Reclaiming my closet
Help! I lost my closet
My return to the Healthy lifestyle and the process of Reclaiming all the clothes I lost when I fell off the Healthy life.
June 9, 2017 Day 126
Still feel great. The 2 pm slowdown is still happening. If I am moving and grooving I feel fine. However, if I am driving in the car on this long trip to pick up the girls from camp, zzzzzzzz fest. Got to find a way around that.
Operation Whittle the Middle is so-so. I don’t see big changes in that area. I certainly have dropped weight, but I feel my gut is making up for it all. But, I will keep at it. Being that this is a LONG game of inches, I’m not as concerned as before. I’m setting some little goals for each inch I drop. I am also going to see if I can schedule a physical before my insurance changes.
Overall, I feel mentally clear and very focused. It’s hard to explain, because I don’t think I understood how mentally foggy I was before I jumped to keto. Now, it’s hard to explain just how foggy I’m NOT.
I struggled through the workout yesterday. I wasn’t sure if I am just out of shape or if I was on the struggle bus. Being that I was perfectly, fine the rest of the night I think, I’m out of shape and need more strong cardio butt kicking.
Meal prep is ready and I think I’ll be good for next week. I’m going to up the fats so see how my satiety lasts. I’m also going to start hitting that 16 hour fast consistently.
June 7, 2017 Day 124
I don’t feel I’m thinning out like I planned. I saw a pic of myself yesterday coaching and I almost threw up. YUCK! I have some work to do.
I’ve also been sleepy around 2 pm the last couple of days. I toughed it out, but I am not used to being sleepy or even tired anymore. I even tried to sleep late yesterday so I don’t know what that’s all about
The eats have been great this week. Not easing up on meal prep was smart. Now, I have a stocked freezer and no need to go out even on Summer break. Perfect.
Tomorrow, I’m going to start my IF push. I’m going to try to get comfortable with 16 hrs. Then I’m going to go for 24 hours. I’m thinking Sunday night at 7pm until Monday 7pm. Tuesday I should be in a groove and be able to push a 24 fast to 36. Let’s see.
Moving around a lot has kept my mind off eating. Now, to step my CF game up and I think I’ll be in a good spot.
Update: SUPER SLEEPY TODAY! I had to fight off sleep like a golden glove champion. Heading to bed early tonight.
June 6, 2017 Day 123
I find myself hungry when I eat breakfast. When I skip and IF I find myself satiated longer when I skip breakfast and eat around noon. Today, I’m not going to, because I ate super late last night, but I’m going to do my best to stop eating around 5 and IF until tomorrow.
June 4, 2017 Day 121
I was groggy this AM. I’m not 100% sure why, but I was groggy and I slept late. Today I had a huge salad with gyro meat. After that I PASSED OUT! I really need to go back over how and what my body response is to salad. Geez.
June 3, 2017 Day 120
I really feel good. I am not sluggish at all. I didn’t measure at all, but I sense that I am not dropping the weight. My waistline plan is still in effect though. I had some Bleu cheese with my lunch, but I don’t feel like a balloon like I used to.
Doing IF has changed my eating habits for real. I made it until noon today. So that’s a 16 hour fast. I could honestly soak in the tub and go to bed. Even though I still have 300 cals to get. I am just not nearly as hungry as I have been in the past.
I think I am going to fast 3 to 4 days a week until I get consistent with 16 hours. Then by school time I should be able to go all 5 work days. I even did a wod today fasted and it wasn’t horrible at all.
June 2, 2017 (Day 119)
Started with every intention of fasting until afternoon, yesterday. I started making breakfast for the girls. Without really thinking I started eating. SMH I will say this, though I’m eating a lot less. I had to make myself eat something to finish off my cals by the end of the day. I’m just not as hungry at all. That being said I still haven’t measured my middle nor stepped on the scale.
June 1, 2017 (Day 118)
I am going to do some brain hacks. I feel alert, but not as crisp as I had been at the onset. I know I haven’t been taking MCT because I haven’t been doing the BPC or BPT lately. I have been getting a scoop of coconut oil to rev the engines. I am going to see if I can fast more, drink more water and fine tune my eating during the Summer break. Operation Whittle the Middle is in effect.
Went to bed at 9 and woke up feel great. I last ate at 7 and I am not hungry now so I am going to try to push it out as long as I can.
I was really sore from Murph Saturday. I did try to take in more water, but I wasn’t seeing improvements.
May 31, 2017 (Day 117)
I am not staying asleep all night. Been waking at 3 am, again. I may go back to taking melatonin at night to see if that helps. I also feel like I have been on technology to late. I will go back to reading late not using tech.
Yesterday’s workout was solid and it checked me. I don’t feel I was overdone. I think my plan to not workout late has been successful.
I ate breakfast and lunch. I still have 700 cals to have for dinner and I could seriously not eat. I’m going, but I’m not nearly as hungry as I have been. Considering the fact that I haven’t eaten a ton today. I did have a lot of water. I am going to try to get a bit more in before I go to bed tonight.
May 30, 2017 (Day 116)
Slept so so. No dreams and I am up super early. I have a lot to do today. I think it’s just on my mind. I rolled over around 2 and I couldn’t get back to sleep at all.
My eating wasn’t the best yesterday. Entirely too much protein, which is a problem. I can certainly see how I make the decisions so it’s just a matter of making better choices. Overall I give this weekend a 4 on making the best decisions. However, my overall energy levels are still 8. I would give my sleep this weekend an 8 as well.
Whittle Week begins today. I’m fasting until noon. I am going to chug water. No coffee. I’m going to try to get as many cals from my food as I can. Besides I want to see if I can do better getting good cals from my food. My BPC and BPT is becoming a crutch. Plus I just feel stalled out.
I ate yesterday at 7 pm. So this should be a 16 hr IF with lots of water.
Update: I could’ve really gone the rest of the day without eating. The workout was horrible, but I felt good when I got home, but since I know I can’t afford to be hungry late I just went ahead and ate dinner.
May 29, 2017 (Day 115)
Slept late today! 630! That’s huge. I haven’t done that in years. Needless to say I am groggy, but I am good.
Besides some taste testing, I ate last around 6 pm yesterday. I honestly feel full still. I am going to chug some water before I got support the gym. I think I will eat later today. It does feel effortless.
I don’t have meal prep ready for this week. But I have a lot in the freezer. I should be able to make it through the week. This is the week that I start whittling the middle.
June’s goal is to drop 2 inches from the middle. Also to do 3 CF workouts per week.
Update. I stopped eating at 6pm. So I will go until noon tomorrow on this fast.
May 28, 2017
Fasted from 7pm until 1pm. Honestly felt pretty good. I wasn’t famished by 1. I could do that more often. Get in the bed by 9. Awake at 5, that’s 8 hours. Then endure until 1pm. The difficult part is from 10 to 1. I should be able to pull it off.
Slept super late today, 8 am. Felt pretty good. Could have stayed in the bed longer.
Starting to feel beat up from wod yesterday. Nothing worse than before, but certainly better than before. Got to see if I can get in a workout in tomorrow before the cookout.
May 27, 2017
First real CF wod in some time. I felt energized as much as I could. The beat down was just that I haven’t done it. I feel that if I keep at it I will certainly adapt to Keto CrossFit. Hey, that would be a name.
Slept pretty well last night. I tried to stay in the bed late and did for 20 minutes. I’m going to try again tomorrow. The mental game has been on point. I don’t feel foggy at all. Though I was on the Struggle Bus during that workout my thoughts were clear. Most of them were “quit this craziness”. But I can’t say I was foggy.
I fasted until 6 and I felt pretty good. I am not sure if I will be able to fast today, but I will certainly fast Sunday to Monday.
May 26 , 2017
Rough eating yesterday. Went to a grad party and I didn’t stick to the plan. Back on the grind today. Started off with lots of good water and I am ready for the day. I am considering fasting until lunch today to get my body back in a fat burning mode.
I did still sleep perfectly and had nice dreams. Albeit I woke up early.
Energy has been on point all week. I certainly feel that I am fat adapted. My mental game has been good.
Update: It’s about 9 and I’m kinda hungry. I could use a bite, but I’m holding it down. I am going to fast today until 5 tomorrow. Last meal was 5 pm today.
May 25 , 2017
Lots of great, albeit strange dreams last night. However, I woke up with another headache. Just a nagging. I think I am dehydrated so I will chug some water and see if that balances me.
Post coaching eats was just some pumpkin seeds. I felt great yesterday. I was a little over on my macros, but I wasn’t hungry like I usually am.
No fast today. I am going to get back to it next week when I can really dial it in.
May 24 , 2017 (day 110)
I am not fasting today. I didn’t feel well yesterday. I will get back on it tomorrow. I felt great, but that early am fiasco was my undoing.
I don’t know what else I can do to whittle my midsection. I feel like I may need to return to doing CF exclusively rather than lifting. I may start today.
May 23 , 2017
Decided to go to the gym early. Not a great idea. I’m exhausted. I thought I could shift back to working out in the AM. I don’t think that will become a thing.
Had some crazy dreams last night that seemed real. I woke up with a terrible headache because of it. So that added to the weight of the bar and even more wore me out.
Besides being tired I feel great today. I don’t think this will be a regular on going thing, but I will try it again on a day that I don’t coach the night before. Hahahaha
Update: I was hungry around 7:20 and I smashed a pretty good breakfast of pork chops and broccoli. Around 1030 I snagged up my pumpkin seed snack. I SHOULD be able to make it until 1, eat a nice “dinner” and IF until tomorrow. SHOULD. Clearly the pepperoni before gym pushed my WAY up on my cals for the day. I am still within range for the day. Possible.
My opinions on Keto vs. SAD
Very erratic sleep patterns. Woke up at least one time every night to go to the restroom. 3-4 times a week I’d wake up at 3 am and couldn’t go back to sleep. No dreams
I get sleepy at the same time every night. I don’t have to take anything in order to have peaceful, long sleep. I have 3-4 vibrant dreams per night, which I usually remember in the AM.
Though I felt good to start I used to chug the iced coffee, random 5 Hour Energy and caffeine pills. The 3 pm slump was harsh.
I still drink my coffee, but it’s because I like the taste. I am not sluggish through the day. I only feel the 2 pm slump if I have had too many carbs. Overall my day is very constant. I feel that my body is metered out. I don’t have super highs or lows. I’m just very even keeled.
Achy, sore, lots of creaks in the AM. I felt bloated a lot.
Very loose. RomWod is starting to take hold. I rarely feel achy in the AM. I am not hadly sore after workout. Though I don’t feel I’m as strong as I could be. I’m not beat down like I used to be.
I would tear into bad eats without considering how it would effect me. Hunger needed to be satisfied. My clothes were always uncomfortable.
I’m much more aware of HOW food makes me feel. What does it do to my body and so on. Mindless eating doesn’t happen as much. Though I haven’t recovered all my clothes, I have access to a lot more than I had before. Muffin Top must Stop.
Food is fun, food is needed. Lots of senseless eating. No consideration for eating to be satisfied as much as eating to eat.
Food is fuel and it’s not a game. I eat when I’m hungry and if I’m not I don’t . I have been playing with IF and I think I’m getting the hang of it. I feel my body is moving away from the slavery to food and more to a state or food is fuel
Mentally, I was all over the place. I never felt as if I was in control of my thoughts. They were always racing and I was always playing catch up with what I thinking and saying
I am very alert now and I feel that I have my thoughts in line. The fog has lifted and I don’t feel out of sync with my thoughts, words and mental clarity. When I’m really chugging along I feel my mind working differently. I still feel that shift every now and then.
Always, always, always. Slow boil.
There’s still stressful situations, but I don’t feel overwhelmed by them. Though I don’t feel I have space all the time to tackle them I don’t feel swamped either.
I felt fine, but I didn’t know or consider that I could feel better or different. I wasn’t on a schedule and my life wasn’t very consistent.
Quality of Life
I feel like I’m on a nice path. There’s still stress and stuff, but I don’t feel like life is out of control. I find it very easy to rest and to refocus.
