This is basically just a dump of all of the photos on my phone, as I can't seem to wrap my head around writing a cohesive post today. I'm tired y'all. I blame it on the carb flu.
For Lent, Phil and I are following a low carb diet, and we were *shocked* at our starting weights on Ash Wednesday. I don't weigh myself a lot, and since January 17, Phil has been on Exodus 90 and I have been on Magnify 90 which had already restricted our diets (no sweets, no snacks, and no alcohol) and we assumed that we were losing weight. I guess we ate more than enough at meal times to counteract all of those sacrifices.
Plus, while I'm on a role of complaining about weight, I work out A LOT.
Every day, I walk 3 miles on my lunch break, then I either go for a run after work or go to a workout class at my gym (and I only attend the hardest classes). Most days, I will also walk the dog for a mile or two. My apple watch shows that I burn 800-1000 active calories every.single.day.
And yet, this week? I GAINED 1.2 pounds.
This is a Saturday morning Boot Camp class with some of my kids. It's held on the indoor track and you run from station to station around the whole track.
So one would think that all of that activity + eating less carbs + no snacking/no sweets/no alcohol would equal a lean mama. Like, what am I doing wrong? I track my food and eat about 1500-1800 calories a day, and because I burn through a lot of those, I am hungry a lot. We have one cheat meal each week. One. It's just so frustrating. I've had my thyroid checked at every physical and it's been fine. I'm not looking to be skinny, let's not be crazy, I truly just want to be healthy and strong. I want to look like Colleen 2010 (after four kids when I ran my first half-marathon):
Please don't think less of me for thinking less of me. Just being honest.
Almost $80 to fill up my tank.
It was so interesting to read your comments on my last post about the price of gas throughout the country and even (expensive) Canada!
The boys went to youth group last week, and taped each other to the wall, as one does. Eamon was fed cookies as he hung there. He did not inherit my claustrophobia.
Andrew's team of 11th graders wanted to recreate their 8th grade photo:
JP is flying home tonight for Spring Break! Yay! I'm going to smoosh his face so much and then take him to get a haircut. I was trying to convince him to go back to his 9th grade hairstyle by sending him this photo while we were Facetiming, and it ended up looking like he was wearing a dress :)
|Me lovie the short hair and loathie the long hair|
If you are looking for a meatless Friday meal, and also counting your carbs (but why? it's a scam!) may I suggest this Keto Salmon Patty recipe? I used a pouch of salmon and almond flour. I thought they were a little salty, so next time I will omit the salt but you do you! I cut the recipe in half and it made two big patties and I ate one for dinner and one the next day for lunch, delish.
And I guess that's all she wrote. Have a lovely weekend everybody!