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Low Carb?

For some time now I have been reflecting on why even when I am counting points or calories, I seem to be having such a hard time losing weight. I have started to think that maybe I need to look more at the carbs that I eat. So I have decided to try low carb eating and see how my body reacts to it?

So, my goal is to really work hard at this and see what the weighing scale says next Friday. When I weighed myself on Friday morning I had stayed exactly the same. I want to see those numbers going down not staying the same!!!

With it being Mother’s Day today, I thought first of all I would wait until Monday to start. Then I decided I should just start. I was reading somewhere that too often we plan in the future when we will start, whereas really we should just begin with the next meal. I guess it’s the same with having a “bad day”, really it’s a “bad meal”. It turns into a “bad day” when we just continue in the same way for the remainder of the day, instead of getting back on track with the next meal.

I read that to begin low carb eating we should start with 20 net carbs per day. So Friday morning I got up and started!!

So here is how Friday went for me …..

Breakfast
Omelet – 2 Eggs and 2oz Shredded Cheddar

Snack 1
3 Celery Stalks with 1 Tbsp Cream Cheese

Lunch
Tuna Salad (Can of Tuna, 2 cups shredded Romaine Lettuce, and 2 Tbsp Mayo

Snack 2
1/2 Red Pepper sliced with 1 Tbsp Ranch Dressing

Dinner
Chicken breast sautéed in 1 tsp Butter, 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce, 1 roma tomato diced, 1/2 cup diced cucumber, 2 Tbsp ranch dressing, 1 Tbsp Real Bacon Bits

Snack 3
Low Carb Caramel Nut Chew Bar

Total Carbs: 19.2
Total Calories: 1,453 – this is more than I have been consuming, so this makes me a little nervous, but we shall see!!!)

FitBit: 6,069 Steps, 7 Stairs
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Saturday I was up bright and early with a busy day ahead. I was helping our youth group participate in a highway clean up which is a big fund raiser for us. We had to meet at 6:30am at the church. As soon as I got out of bed I put 2 eggs on to boil. Saturday took a little bit of planning and control but I did it. I was pretty pleased too because on he drive home someone had a box of Tim Horton’s Timbits and I declined!!! Hurray for me!

For dinner we were at a Church event with pulled pork on a bun etc. I managed some wise choices and turned down dessert too!

Breakfast
2 Hard Boiled Eggs diced in a bowl with 1 tsp butter, salt and pepper
1/2 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Milk

Lunch
Ham Salad (3 Sliced Chopped Ham, 1 oz diced cheddar, 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce, 1/2 cup diced cucumber topped with 2 Tbsp Ranch Dressing

Snack
Sugar Free Jello topped with 1 Tbsp Whipping Cream

Dinner
Pulled Pork, Caesar salad (I didn’t eat any of the croutons), spoonful of coleslaw

Snack
2 Slices of Swiss Cheese
Low Carb Caramel Nut Chew Bar

Total Carbs: 19.9
Total Calories: 1,477

FitBit: 13,596 Steps, 7 Stairs
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Fit Bit – Week 11

BADGES

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Each week I am setting myself goals that I am finding a little too hard to reach at the moment and that is discouraging me and not motivating me.  So I think I am going to set myself a smaller goal …

So my goal is to have at least 50,500 steps and to have climbed 93 flights of stairs.  That is just one small increase from this week.

Total Steps Total   Distance Total Stairs
Week 1 24/12   – 30/12 28,817 12.66
Week 2 31/12   – 6/1 50,021 21.92
Week 3 6/1 – 13/1 51,681 23.58
Week 4 14/1-20/1 48,161 21.1
Week 5 21/1   – 27/1 43,947 19.25
Week 6 28/1 – 3/2 41,852 18.31
Week 7 4/2 – 10/2 50,200 22.58 109
Week 8 11/2 – 17/2 50,916 22.33 108
Week 9 18/2 – 24/2 54,287 23.88 98
Week 10 25/2 – 3/3 55,427 24.71 100
Week 11 4/3 – 10/3 50,061 22.13 92

Fit Bit – Week 10

Last week I decided I needed to address the lack of activity on a Sunday, so this week I did get a step badge and a stair badge every day of the week.

