Keto – Day 19

I had my doctor’s appointment this morning. Nothing really to report from that, as it was just labs. They should be getting my A1C from that and reporting back to me by early next week. Didn’t get a chance to do anything about a sleep study request, nor an endocrinologist, but I can email that info. Doc wants to get updated on my blood sugar each day, anyway.

I had fasted up until my appointment at 9:15 and went to Trader Joe’s afterward, finally getting home somewhere around 10:30. I made a strawberries and cream shake from a recipe in the cookbook I got, and it was pretty fantastic. It consisted of strawberries, almond milk, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and liquid stevia. I then made some chocolate peanut butter fudge but didn’t realize until it was done that I doubled the peanut butter and butter I used, effectively doubling the number of carbs per piece, but that’s alright. I didn’t have any yet, but I think I’m going to have a couple pieces before I get to bed. Lunch was pretty awesome, albeit simple. It was three ham lettuce-wrapped sandwiches with mayo and mustard. Dinner was a simple two-egg scramble, a half a ham steak, and three pieces of bacon.

I woke up early this morning after falling asleep late. I was pretty tired all day, too. I haven’t hit that rush of energy, and I didn’t have any caffeine today either. I doubt they’re interrelated. I just can’t sleep well. I’m going to ask about that sleep study when my blood results come back. I took a two-hour nap around 6:45 because I couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer. Ugh.

MyFitnessPal has my macros as:

  • 72 out of the allowed 142 g of fat, accounting for 65% of my calories; target is 75%
  • 62 out of the allowed 85 g of protein, accounting for 27% of my calories; target is 20%
  • 20 out of the allowed 20 g of carbohydrates, accounting for 8% of my calories; target is 5%

Feels weird that today was only a Friday. Was good to stay home with the girls for a bit, though, while my wife was out at her appointment. Tomorrow’s a birthday party the girls were invited to, so that’ll be fun for them. It’s at a trampoline park. Last time I went with them there, I split my pants from crotch to knee doing backflips. Gonna wear shorts this time, though!

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Keto – Day 18

I almost forgot to write my post! Today was another good day. I didn’t hit my macros like yesterday, but I managed to stay full coming in around 1,200 calories. I skipped breakfast and was fine with water but by lunch I was pretty hungry. I was really hoping for chicken wings again, but they weren’t serving them today, which was a bummer. I had a couple pieces of roast turkey, instead. Dinner was Popeye’s because we hadn’t thawed any meat and no one felt like going anywhere. I’m going to go to Trader Joe’s tomorrow and pick up some things, though (cacao butter, cocoa powder, some shredded coconut, some Cool Whip or something like it). I had blackened chicken strips and green beans for dinner with some blackened ranch dipping sauce. Definitely good to have chicken again.

They had an ice cream social at work; that was torture. I wanted to have some of what everyone else was having, but it wasn’t a craving. It was more because everyone else was doing something I wasn’t. I had water. I’m going to have my ice cream, though…kinda. I’m going to likely do something with all natural peanut butter and whipped cream and maybe a little erythritol or Stevia. I’m waiting on candy molds to get here so I can make some fat bombs. I settled on trying the chocolate peanut butter fudge and some pecan pie fat bombs, I think. Just gotta see if I can find everything. Where the hell do you get coconut butter?!

I have a weird aftertaste in my mouth. It’s not that keto-metal taste; I think it’s from the chicken. It’s fowl.

My blood sugar this morning wasn’t terrible; it was 124. That’s the first day in the last three that I actually remembered to test in the morning, so that’s a positive. Still don’t have any energy, though. Maybe once I start going to the gym it’ll kick in. I have to base my gym time around when my wife is home because if I entrust myself to do stuff at home, I know I won’t do it. If I’m at the gym, I’ll push myself (typically to the point of vomiting the first couple days).

MyFitnessPal tracked my macros as the following:

  • 78 out of the allowed 142 g of fat, accounting for 62% of my calories; target is 75%
  • 92 out of the allowed 85 g of protein, accounting for 32% of my calories; target is 20%
  • 17 out of the allowed 20 g of carbohydrates, accounting for 6% of my calories; target is 5%

I missed my macros by a pretty wide margin. Hoping the fat bombs will have a positive impact. Just gotta remember not to overeat. Also, I have a doctor’s appointment in the morning. It’s fasting, too, so I should probably get any water I need now before midnight strikes. Will update tomorrow with the results, though I don’t expect much as it’s going to be lab tests. Maybe I should see about setting up a sleep study, too…and maybe getting an endocrinologist? Let’s see if I can remember.

