for the day. I will get back to counting calories tomorrow!

I drank probably around 70oz of water today. 

Round 2 day 12

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Well I’m off today. I love 3 day weekends! I feel good today. I can’t wait to weigh in on Sunday. I feel smaller so I know I’ve lost some weight. Who knew not cheating on your diet would help you lose weight? I’m happy me and my husband are back on track. For a while there I thought we would end up gaining all the weight back. I definitely didn’t want that to happen because I have worked so hard over the past year and 4 months to get where I am today. There’s no going back to 432lb me! 

I’m very excited to weigh myself on Sunday. I can’t wait to see how much I’ve lost. I’m going to try and stay as active as possible. So far today I’ve only walked 6,000 steps. I’m probably going to get up and walk around my house to try and make my step goal for the day. Tomorrow I will probably make my goal because my mother-in-law will be up and we are going to take some pictures!

I skipped breakfast.

For lunch I had a grilled chicken salad no dressing. 7g carbs and 383 calories.

For dinner I had a few hot links. 2g carbs and 240 calories.

For a snack I had rotisserie chicken. 0g carbs and 720 calories.

Total carbs for the day 9g. Under my 20g carb goal! Total calories for the day 1,343. Under my max calorie goal for 1,600.

I drank a little under 100oz of water today. 

 

Round 2 day 11- My Friday 

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Today is my Friday! The say was pretty easy. The kids were all laid back today. I have almost no behavior problems which is huge. At the end of the day we have a movie and popcorn party since my kids filled up our marble with good behavior. We watched Sing which is a kids movie where animals sing. I couldn’t have asked for a better school day. I’m so happy I get to sleep in tomorrow but I have a bunch of errands to do and to order my camera!! I’m excited to get it. It should arrive on Tuesday! I can’t wait to get started. 

I got up and walked a bunch today. I wanted to be sure I got my steps today. I made my 10,000 goal today! I can’t wait to weigh on Sunday and see if I have lost any weight! 

I skipped breakfast.

For lunch I had a p3. 1g carb and 180 calories.

For dinner I had hamburger with Alfredo sauce. 8g carbs and 1,360 calories. 

Total carbs for the day 9g. Under my 20g carb goal for the day. Total calories for the day 1,540. Under my max calorie goal of 1,600.

I drank 100oz of water today. 

Round 2 day 10- Finding a passion

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So today is like my Thursday since our district is only having 4 day weeks until the end if school. This week went by faster than I expected it too. I’m very excited about Friday though. I’m going to order my camera so I can start my photography stuff! I’m also planning on going on. A few road trips this summer to see what cool pictures I can get. I haven’t been this excited in a long time. I think this is what I need to move on and find my place. Right now there’s nothing really in life I’m passionate about. I think photography is it. I know it will help with my diet too. Anytime I feel emotional and just want to eat I can pick up my camera and drive. I’ll get more exercise because I’ll be walking more. I can’t wait to get started. My mother-in-law will be up this weekend and she bringing her camera so we will get to take some pictures. I can’t wait. 

I am very proud of myself today. I got up a little early to make sure I could get some steps in before I went to work. At work I made sure I was up and moving around as much I could. I made my 10,000 step goal today for the first time in months. I’m going to try and do the same tomorrow!

I skipped breakfast.

For lunch I had buffalo tuna again. 0g carbs and 140 calories. 

For dinner we had chicken with cheese. 4g carbs 765 calories.

For a snack I had a bag of pork rinds. 0g carbs and 400 calories. 

For dessert we had low carb cheese cake. 8g carbs and 560 calories. 

Total carbs for the day 12g. Under my 20g carb goal. Total calories for the day 1865. Over my 1600 goal by 265. Not too bad. 

I drank 100oz of water today. 

Round 2 day 9- What defines my journey?

