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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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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Emerald Almonds

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.

– Veezy

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Keto Side Effects and Myths

Before I get into this post, I just want to wish everybody a Happy 4th of July!! I hope you get to pop fireworks without getting arrested and all that good stuff. So now back to business…

Every good thing can’t come without consequences, am I right? The same applies to ketosis. The good news, though, is that most of these side effects are temporary and usually subside once you’ve been doing it for a week or so.

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