Saturday, September 8, 2012

Staying on a Low Carb Diet

The last three weeks have been unbelievably busy between work and family. I haven't had much time for myself. I feel like I'm in a constant state of rush. Somehow I've managed to stay on my low carb plan despite my hectic schedule and added stress. I worked hard during the summer to plan for the school year, but my weekends have been consumed with non stop "go" to the point that my plans have gone down the drain. I've digressed four times: In my rush out the door I drove through Whataburger and had egg, bacon, and cheese taquitos. And twice I've eaten out for dinner, gave in, and indulged in a roll (okay, three rolls last night -my bad).

I've been lucky that my indulgences didn't add to my weight. I'm still in a 3 pound bouncing stall. Sigh...  My lifesavers over the past few weeks has been: grilled chicken salads (fast food versions w/LC dressing), Hillshire Farms precooked grilled chicken breasts (2-3 carbs, but great in a pinch and very tender and tasty), and tuna/chicken salad.

I have a lot of running to do today (just waiting for the clothes to dry), and lots of work to do tomorrow, but I'm determined to take the time to plan out my week. I'm also trying egg creams today. I just made a chocolate egg cream using egg beaters, club soda, heavy whipping cream, Jay Robb's chocolate protein powder, and chocolate DaVinci's (yum and I can't taste the egg). I'm going to try another one for lunch (pumpkin perhaps), then eat a sensible dinner of fish and steamed veggies for dinner. I will stick to this plan for tomorrow as well. My hope is that the egg creams will shake my body up a bit and earn me a visit from the whoosh fairy. I'll let you know how it goes. Have a great weekend!