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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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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Personal Update 8

Ok, so I did my weigh-in today and I was 262.4 lbs. So I lost exactly three pounds since last Monday. I’m a little disappointed because I thought it would’ve been more than that, but then I realized something. When I was doing really well before, I was tracking pretty much everything I ate. I mean everything. Almost to the point where it was borderline OCD. But you know what? I saw some good results. So maybe I need to start tracking my calories. Believe it or not, I don’t think I ate ENOUGH calories this week and it possibly slowed down my metabolism. I know I’ve read that somewhere, but I can’t recall at the moment.

Anyway, I was using MFP before which is pretty cool for a few reasons. It has an extensive library of foods that you can log for your daily calories, and you can make your own entry if it’s not in there. Another thing is that it has a pretty good graphic representation of your weight loss progress. Overall, it’s just easy to use. And the people on there are really positive. Here’s a graph of my weight roller coaster so you can see for yourself:



This thing is inaccurate by the way. I was actually closer to 330 lbs., but I was too embarrassed to put that so I didn’t actually start making entries until I got under. You can see how well I was doing last year before I quit for absolutely no good reason and my weight crept back up.

I’ve met some great users on WordPress over this past week, and I’ve seen a lot of awesome recipes. I plan on trying some once I actually go to the grocery store. Keep calm and keto on everyone, lol.

– Veezy

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