Thursday, April 21, 2016

Week Twenty-Nine Low Carb - Thursday Check-In (Month Seven)

Week Twenty-Nine Weigh-In:
04/21/2016:          + 0.2 pounds
Total lost:               37.8 pounds
Current Weight:    192.2 pounds

Ugh, it's so annoying to see the scale go up on the last week of no cheating but I did have two crazy, unable to stop eating days this past week so I guess it makes sense. And I guess I need to expect a gain once in a while.

I emailed back and forth with my trainer for a while yesterday about food and calories. I wasn't sure I was taking in enough calories or macros when you consider how much I've been working out and she suggested that I start to slowly incorporate some complex carbs into my diet, mainly oatmeal and sweet potatoes.

Guys, you have no idea how excited I am to eat a sweet potato. I haven't had either of those food since October and I've missed the sweet potatoes so much (not a big oatmeal fan though). She also suggested a much higher protein amount than I've been taking in and, looking over her advice and the articles she linked me too (and more articles I'm working on reading) it's no wonder my hair is falling out and breaking off.

I'm not getting nearly enough protein or healthy carbs or possibly even calories. Basically I have to rethink the entire way I've been eating an do a lot more reading and research! Luckily, I love research lol.

Anyway, knowing me I have to break this down into small steps so I don't drive myself crazy so this week my goal will be 2 veggie servings a day (I was able to hit 1 veggie serving a day almost every day last week) and upping my protein. I think I'll have to take it day by day for now.

It's time to stop doing things the "easy" way and start doing them the "healthy" way.

5 comments:

  1. I'm really excited about you adding complex carbs. I think it will help round out your diet. Keep us posted! (From swimmer jane on mfp and instagram)

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  2. Thank you! I'm just excited to eat a sweet potato! Lol

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  3. I would be too! I love sweet potatoes. Would acorn squash be considered a carb? Love that too.

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  4. Squash is a complex carb! My favorite is butternut and it's on the list for the next week. This week it's sweet potatoes, yellow turnips, and a a baked cauliflower and bacon recipe that I've been meaning to try for a few months now.

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