Week 1 LCHF Progress, Recipes & More |We Got the FUNK

Monday, January 8, 2018

Week 1 LCHF Progress, Recipes & More

A little over a week ago, I wrote about my struggles with weight and life and my plans to tackle this head on for 2018.  We are now a week into 2018 and I have started the fight to regain my life, body and soul.  I figured I would try to do weekly updates on my progress for accountability and to share some of the recipes that I have found to be most effective for following the low carb high fat lifestyle.

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Progress:

I started immediately on New Years Day.  I woke up, set up my medications, planned out my meals for the day and resisted all urges to finish off that Christmas candy.  That continued for 4 full days and was awesome.  I cooked at home, made sure that I was meeting my macronutrient goals (carbs, proteins, fats) and drank so much water that my body actually felt hydrated for the first time in MONTHS!

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It worked!  I started weighing in a 178.8 lbs on New Years day and by Jan 4th, I was down 3.8 lbs and actually feeling pretty great.  I was on track to meet that 5 lb loss goal that I had set and ready to plan for a new week...and then my transmission went out on my truck and cue stress eating.

I lost the battle people.  I didn't completely lose, but I definitely had ice cream, and cheeseburgers and a vat of chips and salsa.  I stayed within my calories (actually I was below them the entire time), but when you are eating low carb, calories are not your issue, sugar is.  So I ended the week at 177.2.  A 1.6 lb loss, which is still a loss, but not what I was looking for!  I am hoping by this time next week I am down 5 lbs more and that I can find the strength to make better choices.

Personal Progress:

When the truck broke last week, I definitely was upset and I ate those feelings.  We are 6 months away from not having a daycare payment and I know that my 10 year old SUV with 220K miles is getting up there, but I was truly hoping that we could wait to get a new vehicle. I am a lady of luxury and the thought of that sort of a payment was just killing my soul (I know that I don't NEED a 70K vehicle, however, I also know that I spend 2 hours commuting each day and that I will never not have push button everything again). 

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Personally, the husband and I have been working tirelessly to stay out of debt and this was the last thing we were looking to do.  Thankfully, our friends and cousins came to the rescue, found that we had a few faulty wires and within about 2 hours my truck was completely fixed, running a million times better than it had been.  That stress was quickly relieved and I am so thankful for that.  However, we are still on the hunt for a newer model luxury SUV.  I am 90% sure we will stick with either the Tahoe Premium or the Yukon Denali again, now to find the one we want at the price we want.  Wish us luck, we are thinking of purchasing in the summer.

Weekly Meal Plan:

I know that planning ahead and trying to eat low carb can be really difficult for people. So I decided to put together this printable meal  plan that you can use to guide your eating.  Feel free to print it here too

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Essentially my schedule is below:

  • Fasting: 7 PM - 11 AM
  • Brunch: 11 AM
  • Snack: 2 PM
  • Dinner: 5 PM
  • Snack: 6 PM
  • Fasting: 7 PM
While fasting, the only thing that I take in is water.  Otherwise, I do not eat (or even take my meds) until around 11.  I am not stuck to this schedule like glue and some nights, due to our schedule, we eat dinner at 6 PM and that is fine.  The important aspect to intermittent fasting with a low carb diet is to make sure that you keep a consistent fasting schedule, so if you choose to only eat between 11 AM and 6 PM, then do not defer from that (although you can totally eat at whatever times within that time frame). 

Recipes:

I figured I would show you a couple of the recipes mentioned in my meal plan above.  These are not beautifully photographed, they are just snapshots of my plates, before I devour them!

Lunch Option:
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Ingredients:

  • 2 mini BabyBell Originals
  • 1/2 Medium Avocado
  • 2 Slices of Chicken Breast lunch meat
Lunch/Dinner Option:


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Ingredients:
  • 1 roasted chicken breast (I bought the whole roasted chicken from the grocery store)
  • 1 cup of Green Giant Mashed Cauliflower

Here is to a better week, more self control and moving in the right direction.  Thank you to everyone who reached out in support and I hope that I can continue to inspire and help others who are also struggling with weight and life. 

Do you have any go to healthy recipes?

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