A long overdue update

Ok, before this post starts, I probably should apologize for the lack of postings lately. It is not because I have fallen off the keto wagon, but because the holidays are extremely busy. My husband and I have to travel a lot for the holidays. Additionally, I had to pick up more than a few extra shifts at work to help my co-workers get some time off.

I also feel really guilty that I haven’t finished my “one week of keto” posts yet, but that will get done this weekend.

An update on how I’ve been doing. I’m down to 145 pounds now. That’s 28 pounds down!

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This is me at about 100 days of Keto. I’d dropped about 26 pounds at this point. I’m also rocking my new Doctor Who gear my hubby got be for Christmas. I never imagined being able to fit into a size Medium. Especially while I was in the 140 range. I think that I’m putting on a lot more muscle.

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For Comparison…
(The pictures are all taken within a week or so of the date it’s listed at)

Right now, I am holding strong at 145. I kept my diet over Thanksgiving and Christmas! My family has been really supportive of this lifestyle change and have even inquired about it themselves. My sister and mom began the keto journey this last week. Every time there was a family gathering, my family made sure there was food I could eat there!

So, in case you were curious, I am still ketoing on. It’s just been difficult to take the time to write down what’s been going on.

One Week of Keto: Tuesday

I know I’m posting this late. Monday through Thursday are rough times for me to get posts in, because I normally work 40 hours between 6:00 am on Monday and 11:00 pm on Thursday. However, this week, I worked a little more on Wednesday, giving me an 18 hour workday. Anyway, posting wasn’t as high of a priority as sleeping, so I decided to save my Tuesday and Wednesday posts until this morning.

Tuesday

Water: I was able to consume around 120 oz of water today. This was spread throughout the day starting at about 9 and ending at about 11.

Exercise: I had several errands to run, so my normal “running” was cut a little short. Rather than decide not to do anything at all, I went ahead and ran a mile and half in 18 minutes. Not the best cardio workout… but definitely better than nothing!

FOOOOOD:

For breakfast I ate some toffee fat bombs at about 11:00.

For lunch, I had a ham, lettuce, mayo and cheese wrap with a side of Fiesta Chicken.100_2367

 

Dinner was cucumbers and fat bombs, like the day before. 100_2354

 

I didn’t plan this into my day, but after work I did go out with some co-workers. I had an order of buffalo wings (which I only ate half of). This isn’t a regular thing that we do. However, before Keto, I probably would have considered this a “special occasion” and eaten whatever I wanted. Instead, I stuck to the guidelines of my diet and stayed on track!

Catching a Break

I know it seems like I’ve neglected my blog this week, but it was not exactly what I wanted to do. I just finished working almost 60 hours in four days, so there wasn’t much time for me to sleep, let alone blog. I did get several short work-outs in, though. I am pleased to say that I have three days off now, though.

I also hadn’t had that much time to even weigh myself, and with it being shark week, I thought it probably wouldn’t be a good idea for my morale anyway.

Much to my surprise, I work up this morning two pounds less than the last time I weight myself. My plateau broke, and I am at one of my lowest weights in five years. I honestly feel like I am losing more fat, but I might be gaining muscle. My scale that will tell me my body fat percentage is coming in, and I’m excited to start tracking that!

I know it would be impossible for me to be able to keep up this diet if I didn’t plan ahead. I work with some adolescent boys that had found themselves in trouble with the law in one way or another and are court ordered to complete a counseling program at a residential facility. One thing we teach these guys is that you must plan ahead to get ahead. Every week, before my week even starts, I plan out all of my meals for the week and prepare them.  It also takes just about as much effort to make all my meals up for the week at one time as it does for me to make one meal at a time. It only takes about 45 minutes each week for me to make up all my meals for the week.

This week, I made my own Lunchables with 1 oz of Colby Cheese, 1 oz of summer sausage, 1 celery stalk and 1 Tbs of homemade no-sugar added peanut butter. If I didn’t do this simple task each week, I believe I would likely eat the protein and veggie that the boys were eating in the cafeteria, and I would often not be able to eat Keto at all. I ate my homemade Lunchables for lunch and dinner every day this week and that was all I needed to eat to no long feel hungry. It feels great to be at a point where my insulin levels are in check, so I don’t feel the need to keep eating once I am full.

Anyway, I’m glad I finally getting a break, both from work and from my scale! I’ll keep you updated about how the weekend goes!