Keto – Day 17

I finally got really close to the macros *and* the calories, today. That came at a penalty of stomach pains. #WorthIt

I felt pretty good today, for the most part. I ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I’d actually like to get back to where I was fine with no breakfast or no lunch. I think my water intake has been lacking. Rather, I know it has. I’ve gotta drink more, but I’ve never been the kind of person who needs a bunch of water. I gotta change that mindset.

Breakfast today was all protein; it was kielbasa and a couple small slices of ham. I had an unsweet tea with that. For lunch, I had a lettuce-wrapped burger (from my dinner last night) and some mini pickles. I drank a seltzer water (Orange Vanilla…damn good, too!) and downed my raspberry electrolyte water on the way home. Dinner was the final lettuce-wrapped burger, a mozzarella cheese stick, and I’d had a tablespoon of peanut butter for a snack. All told, I hit 1,549 calories (out of my allotted 1,700) and got really close with my macros. MyFitnessPal logged me in at:

  • 125 out of the allowed 142 g of fat, accounting for 74% of my calories; target is 75%
  • 84 out of the allowed 85 g of protein, accounting for 21% of my calories; target is 20%
  • 17 out of the allowed 20 g of carbohydrates, accounting for 4% of my calories; target is 5%

I looked up Cool Whip and I think I might use that and some peanut butter to make some low carb ice cream. It’s a lot less carbs than candy or soda, and I’m craving something sweet to break up the monotony of the food I’ve been eating. Then again, I’m getting my cookbook tomorrow (thought it was today…wasn’t), and there’s some recipes I’m definitely going to try. I might first try my hand at this buffalo chicken soup recipe. It sounds amazing. I’m also likely going to make some fat bombs; those will be good to have around because all the other quick-type snacks are protein-centric (at least that I have around the house) and it’ll be good to have something to contribute toward my macros, and to actually experiment a little in the kitchen.

Forgot my blood sugar this morning so I tested it when I got home; it was 105. I think if I’m not actually in ketosis, I’m close. My tongue feels heavy, and I’ve had bouts of tasting metal, but not for long periods of time. I lost another half pound this morning, so there’s another positive. I don’t think I’ve ever been as dedicated to any other diet the way I have been to this one. It’s only been 17 days, too, which is shameful because I’d have had cheat meals and/or days on any other diet. But again, the threat of kicking my progress to the curb is scary and I don’t want to waste what I’ve done. I want to continue and I want to actually get healthy. So while I do miss bread and pasta and pizza, it’s not worth falling back off the wagon. I’m roughly ~19% of the way through and I think I can make it. I’m excited by the prospect of dropping below 222 lbs. I’m hoping that I can hit that milestone by the end of the month at the latest, if not within a week or two.

Keto – Day 16

I think I’m starting to pay for going over my calorie limit over the weekend. I’ve gained now about 1 1/4 lbs since I weighed in on Saturday morning. Going over on my proteins may be having an adverse effect as well, so I think I need to be more mindful of that. Otherwise, I made it through the day okay and had a pretty decent meal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Breakfast was a couple ounces of kielbasa and about two scrambled eggs. I drizzled a little hot sauce on that and it was pretty good. I then got an unsweet tea which lasted me until lunch at noon. I had my leftover 6 oz. of steak and a small pack of the dill pickles. All that totaled in at 605 calories for both meals. Dinner was a small portion of green beans (maybe 3 oz.), a hot dog (which had more fat and less protein than I would have thought…<shudder>), and a hamburger patty. I had a tablespoon of chunky Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter when I’d gotten home and I’m pretty set. Dinner and the tablespoon of peanut butter came in at 654 calories, bringing my total for the day to 1,259 calories. The only thing I wish I did better with was my protein vs fat.

My fat intake for the day was slightly less than my protein, insofar as grams, and I need to do better. I could still probably increase it a little bit if I have a glass of tea with some MCT oil, but I’ve got a pretty good headache going, so I’m going to just allow myself to be okay with it. I’m still under 20 total carbs, so that’s a win.

