Keto – Day 90

I made it! I reached up to 25 net carbs on my last day, but I made it! I can totally see myself getting in my car as soon as this post is up and going to get a chicken sandwich or something…but I think I can wait. Until breakfast. My wife ate a cinnabon this morning, and I would have loved to have had that in the morning. I’ll have to get one of those at some point. It totally sounds like I’m gonna go crazy, but I’m not. I want my cheat day, but I’m not going to fall back into bad habits.

By the time this all ends in the morning when I wake up for my weigh-in, I don’t see me being any lighter than 202. I’m happy with that, enough. I didn’t get to 200, and there was another period of light yo-yo ups and downs, but it wasn’t a massive deviation. Still disappointing, though. I had an okay day of eating, but like I said, I still hit 25 total net carbs. Breakfast was just a Quest bar. It was a Vanilla Almond Crunch which I thought was above average; I didn’t mind it at all. I drank a coffee with that. For lunch, I went with a peanut butter roll up. Those things are so filling. It’s hard to imagine how just a few months ago, I could put down 4 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and still polish off a bag of chips or something. Jesus wept.

Dinner was Qdoba, again. I had a salad, and I had to be crafty with my ingredients so I didn’t go above my carbs. I got double steak, lettuce, shredded cheese, queso, and Mexican Caesar dressing and the thing was fantastic. That was probably the first time I’ve ever had *just* steak in my salad, as I typically go with chicken. I don’t mind getting those, though, and I’ll continue to get those in my future dieting adventures. I’m set on getting to 180, so I’ll be mindful what I’m eating. As a rule, I don’t want to go over 2,000 calories, ever, for a day, and would love to be at no more than 1,700, and still have a high-ish fat intake compared to carbs, but we’ll see how that goes as I take the next step.

MyFitnessPal macros showed me as having not the best totals, but they could have been worse:

  • 113 out of the allowed 125 g of fat, accounting for 67% of my calories; target is 75% (rounded up)
  • 102 out of the allowed 75 g of protein, accounting for 27% of my calories; target is 20% (rounded up)
  • 25 out of the allowed 25 g of net carbohydrates, accounting for 7% of my calories; target is 5% (rounded up)

This was an amazing 90 days and transformative in a multitude of ways. I’m a different person, health-wise, than when I started, but I still feel like the same goofy, big idiot I’ve been for nearly 39 years. I still don’t have a lot of energy. I still don’t have a lot of drive to go to the gym (though my arms are STILL sore from my Monday workout). I still want bad food. But I can recognize all those habits and now I can see just how bad they were for me. I can see the benefits of eating better, not only in my waistline, but in my blood sugar. I’m excited to see what my A1C is when I take that on the 31st of this month. That’s another reason I can’t go too crazy, because I want the test to be an accurate reflection of how hard I worked the last 3 months and I don’t want it to be swayed off course because of two weeks of binging. So if you see me having a big meal of things that I shouldn’t be eating, like if I’m ordering more than one sandwich, or I grab two or three huge pieces of cake or massive brownies, or something like that, call me out. I don’t need anyone to be a jerk or anything, but I’d rather be reminded that those are gateway foods to poor health than be concerned about my feelings.

Thank you to everyone who followed me, or liked my blog posts, or who interacted with me. This isn’t the end of my posts, but it’s the end of the Keto journey as I’ve known it the last three months. I’m moving on to the next chapter, and if you’re still around when I hit my ultimate goal, that’d be awesome. Thank you!

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Keto – Day 89

One day away! Actually, as I write this, I’m 17 minutes into the last day. I’ve been messing with some HTML and CSS stuff that wasn’t going my way, but defintiely not because of me! Long story short, my website was misbehaving and I had to lay down the law, because I’m a tough guy.

On the penultimate day of my Keto diet, I had a semi-average day, unless you count the fact that I gained weight again. I’m back up to 202.5 and that’s going to about call it insofar as me being able to see 200 by Sunday morning. Oh well. I gave it my all and I did well, just not as well as I’d have liked. I still have plenty of time to get down to my ultimate goal, and the fact that I’m healthier is the big thing. My blood sugar is good and I haven’t gotten any feet or fingers cut off from self-imposed diabetes. That’s a win, right?

Breakfast today was a coffee; a large coffee, this time. I didn’t get anything to eat because nothing sounded good. For lunch, they did me a favor and were serving buffalo wings in the cafeteria, so that was an easy choice. I had some unsweet tea with that. For dinner, I waited a while. I didn’t eat until about 8:15 and just had a three-egg scrambled up with a sausage patty and two tablespoons of butter. I added to that two tablespoons of MCT oil in a coffee and that was a wrap.