May 22, 2017
I ate my last meat at 630 pm yesterday. I’m kinda hungry right now, but I’ll wait until 10 to eat. That’s a real challenge for sure. I was hungry for sure, but I only ate ½ of the pepperoni I intended to eat. Thankfully, I downed a large bottle of water around 930 and that took a lot of the edge off. Now, I’m drinking my BPT and getting work done in class.
So I fasted from 630 til 10 am. I just ate again at 130 pm. I feel full and could legit go the rest of the night without eating. But will I?
It’s currently 920 and I haven’t eaten since 130. If I can make it until tomorrow morning at 5 I will be in the ballpark 16 hours again. I want this.
May 21, 2017
I’m up earlier than usual, but I feel great. I was thinking about some things I want to do next year and couldn’t sleep. So here I am, planning and scheming. I ate last around 5 pm yesterday. I chugged a lot of water to help ease the hunger along with took a long soak. I should be able to make it until lunch. Let’s see.
I should weigh and measure today. Measure, yes. Weigh, not so quickly. I just don’t want to be in a negative feedback loop. I certainly feel that I’m slimming down, but I will wait until the end of the month to weigh.
Spent a lot of time moving yesterday and I feel I was energetic and stable. I need to cut the grass, but I think I will have to do it this weekend when the grass dries out. But overall I haven’t been tired or lazy. I just go do what I have to and keep it moving.
Sleep was on point.
I have to be ready for that long fast. I threw all the progress away on the way home from church by grabbing boneless wings. What a fail. I was pretty hungry. So next time I am going to stick to the plan. Even if I have to bring a snack to break the fast with. So 19.5 hours is doable. I will stick to 16. I ate at 630 pm tonight. I should be able to get to 1030 am tomorrow.
Been tired and blah every since. Failage.
Hour 15. I feel really good. I am going to chug some water before I even think about eating.
I had to go pick up Destiny at 10 last night. I was miserable waiting and driving that late at night. Ended up sleeping late. No natural calm or melatonin needed.
May 19, 2017
I got the sleep on point. Even though I fell asleep with the lights on, I woke up and turned it off, but went back to sleep. Fantastic, crazy dreams.
I didn’t eat until 11 am. I think I could’ve gone longer, but I was out at field day for the girls and I was done by the time I got to lunch time. I just ate what I want to call dinner at 4 pm. It was a huge meal and I hope that I won’t even think about food until I wake tomorrow. I could really do a longer fast and I’m toying with the idea of just making my 10 am meal my 1st for the day. If I shut down the eats at 7 pm that will give me a habit of roughly a 15 hour fast every day. Interesting.
The energy levels have been on point. I starting thinking about being sleepy around 230 am. I shook it off and made it through. The heat has me against the ropes for sure. I am not tired as much as I’m wore out. I guess this is what they call the “Dog Days of Summer”.
I haven’t missed dairy nearly as much as I thought. It really isn’t as big a deal.
May 18, 2017
Slept great. No midnight wake ups. I had some wild dreams, but they were long and detailed. Given how refreshed I felt I’m going to see how I can muster that again and again. I did have some serious allergy issues this AM, but it’s all good. Going to see if I can wait to eat until 715 am. And eventually, I will try to push that start time back later and later. Let’s see.
Ate at 615. Currently it’s 930 and I feel fine. I am about to grab some water, but I feel full still.
May 17, 2017
Ok, slipped up and ate something around 8 pm last night. I went from 1215-6. I destroyed some cals and then snagged a snack right at 8.
I was either hot last night or I had some blood sugar spike. I was awake around 2 pm. However, I went right back to sleep and got up around 445. I had a piece of bacon since I was cooking for the girls.
My clothes are fitting amazing. Nothing like going to an interview and your clothes fitting like a boss. Feeling good and I think IF is helping.
I felt pretty good on the platform yesterday. I’m going back today and I hope to keep getting stronger and flexy. I felt right on point. I get winded pretty easily now, but that’s to be expected, I think. My game was on point and I think I’m hitting a stride.
Finally ate around 120! I wasn’t dying, but I was certainly ready to eat.
Didn’t eat again until 7 and I was ready to rumble. Last meal 715 pm. Let’s see if I can just do a simple 12 hour fast.
May 16th, 2017
I did eat some pepperoni after coaching. So I fasted from 1215-830. Then I went from 830 – 600 am. I was over my cals by 500 and I wonder if that’s why I woke up early today.
I woke up this morning at 3 am. I tried to stay in the bad, but my allergies were popping off so I just went ahead and started the day around 315. I may have to start paying attention to when I wake up and what I ate the night before. But I will say having a real breakfast is a winner for sure. I will have to keep at that.
I really felt good yesterday. No 2 pm crash. And for the most part I wasn’t hungry until I got home after coaching.
Forgot to weigh and measure myself this weekend. I don’t think I care either. I do see my clothes fitting better. So that’s that.
Update: It’s about 920 am and I feel great. My iced coffee taste horrible. I think I’m starting to not like it anymore. Maybe I’ll stick to tea. Never let me down. I’m going to just try to push the boundaries of my fasting window up and down. If I don’t eat until at least 11 am that will give me a serious 15-16 hour window. Today is a lifting day so I’ll more than likely eat around 330 – 4pm. If I can hold out when I get home I’ll eat again tomorrow around 6. Let’s see how it flows. Given that I’ve been awake since 330 or so, I do feel on point.
Ate at 1215. I did chug some unsweet tea as well. Feeling good. We’ll see how it goes.
May 15 , 2017
I stopped eating at 8 pm last night. I will try to hold out until 7 am today. I figured out that I can make breakfast and still get to work on time. They richer breakfast is better than just a bpc.
Sleep was spot on. I wanted to soak, but last night was so busy. It’s getting easier to wind down at night. I don’t feel the stress even when have a lot to do. Keto has been a real blessing.
I didn’t take any supplements on the trip and don’t think I was at a disadvantage. When we cruise however, I will make some keto supp packs.
No lifting today. I will get a double session tomorrow. But I will be coaching and I want to try to stave off that late night binge eating when I get home.
Since we were out of town I didn’t meal prep. So I am going to eat what I have in the freezer. I think that I have enough to last until Wednesday. We’ll see what happens. I think I will go find keto meals. I know whole foods has ready made paleo meals. Sprouts does, too. Then again I could just cook Wednesday night. I want do a huge cook this weekend.
Update! All my pre keto shorts fit. One pair is still a little struggle, but I can button them up which is a really big deal. The shirts are starting to fit correctly.
Update: I had a great lunch. I’m trying to see how long I feel great. It’s currently 2pm and I feel full. I ate around 1215 pm. Besides needing to run to the hopper, I feel ready for the rest of the day. I’m over my macros so I’m going to have to be creative.
May 14, 2017 (101 days keto)
Kept it keto yesterday. I wasn’t impressed, but it’s certainly more about fuel sources not anything else. Eat, fuel up and go.
Crazy vivid dreams. I hope I wasn’t talking in my sleep. Even dreamt of this model lesson I’m going to teach this week. I believe this year has been very stressful on me and moving on is going to be the best thing.
Started fast at 830 pm last night and I don’t plan to eat until noon. I may go get a bpc, but I think I will go back to sleep.
I know that I need more water, but I also don’t have any good electrolyte replacements. We’ll see today. I’ll be home this evening.
Ate at 1230, wasn’t feeling very well. This restaurant wasn’t thinking about me at all. I will be happy to get home. I am going to keep doing my IF 12/12 until I am acclimated to the plan. I have a mild headache today and I think it’s because I pushed the fast out, but I wasn’t ready.
May 13, 2017
I am in Philadelphia and keeping it Keto. I had a keto Philly steak last night. I did have some fruit juice. I can see my gut bloated today so they cheese and the extra sugar has me bloated. I still slept great. I don’t have a good idea when I fell asleep, but I got up around 630.
I haven’t eaten since 7, so let’s see how I do. I’m not hungry right now at all. I could use a hot beverage, but besides that I am good. I may go make a tea and keep it moving.
Today is the alumni picnic and it’s raining like crazy. Going to see if I can get a pass and do some sightseeing.
Lots of good eats today. Broke my fast around 10. I did have a great coffee, but didn’t eat until 10. Pretty cool.
May 12, 2017
I think I am etching into the fat adaption phase. I could seriously go most of the day sans eating. I fasted from 120 pm to 9 pm then again at 530 am. And all I had was a some pepperoni.
My energy levels are consistent. I feel full. I can’t wait to weigh myself. My clothes are fitting great. Just slipped into some shorts I was strutting around in last summer, but couldn’t wear towards the Fall. I don’t feel bloated or pudgy. I clearly am not inflamed. My sleep has been on point. My dreams have been pretty funny. Thankfully the content of the dreams don’t dictate anything. Otherwise I’m a Space pirate on an adventure to buy a car from a bear.
About to travel to New Jersey. Let’s see what kind of Keto folk are up in them parts of the woods.
May 11, ,2017
If I could re-eat everything I ate yesterday I’d be very happy. I felt energetic, full and alert. I was watching the clock around 2 pm to see if I would get sleepy. Nope. I do think that drinking a BPC for breakfast isn’t the best idea for me. I was able to fix some bacon and eggs yesterday and today. I think I’ll try that every AM and break my fast around 6 am. Well at least until I start going longer. I stopped eating around 7 pm yesterday. So let’s see if I can keep it going.
I don’t remember any dreams last night. Not sure if that’s a good thing or not. I know that I hit the sack at a good time and I didn’t wake up during the night at all. I just don’t remember any dreams. I wonder if that’s because I was reading a book as I went to sleep? Probably not.
Platform was good. I am surprised how not sore I feel each day. Can’t wait to hit the weights today. I coach tonight so we’ll see how hungry I am afterwards. 6 pm – 6 am fast in effect.
This is a video by Tristan and it’s pretty straight forward on not over complicating keto.
I have to do some mad scientist work on my eats. I feel amazing! I ate last at 120 pm and at 439 I feel full and satiated. I breezed through the 2pm slump and didn’t even realize it. Might be onto something.
May 10, 2017
Going to bed hungry isn’t that bad. I think my body is getting used to not eating after 7. I need to chug more water, though. I feel like I should be more hydrated.
Wonderful sleep. I guess it’s interesting that I can go to sleep around 845 and not feel any kind of way about it.
I was sleepy yesterday. I know that when I up my carbs, I am going to be sleepy sometime. Plus more carbs don’t really make me feel better at all. I didn’t feel stronger on the platform yesterday. I did feel like I was wore out Monday after the wod. However, I will keep saying it that I feel very loose and I’m moving well. My body isn’t nearly as beatdown as it has been in the past. I think keto certainly is helping in that way.
Broke my fast at 6 am. Not bad. I will keep trying to move that time back further and further until I feel like it’s a deterrent to progress. I am also going to monitor my hunger. Am I starving midday? Am I still super hungry post coaching? Do I feel sleepy around 2 pm?
UPDATE: I ate lunch at 1130 and I feel great. I just topped off with some water, but I could legit go until 5 before I need to eat again. 2 oclock is the witching hour. Let’s see how I fair.
May 9, 2017
So I had my last meal at 12:30 yesterday. I had to have a scoop of coconut oil in order to be close to my macros around 9 pm. Besides that I haven’t eaten in 17 hours. It wasn’t really intentional. I worked out at 430 pm and then coached. I kept moving all night and it really just worked out that way that I didn’t eat anything. That being said I feel ok, today. I have a headache, behind the eyes. I am betting that I’m having electrolyte issues from the wod and all the water I had post workout. Matter of fact…
I felt great yesterday. Energy was on point. No real sleepy spells and my mind was clear. Now to drop a few of these inches around the waist.
Slept well. No midnight wake ups. Just this headache.
Workout was great. I felt alert and strong. I am not sure where the headache came from but I am still dealing with it.
I stopped eating at 4, today. I am going to try to just chug water the rest of the evening and eat again tomorrow at 6.
May 8, 2017
Had my last meal yesterday around 630 pm. I ate today at 7 am. We’ll see if each day I can push it back further and further. I know today will be a trip, because I coach and I am usually pretty hungry when I get home. Go to bed, Jason!
