Okay friends... I'm getting really excited to weigh-in tomorrow because I'm finally headed in the right direction.
I weighed myself this morning and had to call my husband in to see the number on the scale which I will share with you tomorrow on my official weigh-in day:) I can't say enough that sticking to the 15/6 (sugar/carb serving) is key. That's what Jorge has been saying all along :) Honestly, the only change I made this week was (#1) To commit to tracking my sugars and carbs and (#2) To stick to the 15/6 guideline - No...... Matter..... What.....!!! I'm commited to doing whatever it takes.
I'm tracking my food in My Fitness Pal and it does take a few minutes but the effort is worth every pound I'm losing. If I have a food I want to indulge in, I figure out how to make it fit into the 15/6 (with no more than 5/2 per meal). Seriously, that's all I've done and the weight is actually coming off. My go to dessert almost everyday has been the crunchy almond butter (2TBSP) and Redi-Whip (2 TBSP).
My girlfriends took me to Macaroni Grill last night to celebrate my birthday. It took a little effort and a few minutes to pull up the online nutritional information before I left, BUT I went there prepared with what I was going to order. I have to tell you that some of the items I would have normally considered ordering weren't low-carb. I was surprised. Glad I looked before I went. No matter whose birthday it is, the five of us always order one dessert to share. I ordered the Lemon Passion Cake and had 1 super small bite because I knew my entire meal so far was only 0 sugars 19 carbs (1 carb serving).
Here's what I ate yesterday:
Breakfast: My morning shake; Herba Mate
Snack #1: Handful of macadamia
Lunch: Chicken breast, Gouda cheese, 4 baby dill pickes, almond butter, redi whip
Snack #2: Handful of macadamia nuts
Dinner: (Macaroni Gill) Ceasar Salad with Shrimp, 2 Goat-Cheese Peppadew Peppers, 1 small bite of Lemon Passion Cake
Hope everyone has a great BFC day!! I'll be back tomorrow with my weigh-in.