Breakfast, Diet, Exercise, Ketosis, Low carb, Macronutrients, Meal, Weight loss

September 1, 2015

I did my little video and progress picture thing this morning. Also, when I jumped on the scale I was 280lbs. Now I know majority of that was probably water weight, but I was still happy to see that after one day of switching things up. I haven’t eaten since around noon or one yesterday. I thought I would’ve been hungrier, but I guess I keep my fluids up enough to fight off the hunger. I’m trying to decide whether or not I want to cut out all soda and crystal light as well. I brought in some of the Costco meatballs for lunch to break my fast (haha breakfast at lunch…bad pun), so I hope I have enough shredded cheese in the fridge. I wish I had some mustard to go with this mayo jar I have at work. I like the mix of these two condiments. The flavor I mean. I need to do my pushups and squats because I’ve been slipping since last week. I was in the bed when I remembered to do them last night, but I was already pretty much down for the count. Speaking of down for the count, I notice that when I don’t eat or when I’m fasting, I can sleep forever. It took me a long time to actually wake up at my normal schedule this morning, and I fell asleep earlier than I usually do. I need to start going to sleep around 2100 instead. I made it all the way to 1230 before I had anything to eat. Maybe it was 1215, but it was pretty close. So I guess I’m good to go for the next 24 hours. I’m not hungry anymore after the meatballs, I guess I had to wait for them to start being digested or something. I feel like an idiot right now lol.

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August 31, 2015

Just to explain what’s going on here…I’ve been writing little “diary” entries and emailing them to myself to keep track of my thought process at the time. That, and to see my progress as well. Feel free to criticize me, lol. I’m reading back over some of these and chuckling at to myself. I will post these regularly until I’m all caught up with the current date, so without further ado:

So I weighed myself this morning and I was 282. Not sure why my body insists on hovering around that weight, but ok. I took some spam and kalua pork to work. I had the spam for breakfast and I’ll eat the pork around noon and start my 24 hour fast. Tomorrow, I’ll probably bring some meatballs and cheese. Come to think of it, I ate a lot of keto stuff yesterday, so maybe all that salt…let me not start making excuses for myself. I’m 282, deal with it. Oh and I don’t know if I want to try it yet, but I was thinking maybe I do the month with no soda starting tomorrow. I can do crystal light, but not soda. I need something to help me drink this ACV when I start it back. I’m gonna start doing the monthly selfies tomorrow too. Oh yeah, and the video.

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Sunflower Seeds

It’s been a while since I posted anything about my progress, and that’s simply because I wasn’t making progress to be honest. I had a lot of personal stuff going on over the past year and a half, so I wasn’t concentrating on my diet and essentially gave up. That’s a little harsh on myself because I never really “gave up”; I just kind of reverted back to old eating habits and didn’t put forth any effort into my weight loss journey. 

  
Anyway, I had been trying to get back into keto for the better part of four months but I would always screw it up. A birthday party here, a social gathering there, random free food given to me, etc. Always something. To the people who read this and are going through the weight loss struggle, I’m sure you’ll understand. But I finally got back in keto about three weeks ago; hence my reappearance on WordPress. 

  
“Veezy, what the hell does this have to do with sunflower seeds?” That’s an excellent question. You gotta let me ramble sometimes and get it out. So yeah, one of my coworkers has been munching on sunflower seeds at work and has been dropping weight. I recalled it a couple weeks ago at the store, and decided to check out the nutrition facts. It turns out that sunflower seeds are pretty damn keto-friendly. There’s maybe 6g carbs in an entire regular-sized bag, and they have a high fat ratio compared to the protein and carbs. There’s about 380 calories in the whole bag on top of that. Now I know some of you might not wanna waste that many calories on seeds, but I guarantee that if you eat a bag of sunflower seeds throughout your shift, you’re probably not gonna be hungry for a while. That decreased hunger you experience while in keto really helps out with this too. Plus they’re less than $2 a bag! I’m cheap, so this is a major plus for me.

  
Sunflower seeds are usually pretty salty, but I don’t really care about that. I say that because even when I was 330+ lbs, my blood pressure was always on point. It helps that I’m still in 20s too. I’m gonna try this for about a month and see how it goes. My favorite flavor so far is the DAVID Ranch. I tried dill pickle yesterday and those were pretty good too. Be cheap like me and eat sunflower seeds. Anybody out there have any suggestions for keto-friendly snacks? 

