Madi's Meal Logs!
I wouldn't say these are "meal plans" necessarily, but if you are looking for different ways to stay under 20 net carbs a day, here is a good place to start! I am starting to try to make my logs with the macros for EACH MEAL, as well as the TOTAL macros, so you can mix and match as you'd like!
As always, my logs are soy-free, gluten-free, and sweetener-free (as discussed before, with the exception of vega essentials) and I think all are under 20 net carbs except maybe one or two, under 25.
Let's talk about a few things...
If you are super observant, you might have noticed that days 13 and 14 are missing...
I am going to write a blog about those days... but I am still mentally processing my feels about them.
I know there is an epiphany hiding in what happened in those days... just not sure what it is yet!!!
(Day 18 is gone, too, but that's because I ate the same foods as day 17!)
Beyond that, however, I want to draw your attention to the FIRST photo and the LAST...
The FIRST has my weight of that day, 113 (actually was 113.4) on it. That was the first time I had weighed myself in 3 weeks. I weighed, almost to the ounce, exactly the same as I did 3 weeks before, despite all my challenges and spills (and successes and soars) those three weeks. THE EXACT SAME. Since I am TRYING to maintain, that was great!
But then, I weighed myself the next day... and I gained a few ounces... and the next a few more... I was still eating the same macros and foods, yet the scale was changing... After those three days, I stopped weighing myself and decided to trust the process. CLEARLY I hadn't gained a few ounces every day for the last 3 weeks. On the contrary, I ended up exactly where I had been, without the scale needing to tell me A DIGGITY DARN THING.
SO I am going to keep it (okay THEM, I have TWO scales) around, but I AM NOT GOING TO LET THEM RULE ME LIKE THEY DID BEFORE!!! In fact, I had a HUGE salad not only ONCE, but TWICE this weekend. (as commented on VKMS, I am giving myself a "cheat" but I am "cheating" on vegetables... this is connected to the epiphany from the 21 day challenge, but again- I still can't quite verbalize it... YET). I am also taking a break from counting macros this weekend. Not that I am eating a ton (today I had the salad, along with BPC and some nuts and seeds), but sometimes I need to remember to breathe and let some things go and LIVE a little bit. Not bathing in chocolate fountains (any MDWAP/Belinda Blinked listeners in here...... no? just me? Okayyyy....) but not restricting to the point that I can't breathe! (I don't OUTRIGHT feel like that, but I think being under so much pressure and constraint all the time...)
WHICH brings me to my SECOND (last) photo to which I'd like to draw your attention.
THIS is a photo of my BRAND NEW CUP that I absolutely ADORE (Bed Bath and Beyond purchase!)
It's my daily reminder to PUNCH EVERY DAY IN THE FACE.
I am STRONG.
I am WORTHY.
I am CAPABLE.
I AM AMAZING AND AWESOME AND I KICK BUTT!
I wake up every morning and put one foot in front of the other and ROCK MY LIFE to the FULLEST.
It may seem silly that it took a cup to convince me (and help remind me) of that, but whatever works!
In addition to the book club, I've been working on two vegan keto side projects...
And I KNOWWW I still need to post about my BAGELS (okay, Renee's bagels!) and FLACKERS, but I am going to try to make them both AGAIN tomorrow now that I know (a little more) what I'm doing, so I will take photos THEN and try to post tomorrow night. Good compromise? Thanks, I thought so, too!
Until Next Time, Lovelies!
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