MyFitnessPal shows my macros today as:

  • 88 out of the allowed 142 g of fat, accounting for 64% of my calories; target is 75%
  • 91 out of the allowed 85 g of protein, accounting for 30% of my calories; target is 20%
  • 18 out of the allowed 20 g of carbohydrates, accounting for 6% of my calories; target is 5%

I’m gonna look into making some fat bombs. I know my friend Cord was talking about some cheeseburger and bacon fat bombs he’d used, but I need to watch protein, so I’m going to look elsewhere. I saw some low carb peanut butter fudge that’s mostly fat and made with erythritol, which is supposed to be better (ketogenically) than other artificial sweeteners. I also saw a recipe for buffalo chicken soup that sounds amazing! Excited to get my cookbook tomorrow, so I’ll be chef’ing stuff up tomorrow night. And you can be sure this weekend I will attempt to make a peanut butter and chocolate lava cake. #SoExcite

Keto – Day 15

I had a pretty decent day, today. My total calories for the day stood in at 1,154, I had a tablespoon of peanut butter, I had a strawberry and two blueberries (which tasted way sweeter than I remembered!), and some steak and eggs. I also had a ham sandwich wrapped in lettuce for lunch. My calories may be a bit off because I guessed at how much meat was in the sandwich, and I probably got close, but I’m in the ballpark.

I still find it crazy how quickly calories add up. If I was to throw in bread to that sandwich and a couple cookies with dinner, we’re probably closing in closer to 1,600-1,800 calories, maybe more. I just made my daughter a peanut butter sandwich (well, really a half-sandwich) and that makes me realize how much I miss peanut butter. I had a tablespoon of the Smuckers crunchy peanut butter when I got home. A serving size is two tablespoons at 5 carbs (would be 2 net carbs, but I’ll start doing net carbs next week, I think). I had one tablespoon. It’s no Jif, but after having no peanut butter for a while, it was amazing.

The energy still hasn’t come to me, yet. My wife had to work today, or I might have tried going to the gym. I think that’ll be a catalyst toward getting my metabolism boosted. I will likely hold off one more week and start next week though so I can start benefiting from the net carb intake. If I go to the gym and burn 300-500 calories on a 1,200 calorie diet, that’ll put me pretty low for my net calorie consumption and I don’t want to be tempted right off the bat to overeat. I also know how I am and I push myself at the gym, so much so that I end up with pretty intense pain in my joints from the built-up lactic acid. When I start, I’m going to try to keep it to cardio to start until I see a change in my energy levels and get accustomed and re-acclimated to going back to the gym. Then I’ll try to commit to two or three days a week, pending my wife’s schedule.

I’m both dreading it and looking forward to it. I dread it because of the incoming pain I’m expecting to be in, particularly when I weight train, but also because I haven’t been in so long. It’ll be starting over again. I’m excited for it because there were some days when I’d go to the gym and was totally into it, feeling really good, and crushed some of my planned workouts. I don’t want to follow a plan, though, when I start going back–at least not initially. I want to kind of pick and choose what I want to do. I want to be there for 40 to 60 minutes, to start, and ease myself back into it as much as I’m able. I’m getting kinda stoked thinking about it, despite yawning profusely as I type.

Switching topics, I don’t think I mentioned it yet, but my doctor indicated I am absolutely a Type II diabetic, now. I told her I was never officially diagnosed, that the last I heard (a while back) was that I was pre-diabetic. She said, ‘Okay, let me just look at your chart and check your A1C. 9.5. Yeah, you’re Type II.” Pretty cut and dry. My friends at work said something about seeing an endocrinologist. I don’t recall, offhand, ever seeing one, but I *may* have way back when I was first diagnosed pre-diabetic. I’m going to ask about it Friday when I go in to get my labwork done; I want to see if they deem it necessary. I guess that would depend on what my A1C is going to show then. I wonder if they’ll make me come back in three months for another A1C lab day and determine from then? I dunno.

My macros today weren’t necessarily exactly on point, but I’m back to a 4% carb day, which that makes me happy. When I can feel as full as I do now and I’m not taking in the full 20 g of carbs, I call that a win. Here’s my macros from MyFitnessPal:

  • 80 out of the allowed 142 g of fat, accounting for 64% of my calories; target is 75%
  • 86 out of the allowed 85 g of protein, accounting for 33% of my calories; target is 20%
  • 10 out of the allowed 20 g of carbohydrates, accounting for 4% of my calories; target is 5%

My protein was still a little high, but I expected that. I need to figure out a way to get more fats into my diet, and I think the easiest way is the bulletproof coffee, but I just haven’t had the desire for coffee, lately. Eating straight butter might as well as be avocado for me; doesn’t sound appealing. Maybe more cheese sticks? But I don’t want to get burnt out on them. Bah.

