Jul 112017
 

I spent the last week considering a change in my weigh in days. Tuesday’s work well for me, but I’ve noticed I tend to consume more carbs (still staying below my net limit) on the weekends, and generally feel better on Wednesdays. Weighing in on Wednesdays will give me more time to recover from the weekend, and two solid workouts complete on Monday and Tuesdays. The scale disappointing me this morning. I keep reminding myself that it’s NOT about the weight right now. Yeah, it’s awesome that the pounds are dropping off, but what’s even more thrilling is that the goals I set for myself in the beginning are starting to become reality.

I can go up a flight of stairs normally, instead of one step at a time (unless I am carrying something heavy or am taking a flight for the first time). I’m slowly getting to the point where I can go down a flight normally, although this is harder and requires concentration. Getting up out of chairs is easier, and I’ve even made progress on getting up off the floor without needing to hold on to something. I can walk without getting winded much longer than before and I actually look forward to going to the gym. That’s just the physical stuff!

Mentally, a ketogenic diet is one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. The clarity and calm in my brain is amazing. It feels like I’m taking heavy duty mood stabilizers without all the side effects. I still have bad days. I still struggle, but not as hard or as often as before. My energy level is amazing, which means the house is cleaner, my to do list is checked off, and my mind is at peace.

1st Weigh In: 342lbs
Last Week Weigh In: 327.8
Today’s Weigh In: 326.8

Victories:

  • See above.

Goal Check In:

  • Incorporate more fats and vegetables into diet. – Done!
  • Reduce dairy consumption. – Ouch. Oh my. I am far more sensitive to dairy than I realized. Butter and hard cheese doesn’t seem to bother me in small amounts, but soft cheese and ice cream are a no go unless I want to put up with a sour stomach afterwards.
  • Start training to walk half marathon in October. – I took a break from working out for almost 2 weeks due to the stomach virus that hit me at the end of June. Restarted my training this morning.
  • Continue to work on previous goals.
  • Take it easy physically. – Done! I laid low for about a week and began upping my activity slowly and returned to the gym this morning.
  • Try a carb up day. – Meh. I could have done this better. Mashed potatoes and ice cream were not the best call. I did “carb up” to a degree with fruit on a different day and didn’t feel quite as crappy.
  • Focus on skin care. – My roseaca flared up this week (sun exposure, stress, and certain dairy seem to trigger it) so I took it easy on my skin but didn’t neglect it.
  • Stretch more. – I completely forgot about stretching. So…. fail.

New Goals:

  • Continue to work on previous goals.
  • Stretch more.
  • No fruit until the weekend.
  • Complete entire first week of half-marathon training.
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