Month: January 2019

Keto Day 18

Yeah, I skipped about 10 days on my Keto Journal, but fear not! I’m still at it. There’s definitely some better days than others, specially with stress going on around me.

I’m still losing weight (slowly but still losing), I’ve been trying some new recipes here and there (cauliflower rice!) and I started to workout again.

The cool thing about this (and I’m writing this while I’m still in a good mood) is that I have learned a lot about my body weight, what triggers my anxieties, the difference between real hunger and mind hunger, and what Keto friendly foods make me gain weight and why (bacon!)

Like I said, I also started going back to the gym and that made me feel good. I’m seriously in worse condition than I thought I was but I do feel like I’m slowly getting there. I’m trying to find out how many muscle I have lost since November (don’t know if I really want the answer to this) and where I am today (the new gym doesn’t have an InBody scale). My running zones are also very very jacked up, but at least now I can finish the warmup without feeling like shit!!

It’s also been snowing since my last update, Iowa winter has finally caught up and all I can think about is how last year I was all up and at it about going to run in the snow and now I don’t even dare to run outside (been doing a lot of treadmill).

Right now my biggest concern is me going to Mexico next Monday. I’ll try to stay Keto as much as possible but I fear the worse to be honest (specially because I know me) in terms of me eating and drinking. I’ll try to keep posting while there!

01/18/19: SW: 240 / CW: 225.7 (14 pounds down!) / No workout today, rest day!

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Keto Day 7

Today I completed my first Keto week. I honestly have mixed feelings towards this diet, I mean I have been losing weight (haven’t done measures though) and energy wise I’ve been feeling ok. I think it’s mostly the mental thing that has been a burden on me (as it always is).

Also today I went with the daughter to McDonald’s and order a bun less burger. It wasn’t so bad! Of course this brought my fat numbers of the day really high, but I think I managed to stay on budget at the end of the day.

01/07/19: SW: 240 / CW: 231.6 (not sure if I gained weight or if I really didn’t lose any).

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Keto Day 6

Had a really shitty night and barely got some sleep last night due to my daughter and my dogs so that kind of set the tone of the day. I feel like today was my most “cheated” day and in a way I think it was.

Had some Barbacoa in the morning with 2 tortillas, and I think the fact that I had to limit myself to only 2 may have triggered more hunger in my mind. Had some tuna for lunch and chicken for dinner. Based on MyFitnessPal I managed to stay in limits (barely!) but somehow I think I may have over done it. Anyway, I’m not going to beat myself over that. I do know this is a slow process and there will be days better or worse than others.

Today it was also Día de Reyes, and for the first time since I’ve known my wife we didn’t do the Rosca De Reyes. I’m sure if we looked hard enough we could have found a Keto friendly variation, but honestly I don’t have the time right now.

01/06/19: SW: 240 / CW: 231.2 or 230.4 (stupid scale was not working this morning). / Keto Level 1.6

 

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Keto Day 5

First Saturday on Keto. I kind of was afraid of how things were going to go today because statistically i tend to mess up my workouts/diets on weekends. Made it through fine.

Started the morning making a bullet coffee, this time with actual butter. Didn’t go as bad as I thought and I actually kind of like it. Will definitely give it another try soon.

After that I went with Ofelia to a Fitness Expo where we attended a Keto seminar. It was quite an interesting talk where they explained a lot.

Ended the day having a Five Guys Little Bacon Cheeseburger (no bun). Gotta say I loved it and it felt soooo good.

All in all I managed to stay under my calorie count for the day. I did went over my fat daily limit for about 15 grams, but oh well, tomorrow it will be another Keto day.

No workout today.

01/05/19: SW: 240 / CW: 232.2

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Keto Day 4

Completed day 4. I think I’m getting the hang of this. I continue to lose weight but I know a lot of it is just water weight and stuff I can easily recover in a day so I’m not celebrating yet.

I tried some variation of bullet proof coffee today (ish) and it wasn’t that bad. 1 Vanilla Premiere Protein, 1 double espresso shot, vanilla hazelnut MCT oil. Not bad at all! I may venture tomorrow and try it with actual butter to make it more bulletproof (if that’s a thing).

For lunch I found a recipe online for grilled chicken with garlic butter. I gotta say I’m starting to like eating with fat (although I miss my carbs).

Went back to the treadmill again today. Legs felt less shitty and heart rate went through the roof. Better than yesterday definitely but still long ways to go. Patience. Patience.

01/04/19: SW: 240 / CW: 233.9 / 2.00 miles on the treadmill

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Keto Day 3

Day 3 is in the books and I’m still doing it. I feel like I’m getting anxious and hungry more often, but I think I’m still under control of the situation.

Went to the gym in the morning and then in the evening for the first time since the whole nosebleed stuff last month. Hate to see myself in worse shape than what I originally thought but it was expected. I could barely finish the warm up part of the session, I’m sure I’ll get there soon enough.

01/03/19: SW: 240 / CW: 235.7 / 1.75 miles on the treadmill

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Keto Day 2

Second day of Keto done. I’m not sure if it’s me overthinking it, but I think I’m quickly entering into Keto stage. I’m feeling cold, thirsty, with a bit of Keto breath… but overall I’m feeling all right.

Tried a bit more variety with eggs and on the chicken section (my wife does Keto and eats a lot of red meat). Also learned to limit my protein shake intake as it quickly fills my protein intake and then I’m just hungry later in the day. Maybe as I start doing more exercise I’ll have some more protein shake. Also thinking about some variations of bullet coffee just to mix things up.

01/02/19: SW: 240 / CW: 238.4

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Keto Day 1

Started my Keto 30 day trial run today. It’s amazing how my brain immediately tried to sabotage me and my anxiety kicked in the minute I started to think about weight loss and lifestyle changes. Still, I managed to work it out, stayed for the most part on my calorie and macro goals. Still got a ton of questions to go through but my hope is as I keep going at it it’ll get better.

01/01/19: CW: 240 / Keto: 1.0

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New Year 2019

2018 ended and 2019 started with the wife and me watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1 and 2). Still pretty sad when Dobby (spelling?) dies.

But anyway, clean slate, new year all that stuff currently going on right now. This morning I finally got on the scale and just as I imagined I gained a ton of weight after Christmas holidays, getting sick, a bad nosebleed, losing my job, etc…

These are my current goals for 2019:

  • Try Keto for a month.
  • Ease my way back to the gym after my bad nose bleed and shit that happened mis December and then stay consistent.
  • Do the I-35 challenge.
  • Get back to 220 pounds.
  • Then go to 200 pounds.
  • Finish my PN1 certification (more like start it).

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