I’m 1/6 of the way through. I gained almost a pound over the weekend, which I attribute to going over my calorie goal twice in a row by about 400 calories each day, but still watching carbs. Gonna try and not do that again. Blood sugar didn’t react; in fact it was better than I’d expected, coming in at 107 this morning. So something must be going right. Awesome to see anything less than 150; now I just have to keep it consistently low, lower medication with time, and ultimately get off of it, completely. Then I only have to worry about the sleep apnea, if that’s not cured by the weight loss. We shall see in about 11 weeks from now.

Keto – Day 14

I’m so full right now. I had pizza on ‘fathead’ dough, which is a mix of mozzarella, cream cheese, an egg and some almond flour. I put some pepperoni on it and some mozzerella and some jalapenos, no sauce. Stuffed.

I was okay with energy today until about 4. I think it might have been the rain that helped me fall asleep, mixed with laying down on a comfortable couch. Really not much in a writing mood right now, given the NBA Finals are on, so I’m gonna make this one short. Blood sugar was 144 again this morning, so yesterday’s calorie overload didn’t negatively impact me, which I’m happy about. Also glad I’m two weeks into the keto lifestyle. 11 more weeks to go…maybe more?

MyFitnessPal macros are:

  • 108 out of the allowed 142 g of fat, accounting for 66% of my calories; target is 75%
  • 101 out of the allowed 85 g of protein, accounting for 27% of my calories; target is 20%
  • 20 out of the allowed 20 g of carbohydrates, accounting for 7% of my calories; target is 5%

Keto – Day 13

Today was a blast! I got to see the newly-married Cord and Alisha and a lot of people I hadn’t seen in a long while, along with a lot of friends from work. That’s not even mentioning the food, which was phenomenal!

This morning started out like most others; I wasn’t hungry for breakfast. I had an iced tea with some MCT oil (1 tablespoon); it turned out to still be too much for me. I think 2/3 a tablespoon should be good, so I’ll aim for that likely tomorrow morning. Lunch was pretty big. We were out running errands with the kids so we went to Cracker Barrel and I had some eggs, bacon, sausage and ham. I was pretty full by the end of that. Then dinner…awesome. I had a salad with some ranch, fed some chickpeas to my friend Caleb, ate a perfectly-cooked ribeye with some green beans and finished up with a Slim Jim instead of cake.

I would have liked to have partaken in the other good stuff (missed out on mashed potatoes, too), but I gotta keep all that stuff away til August 19th. By the way, I’m not going to just go carb-crazy when I’m done with my 90 days. I absolutely plan to have a cheat day, but I’m not going to let it steer me away from any progress I’d made by then. It’s really important I stick to something. I may not stay on strict keto (or maybe I will), but I’ll be a lot more mindful of what I’m eating and use portion control a lot better. But that topic is months away, so let’s get into my macros.

My total calories was pretty crazy, today. I went in at 2,100 calories, compared to my 1,700 goal. Given that I was significantly under for the previous 12 days, and that the food I ate was the right food, and that my carbs still didn’t go over 20, I’m okay with where I ended up today.

  • 164 out of the allowed 142 g of fat, accounting for 70% of my calories; target is 75%
  • 139 out of the allowed 85 g of protein, accounting for 27% of my calories; target is 20%
  • 18 out of the allowed 20 g of carbohydrates, accounting for 3% of my calories; target is 5%

My macros weren’t too crazy far off, though my protein was far more than it should have been. The important thing, though, I didn’t overload on carbs. Tomorrow will be better. I’m going to get some cauliflower and attempt a pizza crust using that as a main ingredient. If I can have a pepperoni ‘pizza’, that’s a game-changer! I also saw a recipe for a keto chocolate peanut butter lava cake. I am so gonna try that when I get past these initial three weeks. I miss peanut butter!

Keto – Day 12

Well, I’ll cut right to it. I had no energy at all today. I just existed. I floated through the day. I was mentally clear enough to get through okay, that wasn’t an issue, but I was just exhausted, so I was really looking forward to my doctor’s appointment because, again, I’m sick of feeling like this. Let’s just jump right to that.

