Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Keto Day 9

What can I say? I am feeling better. Knee pain is back to a 4. The ankle pain, gone.

The leg cramps nearly took over this morning, but I was able to stop them from happening...whew!
I feel as if I am sleeping better. I almost didn't want to admit that on here. I fear that my little smugness, may back fire. (CROSSING MY FINGERS)

I have been trying to drink my Bullet Proof Coffee without sweetener. I succeeded today. it did not taste good, but neither do I want to depend on sugar of any kind. I want to limit my intake on sweetener as well. Let's see if I can keep it up.

I seem to have my attitude in check. Not quite as irritable. I have had my moments, but few and I quickly bounce back. I don't feel as exhausted either. I usually have a crashing moment around this time, and am usually burned out. Lazy. Not right now. I feel like moving. Gasp, that's unusual for me.

I'm going to get something done, before this evening is out.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Keto Day8/Week 2

I am going to say that I am going on a few hours of sleep. I watched my niece last night and her mother worked late. Of course at 4:25 A.M. our 4-legged family member, Dollymae decided to bark like a lunatic! I jumped out of bed confused and stumbling... I was a mess.

To be honest, I haven't felt like keeling over, but I am getting tired.

My knee is kicking my ass today. Not sure why, but my pain is back to a 6 and now my left ankle is giving a twinge.

Here is something I realize... my upper thighs in my jeans feel loose. It's a small change that I have notice about my appearance.

My diet seems to be going good. I eat when I am hungry.

I went grocery shopping today. I should have taken a pick of my keto grocery haul. Next time.

I'm out.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Catching Up Days 5/6/7

Keto fail on Saturday.... this post for days 5 and 7 are coming in late. 
 
Day 5
 
I had a meeting Saturday for work and I was just a bit pissed I had to attend on an early Saturday morning when I could have been attempting to sleep late.
I was not prepared and the training session offered bananas and a choice of powder donuts or chocolate donuts. I ate the lesser evil, a banana, but with a hit to my carb intake with that... 27 carbs. Come night time I was starving and ate McDonald's which gave me a double fail that evening.
I was miserable after my cheat meal.
 
Day 6
 
I lost 2.9 pounds on Sunday. If I say I was disappointed I will sound like two pounds didn't mean anything, because it does! 2 pounds down is my beginning to a healthier me!
I won't beat myself over that cheat meal. I am done take a swing at myself for a slip up.
 
Day 7
 
I am kicking ass. I am not so irritable, but Mondays are usually a drag to my life😬.
My knee hurts less. 😫10-😍1... I am at a 4.
I need to be careful until after work tomorrow. I have not prepared for my meals this weekend. I need to go grocery shopping, with a list. Tonight I meal plan.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Keto, Day 4

Finally for once, I don't feel so irritable. Whew!

I do have a crazy headache. I haven't taken any medicine to dull the pain.

The pain in my knee is lessening even more today. Pain 0 to 10, 10 being the unimaginable pain, I am at a 5. That's less than when I first started a few days ago.

I cut my hair today and I feel good. It's like getting rid of baggage. Does that sound strange? Oh well, can't help what I feel.

This morning I was tempted to eat bread. I ordered me a breakfast bacon toaster from Sonic. I was going to eat the toast. It smelled so good. I dropped the top onto the floor! Ooops. I was determined to eat the other piece. Somehow my brain convinced me to don't eat it and to toss it into the trash. It was a close call.

I'm calling it an early night. I have to be up for a meeting that I have been dreading since they have signed me up. One of the sessions is call The Joys of Stress, can anyone freaking explain that one to me? I should think positive. I am positive this session should have been name something else.
Keeping my fingers cross that I get through my training sessions with survival.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Engery Malfunction, Day 4

Where are you energy?
This morning the damn 'Charlie horses' tried to make an attempt at my legs. I wasn't having it, so I jumped out of bed like I was on fire!
Problem solved, but this also means I am not getting enough salt in my diet. I may need to take potassium and magnesium supplements. I might add broth to my daily eats.

Energy is still low, and irritability has lessen.
My knee is still bothering me, but the pain is less.

I notice another positive change.

 Before Keto, I had noticed tarter on my teeth, even after brushing my teeth. I literally had to carefully double check and double clean my teeth. I notice that I am not seeing tarter and my teeth look whiter.
Unexpected, and a nice change.

Tonight I am ready for bed...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Hey, Hey, Day 3

This morning I was a zombie... I didn't have any motivation to move much. I felt drained.
My knee still hurts, but not as bad as yesterday.
Still irritable.

I believe I am experiencing keto flu.

I have notice a positive change on day three...
  • My skin (face) has stop itching. This is such a relief for me. My face would be splotchy red and patchy dry skin.
My hunger seems to be under control, unlike yesterday, I felt as if I was starving. Today I kept my carbs under 20 grams! 18 grams of carbs to be exact. No cravings either!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Kicking It Keto: Day 2

Today was not any better...

This morning I was extremely tired.
I was irritable.
No patience.
My knee still freaking hurts.
AND
It was like time was dragging ass!


I felt like this until noon.



Arriving home, my sense of smell was sensitive. The smell of pretzels and crackers were super strong. I admit I wanted to eat some. I don't even like pretzels and hardly eat crackers. Go figure!

"Sometimes", I can handle a mouthy teenager, but today I felt like she was over the top and I was not having it. Over the top mom, that was me.

I am more hungry today, but I have kept true to keeping keto. My carbs are at 20 grams. I met my daily goal. I have had more water to drink.

That's my report, until tomorrow.