MyFitnessPal tracked me at the following macros:

  • 106 out of the allowed 125 g of fat, accounting for 72% of my calories; target is 75%
  • 75 out of the allowed 75 g of protein, accounting for 23% of my calories; target is 20%
  • 19 out of the allowed 25 g of net carbohydrates, accounting for 6% of my calories; target is 5%

Some of those numbers were rounded up, obviously. I’m much too tired to re-log back in and check everything as I’d just closed the window. I’m looking forward to this last day of Keto as I’ve known it the last 90 days and I’m excited about the journey forward. I want to get back to the gym (my arms are still sore, but I should be good tomorrow). I want to get into running and establish some kind of cardio routine. I just want to be healthier. I want to be there for my kids and wife just as much as I want to be there for myself. I have a lot of living left to do and probably saved myself from a horrible food-induced death. Unless I end up choking to death on a Quest bar. That would suck.

Keto – Day 88

I made it through the day without any MCT oil. That’s weird. I had a pretty decent day, all told, I think. I was a little upset at myself this morning because I’d gained more weight putting me back to 202.2, so I started my day kind of bummed out, but things seemed to even out at the end. The day was slow at work and my arms feel like they’ve been run over by a truck. I can still barely lift them without wincing, but now it’s not an intense pain, it’s more of just a sore/exhausted feeling, like they need to be massaged. Mind you, this is three days after I’d worked them out. My shoulders are a different story. It’s weird, it’s like a knife is pushed in right in the front-center of each of my shoulders. If I don’t move my arms then I’m alright, but when I do, it feels like it’s twisting a knife. I don’t think they’re injured, I am just really susceptible to DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). Happens every time. I need to make going to the gym more of a priority.

I had an omelet for breakfast again. It used to be that I would get an omelet, about 5 ounces (or more) of tater tots, and a bagel, and I would eat all that for breakfast. I would essentially cut the omelet in half and add that and some tater tots on the bagel and make myself a sandwich, adding in some Frank’s Red Hot for additional spice. Now I think that meal might put me right to sleep. I miss it, kinda, but I know I can do without it. For lunch, I didn’t even feel like walking downstairs to the cafeteria so I had my last remaining Quest bar I had at work: cookies and cream. Bah. It wasn’t great. I don’t need that one again. I’ll definitely get the one I had yesterday again, though. For dinner, I had breakfast, again. My wife was making the girls some waffles and sausage, I made her some over-medium eggs (which I do miss having those, but I need to eat those with toast!), and I made myself three-scrambled eggs in two tablespoons of butter. I threw that into a low-carb tortilla and added in three sausage patties and some red chili flakes. I drank coffee with that and I was pretty good to call it a day!

MyFitnessPal shows me as not hitting my macros exactly, but I didn’t do terribly, primarily because I only had about half of my net carbs. It’s better I didn’t eat any more anyway, because I notice I tend to do worse when I have carb-y food that only meets net carbs after fiber is removed. Hopefully today’s effort yields some weight lost for tomorrow. I have a feeling I’m not going to hit 200 by Saturday, and I’m alright with that. Macros:

  • 94 out of the allowed 125 g of fat, accounting for 70% of my calories; target is 75%
  • 77 out of the allowed 75 g of protein, accounting for 26% of my calories; target is 20%
  • 13 out of the allowed 25 g of net carbohydrates, accounting for 4% of my calories; target is 5%

I invested in myself a little bit. I’ve been trying to re-learn HTML/CSS and get into something tech-related. I was learning Python for a while, but I honestly needed a break from it. I was always interested in Web Development, and I think I like it better. Or at least it’s a little easier for me to digest right now. Anyway, I bought myself a website and am going to keep learning how to do stuff with that and then figure out how to make a bona fide website for my brother. Kinda stoked at that notion. Doesn’t have to do anything with weight, but wanted to share that anyway.