She seemed a little taken aback that I was committing for 90 days, but said outright that she wouldn’t want to discourage me from the diet and that, obviously, there’s no one single diet that can do everything we want it to, and that they’re all different.  My only concern was she was going to try and make me stop it, but I’m glad she didn’t. I honestly don’t think I would have, anyway. Aside from the irritability and lack of sustained energy, my body is reacting well to it as my blood sugar is going down (naturally, from a restriction on carbs and sugar) and so is my weight (due to a lesser intake of calories, which I’m completely fine with because I’m never starving like I was on a standard carb-infused diet). I am also going to be taking off next Friday to get some labwork done, and it works well because my wife has doctor’s appointment, too.

My bloodwork may potentially show something to do with my exhaustion, but she believes it’s sleep apnea. I was diagnosed years ago (2011? 2012?) with mild sleep apnea, but I never elected to get the mask. I guess I just don’t relish the thought of putting on all that headgear night after night. Besides, if I’m able to lose enough weight, the sleep apnea may cure itself. But if it’s going to continue, with my energy draining more and more, I may have to seriously consider another study and potentially taking the plunge into that Darth Vader sleep mask.

I didn’t take anything in for breakfast other than some water. I had some mild heartburn this morning, likely from that keto bread (only thing I can think of). I also had a blood sugar of 156, which could potentially be caused by a poor night’s sleep. My wife said I snored pretty loud, and that I have been all this time, but I had no idea. I don’t know how she sleeps through it, in fact. Anyway, lunch was awesome. I had six buffalo wings that I ate at a desk with my friend while we pored over some paperwork, and I’m sure it looked rude (sorry Amanda!), but they were outstanding. I forgot that wings were ‘in’ for this diet. I’ll have to take advantage of that more. I left early at 1 pm for my doctor’s appointment and just, again, floated through the drive there and my appointment and my drive home. By the time I got out of my car, I could have fallen asleep right there. I tried to tough it out and stay awake, but I couldn’t do it. I took a two-hour nap and woke up still tired. Unmotivated to cook (all our meat was frozen–damn!–and eggs didn’t sound good), I elected to get either a salad or some wings, again. I opted for a chicken taco salad…from Qdoba. I know I should cook at home more often, and I will. I got my food scale today and my food processor. I absolutely–ABSOLUTELY–plan on using those. But the food I got, while not my normal meal from Qdoba, was super satisfying: a bowl of lettuce, chicken, fajita veggies, queso diablo, shredded cheese, and some sour cream. I passed by the soda machine and wanted to drink buckets of Dr. Pepper; ah, to dream.

I looked up recipes for cauliflower bread and using that for grilled cheese. I might try that this weekend. That keto bread is just not for me. It’s dense. I might give it another go some other time using the grams vs ounces approach, but it’ll likely be a while.

MyFitnessPal logged me in with the following macros:

  • 60 out of the allowed 142 g of fat, accounting for 68% of my calories; target is 75%
  • 46 out of the allowed 85 g of protein, accounting for 23% of my calories; target is 20%
  • 18 out of the allowed 20 g of carbohydrates, accounting for 9% of my calories; target is 5%

Tomorrow is my first event away from the house. I’m going to a wedding (CONGRATS CORD AND ALISHA!). Going to have a steak and some ‘seasonal vegetables’ which I hope include squash. Gonna suck not being able to indulge in the cake or drinks, but I’ll be alright. Maintaining my current path is more important.

Keto – Day 11

Bastard of a day. I was tired all day and pretty irritable. I’m tired all the time. I’m used to taking naps, but it used to not be every day. It used to be just a couple times a month, but that was years ago. Then it was once or twice a week. Now it’s every day, including weekends. This is regardless of the number of hours of sleep I get. It’s been like this for the last 6 months or so. It’s become a joke. I don’t want to take naps all the time. I miss out on a bunch of stuff. I need that sustained energy to come faster. If I have three weeks from the get-go to attain that energy, I’m halfway there. Ugh.

