Keto – Day 70

I figure I have to come down off this cloud at some point. I’ve lost weight for the last four days in a row, waking up to a new record, 205.5 lbs. I know it’s not going to last, but I want it to! It’s a pretty damn good feeling seeing that number keep getting smaller each time I step on the scale. I think I should mention, too, I’m not using an electronic scale. I never trust those things. I have the sliding weight scale that you’d see at a doctor’s office. I think those are more accurate and tend to be more exact when you’re getting the tenths of pounds.

I forgot to check my blood sugar this morning, so I’ll take that before I close this thing out and update what it is about now. I just ate about two hours ago, but it shouldn’t be anything that spikes it all that much. Breakfast was a coffee with some MCT oil and a Bulletproof Fudge Brownie bar. Holy. Effing. Ish. That thing was fantastic! It was 7 net carbs, and if I’d bought more, I probably would have eaten them. They are ridiculously good, though my wife didn’t like them. I will be looking for more! Then I had some barbeque from a place called Mission Barbeque. That place was *really* good, but the forced patriotism was a bit much. I’m there about a minute when the National Anthem comes on, everyone stops what they’re doing and awkwardly place hands over hearts. Some people were singing. Not the right forum to get into it here, so I’ll leave it at this; I wasn’t expecting that at all and thought it was a little uncomfortable. Anyway, food was great! I had about four ounces each of brisket and this jalapeno/cheddar stuffed sausage. It came with cornbread, too, which I wanted, but didn’t have. Dinner was an Ore-Ida Crack an Egg cup with some ham, potatoes, green peppers, onions, and cheese. I wasn’t very hungry because of the coffee I’d had about an hour or so earlier, but I figured I should try and get my macros and calories a little closer. I added some MCT oil to some unsweet tea and I’m working on that now, as I type.

MyFitnessPal put me in with the following macros:

  • 112 out of the allowed 125 g of fat, accounting for 75% of my calories; target is 75%
  • 68 out of the allowed 75 g of protein, accounting for 20% of my calories; target is 20%
  • 15 out of the allowed 20 g of net carbohydrates, accounting for 5% of my calories; target is 5%

This is day 70. It came and went like a bullet, too. There’s only 19 more days starting tomorrow. It all still feels so foreign to me, despite the fact that I’ve been doing this more than two months. That’s absolutely a record for me. I’ve never been able to stick with any diet for this long without cheating two or three weeks in and making an excuse that it was okay for me to do so, perpetuating the fact that I had an eating problem. I still do. I always will. I can only hope to control it. And with all the progress I’ve made, I’m afraid to lose ground and go away from it, but if I get too far off the tracks, I know this is something I can do (again) to right the ship.

By the way; my blood sugar is 103. A good day.

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