Monday, August 14, 2023

OMG I Got the Scale to move!!!

           Amazingly I lost seven pounds last week!!!  I stuck with the keto diet, did not worry about any exercise, stepped on the scale anxiously, and low and behold I was down LOL I could not believe it. So that helped motivate me and stay strong over my work weekend, and boy was that hard!!!

          I work nights on the weekend as a nurse, so my sleep schedule and eating schedule is all wonky. I tend to snack just to stay awake. It was very challenging to do this weekend. I took baby pickles and cheese, some pork rinds, tuna packets, and a meat entre leftover to get me through. I also drank A LOT of water. OMG when I got there on Thursday night, Halloween candy was all over the nurse's desk. I wanted to grab a few pieces so badly, but instead I ate pork rinds dipped in mayo (surprisingly good). Friday night I was attacked by snack bags of chips a patient's family had given the nurses. So many flavors, the Doritos were screaming my name, but I fought back with pickles and cheese. By Saturday night I was convinced my coworkers hated me because they ordered PIZZA!!! OMG I was in Hell. Sheer willpower kept me from demolishing a slice. 

          I made it through though. I did not cheat. Came home Sunday and was very proud of myself. My son swears this will get easier. I so hope he is right. Yesterday I was good. I had a butter lettuce salad with bacon bits and parmesan cheese. For a dressing I used olive oil and rice vinegar with Ms. Dash. It was surprisingly good and only 2 net carbs for a big bowl. It is a definite repeat. For dinner my daughter and I made chicken alfredo soup. It was just some chicken breasts boiled to make the broth, then shredded up (0 carbs). I poured in a jar of alfredo sauce (2 carbs per serving), parmesan cheese (0 carbs), and a stick of butter (0 carbs). I also added some poultry seasoning. At Publix I got some miracle noodles with only 2 carbs per serving and divided it up between my daughter and me, poured the soup broth over it, and voila keto friendly chicken noodle soup.  Today I will just enjoy the broth and chicken. Tonight my daughter and I plan on having turkey burgers with lettuce buns and air fried jalapenos wrapped in bacon.

          I have been also trying to drink lots of water so I do not get keto flu. So far, so good. I am still tired a lot, so I just relax and cat nap. Once more I am not going to worry about exercise yet. I am going to give my body some time to just get used to making its own energy. I am giving myself permission to be lazy LOL. My kids are being so sweet about supporting me and letting me be lazy. I am useless during the daytime, but I tend to get a bit of energy at night when it cools off outside LOL it is way too hot to venture outdoors these days. Everyday there is an extreme heat advisory. It is best to just stay inside.

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