4th Low Carb Month: Zero Progress

If you haven’t already read my latest blog post you can check it out here. With that all going on I definitely didn’t do that hot this last low carb month. The stressful pregnancy and then my miscarriage was just too much. I only logged for about the first 10 days of the month and then fell off the wagon. All of the Halloween candy was really tempting too. 🥺

Instead of losing weight this month the scale went in the wrong direction. I started month 4 down 20lbs and ended down 15lbs 🙈. I’m hoping this 5th month I can get back on track and hit 20lbs again and then 25 by Christmas, maybe. We all hit roadblocks but getting back on track is what counts! In times of struggle, I find it best to focus on things I can control. To avoid getting consumed with depression, I’m focusing on Thanksgiving (we’re hosting), my upcoming 2nd craft fair (Nov 30), and getting my low(er) carb lifestyle back on track!

I have a round of healthy groceries set to be picked up today through clicklist and have planned our meals for the next bit. We’ll have twisted chicken chili (my fave chili recipe), pork chops with roasted veggies, burgers with zucchini fries, and spaghetti squash casserole. I’ll share some of the recipes in my next blog!

This last month I did make a super yummy sweet red chili that you should check out in the meantime. Make sure you use all 4lbs of meat! I used angus and it turned out great. I do recommend seasoning the meat a bit more while you cook it (some salt, pepper, & garlic) to give it some more flavor. Also, instead of Navy beans I used two cans of black beans.

We’re all human and acting like this last low month didn’t happen would be a lie. I fell off but am determined to get it together again! More to come ✌️

Third Month Down

My third month of tracking my food/trying to eat less than 100g net carbs ended on October 9th. I’m happy to report that I met my goal for the month too: 20lbs gone 💪 By 11/9 I’m hoping to hit 25lbs.

Lately we’ve tried some super yummy recipes that I’ve been excited to share. Two of them are Giant Italian Meatballs and Creamy Dijon Chicken Thighs With Bacon and Spinach.

Giant Italian Meatballs

Rob found this recipe and it was deellliicciiooouuusssss. We mixed a pound of ground beef with a pound of mild sausage for these and they were perfect. They look awhile to cook and follow all of the recipe steps but it was worth it. Next time I’d probably opt to make more at a time since they reheated well and we ate them all in just a few days. I portioned our recipe into 6 servings (1 meatball per serving) with each being 488 calories, 11.3g net carbs, and 28g protein.

Creamy Dijon Chicken Thighs With Bacon and Spinach

This recipe was easy but took awhile because it called for you to cook everything in stages in the same pan. Personally, next time I’d cook the chicken thighs and bacon at the same time in two different pans. When the chicken is done – that pan is out of commission. When the bacon is done you still drain the majority of the grease then move onto the next step for cooking the onion. This not only saves time but, when I cooked it the way the directions originally called for, by the time I was done with the bacon my pan had lots of super burnt bits/spots in it. Luckily this never impacted the flavor but it didn’t add to it either. Plus it made my final dish a lot darker colored than the recipe pictures. But, despite that, this one was another winner. Next time I might even add some mushrooms or sun-dried tomatoes. 🤤 I portioned this recipe into 8 servings. Each was 342 calories, 4g of net carbs, and 32g of protein.

Try the recipes and let me know what you think! I’m excited to see where the next month takes me. Even if I don’t hit my 25lb goal I’m already feeling so much better from my eating habit changes.

Here’s to finding more tasty & healthy recipes! 🥰