My watch says that I slept odd last night. I’m not sure what else I could do. I did soak and took that natural calm. I feel fine and rested. However, it didn’t appear that I was in deep sleep as I would suspect.
I have a job interview tomorrow and I’m pretty hyped about it. Time for a change and this should be changed for the better.
I feel like I’m adapting well, but I also, in the same mind don’t think I’m doing as well as I could. I fear I’m not tracking all my macros correctly. This week while meal prep super team is off I’m going to ruminate on this keto cookbook and stick to their suggested meals better. This really can’t be this hard. Looking at my ranges the last few days I think I could certainly stand to challenge myself more.
Energy is great. I find that I get tired if I’m sitting still for a long time. Sadly, I was sleepy in church. Even though I was mentally there, I was getting tired. When I’m moving around I tend to just be fine, but sitting still chilling will result in tiredness.
May 7, 2017
No go on staying in the bed. I just can’t lay around. If I’m sleep, I’m sleep. But when I wake up I rarely want to lay in the bed. I averaged 7 hours and 2 minutes this week, which really feels fine. I don’t feel tired and I certainly don’t feel wasted like I slept too long. I’ll take 7 hours as my go to sleep range.
My macros are on point. I have to find a way to make this scale move though. I’m either not on point with my macros or I’m internally maladapted worse than I thought. I do think I could repair better, but seriously I must be eating something that’s not right for me. This week I’m going to keep my eye on my proteins. I think there’s room to move there.
Big lifting day Tuesday. I’ve got to make up a few sessions so I’ll hit it aggressively.
About to go measure myself. NOTHING! No change. Sadness.
It’s 730 and my last eats was an hour ago. Going to try to eat again at 7 tomorrow. I wonder if I snag a spoonful of coconut oil will it tide me over longer?
May 6 , 2017
Slept strange, but I was successful at staying in the bed until a whopping 7 am! Didn’t feel sleepy at all today.
Stopped eating around 6 pm and didn’t eat again until 730 or so. Felt pretty well. I will keep trying to ease the time back until I feel IF isn’t beneficial. The benefits of stopping eating would, seemingly help keep my body clock on track. Thankfully this summer will be a good time to work on that.
We’re out at dinner tonight so I am going to be up late. I will see how I sleep. Already starting to get tired. Hahaha
Ate well most of the day, but I had a horrible lunch which left my internals in disarray. I could’ve seriously skipped that meal.
Got a great meal prep planned so I hope to have an awesome week of eats.
May 5, 2017
Another great day. I did snag a nap yesterday when I got home before I went out to Trina’s recital. I didn’t need it at much as I just wanted to take a midday nap. Still fell asleep post recital without issue.
Tried to IF yesterday, but I did eat some pepperoni. I was off on my macros by like 400 cals at day’s end. If I stop eating at 7 pm and eat again at 6 am, that will give me a full 11 hours fast. I’m not sure I’m that excited about longer fasts, but I’ve heard that 12+ hours is the sweet spot. But 11 is pretty good. I’ll see how to get my cals in. I’m not that interested restricting all my calories, but I could see it for sure. I’d just be miserable by days end.
No lifting yesterday, but I will today.
I am serious considering dropping coffee all together. I have been doing cold brewed and I’d bee fine with cold brewed tea. I don’t need the caffeine and I am sure I could learn more about giving my adrenals a rest.
Got a slamming meal prep plan for this week. Sadly, I haven’t eaten all my meals this week! Crazy how much I was eating when I was W30.
May 4, 2017
Kinda of groggy this AM. I didn’t fall asleep immediately. I am not the biggest fan of the natural calm sans flavoring. The flavored kind has extra sugars. The plain isn’t as appealing. Needless to say I have to develop a taste for it. I find myself being anxious about getting to sleep. That certainly defeats the purpose.
I pricked my finger this AM and my numbers are trash. I really don’t think I understand it fully. I know that my FBS was higher and that’s probably why I couldn’t sleep. My ketones are very low. I’m not sure what else to do. But like a good keto scientist I’m going to dissect my meal plan and find the solution.
All that being said I feel like I’m getting to the point of full adaption. I may have to ask a pro again. Maybe I’m not asking the right questions or maybe I need to physically write everything down. I will find it.
I don’t feel that my midsection is melting away. I am not clear what the relationship keto and working out needs to have.
May 3, 2017
I should just call this my sleep journal. I seem to rave about my sleep quality all that time. Super long deep sleep last night and I feel great this AM.
My eats were on point. I just went over a little bit. I’m not allowing myself the struggle or being a little hungry. I’m holding off starting eating today until much later. I want to see if on coaching days I hold off that late night hunger by starting eating later. Besides, I’m not really hungry right now. I’d only be eating because I’m supposed to, not because I’m truly hungry. I ate around 9 am. All of the sudden I was hungry. So I ate and I ate lunch around noon. I feel like I’m full for the day, but I know after lifting and coaching it’s going to be a different story. So I packed some pumpkin seeds and a small keto tea. Should be good after that.
Felt better on the platform yesterday I have a long workout planned today so this will be the real deal. My overall mobility seems to be getting better. Or at least not getting worse. I could always use more time to get into different movements, but I feel good.
My very best lifting session in a long time. Very crisp and fluid. I felt like I knew what I was doing and not in a haze. I was super hot and light headed post workout, but that’s to be expected. Even did a horrible extra credit session after all was said and done.
As an average this week’s been on the money. I feel outstanding. I just want to see the clothes fitting better and more energy. I tried to close my eyes after working out and I couldn’t get to sleep. Though I was exhausted, I sat in a chair with my eyes closed. No go. Hope that means that I will fall to sleep quickly tonight.
May 2, 2017
Woke this morning with a “knot in my stomach”. That blah feeling in your gut. Not sure why or what it’s about. I’m going to drink a bunch of water, lay off the BPC today and see if it goes away.
Strange dreams last night. Not sure how long they were, but I can remember 3 of them. Long sleep, restful sleep for sure.
I did drink a lot of water yesterday. I can certainly say that cutting dairy has been a help. Finding a good alternative to milk was a winner, as well.
A little tired around 2 pm. I did eat and guess what….I woke up. I didn’t have a bpc this morning so I saved most of my cals for lunch. I think this helped some. All I can say is that I’m starting to feel like my system is reset and running differently.
May 1, 2017
I hate to sleep in a hot house! My goodness. It seemed so hot last night and I kept waking up sweating. Yuck. However, I did, overall, sleep well. Had some great long dreams and I feel, today like it was quality, albeit warm sleep. Stop being cheap, man. Turn the AC on! I also think taking the girls to the park yesterday helped everyone wind down better. I think we’re going to try that more often. Everyone grab a wheeled transportation device and let’s go burn off some energy. That helped my plan for starting winding down at 6, too. Since I stopped working out after 7 pm. I think it’s easier to get to bed and stay asleep.
Didn’t front load my meal prep into MFP this week. I got to remember to do that. Really makes sense and helps me see where I’m going to land for the day. I may just start doing it on Sunday when I finish meal prep. For the most part I get all the numbers in line. I just have to be more intentional about not snacking and letting myself be a tad bit hungry.
Belt wearing is no longer optional. If I don’t want to give the audience more than they paid for, I better strap on a belt. Next step better quality belts and alterations on some of these slacks.
It’s funny how now when I explain keto to people who honestly want to understand it doesn’t sound that crazy. I explained the SAD and how I felt, then compared it to my new WOE and how I feel today. It really put all the questions in context and it wasn’t this crazy, “You eat HOW much fat?” stare. The few random compliments from others help to make my case, too.
April 30, 2017
This way of life is amazing. I don’t miss a lot of the foods I’m restricting. I don’t have tons cravings. My issue is when I reach my goal for the day, not eating more. Sometimes, I just get something keto to eat though I am at my cals for the day. I haven’t been passionate about water lately. I just am not drinking as much as I could. Got to be more intentional.
Wife came to bed late and woke me up this morning. So I was up at 2am and couldn’t sleep. I ended up doing stuff and wound up tired most of the day. Got a huge bottle of Natural Calm so I hope that I can stay asleep tonight. Whenever I don’t sleep well I have a hard time remembering my dreams. Even though my watch tells me that I had some deep sleep cycles. I will monitor.
Super meal prep today. I kept it very simple. Getting a meal plan together using a cookbook is a lot more difficult than I thought. My prep this week is spot on, So I do intend to see results this weekend when I weigh and measure. I only measured today and my neck is slimmer, but waist and hips are the same.
Doing a long hard work out Tues. I have to catch up on some of my lifting programming. So I will be doubling up.
Stress has been in line. I don’t feel rushed. I feel as if I am making good decisions and not hurried mistakes.
April 28, 2017
Oh, the joys of sleeping through the night! I had few slices of this spicy jalapeno cheese and some chicken breasts last night when I got home from coaching. Besides that I didn’t do much different and I felt fine. Slid into bed around 945. I’m going to see how well I sleep sans any melatonin or calm this weekend. Can I just fall asleep, stay asleep and repair? I’m also thinking about trying to sleep in Sunday. Well, at least until 10!
Energy is fine. I don’t see the ups and downs at all. I feel like I have pretty clear thoughts for the most part. I don’t feel rushed in my thinking and though I still have the typical “Oh, I should’ve said that” moments I’m not lost in my thinking at all. I do feel that I’m consistent through the day. Which was really my entire reason for taking on Keto. it’s tough, but really not as bad as it looked on paper
Eats have been spot on the money. I’ve noticed stuff doesn’t float any more in the bowl. So think that’s playing a role in my fat adaption. I’d be interested in seeing what my ketone levels are and finding out how well my body is using ketones.
My clothes fit so much better. I don’t feel bloated and gross. I know that cutting out the volume of dairy has been helpful. I still have a lot to cook up, but it’s NOTHING like I had before. I bought this pricey almond milk. It tastes great. I think the unsweetened kind is a real winner. Though the price isn’t sustainable for dishes, for BPC it’s great.
Cutting back on my fats/cals hasn’t been nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I felt strong on the platform yesterday. However, I don’t feel I can “just jump in” like I have in the past. I find myself needing to warm up a lot more. Not for just body sake, but I feel I take more time to get the muscles ready to work. Not sure if that makes sense. I feel my joint health is so much better. I don’t have the aches, I used to. I certainly don’t feel beat up. Now I want to do a really heavy day and see how I fair. We’ll see.
April 27, 2017
So much energy. So amped up. I went to bed early last night and I feel on point today. 8 hours of sleep, wow! No epsom salt bath, but I did get to sleep.
The eats were on point for sure. I dropped my fats down to 120 today, so it’s going to be interesting. I resolved to not eat extra so I have a big bottle of water to take the edge off. I feel that it’s possible and I certainly am dedicated to keeping that in check. I noticed that my meal prep boxes are pretty small. That’s going to be a real test. I have been committed to eating out of the boxes and I haven’t scarfed down “non meal prep” foods. This week I’m planning a great meal prep so I hope to keep at it this coming week as well.
April 26, 2017
I have to figure this out. I feel fine all day, but I’m not sleeping through the night. I haven’t had a good long dream and I feel restless. Now, to my defense Taylor got that new clock and set the alarm to 212 AM, but still. I haven’t soaked in the tub in a while. I think I will try to get a soak today. I haven’t checked my FBS or Ketones in a while. I am measuring myself this weekend.
My eats were on point and I rewarded with a slight dip in the scale. I think if I dialed in more and really focused on not letting snacking sneak up on me, I’d be just fine. There are times I just snack out of habit more than anything else.
All that being said, I still feel this WOE is amazing. The amount of energy, and mental focus is outstanding. Even without hitting my other goals this alone is worth the trouble. And it’s really not trouble. It’s more of conscious look at my food. Why do I want this? What’s it going to do to my body long term vs just right now? Much more thoughtful eating overall.
April 25, 2017
I have lots of energy and I feel outstanding. I’m not stressed at all. I feel very calm. When I take those deep breaths to pull myself down, I feel myself coming down. I’m not a superhero by any stretch of the imagination. However, I feel like I’ve rounded a corner in my diet.
