Keto

Road Trip & Updates

We had a busy weekend. We drove to Seattle Saturday morning for my grandma’s 98th birthday party. Unfortunately the drive was not fun! It took us 4.5 hours (usually takes 3 hours). Traffic was not great and Logan did NOT sleep at all! He usually takes a nap on car rides. So that wasn’t exactly fun. But we got to Seattle and celebrated my Grandma’s birthday.

She loves Bingo so we had a bingo party!

It was fun and Grammy cleaned up! She won the jackpot. 🙂

There was cake and presents and then we went back to my parent’s house for dinner. My dad and Michael got burgers from a place near the house and my mom and I got cobb salads.

Sunday we drove home. It was slightly better…Logan slept for about an hour but then was awake the rest of the drive and squirmy. I think he’s at an age right now where long car rides are not ideal! Nothing we tried kept him busy or occupied and he got fussy and whiny. So I think we’ll refrain from long drives until he’s a bit older!

We got home with enough time to unpack and do laundry and I went swimming. But other than that, not much of a weekend! A lot of car!

Now for an update: I’ve been doing keto since mid-November, maybe the 12 or 13th? I forget the exact date I started up again. I’ve been 90% “good” on the diet. I took a one day break for Thanksgiving and I plan on taking Christmas Day off from the diet. But other than that, I am doing my best to stay on the plan.

I’ve lost 6 pounds so far!

November Keto Part 2

This post is about how I felt restarting keto, how I did with my macros, and my weigh-ins.

Updates

Day 122 net carbs. Felt foggy, dizzy and NOT hungry at all all day long.

Day 2 – 25 net carbs.Intermittent fasting… It’s easy on the day I work from home because I get up, go to the gym, then come home and start work & make my breakfast. It’s harder to do the other days. Felt better today.

Day 3 – 17 net carbs. Felt nauseated all day, not hungry at all. Didn’t eat my lunch until almost 2pm! Was at 67% out of goal of 70% for fat intake. Was 100 calories over goal.

Day 4 – 20 net carbs, 74% fat for the day. Felt pretty good. Not hungry. Ran during my lunch break and was expecting it to be a horrible slog. It wasn’t! Lots of energy, legs felt good. 3.5 mile run and didn’t feel like I was dying.

Day 5 – 25 net carbs. Had a good workout, didn’t feel lethargic.

Day 6 – 26 net carbs, 71% fat. Near perfect day on macros, slightly high on net carbs. Swimming felt good, not slow or tired.

Day 721 net carbs. Had about 250 calories leftover for the day.

Day 821 net carbs. Rest Day, went over my calories by about 200.

Day 934 net carbs. Bummer! My day was pretty good fat % and calorie wise, but I had cauliflower “mashed potatoes” so maybe that was a bit high. Disappointed with my carbs.

Day 10 – 18 net carbs. Thanks to Atkin’s bar for dessert that has a ton of fiber…!

Day 11 – Between 25-30 net carbs. I had some munchies here and there so my tracking is off. 🙁

Day 12 – 23 net carbs.

Day 13- 20 net carbs.

Day 14 – Around 15 net carbs. Had a few munchies.

Day 15 – Thanksgiving, didn’t track.

Day 16 – 17 net carbs. Didn’t eat a ton, wasn’t hungry.

Day 17 – 15 net carbs.

Overall I’ve felt ok. Not too many symptoms. Maybe because my body is used to going low carb? The first few days I didn’t feel good (stomach issues, nausea, headache) and then on days I worked out (AFTER working out) I felt fatigue in my muscles.

Weigh In

First week back on Keto – Lost 4 pounds, but that’s most likely water weight. The second week is what matters.

Second week back on Keto – didn’t lose anything but Thanksgiving was in there plus PMS bloating. We’ll see how the next week goes.

Third week – Down 1 pound. Not great but at least not a gain. Jeans are looser!