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Old 05-31-2018, 12:35   #31
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1 month update:

I'm about 1 lb lower than I was 5 weeks ago but about 10 lbs lower than i was 4 weeks ago.

Its taken all month to come down 10lbs.

Again, I'm still not convinced that I'm interpreting the numbers correctly but they are moving in a direction that will contribute to my goals.

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Ten pounds is a lot to lose in a month. But ten pounds off is an achievement!

I have no idea if I've lost weight. Maybe a pound or two. I know I haven't gained any.

I also know I have not done a good job of keeping up with this thread. Not sure why I can't find the ardor for doing just what I was happy to do about a year ago at this time.

But this morning's FBG is a number I haven't seen in months (since the last time I was not feeling well). Not where I want that to be either. I'm trying to figure out what I did differently last night/this morning; there are a few variables to look at. Maybe that science experiment will be enough to keep me on track.

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no worries, i haven't done a good job at keeping up with this thread too but overall I think it helped me.

Some of the things that have stuck with me in the past month are better habits even if they aren't what I set out to achieve. I'm still not tracking as much as I wanted to but my lunches have been improved significantly.

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my mindset has changed too. I am now aware that an entire bag of pork rings and a tub of sour cream is not a freeby snack. It is too much of a snack. I've started to see it as falling off the wagon rather than something I'm allowed to do.

funny thing is I'm not craving the pork rinds and sour cream that I'm passing on. Just like potato chips, I don't miss them.


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I lost 10 pounds the first month I did Keto. And I can only assume I didn't lose more because I was cheating with cake.

Yes, cake is my b**ch. Can't say no to cake, no matter how hard I try!!!! She slaps me around and I take it!!!! I'm so weak. I see cake on sale at the store and I just have to buy one. It doesn't help that they keep the damned cake display right there at the front door, and it's the first thing I see when I walk in!!!!

I kind of lost my Keto way, but I got bored with the recipes. I'm not one to cook for myself. If I do, it's gotta be something I can throw in the microwave, air fryer, or just open a can and eat it. I love to cook for others, but I cannot stand to cook for myself. Go figure.

I haven't been TOO bad, as I haven't gained those 10 pounds back, but I haven't lost anymore either.

After doing more and more research on Keto, I'm kind of afraid that I my cholesterol will become a problem and all the protein and fat will do more harm than good.

I've been trying to find "vegan" Keto recipes, but there aren't many. And there aren't many that simple and easy either.

Most Keto recipes I find are complicated and require expensive ingredients. Like that spaghetti squash. $5 for ONE lousy spaghetti squash!!!!! I can't do that.

Just like making homemade Keto bread, it's just too costly.

I've made a few different stews and soups, which were good, but I get tired of that kind of stuff fast. I tried making two Keto casseroles, but they didn't turn out very good. Threw most of them out because I just couldn't even look at them anymore.

For now though, I eat sandwiches through the summer, because I refuse to even turn the stove/oven on for any reason. I got some gluten free bread to see if that helps, but so far it hasn't done much of anything except cost me too much money.

I won't mind eating Keto all the time, I just have to find some stuff thats "in the middle" between "OH HELL NO" and "OMG THATS SO GOOD". LOL

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admitedly, I am a fan of keto.

but i am also going to stay respectful of your choices. Whatever you do, I wish you the best of success.

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Chaidragonfire, I can empathize.

I lost a lot of weight last year and have just kind of stalled since January/February. Haven't gained any (clothing fit test) but for a while I was buying smaller sizes every few months and that hasn't happened often this year. Some of that has been my activity level; for various reasons (some physical and some psychological), I haven't been able to replace everything I was doing with different movement.

I'm also finding, as we move into the warmer months, that my interest in cooking stews and casseroles wanes considerably. With schedules here changing, many times I'm cooking for myself, and that's something I was never terribly interested in even before cooking keto.

Lately meals around here have been baked/broiled/roasted meat/poultry/fish and a keto veggie side. Since lunch is almost always a salad I don't want to eat salad twice a day. But protein and veggies on a plate don't have a lot of fat in them, even if I apply some, so (I think) I find myself snacking too many times on cheese cubes and sour cream and salsa more often than I ought to. The documentation here was supposed to shine a light on that; I guess it did but now to figure out what to do about it.

I already freeze some of the keto casseroles I make because it's just two of us. Spacing out the servings of a dish helps avoid burnout -- and keeps me from heating up the kitchen in the summer. I've been thinking I could eat better keto if I served cold cuts and raw vegetables with dressing for dinner. Lots of dressing since most lunch meats are not high in fat. Or made that finger food for lunch and ate my salad for dinner. I'm not sure how many times a week I could eat that, but I've kind of broken the part of me that really cares about interesting food I have to cook (and buy and clean up after) so maybe I can pull it off for a few months till it's stew and casserole time again.

I know we've discussed in other threads that eating keto does not have to be expensive, but that typically either leaves you eating prepared foods ($$$) or very simple foods (because the cheaper ones need prep) or consuming copious amounts of fat bombs and BPC (something else of which I'm not a fan).

I have roasted a chicken over the weekend to have something I (and my wife) can eat for dinner, put atop a salad, make chicken salad out of, and even make soup from in colder weather (I freeze the bones and necks). I also could freeze half that cooked chicken and not have to eat it in various forms for a week.

The key, I think, is compromise. Right now I'm balancing my interest in losing weight by "keeping keto" with trying to do more things away from the kitchen and with eating meals which aren't boring or time-consuming to prepare. That's my balancing act. But at least maybe I'm a little bit of company with you in wondering what the options are.

Maybe it's time for me to take another look at those "What's for lunch.../What's for dinner..." threads.

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I'm going to take a break from watching my macros. Increasing my fat intake certainly seemed to be working but it is june 1st

It time to shake things up again.

I'm 24 hrs into a fast. If all goes well, I'm going for a 2 week fast like in January. If I have no problems at all - I'm definitely fat enough - I might even take it to the end of 3 weeks.
then I'll return to keto and giving the fasting a break or maybe IF.

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I'm on day 6 of a water fast. All is going well. I've been meeting my activity band goal each day this week.

I jumped on a bus this morning to avoid rain so that meant that I had to jump off the bus early on the way home to log some steps around a community lake. What a wonderful way to end the day!

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I've done good this month. Got back off the cake again. Been cooking lots of veggies.

Got tired of really cooking and just filled a big baking pan with veggies, sprinkled a large packet of Ranch Dressing dry mix over it, baked it covered, and it came out pretty good.

Also made some Keto soup last weekend for lunch at work all week. That turned out just as good as the first one I made.

Experimented with that Keto pizza dough. Made some mini pizzas, which turned out ok, but the crust still needs work.

Got back on eating sunflower seeds in the morning too.

Weighed myself yesterday. Haven't lost any more weight yet, but haven't gained back that 10 pounds I lost either.

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