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This morning I woke up and had a strange thought. If I died today what would people say about me tomorrow? A year ago I put my whole heart into this low carb diet not expecting to have so much success on it. My goal was to lose weight and get healthy. I’ve lost weight and I hope I’m becoming more healthy. My ultimate goal was to get pregnant. I did get pregnant a few months ago and it ended in a miscarriage at 11 weeks. With everything that has happened over the past year which part of it defines me? Do I look at the heartbreak or the success? Going through everything I have in just one year has made me strong. Losing 100lbs is not easy and losing a child is not easy. Every day I’m walking proof that even though bad things happen you can get through it. Find something that gives you strength and hold on to it. There is a quote that has been stuck in my head. I don’t know who it’s by but it is “when something bad happens to you, you have three choices. Let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you. ” It has been extremely hard these past few months to not let this destroy me. Everyday I have to make a conscious effort to look at all the weight I’ve lost to continue making progress. If I let it destroy me what will happen? I go back to being 432 or more pounds and be absolutely miserable with my life again? No thank you. There are days where my emotions are too much to handle but it’s good to let it out sometimes. I will get through this and come out on the other side. Every day I have to remind myself to let whatever has happened to me in past strengthens me. 

I still did not go to the gym today. I really need to just force myself to go after work. I did manage to get 9,000 steps. I’m walking a little more each day. Tomorrow I’m determined to get to my 10,000 goal. I have to go at least get to that goal if I’m not going to go to the gym everyday. I know this summer I’m going to force myself to go as much as I can. 

I forgot to count calories today so here’s just my carb count! 

I skipped breakfast.

For lunch I had buffalo tuna.  0g carbs. 

For dinner I had pork chops. 0g carbs. 

For a snack I had tuna salad. 0g carbs. 

Total carbs for the day 0g. Under my 20g carbs goal! I will remember to count my calories tomorrow!

I drank 100oz of water today! 

Round 2 day 8

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It’s can’t be Monday already. It was just Friday like a minute ago. I’m not ready to go back to work today. I had a good weekend hanging out with my husband. Sadly it ended way too quick. Today was OK though. School was fine. Just a regular day I guess. I’m happy it’s only a 4 day week which means only 3 more days until a long weekend! I’m excited.

I did not go to the gym today like I said I was. My laziness took over I guess. I did make sure I got my 10,000 steps though. I haven’t done that in awhile. I’m proud of myself I at least did on thing I said I was going to do today. 

I skipped breakfast.

For lunch I had a couple p3s. 4g carbs and 300 calories.

For dinner we had low carb chicken fried steak. 0gcarbs and 965 calories.

For a snack I had some chicken with some pork rinds. 8g carbs and 1113 calories.

Total carbs for the day 12g. Under my 20g carb goal. Total calories for the day 2378. Way over my calorie goal for the day but I’ll do better tomorrow.

I drank 100oz of water today. 

Round 2 day 7-Weigh-in day! 

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Today is Sunday and weigh-in day! I did not expect the scale to go down today because of shark week but it did! I was not expecting it to be down that much. Today’s weight was 328. Meaning I’m 104lbs down overall and 4lbs down this week! That’s still need pound up from my lowest but I’m getting there.  I’m hoping to stay out of the 330’s forever now! I have a goal of getting to 300 by June 1st that is 39 days away. I’m not sure if I can do it but I’m going to try. Even though I hate it,  I will post my weight every Sunday until then. I hope it will help me stay on track. 

Tomorrow I start the gym after work. I’m going to go on weekdays. That way during the summer I will already be in the habit of going every day. I’m excited about it now but tomorrow I know I won’t want to go after work. I’m going to make myself though I need to get back to what I was doing before I got pregnant. I need to continue to lose the weight! 

I skipped breakfast.

For lunch I had pork rind nachos with ranch. 8g carbs and 1,060 calories.

For dinner I had chicken with ranch and pork rinds. 3g carbs and 1,104

Total carbs for the day 11g carbs. Under my 20g carb goal. Total calories for the day 2,164. Way over my calorie goal for but I’ll get back on track tomorrow.

I drank 100oz of water for the day.