I wasn’t hungry much at all yesterday. I did feel edgy when I got home from the gym. But that’s just because I’m close to my bed time. I either eat and stay up or go to bed and wake up kinda sorta hungry. I’m not sure I understand it all, but I’m trying.
There’s something to be said about the mental clarity and focus. It’s not a joke.
I was able to keep my eats in line yesterday. I am certainly going to be more focused on my macros for sure. Today, I’m lifting and doing cardio. I need to burn off a ton of excess energy. So today I’m going to hit it.
Awake early, no dreams. I don’t feel groggy at all. The real test will be how do I feel around 3-330. I feel that waking up this early stresses me, cause I’m worried “why am I awake?” Oh, well we’ve made before and we will again.
Going to try to improve my water intake this week. I haven’t felt like I was dehydrated, but on the same note I haven’t felt like I had all the water that I’m supposed to have, either.
This is going to be a busy week, so let’s get poppin.
Didn’t have the nerve to step on the scale today. I feel great, but I just don’t see a real reason to rain on my parade. I will be dialing in the eats so I should see something next week. I meal planned exactly what I needed this week. I just did swap for G and my mom. Kinda confusing, but it did work out perfectly. Let’s see this scale move! The odd thing is I feel so good that I can’t figure out why I’m not seeing results. We’ll certainly see.
April 22, 2017
Too much mct oil and standardized testing is a very, very bad combo. Thankfully, I didn’t explode.
I had some chicken fingers from Zaxby’s last night around 7pm. And I ended up getting in the bed around 11pm. I found that I’m awake today early. Eating badly and messing with my sleep result in me being up at at 3 am.
I’ve been WAY to liberal with my carbs. I didn’t even realize that I had been going over everyday! Well that’s a problem.
My fat intake hasn’t been stellar, either.
Not really impressed with this either. I should be on the line properly everyday. I’ve been lazy.
I can do much better than this. Only watching the percents is a recipe for disaster. I have to be more intentional.
April 20, 2017
Still on great energy levels. I forget to think about the midday slump. My sleep has been so much better over this time. I will certainly keep this WOE. I did eat some cheese, because it was on those brussel sprouts I made last week for meap prep. However, I feel my gut isn’t a big and bloated looking. Still have work to do. I’m starting this week with a much more deliberate and intentional meal prep. Sticking to my numbers, cutting down snack calories and getting that water in.
I was over on my macros the last few days, but I think that will wash out. I have been in the neighborhood on my protein which was my concern. I think I’m in that sweet spot, but we’ll measure and weigh tomorrow/weekend.
Looking past the sweets is getting easier and easier. The cravings are going down for sure.
April 19, 2017
One day a week I seem to have horrible sleep. Last night Taylor slept in our bed and it was the absolute worse. Can’t have her do that again.
I do think there’s something to not eating dairy. I feel so light. I am coining it Keto 2.0 because I feel my energy is actually going up. I’m going to monitor it, but that is going to change my entire keto cause cheese and dairy were a big part of it.
I am going to monitor more when and how hungry I get everyday. Since Sunday I can’t say that I feel really hungry mid-day. I think I was stressed yesterday, but I feel so much better overall.
Workout felt good yesterday. I’m going to do some skill work for the next couple of days and start lifting again Monday. I may do some running as well. Been pretty consistent at not lifting past 6 pm. Lots of people attest that it drives your stress hormones up too high before you go to sleep.
April 18, 2017
I’ve been more stressed lately than before. Yesterday, was a hoot. However, it’s not that bad. I don’t feel out of control or that I’m lost grasping at straws. I didn’t sleep well last night and I woke up crazy early. However, I’m not in a bad mood or in bad shape.
I did eat some birthday cake and it was amazing. Well worth it.
I am cutting the milk and cheeses out of my diet. I do feel lighter. I’m tempted to step on the scale tomorrow to see if it’s just a fluke that my slacks felt really good today. I know that yesterday I didn’t eat as much as I usually do, but I didn’t feel famished at all. So, I might be entering the zone. Maybe I will do it for my weekly measurement.
I know it’s hard to believe, but I’m thinking even clearer. I can certainly see a difference from when I was burning carbs to now. Ok, let’s get some sleep.
April 17, 2017
I am not sure why, but I don’t feel any physical, observable changes to my physique. Matter of fact I really feel bigger than when I started. I have been using a tape measure and I can’t see any progress. This is week 10 on Keto. The only thing I can honestly think of is “nuts, seeds, cheese, coffee”. I am not that serious about nuts, so I can drop them quickly. I just bought a bunch of the Babybel cheeses, but I think that the girls like them, too. So I should be able to go through them rather quickly. Now, coffee….that’s another animal. Thankfully, I’ve been doing the cold brewed coffee a lot. I see a decrease in the caffeine cravings. I have eased off strong teas, so I think I should be able to drop coffee eventually as well. I’m going to have to sit down and break apart my entire Keto Protocol and figure out what it needs to look like. I certainly feel as if I’m cheating, missing or not doing something right.
Tristan wants me to weigh myself more often, sadness. I’d much rather not, but I see the wisdom in it. I know that my scale gives body hydration, too. Whenever I’ve been heavy (218+) My hydration is low <47%. When I was my lightest I was hydrated to like >51%. That’s pretty simple to keep up with and I think I am not getting as much water on this plan. Next week, I’m supposed to drop the fats down to 120 grams from 150. That doesn’t seem that bad. I think I’m eating entirely too much anyway.
I’m going to have to re evaluate Meal Prep Dinner Party. I have to stay off task and if I’m slowly cheating or eating too many carbs, that’s a problem. Maybe I’ll prepare meals for my mom and G and I’ll prep my own meals sticking with what Tristan gave me in his meal plan and cookbook.
April 16, 2017
Not very happy with the tale of the tape. Waist, hips and neck are all the same. Weight, I’m up 3 lbs. That could be because of the amount of water I was chugging. Not really sure. All the intangible things are on point. I just wish the tape would move.
Clearly, I need to revisit my meal plan and change some stuff. I know that I stress over this and it probably should just be happy for all the not tangible benefits. I dropped a note to my coach and I want to see what he suggests.
April 15, 2017
So much energy. Excellent sleep. Not as hungry. Not as strong as I’ve been in the past. Though I am not building muscle like I should I am content with Keto.
I will measure myself tomorrow. I might prick my finger. Maybe I’ll ruin my life and step on the scale as well. I don’t feel that I’ve slimmed down at all.
April 14, 2017
I eased right on past that mid day lull yesterday. I thought eating less calories would be tough, but it’s not at difficult as I planned. I found that I seem to yawn when I’m thirsty. I grab something to drink and it doesn’t turn into full blown sleepy, crash syndrome. It’s odd how I thought I’d be mad hungry, but for the most part I’m full most of the day. I tend to be famished if I stay up late. I know tonight when I get home from the gym I will be hungry. I loaded some extra fats in my lunch box so hopefully no surprises today.
I had some crazy dreams last night such that I thought today was Saturday when I woke up. I also don’t sleep well now when I’m hot. G put this blanket on the bed and great day it was hot.
April 12, 2017
I wasn’t as hungry yesterday and oddly enough I didn’t feel horrible NOT going to the gym. I did workout in the basement, but it wasn’t bad at all.
I wanted to jump on the scale this AM, but I didn’t. I think using a tape measure is going to be my goal post. I’ve been pretty effective these last 30 days on my macros. I like the sub 200 g of fat life. The proteins are stressful, but the carbs are very easy now. I am keeping it in line over all. Keto on.
Sleep game has been on point. I think i’m going to stick with the calm magnesium over the sleep aid.
April 11, 2017
Sleep was on point last night.
I have been trying to stick to the 150 g of fat eating plan. Yesterday, I was very hungry. I stuck to it and just ate what I had planned. However, I did scarf down foods after I got back from gym.
No mid day crash and I’m trying to see if I can get myself motivated to lift today. I just wasn’t in the mood yesterday. I’m in that bad space where I don’t like teaching, again. This time it seems a little darker because I could honestly be ok with taking another gig. Sadness
April 10, 2017
Super great sleep yesterday. I feel rested and pretty rejuvenated.
No idea why my Ketones and BG levels aren’t moving or changing. Like I said I am not going to stress it anymore. I feel fine. I know that I can do more and better at trimming the diet. This week we’re not doing meal prep swap so I will be able to really follow Tristan’s meal plan better. I think I’ll batch cook some meals as well and freeze them.
The basement deal has panned out. I am not sure what I’ll do about all the house stuff, but I don’t feel stressed about it.
April 9, 2017
I have been sleeping like a champ. I feel great when I get up and I am not groggy. Now, I’m going to be more intentional about my planning my meals and foods. I can do better.
This weekend was the worse workout weekend ever. I didn’t workout at all. I’ll be back on my game tomorrow.
I do feel a little more hungry taking in 150 g of fat compared to when I was getting more. I think I will ease into it, but it does make sense. I need to get <150 and let my body start adapting. I wonder what would happen if instead of “refeeding” on carbs I did a refeed on fats. Maybe one day a week I get a lot more than my recommended fats for that day? I may try that out. No scale, but I don’t feel like I’m dropping weight at all.
I did take my measurements today. I am not sure I did them right, but I have some ground work to do and I know where I am starting from.
April 8, 2017
A much better day than I expected. I do think that I eat better when I’m moving around and not just at home or at work, but all over.
I have a meal prep class today at CFSC. I hope to be able to get done with that and over to lifting today. If I am able I am going to try to lift before I do the class. We’ll see for sure.
April 7, 2017
I had my session with Tristan H. yesterday. Very insightful. I’m going to cut my macros to 150/80/20 1750 cals per day. I’m worried that I’m going to be hungry, but I think it’s time I start the process of cutting back so my body will start going after the deficit calories from my body rather than from my diet. I need to find a better way to keep satiated and not snack.
I got lots of good insights on how to arrange my day better. There’s a lot of work that I need to do for sure. I am going to stay away from the scale and pricking my finger for while as well.
There’s a lot that I need to change up on my meal prep. TH gave me a great cookbook with tons of recipes. He also gave me a meal plan. I have to figure out how to incorp that into my meal prep swap or if I need to look at other options related to meal prep dinner swap. I am going to up my cooking game for sure. I tried sardines yesterday and they weren’t bad. Just not something I thought about before.
As far as feelings are concerned. I feel alert and though there’s a lot swirling around I don’t feel stressed as much as in the past. I do want this school year to figure itself out, but I’m not as worried as I was before.
Fantastic sleep lately. I took the sleep aid yesterday and today I’m going to take the Calm. I think switching between them all and not taking them everyday is a great strategy. I am going to do my best to start shutting down tech earlier and stopping eating earlier as well.
April 5, 2017
Yesterday, our basement flooded and I had to have the finished floor removed. Not a fan at all. That being said it wasn’t as stressful as it could have been. I’m just really disappointed. Because I was stressing about that I didn’t get to check my levels, but I think they would’ve been low again.
I am going to be more strict with my sugars. I have to be getting some in that I don’t notice. I just don’t see the progress I expect this far along on keto. The intangible benefits are legit. I just don’t see the shrinkage I intended to see. Also need to get more water. I just drank tea and water after 7 yesterday and I felt ok. I feel fine now. But I did wake up super early.
I am reading up on various fasts in keto. I think I’m going to try an avocado/bacon fast to get over the hump. I should be keto adapted by now. I feel so much better over all and I want to just get over the hump. I feel that sometimes I am still holding on to carb burning ways. Also I’m still eating a lot of cals and I think I could do better at this overall.
Today I’m supposed to have a skype session with a keto coach. I gots lots of questions.
April 4, 2017
I slept great yesterday. The only thing I did different was not go to work and ate only avocados after 3pm. I’m not sure if that’s a real strategy, but it sure seemed to work. I also didn’t lift yesterday. I will be back on the platform today.
