That Fat Boy Slims – The Ketogenic Diet – Day 25
It’s day 25 in the Stewart household. Did you read that in a Geordie accent? You sad bastards. I awoke slugglishly this morning and my body ached. My legs, my knees, my arms and all across my back. I may have overdone it on the cross-trainer yesterday. I weighed and have remained the same again. Aside from a 2lb gain on the 10th and then a loss of the very same 2lbs on the 11th, for the last five days my weight has hit a wall. But, not allowing myself to feel discouraged, I tried on a couple more t-shirts which now fit. This makes me feel great.
I’ve hit a wall at the moment. Stayed at 15st 6lbs for the past 5 days (except a 2lb gain on the 10th and then a 2lb loss on the 11th). I need to change something but I’m not sure what. I need this #HouseOfKeto breathalyser to arrive so I can monitor when I’m in and out of #Ketosis. I’m assuming my one meal a day is causing my body to go into storage/survival mode instead if fat burning mode.
After making the kids’ packed lunches, I made a bulletproof coffee as I usually do (I may skip this in the mornings to try and shake things up to see if the weight loss wall collapses). I opted to add some caramel flavoured liquid stevia today. When I scanned it in to My Fitness Pal, it defaulted to six drops so I figured I’d go with that. That was a mistake. It was so fucking sweet. If I have any tomorrow, I’ll go for one or two drops max. It was nice and I did finish it but every gulp was an explosion of sweetness that I just wasn’t prepared for.
After the walk to the school and back, I had planned to get the chicken on to marinade for the curry I wanted to make today (pending since Sunday, if you recall). The chicken hadn’t defrosted so that plan went on the back burner. My wife made us a fake McMuffin each (sausage patties sandwiched between to egg rounds with cheese in the middle) – pure divinity, I tell thee. If you like double sausage and egg McMuffins you should definitely try it.
We drove to pick Georgia up as we had to go to Trago Mills to grab some stuff. I picked up some talc as the guys in work had been raving about “gliding”. After a bath or a shower (and drying off thoroughly), chuck on some talcum powder on your balls. I’d never tried it before and, in this heat, I’m fed up of my nuts trying to latch on to the inside of my things like some kind of xenomorph thigh huggers and I was blown away. I was gliding like a motherfucker. So much so, I made a meme about it!
Once we got back home, I started mixing up the first part of the curry and stuck the marinating chicken in the fridge. The biggest problem I have with keto is the amount of washing up to do. Although I did do a pretty decent job of washing as I went along. Still, there’s a fuck ton of washing up.
We drove to get the eldest two from school as my wife was going out and we needed to grab some stuff from Tesco as well as get home, sort dinner so she could eat before she left. I worked my ass off on the fucking curry. I followed the recipe to the letter but the colour was off and the sauce seemed runnier – it tasted fucking amazing , though. So we ended up with butter chicken and cauliflower rice, as per the recipe in the The Beginners Keto Diet Cookbook.
We also picked up some Himalayan Pink Salt as that has come up in a recipe or two in the book too…
By around 19:30/20:00, my energy levels dropped and I felt the urge to sleep. I refrained, though and grabbed a berry flavour Moose Juice to try and keep me going. I think the lack of exercise today has hit me – I haven’t gotten anywhere near my steps for the day and I haven’t done much else.
I had my very first keto dessert today – when I was doing the final work on the curry, my wife made up some strawberry ice cream and popped it in the freezer. I’ve literally just eaten it and it was amazing. I’ve had three meals today, technically, the most I’ve eaten on keto and this is probably the closest I have come to my calorie target since starting too. I haven’t logged the curry or the dessert on My Fitness Pal as it’s pretty complex to log it but they’ve both been solid keto with minimal carbs so I know I’m good. As far as my macros go, again they’re hard to judge but based on my starting point after my bulletproof coffee and the fake McMuffin, I should be going out strong today…hopefully this is enough to trigger a loss.
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