WEEK’S MOST ACTIVE DAY – Thurs, Feb 28

WEEK’S LEAST ACTIVE DAY – Sun, Mar 3

TOTAL STEPS

TOTAL STEPS – 55,427 Steps

DAILY AVERAGE – 7,918 steps

BEST DAY – 15,049 steps

TOTAL DISTANCE

TOTAL DISTANCE – 24.71 miles

DAILY AVERAGE -3.53 miles

BEST DAY – 6.70 miles

TOTAL STAIRS

TOTAL FLOORS CLIMBED – 100 Floors

DAILY AVERAGE – 14 Floors

BEST DAY – 31 Floors

BADGES

I earned 14 badges – that has been my goal for a few weeks now.  My ultimate goal is to achieve 7 x 10,000 step badges each week.

Steps – 5 x 5,000, 10,000 and 15,000

Stairs – 6 x 10 Floors climbed and 25 Floors

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Total Steps Daily Average Total Distance Daily Average
Week 1 24/12 – 30/12 28,817 4,117 12.66 1.81
Week 2 31/12 – 6/1 50,021 7,146 21.92 3.13
Week 3 6/1 – 13/1 51,681 7,383 23.58 3.37
Week 4 14/1-20/1 48,161 6,880 21.1 3.01
Week 5 21/1 – 27/1 43,947 6,278 19.25 2.75
Week 6 28/1 – 3/2 41,852 5,979 18.31 2.62
Week 7 4/2 – 10/2 50,200 7,171 22.58 3.23
Week 8 11/2 – 17/2 50,916 7,274 22.33 3.19
Week 9 18/2 – 24/2 54,287 7,755 23.88 3.41

Fit Bit – Week 9

There is a pattern developing here – I never reach 5,000 steps on a Sunday.  So I am going to address that one!!!  We are at church and when I come home I basically spend the afternoon in the kitchen.  So this week I am promising myself to somehow or another get those 5,000 steps done!!!  Maybe Ineed to commit myself to do the treadmill on a Sunday morning.

WEEK’S MOST ACTIVE DAY – Tues, Feb 19

WEEK’S LEAST ACTIVE DAY – Sun, Feb 24

TOTAL STEPS – 54,287

DAILY AVERAGE – 7,755 steps

BEST DAY – 11,900 steps

TOTAL DISTANCE – 23.88 miles

DAILY AVERAGE -3.41 miles

BEST DAY – 5.25 miles

I earned 13 badges

4 days – 5000 Steps

2 days 10,000 Steps

7 days – 10 Floors climbed

I didn’t earn any 25 steps badges this week!!!!

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Total Steps Daily Average Total Distance Daily Average
Week 1 24/12 – 30/12 28,817 4,117 12.66 1.81
Week 2 31/12 – 6/1 50,021 7,146 21.92 3.13
Week 3 6/1 – 13/1 51,681 7,383 23.58 3.37
Week 4 14/1-20/1 48,161 6,880 21.1 3.01
Week 5 21/1 – 27/1 43,947 6,278 19.25 2.75
Week 6 28/1 – 3/2 41,852 5,979 18.31 2.62
Week 7 4/2 – 10/2 50,200 7,171 22.58 3.23
Week 8 11/2 – 17/2 50,916 7,274 22.33 3.19
Week 9 18/2 – 24/2 54,287 7,755 23.88 3.41

Fit Bit – Week 8

Well, last week I set myself the goal of earning a step badge every day, I almost did it!  Unfortunately when we were away at the weekend Sunday was a lazy, lazy day so I didn’t get one then.  I most definitely WILL get 7 this week though!

WEEK’S MOST ACTIVE DAY – Tues, Feb 12

WEEK’S LEAST ACTIVE DAY – Sun, Feb 17 (no surprise there!)

TOTAL STEPS – 50,916

DAILY AVERAGE – 7,274 steps

BEST DAY – 11,265 steps

TOTAL DISTANCE – 22.33 miles

DAILY AVERAGE -3.19 miles

BEST DAY – 4.94 miles

I earned 13 badges

4 days – 5000 Steps

2 days 10,000 Steps

So I guess even though I didn’t get 7 step badges this week, I did manage to get 2 days with 10,000 steps.