Not pricking my finger. I just don’t feel successful and I don’t want to be upset all day cause my numbers are off. Though I feel I’ve been on point with my eating, I also feel like my body isn’t adjusting well. Maybe it’s the coffee or it’s the cheese. I have no idea.
I contracted with a coach to help me with my keto adaptation. I found very little value in the 30 day challenge I did with another coach on FB. So I want a little more one on one coaching for a season. I also want to get better at using certain meats, veggies and spices. This fall I want to be a full bore keto chef.
*****Update I did check my ketones today. I’m finally above .5. So all I can say is that I’ve been dialed in and I need to just keep doing exactly what I’ve been doing. I didn’t think about it, but I had eaten within 2 hours so I don’t know about the BG level. I may check again in the AM since I’m about to go to bed.
I drank the “Calm” drink I picked up from Sprouts. A lot of folk at the gym use it and speak highly of it. I’m not sure how it will work, but I’ll report back.
I’m kinda wondering how my workout today fit into my readings. I hit the platform and I added a pushup routine in afterwards. I also ate a lot and had a bit of BPC/BPT. We’ll see again tomorrow.
April 2, 2017
I will say that this school year is playing a huge role in me not getting into ketosis. I’m so relaxed and rested today. I’m blaming DES for this level of stress and me wanting to get this school year over with.
My eating has been spot on today. Someone suggested that I go for more grams of fat. However, I’m right at my protein levels. I don’t want to go over that. So I’m going to take a spoonful of coconut oil. Some people think I should start a fast, but I have also read that fasting causes extra stress on our glands and organs. I will try to stop eating at 6 pm and not again until tomorrow AM. I can’t wait to see how it turns out.
I didn’t workout today. I may when I get home from meal prep. I think I feel some kettlebell work. I had a slight headache this AM when I got up. I would love to work on my double unders, but that’s what I was doing yesterday. I will certainly be ready tomorrow.
I slept pretty well last night. I didn’t wake up during the night. I am going to take some ACV before I go to bed tonight and also some in the AM. I hope that helps keep my blood sugar low so I won’t wake up.
April 1, 2017
Today was good. I went back to sleep when I woke and stayed asleep for an additional 1.5 hours.
The gym was great. I worked on my oly lifts in a complex. I ended with 3 by 3 front squats. I felt fine. Then I did 40 double unders EMOM with Meagan. OMG! I got the worse headache and felt as if I’d pass out. No idea what that was about. I sat out the rest of that workout and eventually made my way home. I ate some sausages and a little cream cheese and pepperoni.
Yesterday, I made chicken bullion with MCT oil. Bad idea. I was disturbed in my gut to say the least. Today I just seem groggy post lunch. I’m not sure what’s up with my BG and Ketones. Yet, you can see improvements in my physique.
As I look back over yesterday and the last day. I wasn’t a true 200 g the last few days. I wonder if that’s apart of the reason I feel so sluggish today. So couple that with the fact that I was sick in my stomach plus working out today.
March 31, 2017
This month I did a much better job of keeping my macros in order. It wasn’t spot on everyday, but for the most part I did a better job. This month, April, I’m going to fine tune and zero in much more intentionally.
I have a better plan for keeping track of my eats. I’m also going to put more time and effort into keto meal prepping. As with everything I could be better and tighter.
My clothes feel much better. Though I don’t see the slimming and trimming I’d like I can tell that keto is working on my overall body.
I slept pretty well the last couple of days. Albeit I’m still waking up at strange times, I think that’s because I’m stressed about work and overall about life.
Lifting was good Wednesday. I haven’t been running before I lift, but I been stretching and I truly feel that’s been helping. I haven’t been as sore and needing to soak, either. I soaked Saturday, but that was the only time last week. Since going keto I feel as if my physical body is getting healthier.
March 30, 2017
So much better sleep. I stopped the sleep aid and I went back to melatonin. Slept like a baby. I will try the sleep aid again next week just to mix it up some. My fat intake was on point yesterday and I think my protein was a little high. I had a headache yesterday. Not sure why or what brought it on. I was also sleepy before lunch. I took a quick nap before lunch. By the end of the night I was better, but I don’t know what brought the headache on.
No blood test yet. I will Monday and Friday next week.
I’ve been better planning my meals. I didn’t front load MFP today, but I will plan better for sure.
My lifting was good yesterday. I felt stronger my knee has been feeling great. I don’t have a program for today, so I’m going to work on some good ole’ squats today. I know that on keto highly explosive movements are frowned upon, but squats are hot! I did front squats yesterday and felt like I had left an old friend.
March 29, 2017
I am not going to measure anything until next week. I will do some mad scientist work during Spring Break and I’ll weigh and measure next Sunday. I think my calories are to low, but I need to increase my fat intake. Everyday I’m over on my calories and I feel hungry more than not. I’m not experiencing that satiety that I used to. I have been sleeping better. I stopped using the sleep aid and I went back to melatonin. I’m going to try to sleep in Saturday. Just sleep until I wake up. I went back to lifting yesterday and it felt fine. I know I can push more.
March 27, 2017
I don’t have any answers for why this experiment isn’t working. My ketone levels are trash. This AM my BG level was higher than it has been ever before. And to top it off my sleep quality has deteriorated. But strange enough I’ve been real close on my macros. Actually, I have been the closest on all 3 than I have ever been. Except being a little sleepy I feel strong. I think I am stressed that I am not getting the sleep I need.
March 26, 2017
After doing all that I could to get these ketones up, I’m frustrated that I’m still at a measly .3. I really need to find out if there’s something else I’m supposed to be doing. I kept everything on track yesterday. I am not sure at all. It was my first time staying below on all my macros. I could easily overshoot them, but I’ve never been successful at keeping them low.
I’m also back to waking up in the middle of the night. I think it has to be something between Gyimah and I. When she’s not there or not in the bed I go to sleep quite quickly and stay. The only caveat is that I wake up at the same time everyday. I soaked yesterday and took the sleep aid.
Yesterday, I had great energy and focus. I didn’t workout, but I did somethings in our little garden and messed around with the girls. Felt good and I think my body responded well to my eating. Well, see today. I’m going to do just about the same thing.
Update : after meal prep I spent some time plugging in the meals I wanted to take. For some reason I am not as full as I was when I started keto. I seriously am worried about what I have planned tomorrow, hahaha. I still am going to end up a few cals over, but I am going to be well under my proteins. If I can I think I will start plugging meals in for the week so I can “plan”my eats better.
March 25, 2017
It’s 3:35 am and I’m as awake as can be. I tried sleeping in the cold basement and even shutting out all sound. Needless to say I’m awake. Augh.
I have two issues that seem to be ahead of me. BS numbers too high and protein not within range. I think that I need to get that protein down to a consistent + or – 10 grams per day. Currently, I’m overshooting my an average of +50 grams. If too much protein is just as bad as too many carbs then no wonder I’m on the struggle bus. Let’s get this down. I truly fault our wing cook off yesterday. I had to eat some and sadly I was below my limit on protein and carbs beforehand. If I had totally ignored all the eats I probably would be asleep now.
My performance on 17.5 at CFSC was about what I expected. It was tough. It was an engine workout and it exposed my cardio game. Both my double unders and my thrusters were tough. I just couldn’t get enough air throughout the workout.
March 24, 2017
I am kinda discouraged. I am awake at 4 am. I took my blood sugar readings and they’re entirely too high to be keto. I don’t even want to look at my ketone levels. I’m going to start again tomorrow.
My plan to get a lot of fats via my tea worked out perfectly. I was well over my fats and pretty close to plan on my proteins. This is a lot harder than I thought. I just thought it would have resulted in my fasting blood glucose levels to be lower when I woke. I’m going to keep checking, but I hope to have a normal night’s sleep tonight and a better number Saturday AM.
The more I read and the more I deal with my own fat adaption I am starting to believe that I need to meal plan not just prep. It’s going to make meal prep swap dinner party kinda tough though. I think I’ll make great 80/15/5 meals at home and then swap a more Whole30 meal that can be squeezed into the the meal plan. Got to figure out something.
Update: Today’s been pretty mellow. I wasn’t famished before lunch, but I wasn’t mad that lunch time had come. I was considering my meal plan. I wonder if I could eat a smaller breakfast and a much bigger dinner to tide me over until the next day? By evening time, especially after a long day, I’m pretty close to my cals and macros. Eating anything usually messes me up. So if I save up my cals until dinner I could be more full and not nearly as crazy hungry. Which is strange, because I’m not supposed to be that hungry, but I am. Got to find the magic formula.
March 23, 2017
I am not sure what else I need to do to get fat adapted. I feel as if I’m eating spot on. Sadly, I shouldn’t have ordered my blood strips from this place cause it’s taking a long time and I have no idea where my blood sugar is currently. Kinda bummed about it. Seeing that people have ketone levels of 2.0+, having .3 is not cool. Even after that drink yesterday I was only registering .3. I must be stressed.
Again looking at my protein they’re well over my goals. I have to get them down. I have to do better than this. I didn’t think I’d get my carbs down so this is doable.
I didn’t sleep super well yesterday either. Lots of wake time. I didn’t drift off peacefully as I usually do.
Overall my day was good, though. I was energized all day. I didn’t hit the lul around 3. I did coach yesterday and I think that may have added to my feeling of being rushed.
Today’s a new day and we’ll make the most of it.
Update: The meeting at school went better than I expected. I need to spend a lot more time working on my back office work.
March 22, 2017
I had a slight headache mid-sleep. Not, even sure how that works, but it’s a slight nagging headache. However, it’s not bad, it’s just a headache. I dropped off to sleep about 845. I go big on going to sleep early. I think 10 is the latest I get into the bed, but last night was probably the earliest I’ve clocked out in a while.
I didn’t check ketones this AM. I’m going to check it before the kids come. I got a sample of Keto OS. It does taste amazing. I put it in some iced coffee along with an extra shot of MCT.
My proteins were slightly high yesterday. That’s going to be my bugga-bear I can tell. My carbs are on point. But I’m looking forward to the challenge of keeping my fats high while my proteins stay low.
I am also going to test Ketones in the evening before I start shutting down and my glucose in the AM. I’m just going to have to prick twice. Update after finishing the Keto OS I registered at .50. My headache has gone away.
March 21, 2017
Back to great sleep. I did look up around about 2:30 , but I didn’t get up and I felt well rested. I was a tad bit sleepy around 330 430 yesterday. I could’ve taken a nap after RomWod at CFSC. But I shook it off. I went for a mile run after lifting.
The aches and pains have really subsided. I haven’t had to soak in the tub as much. I find that getting in the bed is just as good as soaking for me now.
I keep saying it and I am really getting serious about it. I need to cut my proteins. I never thought I’d get my carbs down to a consistent number, but thankfully I did. I am going to spend some more dicing and splicing my meal plan. I have been much more diligent with my carbs than I have with my proteins.
I am not sure why my ketones are so low. I am not clear if I should be taking my readings at a better time. My blood sugar strips should be here today. I plan to measure in the AM, but maybe my ketones at another time.
March 20, 2017
I am up at 3:07 and can’t sleep. Not sure what happened. I also don’t remember having any dreams the time I was asleep. Now, I am sleeping on the couch since Gyimah is sick. But the night before last I slept fine. Going to try to go back to sleep.
March 19, 2017
Strange sleep last night. I feel asleep on the couch, got up and got in the bed, ended up going into Trina’s room and sleeping. Every time I went back to sleep just fine. I did stay in the bed until 7 am! I don’t think I’ve ever done this before. The couch is not comfortable at all, but hey.
I sense that I’m slimming down. I’m not sure how and in what areas. My gut is still there. I’m thinking about getting my body fat tested. But I could just ignore it all and keep going after the positive, energetic feedback I’m getting.
I am not stressing fat as much as I was. I missed by 10 grams yesterday. I can clearly see that I’m getting a lot more fat since starting this WOL. I can see a clear change in all F,P and C. I am getting my carbs way down. I may even see if I can get them lower. My real challenge is getting the protein down. Though it’s better, I know I can get it to the goal.