I have two more days on the version of Keto I’m doing. I’m having mixed emotions because as much as I’ve been looking forward to having my cheat meals and more carbs, I’m afraid of bouncing back and ballooning back up in weight. I’ll for sure stop myself before it gets crazy, but I just want to keep myself accountable, and have to tell myself that I know I can do it, that I’m already the lightest that I can remember being since leaving the military. That’s a huge accomplishment for me, but it’s still not enough. I want to lose more, and I know I can do it. So while it’s not as much of a struggle as I may let on (it is, after all, a marathon and not a race), I keep putting pressure on myself to lose weight every day, even though I know there will be ups and downs. I”m going to stick with it, though, and change my eating habits. No more 5-sandwich meal-a-thons or insane amounts of food or boxes of cereal. That shit was stupid. I was stupid. And for anyone that thinks obesity is a disease–no, it’s not. I did this to myself, and I’m fixing it myself. No one forced me to get into the shape I was in, and only I could be responsible to fix that situation. There are no victims. I’ve accepted that wholeheartedly.

Keto – Day 87

Yeah, so that salad yesterday turned out to be a bad move. I ended up throwing up about 1 am and it was all salad. I refuse to blame the MCT oil. I felt fine after I’d thrown up but I was just not feeling great the entire day. Today was much different. Other than feeling extremely sore in my shoulders and triceps, I was good. I was in a better mood and generally enjoyed the day. I even had what I think might be my favorite Quest bar, yet.

Breakfast was already foretold: I had an omelet with peppers, onions, and ham. That was outstanding. I waited probably 20 minutes before I’d eaten it because I was taking care of some small fires at work, but it was still a nice change from the Quest bars…until lunch. I wasn’t hungry at all for lunch but decided to walk downstairs and see what they had on the off-chance there might be something to change my mind. There wasn’t. I went back upstairs and I think I made it to about 1:15 and then I got hungry. I had a Mint Chocolate Chunk Quest bar and it was fantastic! I think I liked that better than the Peanut Butter one I’d had the other day. I still think the Bulletproof Brownie bar was the best so far, but this wasn’t too far off, and had 3 or 4 fewer net carbs, to boot. Dinner tonight was easy: McDonalds. I had six chicken McNuggets which ate up more than half of my daily carbs, but I was fine with it. I got to spend time with my daughters and just take everything in, which was a fair change from coming home and attempting to code–or sleeping. I didn’t take a nap today, despite being pretty tired at work. And I’m fading now, so that’s good. I’ll get to bed at a decent hour.

MyFitnessPal logged me at the following (which I’m not too mad about, but will be curious to see how I handle in the morning weigh-in):

  • 109 out of the allowed 125 g of fat, accounting for 75% of my calories; target is 75%
  • 57 out of the allowed 75 g of protein, accounting for 17% of my calories; target is 20%
  • 25 out of the allowed 25 g of net carbohydrates, accounting for 8% of my calories; target is 5%

Really scary to think why my protein isn’t higher considering I had chicken nuggets. I refuse to think on it, lest I be in the bathroom at 1 am for the second consecutive night. I’m fine, too, with whatever happens, since I’ve only got three more days of this diet as it currently is. I’ll be making alterations Sunday night when I’ve settled in from my cheat meals. Unless I’m in the ER getting my stomach pumped, getting rid of the drunken noodles and hibachi; hope not. I’m looking forward to the no holds barred eating, if only for a day, though!

Keto – Day 86

MCT oil is saving me, day in and day out. I couldn’t figure out anything to eat today. Or rather, I didn’t want most of all the keto-approved foods. My breakfast and dinner were the same thing and lunch was probably the only thing I typically look forward to, but still didn’t want. I was in a pretty bad mood for the better part of the day because I was sore. My triceps, particularly my right one, and both shoulders hurt to move and going up any stairs puts my legs afire. I’d like to go to the gym tomorrow, but don’t have anyone to watch the girls, which is probably a good thing because I could use the extra day of rest. I’ll be doing biceps and back on Thursday and my arms are going to be even worse after that. Not looking forward to it, but at least I know that as long as I keep up going to the gym once or twice a week, I’ll be out of the woods insofar as the initial pains of working out after this week is over.

So back to breakfast; I had a Quest bar. It was a chocolate chip cookie dough one and it was above average. I’d have it again. I wanted to actually have an omelet but my friend Alisha and I stopped at Dunkin’ Donuts and my legs were thankful not to walk much further to the cafeteria. The coffee, unfortunately, was way too strong. Or they burnt it. ASomething. It was off–and that didn’t contribute to a happier me, either. For lunch, I had about 1/3 of an $8 salad that was just bad. The lettuce was wilted, the chicken was extremely dry, and the ranch dressing wasn’t flavorful so I was tasting all the stuff that I didn’t want. I had another coffee. When I got home, my girls were at my mother-in-law’s again, playing, so I cleaned up a little, here, and then fell asleep, but not before making myself a peanut butter wrap on the low-carb tortilla. I had Alexa wake me up at 6. Then 7. Then 8. Then I had to go pick the girls up. I need the sleep so I can quit bitching about being sore. When I got home, I still had a bunch of calories and fat to catch up to, and I couldn’t figure out what I wanted for dinner so…yep. You guessed it. More MCT oil (with 16 oz of coffee) and a chocolate peanut butter Quest bar that had absolutely zero peanut butter taste to it. Tomorrow I’m getting an omelet.

