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Keto and life

Monday, August 17, 2020

I'm tired of waiting until things are perfect to live my life. This thought all started a year ago when a family member passed away. Her cancer had returned. The same cancer I "beat" 5 years ago. Weeks after my doctor suggested that if I didn't lose weight, the cancer could come back. I was also pre-diabetic and my liver numbers were elevated.

That was a wake-up call.

So I signed up for Noom and got started. I wanted to lose weight so I could enjoy our 10th anniversary trip to Europe in November. And I never, ever wanted to be looking at tours, only to have something I want to do get excluded because of my weight.

I'm still not at that point. With Noom, I lost 25 lbs. With the pandemic, I regained between 5 & 10 lbs of that. Not due to being sick, but due to boredom, stress eating and baking things.

So here I am. I want to continue losing weight or at least start again. I want to bike, hike, kayak and just generally have the energy to see things, do things and live my adventure. In addition, I live with a diabetic so any diet choices need to lean low-carb. He's also been interested in trying Keto (as have I, to be honest). So today, I began a keto diet (low carb, high fat).

3 meals in, I'm pleasantly surprised. I'm satisfied. The food is tasty - although eggs, guys. Eggs. I don't like eggs.

Anyway. I need to track this somewhere, and where better than here? Right? Day 1 down and I'm calling it a success.
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    Thanks all :) I hit the hunger and "keto flu" yesterday and OMG. I had a protein shake with some salt added and it filled the gap AND seemed to help the headache go away.
    343 days ago
  • -JAMES-
    I was puzzling over the eggs. Then I realized that some mornings I have a cheese stick, one of those snacks, wrapped in a slice of deli meat, like a thin slice of ham.

    Think outside the box.
    344 days ago
    344 days ago
    Best wishes
    344 days ago
    What a beautiful picture Good luck with keto I hope you find success
    344 days ago
  • -JAMES-
    P.S. Around end of day 2, or day 3 you run out of stored carbs. Get ready for some kick-back at that time. Get some Power Aid zero with electrolytes ... that helps get over this bump.
    344 days ago
  • -JAMES-

    I find that most of all you have to ask yourself, "am I truly hungry, or is this just something to do?" When you find yourself going for food as entertainment, that is when you have to ask yourself what you want more?

    Maybe wash clothes, maybe straighten out a room, or a desk, or ...

    344 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/17/2020 11:27:20 PM
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