March 18, 2017
Sleep was good last night. I got in the bed around 10 and fell asleep quickly. Sadly, Taylor got in the bed and harassed me. She was having a bad dream. But even in that I just pushed her over and I went right back to sleep. I am going to stay in bed as much possible tomorrow. Since we go to church at 11 am, I should be able to hang in the bed.
I want to focus on keeping my proteins in check. I’ve been on point with my carbs for a week or two. My fats are certainly near where they need to be. At least in range. Now to get those proteins down and make them behave. It starts with proper meal prep planning. I’ve actually been mindful to not just eat, but to be strategic. I have started “frontloading” my food into MFP and that helps me see how over I’ll be through the day. It also allows me to think about how I feel based upon the foods I eat.
Update: I did weigh and measure just about everything I made for meal prep. That’s going to keep me on track. I feel pretty good today. I wasn’t sleepy or tired. Overall I’m feeling great.
March 17, 2017
I got to bed a little late last night. Still took my sleep aid and I felt fine. On my way to work, I was yawning. I could’ve taken a little nap, but I shook out of it.
I missed my fat grams by a lot yesterday. I just wasn’t hungry. I know that I’m getting entirely too much protein, though. I think that’s why I’m not seeing the slimming improvements I expect. I try to get the most cals in the AM so by evening if I’m not hungry I won’t be in a bad spot. I think I need to fine tune that plan.
The platform was good to me, yesterday. I admit that I need to push myself more. I’m kinda slacking. This weekend is going to be a little struggle, but I have a plan.
Speaking of that I’m going to do a much better job on my meal prep planning. I have so many ideas and stuff to do. I can and should be able to make it a reasonable venture.
Last night I wasn’t famished post coaching. It was strange coaching on Thursday night, but the WOD was golden. I do need to get more water, I think.
March 16, 2017
I haven’t hit 200 g of fat the last two days, but I feel full. I have been slightly over on my proteins, but on the money with my carbs.
I have been sleeping well. Very clear and vivid dreams. If I wake up I just roll back over. I’m not inclined to get up and I think I’m going right back to sleep pretty quickly. I tried taking some ACV last night incase its a phenomenon where my blood sugar goes up around 2 am and I wake, but I don’t think it worked. I’ll keep trying it.
My gut has clearly gone down. Though I feel stagnant I know that it’s starting to take hold. I have a lot of work to do, cause I know I can fine tune my eating.
I got my blood glucose checked today. I was very low even after eating. That’s sounds good. I am going to snag my own glucometer this week.
March 15, 2017
A lot of people complain that they wake up super early and can’t go back to sleep. I took that sleep aid last night and I can say I was out. It’s helpful because I truly am not stirring all night.
My overall strength isn’t where it was on the platform. I feel mechanically fine, but I am on the struggle bus as it relates to lifts. I know that I’m doing a lot on my own following my coaches programming. I probably need more time under the watchful eye of my coach.
I was slightly tired midday yesterday, but not terrible. I could’ve taken a nap, but I didn’t. There were “sugar free” Red Bulls at the gym. YUCK! I don’t care what you say that was a horrible choice. I was pretty hungry last night and I made a decent sized keto pizza. Needless to say there’s not any left.
Feeling mentally strong. I don’t feel nearly as stressed or out of control as I have. The kiddos don’t stress me as much. Really this job doesn’t stress me. I feel like I can tackle the issue and not be all thrown off. I do feel energized all day. Clearly, I’m not ebbing and flowing like I used. Now, to find out what level of ketosis I’m in.
March 14, 2017
I believe I’m over the hump. I was so energetic yesterday. At no time did I get into the funk. I wasn’t ever tired. Though I was hungry post-coaching, but besides that I was ok.
Not sure how much water I drank, but I felt just fine.
The pants I had on yesterday were 36/30 and they felt fine. This keto protocol is really good for me. I was under my total macros yesterday. I hope to be spot on today.
March 13, 2017
I slept well last night. G got in the bed late and it woke me up. I wonder what it would be like to stay in the bed one day or maybe sleep late a few days? I can at least say this, I feel great. My allergies are in full effect. However, I’m shrugging that off and making a go at it.
I hit all my numbers yesterday. It seems easy to get a lot of fat in the beginning of the day. However, by the end of the day, after coaching I’m pretty hungry and I tend to snack. Maybe I’ll start making the keto snacks to give me a hit of fat towards the end of the day. I’m trying to get to bed early so I won’t be tempted to snack or keep eating.
I put on some jeans that were tight last month. They fit perfectly. I’ll go ahead and order the glucometer so I can check my ketone levels against my glucose levels.
March 12, 2017
I think I’ve hit the sleep sweet spot. I got to bed early and stayed asleep all night. I didn’t wake up mid night and I feel refreshed. I remember my dreams. Got to reproduce that again.
I did get the macros, too. I hit well above 200 grams and I’m under 20 grams of carbs. I am pretty stoked to keep at it and see results. Which I don’t see. I haven’t weighed myself in a while, but I feel like I might be dropping weight.
March 11, 2017
I slept like a pro yesterday. I spread my sleep aid out over a little time and I think that helped big time.
I still feel I’m lackluster on the platform, but I haven’t given up.
I hit my fats for today. Rather than focusing on NOT eating my 20 grams of carbs, I’m focusing on hitting my 200 grams of fat. I made a MUCH better meal prep this week. So I expect some better results for sure.
Still pretty impressive. I need to work on it for sure. Wonder if I could get down to less than 15 grams per day.
March 10, 2017
I’ve been reducing my intake of coffee. I’ve subbed BPT at least half the times I would drink coffee. That being said I still woke up around 1245 and was up for a while. Because of the spectacular rain storm, I was able to get back to sleep, but I would have much rather stayed asleep all night.
My fats were right in line and feel fine. I noticed that I needed more water today. I chugged a quick quart and everything started moving fine. I think once I’m done with the cheese in the fridge I’m going to start using it more sparingly. It’s funny how much water I don’t need. I used to really get it in, but now I’m ok with less. I don’t track it anymore, but it’s nowhere near a gallon + like before.
March 9, 2017
I slept better. I did wake up around 2 am, but I didn’t get up. I took some sleep aid and it did help me sleep better. My overall sleep was good.
Didn’t hit all my fat yesterday. However, I did hit my protein and carbs. I started today off with a BPT and some lunch meat wraps. I’m going to do smoked wings for lunch. I’m not stressing it as much as I may sound. I feel healthy and strong. I’m getting used to the overall feeling from not stuffing myself with fats. On the flip note however, I get to eat all the fats. Not tracking all my water is kind of strange, too. I’m not hardly as thirsty as I’ve been pre-keto. I don’t feel as if I’m about to dry up and waste away.
I am very convicted that I need to spend a little more time on my mobility at the gym. I feel strong, but I know that I’m cutting myself short with my mobility. I’ve been doing RomWod for over 6 months straight and though I am getting much better. I’m also skipping the longer ones and not putting my most into them.
Still no scale, but I know that I’m slimming down. I feel it in my waist and I can see it some.
March 8, 2017
This isn’t just new to keto, but I can’t stay asleep at all. I have no idea why it’s 245 and I’m wide awake. I do notice that yesterday and the day previous I went over my carbs and didn’t reach my fat gram goals.
I seriously want to take off a few days and cook and practice some recipes. That’s strange.
Update: it’s almost 11am and I’m just starting to get hungry for the day. I’m going to wait until lunch. I think that eating a lot before I wrap up for the night is working against me. I think that’ helping me be hungry more. I’m going to do hard boiled eggs for breakfast so I can make sure I’m getting in some breakfast. I didn’t eat this AM, but had BPC and BPT.
March 7, 2017
I feel good this AM. My throat is scratchy, but besides that I’m good. I didn’t hit 100 g yesterday. I was pretty close, but I was off. I made a huge mistake making a dish for meal prep, Creamy Tuscan Chicken. It has great fat, but it also have carbs. (I’m not certain where the carbs are) So it throws off my macros.
However, I am keenly aware that I need to do more to shoot for better health not just to lose weight. My internals feel like they’re on track. I’m sure that when I un-gunk the system I’ll see the thinning and fat adaption.
I feel like my clothes are fitting better. I know that how much shirts fit is better. I’m expecting my dress shirts to be better.
I will also start better planning my meals out. This is probably the next step in my meal prep, planning out and looking at my macros beforehand. This way I will be able to get my 200 g by maybe frontloading my fats in the AM and coasting the rest of the day. Today I’m up to 60 g with BPC and BPT.When I started Keto I think I was so in shock to the process that I was just full all day from just a little fat. Now, my body is used to it, but not adapted. So I will need to get more fat in the tank and start working on my sleep. I feel rested, but I know that I’m not getting good reparative sleep like I could. I am going to keep an eye on how I sleep. I may look at some other options.
Update, I feel good today. It’s almost 10 am and I’m not hungry. The BPC and BPT hit the spot.
March 6, 2017
I meal prepped much better this week. I should be good. I think I’m going to try to stop snacking and let my body rest after my last meal. Sometimes I’m still pretty hungry, but I’m going to just drink water and relax. After I coach on Mondays and Wednesdays I’m pretty hungry.
March 5, 2017
Going to bed early is a waste. It’s 1:45 am and I am as up as I can be. Sadness. I tried to sleep, but I just woke up and can’t get back.
I finished eating around 730. I don’t feel hungry. I was thirsty and chugged some water when I came downstairs.
Looking at my body I don’t see much change. I feel great, but I don’t know if I am a poster child for this diet. One month in and I would give myself a 7 for energy and maybe a 5 for aesthetics.
I will also admit that eating 200 grams of fat while not eating a high number of protein is a challenge. I wonder what others are doing to really get into that sweet spot of deep ketosis? I am going to do a 30 day challenge with a coach online. At the end of that I will more than likely buy a glucometer to test my ketones and blood sugar.
I need to try to get some sleep!
I am officially eating 200 grams of fat. I feel much better. I will have to determine if it helps me stay in ketosis. I do want to know if my allergies are because of milk. I don’t usually have the scratchy throat this time of year.
Mid Day Update! That keto tea is the best. I’m starting to think that coffee is having an adverse effect on my internals. I won’t give it up, but I’m going to spread it out some. So Keto Tea for the win. I felt really strong at the gym. I didn’t get hungry until well after noon. I’m right on track with my macros. I should be well under by the end of the day. I could take a nap, but I’m not sleepy. I just want to rest some. Besides that I’m rocking along on all cylinders.
March 3, 2017
I feel so much better today. I wasn’t 100% yesterday at all. Wednesday was bad on the platform. I tweaked my knee and every now and then it gives me a little issue when under load. So I rested yesterday and I feel much better. I’ll be ready for a foray into 17.2 this afternoon.
I adjusted my calories and macros so I can eat 200 g of fat per day 84 g of protein and 28 g of carbs. It’s going to be tough all around, but I do feel the overall difference. I’m sleeping pretty well. I am going to find 3 big dish keto meals that will hit my macros and meal prep them. For meal prep dinner party I’m going to snag some better choices, but I will already have a lchf dish at home.
My honest assessment is very favorable to keto. It’s tough to get in the mindset and understand that “fat doesn’t make you fat”. But once over that hump the biggest hurdle for me has been getting my carbs down. I’m sure the next will be becoming adapted and start the keto way of living.
Getting better on my carbs. But I only will see success if I drop these carbs.
Understanding that proteins don’t need to be so high is a big change up. I would also guess that it’s as much as the next one.
I feel good about my adjustment to eating fats. I’m still nowhere near my goal, but I should be there this weekend. Got to keep them fats high and proteins lower.
As soon as I know that I’m consistently getting 200g per day I will snag up a coach to help me fine tune my life.
I’m doing pretty well. I think my overall issue is making sure to get the fats and drop the carbs.
March 1, 2017
I can’t sleep at all. Woke up around 2 am and I’ve been up and down since. I’m dreading today.
Yesterday I was way off on my macros. I will not be buying anymore trail mix. Though it’s a healthy fat it shot me over my carbs and the meatballs from meal prep did the “1, 2” on carbs and protein. I ended up over in p and c and way under in fats. Today is a new day and I don’t have any meatballs or trail mix around. I want to start off with breakfast, but I also have some errands to run this morning before I get to work.