MyFitnessPal macros were looking terrible until the very end. I think I recovered well, hitting those goals, considering what they were, especially since they were all the target percentages:

  • 117 out of the allowed 125 g of fat, accounting for 75% of my calories; target is 75%
  • 70 out of the allowed 75 g of protein, accounting for 20% of my calories; target is 20%
  • 16 out of the allowed 25 g of net carbohydrates, accounting for 5% of my calories; target is 5%

Tomorrow should be a better. I’ll probably be sore as hell, still, but at least I’ll have some more sleep under my belt. I didn’t get that much sleep last night and woke up tired. I’m looking forward to the last four days of this stringent diet and looking forward to the next challenge. I think I’m pretty sure I want to continue with at least a modified version of Keto (given that I don’t trust myself to be too great on a calories-only diet), so if I bump my net carbs to around 50 or so and throw in at least two days of gym-time per week, and maybe an extra day for cardio only, I think that’s a good start toward getting rid of the next batch of weight.

Oh–speaking of weight. I was at 201.2 this morning. Going to the gym absolutely had some benefits. We’ll see how the day after treats me when I weigh in tomorrow morning, but I’m expecting that to push back up over 202. I have four days to go. I won’t kill myself getting to 200, but I’m going to give it a good effort. At the end of the day, I can say I legitimately lost 35 lbs and while I feel better in terms of my health, I still want to keep going because I still feel too big. Onward!

Keto – Day 85

I got to the gym today! My mother-in-law was able to watch the girls after I got home while my wife went to work, so I came home, got dressed, and went to the gym. I didn’t do as great as I wanted. I was hoping that the lower weight would translate into a better workout, primarily with cardio, but it did not. I ran (in total) about 3/4 of a mile and walked another 3/4 of a mile. That totaled just over 20 minutes and I was spent. Granted, it’s been two months since I’d gone to the gym, and probably 7 months or so since I’d actually tried to run, but I just felt like I should have done better. After that, I got into some chest and tricep exercises and finished up with some core/abs workouts. I was there for about an hour or so and only quit when I felt like I wasn’t going to be able to go on any longer. I also, as you know by now, am terrible with water consumption, so I was about tapped out, anyway.

As far as eating today, I wasn’t hungry in the morning, so I grabbed a coffee. By 10 am or so, I had a white chocolate raspberry Quest bar, which was pretty good–moreso than I thought it was going to be. I went downstairs for lunch to look what they had, but nothing looked good. I ended up going with another coffee, still not knowing that I’d be going to the gym after work. To further add to that story, I put in about 2.5 tablespoons’ worth of MCT oil I’d had at work in a little plastic container for nearly three months. It didn’t end up killing me, so I think things are okay. I realize that I should have drank more water by lunch, but the fact that I wasn’t overfull with water probably saved me from throwing up when I’d gotten done with my workout. I typically do that every time I’ve been away from the gym for a while and work out too hard, but this time, I got to that point where I was about to, but I was able to hold it back. Dinner was a salad from Qdoba with chicken and steak and all the fixins’. It was much better than the last couple times I went. I don’t know if it’s because I was more hungry or not, but I thought it was fantastic!

MyFitnessPal macros were a little less than they’d been the previous few days, but given that I only had 3 1/2 tablespoons of MCT oil, I am just fine with them:

  • 114 out of the allowed 125 g of fat, accounting for 70% of my calories; target is 75%
  • 87 out of the allowed 75 g of protein, accounting for 24% of my calories; target is 20%
  • 22 out of the allowed 25 g of net carbohydrates, accounting for 6% of my calories; target is 5%

It’s the first time in a little bit that my protein went over my normal macro range, but given that I worked out pretty good today, I’m not very concerned with it. Doing all this to shed those last ~3 lbs to try and get to (or preferably under) that 200 lb mark. I have five full days remaining. Almost there!

