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?

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