Overall I feel like 5 today. I know I need to sleep, but I honestly can’t. I’m kinda blah about not seeing results. My energy has been fine. I feel, however, weaker. I know I’m not getting the kind of weight in the air that I could and I feel like I’m cheating myself. To balance it out, I am very alert and aware. I just don’t feel like I’m progressing.
February 28, 2017
I felt strong yesterday. I did eat everything I planned to. However, I wasn’t sleepy, yawning or tired. I am not sure if I hit the target, but I’m certainly less than I was. I need to spend some more time on my meal plan. I have to get rid of these carbs during the day. I might have to change up meal prep dinner party.
February 27, 2017
I stayed way under my carbs yesterday. It’s not hard, I just have to be very intentional about my eats. I also chugged a lot of water. My allergies are in full effect which is odd. I usually don’t see this until the end of the season. I think milk is causing them to remain. Not sure what it’s going to be like in the Fall.
No scale for me. These slacks are telling me that I’m doing something right. I still have a bunch of stubborn gut. I’m sure that will be the last to go. SMH
February 26, 2017
This way of eating is pretty easy once you get into it. My biggest issue is that I feel that I’m thinning out. There’s a lot of info about plateaus and I feel as if I’m on one. Rather than panic, I’m going to keep dialing down my carbs. As always I know that I can cut/trim better. 20 grams per day is a lofty goal for sure. But it is doable. No scale for me. I put on my jeans that felt good. I also slid on some shorts that were a tad tight last time. My goal is to be able to weigh and fit all my closet items by the end of March.
It’s funny how your mindset shifts and you no longer see food as entertainment or even as passive. I’m thinking now how will this affect me and if it will put me into the state that I want to be in or not?
I still don’t feel as strong as I was, but that’s normal as well. I probably will struggle until the middle of March if not just the first week. Overall I feel energized and clear in my head. I’m looking forward to school tomorrow. I just want to get this school year over with and in the books.
February 25, 2017
No scale for me. I don’t even care how much I weigh. My mind is clear and my thoughts are consistent. Naw, I will check my weight another day.
I was way under my cals and macros yesterday. Just wasn’t hungry like I had been the last couple of days. I figured out that every so often I should smoke some wings. Though they’re high in protein, they are a fantastic high fat meal. I froze them in little bags of 10 and that works out to almost 900 cals and 45 grams of fat. I practiced skating and not just sitting at home helped a lot with the hunger game. Oh and my skate game is MUCH better than I thought it would be. My allergies are really kicking in so I’d like to see if Keto helps with the itchy throat.
In the AM I still have this “morning belly” feeling. Kinda full yet, uncomfortable. When I chug a lot of water it fixed pretty quickly.
I was asked the moderate the Keto Connection FB page. That’s very interesting. Keto is clearly on an upswing. Almost 1000 people joined since Wednesday. That’s a lot of folk.
My 1st true CF workout in a while wasn’t bad. I didn’t do as well as I could have, but I honestly don’t think my strength is up either. I’m going to do a much better job dialing my eats in before I workout to keep that energy high so I can build my strength.
My overall body feeling is an 8. I don’t feel nearly as achy and sore. Even after that horrible workout I did need to get myself together, but I wasn’t wasted. I threw down some lunch meat wraps and I did feel much better rather quickly. This AM I felt wonderful. A lot of folk were gassed and pretty beat up today after 17.1.
February 24, 2017
I feel so much better. If this is the new norm, I’m pumped. Finally figured out my carbs and I feel like I’m on a good path. Today is FNL so I’m going to get two workouts today. I haven’t felt strong lately. Today I feel like I’ve turned a corner in my strength. Maybe, I will go skating with Trina and Taylor today. Yesterday we strolled around Whitaker Park. I just am not confident of the notion of falling on my head.
My gut feels flatter. I know that I have lots of work to do. Today, I’m going to get my measurements done at the gym. At least around my midsection and waist. I’m going to weigh in Saturday mornings. I don’t feel drawn to the scale and any up and downs in my weight should be considered against the backdrop of how great I feel and energy levels.
February 23, 2017
I feel great today. I ate too much yesterday, but I know that it’s because I’ve been home chilling since break. My gut does feel smaller. My mind feels clear. I don’t feel as strong on the platform as I did, but I hope my strength will come back as I become fat adapted. I am still struggling on getting a glucose monitor to check my blood sugar and ketone levels. Going by my own feelings, I think I’m close to ketosis. I had just about 35 grams of carbs the last couple of days.
Today, I’m kicking and scratching to get below 20 grams.
I wish MFP would allow for subtraction of net carbs. I know that most of these days would be closer to the red line. This is going to be my goal to make sure I get below 20 grams as much as possible.
I started Keto February 3rd. Since then I’ve only been sub 100 grams of fat 1 time. I’ve hit my goal 7 days. I’m excited that I’ve gotten this up so quickly. Now to keep driving down the carbs.
Protein is an area I can really trim back as well. I’m going to spend time getting it right while planning meal prep this week. This is good for sure. I can do better and the more I dial in the better I expect to see gains.
February 22, 2017 (day 19)
Yesterday, I was famished all day! Not sure if it was because I was home most of the day or what, but OMG! I was hungry. I will certainly be mindful of that moving forward. I started today off with a lot of water. I’m going to make BPT in a few and then start making my way to the gym. With the binge eating also was WAY over on my macros. I didn’t stay below 20 grams. I’m much lower than I’ve ever been, but I am not in my spot.
I was also a little sleepy yesterday. I think that’s because I sat around a lot of the day. If I had gone to the mall like intended I am sure I wouldn’t have been that tired. Also pretty sure soaking in the tub midday was a bad/good idea, too.
19 days in and I can say it’s worth it. I know that I can do better on my carbs. Yet I can also say I never thought I’d consistently get this low on them either. My body feels legit. I feel as if I found a good way to eat that I can maintain. I will be really sold as soon as I can get my carbs on point.
February 21, 2017
Allergies have started early this year. Some of the reason I’ve been so out it is because the pollen count is well over 6k and I was outside Sunday doing yard work. I bet that’s why I was so hungry, too.
Today I just feel a little groggy, but I’m in the game for sure. I only had a slice of turkey breast after coaching. So I’ve been fasting for almost 8 hours. I’m not hungry. I want to chug some water to clean out this pollen, but I feel fine.
Still not down to the mere 20 grams of carbs per day, but I’m very consistent at hitting 40 or less. Just not 20. I wonder does that put me in or out of ketosis. Yesterday’s workout was tough so I hope that gives me a little grace. I still feel alert and aware. I joke that I have long conscious thoughts than a bunch of garbled thoughts. Now, to just turn those thoughts into some real progress.
Disappointed that I’m up to 39 grams of carbs today. Not sure how I keep getting above 20 grams. I do see how I’m going over 20 grams. I’m just not doing a great job.
February 20, 2017
No, energy this AM. I ate a lot yesterday and I woke this morning Foggy and Groggy. It was a struggle to get to the gym and certainly a mess doing two barbell sessions. I did some extra credit, but it wasn’t cute at all. I got home and passed out for like 2 hours! I wasn’t “pass out” sleepy at all. Just tired, no energy and exhausted. When I woke up I shoved some more MCT oil and I feel better.
February 19, 2017
I feel that I need to up my workouts and cardio. I might go to Meal Prep early and run around the gym just to get more cardio. Tomorrow after I train I’m going to go for a heavy workout. I think there’s tire flips in my future.
I felt great this AM when I got up. I stayed in the bed until I wanted to get up. However, I’ve been hungry like a bear. I’m not sure why, but I am hungry and I’ve eaten a lot. Pretty much everyday I have been eating around a hunger of 6. Today I promise I’ve been at 7-8 all day. I’m below on my carbs. I’m on point with everything else.
No idea why I am so hungry. I just destroyed the leftover cabbage and chicken sausage. I also got a cheap thai tea with some extra MCT oil. I hit my goal and I am feeling clarity and energized.
Thought about doing a video update or changing my blog to update this journey on.
February 18, 2017
Outstanding is an excellent description of how I am feeling. Very consistent energy and very little luls. My teeth feel cleaner. I am not as achey as I have been. I was very hungry after work, but that I think was because of what I ate. I smacked on some fries at our team dinner and I just think it triggered extra hunger.
I am at Jeju today so I haven’t really eaten since 5 yesterday. I’m going to call this an intermediate fast and get a bpt when I leave. Right now it’s time to sleep….again. I will certainly pack some more stuff to take with me to jeju next time. Why not bring a sleeping bag? Hahahaha!
Destroyed a keto pizza. I’ve not been hungry at all today. I ate because I knew I had to when I left the spa, but I could’ve easily gone most of the day. This pizza may very well carry me until tomorrow.
For meal prep Sunday I’m doing a chicken sausage cabbage dish as well as some smoked wings. I have a ton of meals in the freezer cause I’m not nearly as hungry as I used to be. Funny how eating all those meals only made me more hungry. I’m sure if I’m honest my macros were out of line, too. Today, I’m just a few grams over 20 in the carbs catergory.
February 17, 2017
No midday lull. I certainly can say that I feel the consistent surge of energy. I was groggy this AM, but it was due to sleeping wrong. My lifting was solid yesterday. I’ve not felt depleted, but I haven’t felt super everyday either. Yesterday was my 1st really feeling on point and strong.
I’ve been able to keep my percents right on my eats. Now I need to get the actual grams of carbs down to 20. That’s going to be fun. I’m glad we’re going on Winter Break and I will have time to myself to experiment. I know I can do it.
The claims that keto allows you to process stress differently was no joke. I don’t feel hardly as stressed and I think I’m thinking clearer.
February 16, 2017
Energy levels are very consistent. I do sense the calm that people talk about. Stressful stuff isn’t nearly as distressing as it was last week. I do have a horrible taste in my mouth, but besides that I feel fine.
I’m not sure I should be drinking as much BPC and BPT, but it’s just amazing. I need to come up with another sub just in case I grow tired of this. The MCT oil is outstanding. The late evening hunger is real though. I think because I know that I haven’t eaten since 4-5 pm, that I just feel I’m supposed to eat. I will see today since I don’t coach. I just picked up a bottle of electrolytes from Thrive and I’m going to try that this afternoon.
I don’t know if I stalled at 8 lbs, but or if my body is starting the process of breaking down the fat. I don’t feel lighter, but I do feel better overall. Since this is only like Day 12, I’m sure that results overtime are going to be amazing as I feel.
February 15, 2017
Around the witching hour (3 pm) I was very sleepy yesterday. I did end up taking a nap. The only thing different from the previous day and yesterday was that I had 2 peppermints. Given that the girls were wore out, too, nap time was wonderfully quiet.
The energy levels are perfect. I can say that I’m consistently rocking along. I don’t feel as if I’m trying to will myself to not eat sweets. I just don’t have a craving for them. I’m still a victim of tator tots and fries if they’re at the house. But besides that I’m not craving much. The BPC game is strong and on point. It’s uncanny how much it fills you. I’m usually hungry much later than when I wasn’t trying the keto lifestyle.
The last few days I’ve been able to keep my macros within percent range. Now the test is to get them down to the actual grams. Got to figure that out more. I see people doing it all the time and I’m confused on net carbs vs. carbs and how to calculate that. Besides that I’m doing well.
February 14, 2017
The overall observation is outstanding. I’ve noticed that I’m clearly more energetic. Yesterday, afternoon I was tired slightly, but nothing like before. It didn’t last long and within 15-20 minutes I was fine. My energy doesn’t dip down so bad and I’m not nearly as hungry. By the end of the day I was pretty hungry, but it was after coaching all day and my previous meal was at 5 pm. The BPC in the AM is an amazing way to start the day. I’m going to keep cold brewing my coffee every couple of days and making the BPC in advance. I think I’ll also make some BPTea just to spice it up as well.
It wasn’t difficult making Keto meals from Meal Prep Dinner Party.
