I’m sad that it’s Sunday because tomorrow is Monday…. but I’m also happy because I’m only 3 days away from my husband and I heading out of town just the two of us for 5 days. This never happens! The last time we had time away like this was in 2011. This is going to be nice, but also a challenge when it comes to eating. But I’m determined and I’m going to do the best I can and make the best choices I can.
It’s been a tough couple days every since I got my fill. I just can’t seem to get my rhythm back. I’ve been tired and sluggish. I walked Friday and Saturday and today’s activity was over 4 hours of cleaning. Mostly sweeping and mopping. I got over 10k steps just from that. But I don’t feel like I’m eating like I was, except that I am. (If that makes sense) Yesterday I was constantly hungry so I ate and ate, ended up at over 1500 calories for the day. I ate a little higher carbs than normal, 36 net carbs. My macros were really good though: Fat 69%, carbs 9%, and protein 22%. I tried to load up on the fat because I was feeling so sluggish. I have been drinking tons of water, Thursday 112 oz, Friday 120 oz, yesterday 144 oz, and so far I’ve got 96 oz today. I tested myself and I am still in ketosis, so that’s a good thing.
So far, I haven’t really followed my plan of having protein shakes for lunch and dinner. As much as I want to do that, I’m afraid that doing that Thursday and Friday is what has caused this dip in my energy.
I have been being conscious of eating slower and chewing really well. I need to practice taking smaller bites too. Chewing really really well, doesn’t work that well when you have a mouth full of food, at some point you have to swallow something that probably wasn’t chewed enough.
I read on 365FitJournal’s blog about the books Keto Clarity by Jimmy Moore and Keto Adapted by Maria Emmerich, so I bought both of them and started reading Keto Adapted. So far, it’s pretty interesting. I bought them because I wanted to learn more about the way I’m eating and how it works with my body. Once I’m done, I will give an update on my thoughts on the books and what I learned from them.
On Saturday I started couch to 5k again. When I stopped in November I was stuck on week 5. That week you are supposed to run 3/4 of a mile or 8 minutes. Well I can run the 8 minutes, but not the 3/4 of a mile. I was running for 10 min an still not getting 3/4 of a mile, so I just kept repeating it over and over. Then I stopped doing it, well I stopped working out all together. I decided Saturday it was time to get back at it. I’m going to do day 3 of each week until it gets tough or I get to week 5 and then I will go from there. Week 1 Day 3 was a piece of cake. It’s 60 seconds of running alternated with 90 seconds of walking. Tomorrow is Week 2 Day 3 and it’s 90 seconds of running alternated with 2 min of walking. Shouldn’t be too hard.
Well, time to say goodbye to the weekend and get ready for Monday.