Friday, August 24, 2018

What a Week! ...and Fairs.

Good morning my blog loving friends! It has been a very busy and happy week for us as we wrap up the summer and get back into the swing of school. We didn't get a chance to go to the beach this year, but maybe we can make that happen before winter rolls in.

One thing we do like to do is travel around and try our different fairs and carnivals each summer, and this week we had a great time doing that! My food choices were definitely not low carb, but no where near the old way of eating at fairs. I was not as healthy as I have been in some past years, but better than most. Although there was no "deep fried butter" which was suggested to me in the comments on my last post, there *were* deep fried pickles, and battered fries topped with cheese and bacon. Those were good and were shared so that I had a small portion of each and was satisfied. I drank some freshly made lemonade (with sugar in it) and had a cheese steak with lots of onions, peppers, and mushrooms (and skipped most of the bun) and a few bites of funnel cake. Did I have joint pain after? Yes, I did, from the inflammation sugar causes, but I took some Advil and was okay.

This week my weight has ranged between 181 and 183 pounds. I skipped the phentermine for most of this week, just having a half dose on 2 or 3 days and none on the rest. When things settle down and I am ready to work on losing again, probably next week, I'll start taking it daily again. But today I am skipping it altogether and just drinking lots of water and eating better. I do have a lot of fruit in my fridge from the Farmer's Market and a case of mangoes we bought last week, and all of that needs to be used up. Today I am going to juice the seeded grapes and drink that around lunch time. I also plan to eat plenty of produce this weekend to use it up before it spoils and freeze the rest. I have watermelon, cantaloupe, apples (I had one for breakfast with coffee), grapefruit, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, and probably more that is lurking in the fridge. I also have some nice tomatoes that I grew in a pot in my yard, mushrooms, onions, greens, carrots, and who knows what else in there. It might be a good day to make a stir fry for dinner! I will thaw some chicken so I don't forget.

I weigh 183 this morning and am hoping to see a couple of those pounds drop off within a day or two. I feel amazing. This has been such a great summer! I hope yours has been, too.


MaryFran said...

Good job of finding balance between living free and being /eating healthy!!!

Anonymous said...

You may as well say you are on a high carb diet now. Even without the fries and elephant ears, just fruit its self and juice especially is very high carb. You cannot lose weight doing that.

Anonymous said...

Last anon --

There are as many ways to lose weight as their are people! Lyn is in a groove right now and what she's doing is working for her. She knows she can drop 1-2 pounds quickly once she cuts back on calories, and specifically those from carbs.

This may not work for everyone.

I am successfully losing an average of 8-11 pounds monthly doing carb cycling so I most definitely each high carb on select days. That's my groove.

Lyn, I'm glad you're enjoying the fairs. The summer season is too short and some have suffered too much with weather this year. It sounds like you made the most of your time.

jenfromtheburgh said...

What is your name on instagram?

Bec Z said...

Last comment leaver: Can you talk about what you mean by "carb cycling"?

And also, I find it bizarre that anyone criticizes Lynn for anything she does...why do you follow 1st anonymous? I have followed her for years through the ups and downs, "mistakes" (opportunities for growth) and successes without once making a negative comment. I suspect everyone who follows is searching for healthy lifestyle and looking to be inspired. I know I am...and she is inspirational. The mere fact that she has shared intimately all her decisions and changes, both positive and not so positive, is miraculous! So who are you to judge...judgey judgerson! LOL.I'm done.

Lyn said...

Thanks all!!


it's lynescapes. See you there!

Weigh in today: 183 pounds. Feeling amazing!