I’ve got to be honest, I’m really frustrated. Not with my diet, the foods I’m eating, or anything like that…but in the scale. I apparently gained 2 ounces last week, and it kind of all started with my weekend. We had family out for my son’s baptism, and I didn’t cheat at ALL (unless you consider having a teaspoon size bite of his baptism cake cheating, but I consider cheating being the consumption of an entire meal of carb/sugar).
My ketones read a 1.1 on Sunday night, and then Monday morning I got a 0.3. I posted an “omg help me please, what’s happening” story on my Instagram stories, and several of you guys suggested the Dawn Phenomenon, that ketones are lower in the morning. Feeling better, I continued on, and ate a bunless double bacon cheeseburger, a cobb salad with some substitutions, 1 square of Lindt 90% chocolate and one of my fatty mug cakes to bring my fat up after eating the chicken in the salad. I tested before bed and read a 0.2. I was BEYOND PISSED.
Because I haven’t been eating anything out of the ordinary, or anything that would drop my ketones so low!! Our family was here, eating all the amazing carb-y goodness that I love (for the record, no I’m not mad at you guys…but Grace, I’m still thinking about your cookie dough ice cream cone…HAHA). We went for ice cream TWICE, and anyone who knows me, knows I pretty much NEVER pass up some ice cream. I had such an amazing time with everyone, but all the food I used to eat was right there kind of taunting me. Truthfully it wasn’t hard to pass it all up, but come on, how fun is it to go get ice cream with everyone you love hanging out with on a hot summer day???
Anyway, I was so good with my diet, and then I see these lack of results, and I felt like I basically took a look at a carb, and it jumped back onto my ass cheek like HEY WHAT’S UP! Everyone else is chowing down, so I’ll just come hang out with you for a while too!! This morning I looked at the scale and had gained 2 ounces!! I know, I know. Wah wah, two ounces is nothing, she’s just a complainer. Well, when you’re super dedicated to getting your weight down and you KNOW you didn’t cheat, it feels terrible to see a gain of any kind when you know that by all accounts you did well!
I’m really thankful to all of you that are on my Keto IG page, because I was feeling really discouraged, and after posting about my minor freak out session, I had a ton of great tips. I’m hoping (in a really stupid and strange way) that the stress from the weekend contributed to my ketone levels and (probably) insignificant weight gain. I had some help from one IG user, Amar Gautam who is a Keto Coach, to re-create my macros. So now I’m going to try to change things up a bit from what I was eating based on the Carb Manager app.
On another note, I tried bulletproof coffee for the first time this week! I HATE coffee, but this was actually decent, and I’m going to continue drinking it. I’ve been doing more Intermittent Fasting, and I think my new “schedule” will be to follow a 16/8 fast (eating window 12pm-8pm), and break the fast with BPC. We’ll see how that goes, but I’m not hungry in the morning, so I’m assuming this will be very doable, since I haven’t been eating until noon the past week.
Enough complaining…Here’s some more foods pics, and now I’m going to go hope that this next week goes a little better!
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