Keto – Day 84

My final week! I get some free time at night, too, since I won’t be beholden to myself to make these posts. They’ve definitely kept me on the path, though, because it’s always something I have to do before I get to sleep, so it’s a reflection on my day and a constant reminder that I’m doing it for my health and that there’s an ultimate goal. It’s been pretty effective for me, I think. Wonder if I should keep at it so I stay accountable for working out…?

Today was not a great day, diet-wise. I wasn’t hungry for anything that we had in the house, and I didn’t want to go out and spend more money. I had a Quest bar for breakfast, which was the best part of the day; it was a Peanut Butter Supreme bar, which anything peanut butter is outstanding–most of the time. This was pretty outstanding. I drank some coffee with that bar. Lunch was a peanut butter tortilla roll up. That’s a lot of fiber taking away from my total carbs, which I don’t like, but I was uninspired and really wanted something easy and filling. It worked. Dinner was a steak that was pretty fatty. It was good, mind you, but the cut wasn’t all that great. I put some A1 on it, but in the end, only half of it was edible. Yes, ADT called the house. How’m I supposed to get the pan as hot as it can get without creating a near-Hong Kong’ish atmosphere? Oh, well. I finished up the day with some iced tea and coffee, both with MCT oil.

I feel very full right now. I went back on the path to losing weight again, and was at 202.3 this morning (my lightest yet) but am near certain it’s going to go back up in the morning. I mean, whatever happens, happens. The silver lining is I’m nowhere near that 240 and just a whisper away from 200. I gotta do what I can to hit that goal. I have 6 total days to lose 2.3 lbs. Seems like a lot, now, given how long it took me to get where I am now, but I’m going to try for it. If I’m at most 202, I consider that successful, though, because that’s a nice round number of 35 lbs lost on Keto. I can live (well) with that.

MyFitnessPal had me at the following for today:

  • 126 out of the allowed 125 g of fat, accounting for 79% of my calories; target is 75%
  • 56 out of the allowed 75 g of protein, accounting for 16% of my calories; target is 20%
  • 19 out of the allowed 25 g of net carbohydrates, accounting for 5% of my calories; target is 5%

I got near my macros only because of MCT oil. I’m convinced that if I didn’t have MCT oil, I wouldn’t be able to do this diet effectively. I just can’t see myself eating sticks of butter on everything or eating avocados as often as other people do. And I also really need to drink more water. I didn’t do all that well with my attempt to consume more last week. I need to put that back at the top of my list and focus on that a lot more because I think that’ll really help with this final week of losing weight. But I still have to hit my macros, too, so I wonder if water will just stay in as water weight? I dunno. Will try to find out.

Keto – Day 83

I”m a little late getting to this, but sometimes you just gotta D&D! I had a relatively good day today, despite being at a serious calorie and dietary fat deficit by 6 pm. This morning, I wasn’t all that hungry and had a coffee around 10 am. We were deciding what to do for the day and, given that I need new pants because mine are super-baggy now, we opted to go to the mall. Since I hadn’t eaten, I ate another No Cow bar, this time the Chocolate Fudge Brownie one. It was somewhat reminiscent of the Bulletproof one I’d had a couple weeks ago, but like a low-grade version. It was a little drier and a little more cocoa-nibby than the other version, but definitely not terrible. I guess that essentially counted as my lunch.

For dinner, we ate at the mall at Cheesecake Factory. They didn’t have wings (they were out), so that was a bummer, so I got an omelet with ham, bacon, onions and peppers, and that, along with a piece of the bread, was good. I also snuck in a French fry. I later had some Dunkin’ Donuts coffee on the way home, which I put 3 tablespoons of MCT oil in, and then a final cup of coffee around 9:45 with another 3 tablespoons. I stayed within my macros goal and actually have one carb to eat if I want, but I’m good. I’ve got just one week left of the lazy-strict carb counting before I get my cheat day and then right back into a modified version of keto.

MyFitnessPal was tracking me at:

  • 119 out of the allowed 125 g of fat, accounting for 81% of my calories; target is 75%
  • 40 out of the allowed 75 g of protein, accounting for 12% of my calories; target is 20%
  • 24 out of the allowed 25 g of net carbohydrates, accounting for 7% of my calories; target is 5%

My protein intake was pretty low today, which is odd; I think the macros might be off, but it’s not for the carbs (5; 3 net carbs total). I’m probably closer to 50 grams of protein, which would adjust my percentages slightly, but wouldn’t affect my net carbs, so it’s all moot.