February 13, 2017
Though I could stand to go back to sleep, I’m alert and ready for today. I think I’m in the spot of clarity. I snagged some mct oil yesterday at Sprouts even though I ordered some from Bulletproof. It just is taking a very long time to get here. But I wanted to see if BPC would seriously help me get the day off to a powerful start. I made cold brew coffee yesterday and mixed it up. I’ll drop some ghee in it and give it a whirl. I also made sure I chugged some water this AM to make sure my water game is on point.
I don’t see a huge difference in the mirror, but I don’t feel achy or sore in the am. So the inflammation is clearly going away in my joints. Friday, I will weigh in if I think about it.
Meal prep was great. So much good food. I kept it real simple and I should be good to go.
February 12, 1207
It’s very easy to turn down treats, snacks and sweets now. I did grab some tortilla chips at dinner Friday, but I regretted it quickly. Today I feel pretty good. I’m clearly on the upswing. I made a “fathead pizza” last night and it turned out pretty good. The crust is a challenge, but overall it was tasty.
Getting in a lot of fats from the go has helped a lot. I have started making “bulletproof coffee and tea”. That kicks off my day with somewhere around 50 g of fat and that’s HUGE to start the day off.
I’m not even ½ as hungry as I used to be. I am going to really readjust my meal prep. Rather than taking 5 three cup containers I could really take 3 and some nuts and be perfectly ok, even on Coaching days. I am going to settle for 4 right now, but L, D, S, S. is where I think I will land. The coffee and tea have been taking any edge off my hunger in the AM. I tend to want to eat around 10 am. 2 pm, 6 pm and 8. If I make the 2 pm a nice size snack I think I’m going to be just fine. Still playing with the numbers.
Didn’t weigh myself today, but I’m down 8 lbs since last week. I’m in no rush so I can stand to be in suspense a little.
February 10, 2017
I am trying to find how much water I need while on keto. I feel better today. I just know that when I chug water I am depleting my electrolytes. Had a fantastic avocado this AM for breakfast as well as a strong bulletproof Americano. Besides that I feel I’m honestly through the Keto flu. I am not experiencing the “clarity” that everyone raves about.
I am trash at the gym. Never thought I’d be so blah, but I’m trash for sure.
Not sure if I need one, but I’d like a Keto Coach to bounce ideas off of.
February 9, 2017
I believe I’m out of keto flu. I feel better, but not amazing. My reading and research points to…not enough fats and still too many carbs over all. My protein is spot on. It’s the battle of Carbs vs. Fats that still rages.
Eating all my meal prep is starting to become a chore. I used to take 5 dishes with me when I coach and 4 when I don’t. I am getting away with 3 everyday with some nuts and seeds as a snack. Next week I’m going to seriously re-evaluate my meal prep. I’m just not nearly as hungry as I used to be.
Something else I noticed is that I am drinking a lot less water than before. With the flush of electrolytes I do wonder if the amount of water I was drinking is good for me.
February 8, 2017
I believe that I have the flu. Not Keto flu, but just run of the mill flu. I’m pretty wore out today and I haven’t been able to shake it. Besides that I have been eating perfectly keto. I stepped on scale today and I’m down 1 lbs. So a total of 6 lbs. I think based upon what I’ve read/heard about Keto I need to increase my electrolytes and water. I’m not chugging as much as I usually do so I believe that’s the case.
February 7, 2017
Hello, High Fat Flu. I’m sure that my attempt to ease into high fat low carb eating, is the reason I’m feeling like a truck hit me today. I also suspect that my allergies are starting to kick in. Not 100% sure, but I think that’s what it is. Eating higher fat has been easier than I expected.
February 6, 2017
I am getting the hang of a much higher macro count. I’m not in pain, but today I do feel the withdrawal. I’m not eating nearly as much food since I’m really full most of the day. I am shoveling more and more quality calories. We’ll certainly see how it pans out.
February 3, 2016
I changed my macros in MyFitnessPal. Great day! I’m already over my “carbs” with a stuffed pepper, asparagus and carrots for breakfast. Hahahaha
February 2, 2017
Been reading up on the Ketogenic diet. I didn’t think that the Whole30 could have an even more stringent sibling, but it appears that it’s called Keto. It’s appealing, but the mental shift would be a big deal to get over. It does seem like a lot of work, getting into the actual state of ketosis. But I guess many like it.
I forgot to weigh myself this AM, but again I feel lighter. I don’t FEEL as thin as I would hope. I know that I need to tweak and keep chipping away at my diet. It’s very, very easy to just remain quasi-Whole30 or Paleo. I can do better. It’s quite easy to remain like I was.
January 30, 2017
Great weekend. I was slightly off task, but nothing crazy. I haven’t weighed in and I don’t know if I’ve lost around my waist.
January 27, 2017
This has been the best week. I feel great and I am eating well. And I feel clean.
January 25, 2017
Didn’t weigh in today, but I do feel better. My pants are starting to sag. There’s nothing to celebrate as of yet.
January 24 , 2017
I am not sure what day I am on, but I feel so/so. Meal Prep has been awesome this week and I feel I’m hitting a stride. Just so much work to whittle through.
January 18, 2017
I am in the flow now. It’s not as much work as it’s a matter of doing. I have to say that I’m very, very unimpressed with my meal prep. Cauli-rice is now blah. I won’t do that again. I need to keep the veggies simple for freezing.
This AM when I weighed myself I was impressed. However, I don’t feel that I’m really slimming/trimming. I did and have been consistent with running before or after I lift. This AM my right heel was very sore. I am not sure that it’s because of running, doing double unders or just that I’m old.
My eating was on point yesterday. I had a ton of trial mix, but besides that I was spot on. My little breakfast bowl (hard boiled egg/sausage) was perfect. I added hashbrowns for today. The greek chicken and brussel sprouts is just a winner! I think I’m going to make that for the meal prep group this week along with some roasted smashed potatoes. Made my own iced coffee so I even kept my money in line yesterday.
January 17, 2017
I am still not impressed with my work ethic. Though I have been running more and I don’t hate it. My new lifting program is tough and I know it’s going to get worse. I weighed in and I am a lot heavier than I thought. Major, major sad face.
But I know that yesterday and this weekend I wasn’t nearly as hydrated as I am on work days. Really on work days I’m much more prone to chug the water and keep my eats on point. I tend to snack and chill when I’m at home. Dang.
January 11, 2017
Hobby vs. Hustle. I’m really treating this Reclaiming my closet as a hobby not a real hustle. I’ve done so much, so much better in the past. I ate perfect yesterday. My hustle in the gym was so/so. Today I’m going to put in some more work and just keep stepping in the right direction.
I’m excited about starting Meal Prep Dinner party again in a few weeks. I was lazy this week with my variety of meals. If I get comfortable and just “make something” I tend to not be that excited about me eats. Swap Dinner party really does kick the game up. No more Hobby Time. Got to Hustle like I mean it.
January 8, 2017
Much better water intake today. Though I’m not on point with WOD. My eating was good today. I certainly got the water in. I feel fantastic and alert.
January 7, 2017
It’s been good. I just haven’t had nearly as much water as I have in the past. This is a dead horse, but I’m just not as consistent. Got to get better. I feel like W30 is on point. I just got to drink more and WOD.
January 6, 2017
Great start to the day. Just had a solid W30 snack. I am not sure why I’m so busy to eat in the AM. I’ll have to come back to that for sure.
January 5, 2017
I feel fine, except for the fact that I’m hungry as a bear. This weekend I’m going to plan out my meals better. With my car being down the last two days I found myself not eating enough and boy did that hurt. Honestly, I could do a better job with snacks here at school.
Next is my CF. I haven’t been lifting nearly as hard I as I did the time I saw so much Whole30 success. I’m taking entirely to many days off. I will fix that for sure.
January 4, 2017
Headache day. I feel slow and sluggish. I’m in a training today and my car isn’t working. So to start off the day I chugged my entire 64 oz of water before I left home. So needless to say I have been getting my steps in all morning. I had a great cup of coffee, but I am going to snag lunch in a few.
January 3, 2017
Awesome Day 1. I had a protein bar yesterday so the best and honest thing to do was to start clean today.
I had a fantastic breakfast of pot roast and veggies. I had chicken breasts and green beans for dinner. I was nursing my iced coffee and coconut milk all morning so I ended up skipping lunch.
December 28 2016
I am ready, oh so ready to get it. I have trimmed lots of the eating even on the cruise.
The next few days I’m going to map out my meal prep for the next few weeks. I want to start epic meal prep dinner swap party again. Need to find a few like minded people as well as a good meal prep place.
December 27, 2016
This cruise has been a exactly what I needed. I haven’t eaten as badly as I could. I also haven’t had all the water I need. But let’s just say that I am not wearing the fat pants I brought with me.
December 18, 2016
I have the flu today. Super achy, but my eats have been spot on, since I’ve had very little to eat today.
December 17, 2016
It’s been a week and I’m glad that it’s over. So much going on, but my eating has been meh. Like I said my crime is being off my meal prep. Whenever I go off reservation I get in trouble.
Three more days in this calendar school year and I’m pretty ready.
December 14, 2016
My scale has finally given up the ghost. It didn’t work yesterday and with new batteries it didn’t revive. So, I’m thinking that it may have had enough. We’ve had it for years. Anyway, I’m in the market for a new scale.
My eating has been spot on so far. I don’t feel thinner at all, but I’m not nearly as sluggish. The issue is that it’s not 100% W30. I got to stick to my meal prep. When I plan, prep and eat what I cook I’m the best.
My workouts have been slow. The platform is much better to me than CF right now. Can’t keep up with young bucks. Thankfully, shedding some lbs will help me on the platform and since I’m already comfortable there…
I feel like I can certainly keep to a consistent eating when I go on vacation. I will be happy to slim down to my real fight weight 96k.
December 9, 2016
I have been on point the last few days. I know that I will have to start over again in January. The cruise is going to be nothing if it’s not a test of my eating.
It’s all fun and games until your clothes don’t fit anymore! A sad commentary on my life.
After my first Whole30 I found something wonderful in my closet. All these fantastic clothes that I hadn’t been able to wear. Slacks, sweaters and t-shirts all just fit like they were made of unicorn mane. It was glorious. The compliments were great, too. I had to give away my bigger clothes because now I was small.
The celebration began. I kept up with my eating and working out. I am not sure exactly when my W30 lifestyle became history, but it crept up and with vengeance. Within a year I had lost all my progress and a great deal of my closet.
When I read of my previous blog about my Whole30 journey I could almost read each entry in reverse order. I have also noticed that LIVING post Whole30 is tough for most people. It really has to be a change of mindset as well as eating. There’s a new Whole30 book that I may snag up before the cruise. (I have so much to read!)
Here’s an idea:
Once we get out eating squeaky clean again (after clean eat December, W30 January), maybe we spend one week each month eating W30 style. I mean–pick a week and hold fast to it. It might help us with maintaining clean eating by reminding us what to do. [a]
Another thought: when updating the blog, we should write at the top of the document. That way the freshest material is at the top, no major scrolling to get there. 🙂[b]
December 6, 2016
Starting strong today, but I have a headache! OMG, it’s a mess. Anyway, I grind for this goal.
I stepped on the scale yesterday and it was telling. I have a sweater that was loose as a goose earlier this year that is tight as a drum today. I feel blah. I’m bloated and sluggish. I feel foggy and I feel discombobulated, but I am not going to hang my head. I’m going to get after my goal. I’m not even going to let the holidays stand in my way. Let’s get this…shall we.
December 7, 2016
With this week’s meal prep there’s ZERO reason for me to not drop a pound. None what-so-ever. I know that I ate some chocolate Monday and that’s why I had that horrific headache yesterday. Got to be honest. My lifting was on point yesterday. I am thinking that I will just go solo work through the week and on Saturday do the barbell club. That way I can start getting home a little earlier on lifting days. I can also have something to do on days that I coach, but can’t WOD.
[a]I like this a lot, Dana. I will start reformatting. Why didn’t we do this before?
[b]Not sure why we never did this. Better late than never.