July 2017 keto log

7.11.17 – I started eating keto again this month so it’s been a couple weeks now.  I was up to 249 again by the time mom and Jim left so decided it was time to get back to it.  I was down to 241 and decided to throw some fasting into the mix and today is day 2 of fasting.  I think I last ate around 7pm on 7.9.17 but don’t know the exact time.  I downloaded the Vora app and started using that yesterday but it’s about 10+ hours off because I didn’t start tracking until early yesterday morning.

That first day was ROUGH!  I mean, eating keto is supposed to go hand in hand with fasting of any kind but and while I did feel pangs of hunger throughout the day it’s definitely more of a mental challenge for me than a physical one. There were so many times throughout the day I told myself that it would be ok if I didn’t make it the full seven days (my goal) and that maybe OMAD (one meal a day) style of eating would be just as beneficial.  But come on, not only am I looking for weight loss I also want that beautiful autophagy to do some spring cleaning on a cellular level.  I’m sure I have tons of cellular garbage that need to be taken care of.

I ended up have a few sugar-free mints, a nibble of ham lunch meat and one jelly bean throughout the course of the day.  Today I’ve just had water and I’ll see if I can keep it that way.  I joined a 7-day fasting challenge on FB yesterday to help hold me more accountable.  We’ll see.  I think a big challenge will be if/when I make food for the boys.  It’s hard to not just want to eat what’s been prepared.

7.15.17 – I ended it up making it just about a full four days of fasting before I broke my fast with a steak, chia seed pudding, mac and cheese, McDonalds, candy bars, and a bowl full of Cheerios.  Not the best stuff to eat after a fast.  Granted, that was over the span of a number of hours but still not ideal all in all.  Yesterday I had a Cafe Rio salad and then cheese breadsticks from The Pie for dinner.  The Pie is amazing, I couldn’t turn it down though I still wasn’t too hungry at that point.  A weakness of mine.  I am fasting again today, day one.  My skin hurts to be touched.  Pretty sure this is carb inflammation at its finest.  Go team.  Not sure how long I will fast this time.  I was thinking maybe I’d go two days and then eat, two days and then eat.  But, a part of me still wants to see if I can hit seven days.  So, we’ll see.

7.16.17 – Yesterday was actually pretty easy, I was surprised.  A few flare ups of hunger but nothing I couldn’t handle.  This morning has been easy but then again I’ve only been awake for 1.5 hours.  Hopefully it maintains as the day wears on.  Mainly it’s not a physical hunger, I’m just bored and when I’m bored I eat.  Fasting is a good way for me to break bad habits.

7.18.17 – My last fast was just shy of two days. Jesse grilled these amazing chicken thighs that we’d put in a brine the night before. Brining fowl is a revelation, man. If you haven’t tried it, you definitely should. Adds so much flavor! Anyway, I ate regular keto yesterday until the evening then turned into a carb monster. Fasting again today. Weight is 238.

7.30.17 – As always, this month has been up and down. I reached a low of 233 and then started eating like crap again when we had visitors, went up to 243, and now with keto eating am back down to 238. Good times.

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