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.
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.
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?
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??
I wasn’t planning on writing anything until next week when I normally do my updates, but I just wanted to share my new keto snack that I’m gonna include in my diet from now on.
I was at Target the other day (which I hate btw, because the shoppers there are delusional and think Target is somehow better than Wal-Mart even though they have most of the same items but cost more at Target for whatever reason). Anyway, I’m in the snack isle looking for pork skins, or Chicharrones, or whatever you wanna call them. I go look at the, ahem, nuts and see all the different types of almonds and peanuts. 6 oz. cans for $5? No thank you. And then I saw them. Those glorious, conveniently packaged morsels of goodness.
Apparently, the uppity crowd at Target is too good for almonds so these things were on sale for about $3.75 a box. AND the promotion was buy 3, get 1 free. Yes, yes, yes, and yes. I bought four boxes (two dark chocolate and two vanilla bean). These things are great for when you have a sweet tooth or when you don’t have any food readily prepared and you’re pretty hungry at that moment. Another plus is that there are only 2g of carbs per serving (four minus two from fiber), so you can kill a whole box of these and only have eaten 14g of carbs. I wouldn’t personally because I don’t wanna waste 700 calories on just almonds when I could waste them on bacon or angus patties with mayo and cheese. Just a happy thought for all those almond fanatics out there.
I’ll be doing my weigh-in on Monday, so look for that! I really hope they sell these boxes at Wal-Mart.
I mentioned Caveman Keto before when talking about different ways to start a ketosis diet. I also mentioned that he has a lot of good recipes up on his site. What I’m not sure about is if I actually posted any of those recipes before on Ketosthenics, so I guess I’ll do that today.
Alright, so this post is about where to go when you’re in a pinch and it’s impractical to eat an already-prepared meal. My following statements might be frowned upon by those who follow the
bullcrap “Standard American Diet”, but I don’t care. This is going to help those that have busy lives and are serious about sticking with keto.