– Veezy

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Cream Cheese Pancakes

Now I want you guys to know that I’m not a culinary whiz kid like some of the other bloggers here. I’m just good at following directions and trying variations once I get the original recipe down pat. That being said, I was scrolling though today and saw a great post by The Hobbit. He posted a recipe for keto pumpkin pancakes. In his comments section, I told him that I used to eat cream cheese pancakes back when I was actually doing good and staying consistent (last year when I was posting regularly). Anyway, he said those sound pretty awesome…so I figured other people might find them awesome too. 

  
Here’s the recipe, if you would like to check them out. Very quick and easy, and I’m sure they would taste even better with some no/low carb syrup. Oh, and follow The Hobbit because he posts some pretty tasty-looking recipes on a regular basis. Dammit, now I need to buy some more cream cheese…

– Veezy

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Costco Meatballs

You have a really inconvenient schedule that doesn’t allow much time for anything else besides sleeping and working. I know, so do I. What’s that? You have all kinds of free time? Lucky you, but this might help you too.

So at Costco, they have these huge bags of meatballs that are 6 lbs each, if I’m not mistaken. They look like this at the one I frequent: 

  

Some stores have them in a black and green bag. Same thing. The point is that these meatballs are one of the most delicious and versatile foods I have in my keto arsenal. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, whatever.

My favorite thing to do with the meatballs is to grab a regular-sized cereal bowl, nuke 10 of them in the microwave for about 3 minutes, and drizzle some cheese over the top. Question in the back? What kind of cheese? Oh ok, here’s a picture sir:

 

FINALLY, I like to take a couple spoonfuls of mayo, squirt a little mustard over the mayo, mix it up until it’s this pale yellow consistency, and devour the entire thing. Quick,  delicious, AND it’ll keep you full for hours (those who are in keto know how long you stay satiated after a meal). I wish I had more time to actually cook, but you can’t go wrong with these meatballs. Did I mention they go great with scrambled cheese eggs in the morning??

– Veezy

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Personal Update 10

What’s up everyone? Sorry for the wait. I should’ve posted yesterday but I crashed out and woke up an hour before I had to be at work. That’ll end soon though. I’ll explain in another post.

Anyway, I weighed myself Monday morning and I was 258.6 lbs. So that’s about 4 lbs dropped since last week. I think I might’ve had a woosh or something (a keto woosh is an actual thing, I didn’t just make it up right now). I’ve still been eating a decent amount of sodium, so it’s not because I dropped water weight. Anyway, my clothes are fitting pretty good and I’ve actually been wearing stuff that didn’t fit a few months ago. Non scale victory!

I need to change the settings on my WordPress, btw. I’m getting too many notifications on new posts and what not. Either that, or unfollow that particular user. Don’t worry; it’s none of the people I’ve actually interacted with.

I’m not a kitchen guru, but I always have some quick meals up my sleeve and they’re delicious (well at least to me they are). I’ll be more active this week with my posts. I also look forward to seeing some of the awesome recipes and progress from of my friends on here. 

– Veezy

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Personal Update 9

Today I weighed myself and I was 262.8 lbs. I know they say weight loss is not linear, but this was a little irritating. I would’ve been mad, but I noticed over the past couple weeks that my clothes are fitting a little looser. Plus I’m still showing pink on my Stix, so I’m ok. I actually upped my calories and felt pretty good from last week, but I ruined it because I was out all weekend and had limited food choices (the only keto-friendly food available was sunflower seeds). I also didn’t track my food intake on MFP this week either, because I didn’t really have time to shop at the grocery store.

These past two weeks have been pretty rough and I’m just glad they’re over. When I haven’t been working or handling some kind of ridiculous errand, I’ve been trying to catch up on sleep. I apologize for missing last week’s update. I had actually gained 1.5 lbs back, but I was still in ketosis so I’m assuming that it was water weight I had from a social gathering meal a few days prior. 

I know this is gonna sound like an excuse, but I don’t think my scale is very reliable anymore. Even this morning, I had to weigh myself six times to see a consistent number. Then I took a leak (sorry), and I actually GAINED 0.2 lbs. How does that even work?? I swear it just settles on a number it likes, and is like, “Aahhh ok cool. Let’s stick with this weight until he puts me away for next Monday.” So soon as I get a chance, this scale is gone. I’m thinking maybe it has PTSD since I took it to Afghanistan. *shrug*

Talk to you guys soon. Btw, if you haven’t been looking at the recipes around here (WordPress), I suggest you do. Great ideas, especially those peanut butter cups KetoSweetheart made. I’m a chocolate fanatic.

– Veezy

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