This whole keto thing, I’m hoping will solve a lot of problems for me. Weight loss, is obviously what a lot of people get into keto for in the first place, and it was a giant part of my decision to choose keto over anything else. It was strict. I need that. Blood sugar is absolutely another thing that needs to be controlled.  That’s something that’s also become a joke; it’s been high forever. I guess when I talk about it, it’s pretty evident that I joke about it, myself a lot. But it scares the hell out of me. Yes, I’ve only been officially diagnosed as pre-diabetic, but that’s well over a year old, hell, maybe, two. Yet another reason to head to the doctor. Another factor that lead me to pick keto was changing my fuel burning. This kind of coincides with blood sugar as I want my body to burn fat instead of glucose so that I can start getting rid of the old me. I’m sick of the old me.

I don’t feel like I ate a lot today, but I passed 1,200 calories, today. I got to 1,225 today. I could have probably gotten away with no breakfast, but they ordered from a place called Anita’s for everyone. There were tons of burritos, donuts, pastries, orange juice…all the stuff I would have liked to have. I still wasn’t hungry, but that doesn’t change the fact I’d have liked to have something different. It’s a tough diet, man. I still had a pretty decent breakfast; some scrambled eggs with chorizo in a red chile sauce. Had an iced tea from Dunkin Donuts, as well. I haven’t had any cravings for coffee since like my 2nd or 3rd day. It’s kind of a shame because the bulletproof coffee is pretty filling. No lunch again; wasn’t hungry. Didn’t drink enough water, now that I think of it. Dinner was ham ‘sandwiches’ with that keto bread, which I decided is not good. It’s extremely dense and it’s not like I’m able to flatten them out. I got a tip on how to potentially fix that by adjusting the volume ingredients for weight (use grams instead of ounces). Will try that for next time and see if it makes a difference.

So now for my macros; not too bad. I’m only slightly off target from being dead-on. They were like this, today:

  • 100 out of the allowed 142 g of fat, accounting for 72% of my calories; target is 75%
  • 69 out of the allowed 85 g of protein, accounting for 22% of my calories; target is 20%
  • 16 out of the allowed 20 g of carbohydrates, accounting for 5% of my calories; target is 5%

So onward I go into this diet. I’m interested to hear what my doctor is going to have to say about this. There’s so many people who are misinformed about the health benefits of fat. I was one of those people, but I encourage anyone that’s never looked into it to check it out before passing judgement. It’s really working for me, though I don’t remember being this irritable and touchy on other diets I’ve been on. But I’m probably misremembering. I’ll get better–on all fronts.

Keto – Day 10

I finally had energy today! It was electric, I was literally shaking I was so energetic. I was awake and feeling pretty damn good. That all lasted from about 8 or 9 am until about 6 pm when it crashed. I started to get really tired and by 7:45, aided by a blanket, a couple pillows, and Brookly Nine Nine, I fell asleep. I’m just now waking up and am ready to go back to bed. Just as well; I need to have a night where I can actually get a straight 8 hours of sleep.

This morning, my blood sugar read in at 136, continuing the gradual drop down towards normalcy. I wasn’t hungry all too much this morning, and I probably could have skipped lunch if I’d wanted, but I had some mozzerella balls from the cafeteria downstairs. For dinner, I’d been reading up on keto bread and found a recipe I wanted to try here. It’s not terrible for my first attempt at bread (unless you’re expecting it to taste like straight up bread; which it’s definitely a different texture), but it wasn’t the greatest. It ended up having a slight ‘eggy’ taste, or like a piece of french toast that tasted more like egg than french toast. I let the bread cool and cut it up into 16 pieces, so I have leftovers. At only 1 carb per piece, while admittedly half the size as a normal piece of bread, it was a good change of pace as I had a couple faux grilled cheese sandwiches and a couple ounces of ham with a little mustard for dinner. As I type, I’m having my last little container of mini pickles. All that, and I came pretty close to my macro goals, though the calories are still below that 1,700 (1,102 for the day).

MyFitnessPal logged me as having the following macros:

  • 91 out of the allowed 142 g of fat, accounting for 76% of my calories; target is 75%
  • 52 out of the allowed 85 g of protein, accounting for 19% of my calories; target is 20%
  • 13 out of the allowed 20 g of carbohydrates, accounting for 5% of my calories; target is 5%

By the way, I just noticed my macros were wrong for previous posts, so I’m going to edit all of them. My target should have said 75% for fat calories vice 80%. Oops.

With that, I’m going to crash and hope that tomorrow I find a little more of that energy that was rushing through me. Is that was normal people feel like? It was great!