I think I’ll start running soon. My ankle still is sore (and was quite a bit sore after walking around today), but it shouldn’t be anything that prevents me from running, so I’ve gotta get started with that, and that is going to be a staple of the next chapter when I’m done with this 90-day challenge; I want to get physically more healthy and go to the gym and get in some cardio. The positive is that I’ll be subtracting those calories that I work off and re-adding them to my new dietary totals, but I don’t reckon it’ll be a huge boost in what I’m burning vs taking in. I’ll play with the macros for that first week and just see how I respond. I’m allowing myself no more than 3 lbs gained, and I’m really hoping that most, if not all, of that comes from my cheat day next Sunday. But I’m making that commitment to keep going until I hit 180. From then…who knows?

Keto – Day 82

Today could have been much worse. I started off just fine. Normal breakfast. Lunch came around and I wasn’t super hungry, but I walked down anyway and found they had wings, so I had some of those. It was easy fat and more protein than I usually have by that point in the day. Then for dinner…we went to the county fair that just started up today. My daughters were having ice cream and cotton candy and fresh lemonade and there were candy apples being sold and funnel cakes and deep fried Oreos and Twinkies. I refrained, for the most part. I snuck in a few fries and had a double cheese burger with no bun, instead. It kind of sucked because they had nothing else with it–it was just meat and cheese. But it did the trick.

I’m sitting here type this post up, now, and I’m finishing off the day–tired–drinking a cup of coffee with two tablespoons of MCT oil. I’ve definitely gotten used to it. I remember early on when it used to completely wreck me when I just went full force with it. Lessons learned! And I’ve learned all kinds of lessons these past 82 days that I will definitely remember should I ever struggle with my weight again. The most important one is that I can do this. All it takes is a little (a lot) of dedication and some (a bunch) of determination. I’m by no means a model example of success, as I have not worked out, really (save for two days), and I was still pretty sedentary, but it definitely goes to show you that you *can* lose weight and make yourself healthier with the way you eat.

MyFitnessPal logged me in at the following, today:

  • 118 out of the allowed 125 g of fat, accounting for 70% of my calories; target is 75%
  • 98 out of the allowed 75 g of protein, accounting for 26% of my calories; target is 20%
  • 17 out of the allowed 25 g of net carbohydrates, accounting for 4% of my calories; target is 5%

I have eight full days starting tomorrow morning. I really thought about calling up my friend Brad and cutting a deal so I could cheat today and still consider the bet complete, but I refrained. I’ve already come this far. The fact that I’m not in ketosis anymore is a bummer, but the tradeoff (feeling full, still, and opening up options of what I can eat and maintain a healthy blood sugar level) is worth it. I think it’s time for me (when my ankle heals up a little more) to get out there and exercise to supplement my diet. We’ll see what the total weight is by the end of next week, but I’d have 3 1/2 pounds to lose to see 200.

Keto – Day 81

I wasn’t thrilled to gain a little under a pound and a half last night, but it’s not the first time. There’s ups and downs, which I get, but they seem to go in extremes, sometimes–both ways. Doesn’t make sense to me. Peoples’ bodies be weird.

My blood sugar, on the other hand, was great, at 105 this morning. I had a decent day with the food, hitting right up on that edge of my max carbs at 25, but I still feel pretty good about it. Breakfast was an omelet; same as yesterday. I also had a coffee. Then for lunch I got another coffee since I wasn’t particularly hungry. I had my ortho appointment this afternoon which was a literal waste of time where they said they wouldn’t recommend anything other than doing these ankle exercises at home. So that gem of advice will probably cost $200. Crooks. Dinner was awesome! I went to Potbelly and got a Wreck salad with some iced tea and coffee later on (yes, with MCT oil), to get me closer to my macros.

MyFitnessPal had me at the following:

  • 111 out of the allowed 125 g of fat, accounting for 72% of my calories; target is 75%
  • 71 out of the allowed 75 g of protein, accounting for 21% of my calories; target is 20%
  • 25 out of the allowed 25 g of net carbohydrates, accounting for 7% of my calories; target is 5%

Not a perfect day, and I took more carbs than I’d planned on, but I had some left over at the end of the day so I had a No Cow Crunchy Peanut Butter bar. Meh. It was alright. I wouldn’t call it crunchy, and the peanut butter taste was uninspiring. I can’t wait to have a Snickers. Anyway, only 8 more full days of this remain. And I’m sure you’re tired of hearing about it, but…then I get Thai.