6 days – 10 Floors climbed

1 day – 25 Floors Climbed

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Total Steps Daily Average Total Distance Daily Average
Week 1 24/12 – 30/12 28,817 4,117 12.66 1.81
Week   2 31/12 – 6/1 50,021 7,146 21.92 3.13
Week 3 6/1 – 13/1 51,681 7,383 23.58 3.37
Week 4 14/1-20/1 48,161 6,880 21.1 3.01
Week 5 21/1   – 27/1 43,947 6,278 19.25 2.75
Week 6 28/1 – 3/2 41,852 5,979 18.31 2.62
Week 7 4/2 – 10/2 50,200 7,171 22.58 3.23
Week 8 11/2 – 17/2 50,916 7,274 22.33 3.19

Fit Bit – Week 7

After setting that goal last week I am so pleased to see the improvement I have made this week – yeah for me!!

WEEK’S MOST ACTIVE DAY – Mon,Feb 4

WEEK’S LEAST ACTIVE DAY – Sun, Feb 10

TOTAL STEPS – 50,200

DAILY AVERAGE – 7,171 steps

BEST DAY – 10,259 steps

TOTAL DISTANCE – 22.58 miles

DAILY AVERAGE -3.23 miles

BEST DAY – 4.56 miles

I earned 13 badges

5 days – 5000 Steps

1 day 10,000 Steps

My goal for this week is to make sure I get 7 step badges, one for each day of the week.

6 days – 10 Floors climbed

1 day – 25 Floors Climbed

5000 Steps10 Floors10000 steps25 Stairs
Total Steps Daily Average Total Distance Daily Average
Week 1 24/12 – 30/12 28,817 4,117 12.66 1.81
Week   2 31/12 – 6/1 50,021 7,146 21.92 3.13
Week 3 6/1 – 13/1 51,681 7,383 23.58 3.37
Week 4 14/1-20/1 48,161 6,880 21.1 3.01
Week 5 21/1   – 27/1 43,947 6,278 19.25 2.75
Week 6 28/1 – 3/2 41,852 5,979 18.31 2.62
Week 7 4/2 – 10/2 50,200 7,171 22.58 3.23

Fit Bit Week 6

Well, after getting this today I decided I seriously need to make some changes.  When I look at my weekly comparison chart I am dropping activity every week, the whole point of the FitBit was to encourage me to increase.  So I came in from work today and immediately changed into comfy clothes, so I can go on the treadmill or do exercise of some kind.  I am determined to see better results next week.

I smiled on Thursday though when I received an email from FitBit advising me that I had earned my Helicopter Badge!!!

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This badge is awarded for having climbed 500 Floors.   I didn’t do those all in one day just incase you are wondering.  It is one of their Lifetime awards, it’s how many I have done since I started wearing my FitBut.  I won’t see another of these until I reach the 1,000 stairs climbed!

WEEK’S MOST ACTIVE DAY – Tue, Jan 29

WEEK’S LEAST ACTIVE DAY – Fri, Feb 1

TOTAL STEPS – 41,852

DAILY AVERAGE – 5,979 steps

BEST DAY – 10,717 steps

TOTAL DISTANCE – 18.31 miles

DAILY AVERAGE – 2.62 miles

BEST DAY – 4.70 miles

I earned 6 badges (I had 9 last week)

2 days – 5000 Steps (my goal is to have 5 days with 5,000 steps next week)

2 day 10,000 Steps (these are my days when I go to Zumba)

1 day – 10 Floors climbed (my goal is to have at least 10 flights of stairs everyday)

1 day – 25 Floors climbed

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10 Floors
10000 steps
25 Stairs
Total Steps Daily Average Total Distance Daily Average
Week 1 24/12 – 30/12 28,817 4,117 12.66 1.81
Week   2 31/12 – 6/1 50,021 7,146 21.92 3.13
Week 3 6/1 – 13/1 51,681 7,383 23.58 3.37
Week 4 14/1-20/1 48,161 6,880 21.1 3.01
Week 5 21/1   – 27/1 43,947 6,278 19.25 2.75
Week 6 28/1 – 3/2 41,852 5,979 18.31 2.62
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