September 2017 keto log

9.11.17 – Well, after weeks of rampant gorging, I started back keto on 9.7.17. You, those first days truly ARE the most difficult. Leading up to them I was eating sweets or ice cream (or sweets *and* ice cream) and the first two days I kept wanting to go to Sonic to get a peanut butter master blast. They are freaking AMAZING. Especially with toffee bits mixed in. But, I held true and it’s been four days now. Not so long in the grand scheme of things but just long enough that it’s starting to get easier. I’ve been making fat bombs and have been looking to make some keto cheesecakes to make the transition easier. I’ve also been drinking a fair amount of diet soda throughout the day. All that will probably taper off a bit as things get into full swing.

I think the weather is cooling down slightly so you know what that means…soup season! I was thinking another reason it’s been so difficult to get back to keto was because I was not getting enough fat. Eventually you can taper off on the fat consumption so your body will use its own storage but in the beginning I really need that satiation value. I’m looking to make my cheeseburger soup and the sausage/kale soup and the cauli/ham chowder. All use heavy cream and assorted cheeses. Yum!

I guess a nice thing is that when I started a year ago (August 28, 2016 to be exact) I was at 274 lbs. And when I started back up a few days ago I was at 246 and today I am at 243. It seems the 240s are my new normal and I’m very grateful my body isn’t fighting tooth and nail to get back to the 270s. A small part of me is disappointed I didn’t have the discipline to lose more than 30 lbs in the course of a year, but maybe baby steps?

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