Sunday, September 24, 2017

Bad Food Habits Follow You Even When Eating The Right Foods

As the title says, "bad foods follow you even when eating the right foods."  So very true.  I've struggled with this very thing during the last 5 months on Keto.  Having made so many new recipes is wonderful but when you eat the whole thing in 24-48 hrs. it's not so great.  It's better than eating a whole bag of  Honey BBQ Chips sure, but binge eating is binge eating even if it is low carb brown butter cake or ginger beef; the calories add up either way.  Finding the happy balance between calories, fats, proteins and carbohydrates takes time and patience.  Keeping a journal of my daily intake has certainly been a big help.  I am on day 91 of recording in my journal.

When weight loss stalls I review what I've eaten and then look back at what I was eating when I lost the last good amount of weight.  This way I can go back to eating those things and it breaks the stall.

Today's weight on my new digital scale -

 
Feeling pretty good about the continued weight loss and health benefits I've felt such as increased mental clarity (otherwise know as Fibro fog); yes the fog has lifted and is staying away.
I am able to go more places with hubby Mike and not turn to him and say "I need something to eat now."  I used to get ravenously hungry just like snapping your fingers and have to find something to eat to stave off the fatigue.  That has all changed with Keto. 

An important part of breaking the binging and bad eating habits is purging your home of the bad foods on hand.  The first thing I did was ditch the potato chips and pretzels, Oreos and red licorice.
I stocked up on the good stuff like bacon and eggs, avocado, Monterey Jack cheese, pepperoni, salad fixings (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, red onion, green and red peppers), good nuts like Macadamias and almonds, and herbal teas and lemons. 

Researching new recipes on low-carb eating websites has been such fun as some of you know from my posts.  I often make a smaller batch than the recipe because I know that if it's available I'll eat it all out of my bad habits.  Yes, the bad habits take longer to break than losing the weight and it's a daily struggle to stay on track. 

Do you struggle with a bad habit you need to break?  You are not alone.  Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I wish you a beautiful day where ever you are and what ever you are doing. 

Hugs,
Carol




Saturday, September 23, 2017

Chronic Pain Support


I thought I'd share this post today in support of those of us with Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain issues.

Weather changes can bring on flares of symptoms so if your loved one has a chronic pain condition please be patient with her or him; they are still the same person you love even though they cannot be their usual wonderful self.

Gentle hugs,
Carol

Friday, September 22, 2017

Justin's Almond Butter - Product Review and Weight Update

Well, I found these little single serving packs of Justin's Almond Butter that are sooooo good, in Maple, Honey and Regular.  As a snack alone, on celery, or as I had the Honey Almond with an avocado and lettuce for my lunch yesterday. 







Made a filling lunch that held me for hours with lemon water.


I love it when I find single serving or sample sizes of new foods.  Almond butter is so expensive this was perfect for my needs.  I don't dare buy a full jar because I'd eat it with a spoon.  Deliciousness even in the aroma.

And,  I almost forgot, I bought a new digital scale and after having got my intake back on track for two days I have some good results to show for it.....





Yes, that's 128.8.....I felt it but didn't dare get my hopes up before stepping on the scale.
So much easier to read than the spring model.  Finally catching up with the times.

LOL, I posted the full picture then I realized it's a glass scale and acts like a mirror.....I was giving you all a full naked shot....OMG I grabbed the "remove"  and got it out of there as quickly as I could.  That would have been embarrassing if one of you had brought it to my attention.  It's just what I do!

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you are having a beautiful day in your neighborhood.
Blessings,
Carol

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Funin' With Ya

(no need to SHARE unless you really want to, I stole this from Facebook and couldn't edit it)


I have a lifetime supply of  eggs!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Two Steps Back

After several days of activities that lead me away from eating Ketogenic I have regained 2 lbs..........oh no!  Yes, the scale is showing me 131.  Ughhhh!


I knew it would happen; a couple of Italian sausage, peppers & onion subs, and some french fries, it was inevitable.  That's what happens when you spend an evening at the County Fair one night and then at the Speedway Swap Meet.  Good Lord, the food abounds.  

So, trying to get back on track today.  After a 14 hr. fast this was the first meal of the day -


a lovely Keto Taco Bowl.  Calories 477  Fat grams 41  Protein grams 38  Carbs 9 (these are NOT net carbs)  I count the whole carbs.

I was surprised to never go out of Ketosis even having as much as 53 grams of carbs in a day, so I guess I tolerate them fairly well and it's just that eating 1,300 or more calories in a day is way too much when I am used to eating 1,000 or less.   And, I am a bit bloated from the carbs.  I'm carrying it in the belly. 

Thanks for stopping by.  You've got to try these Taco Bowls.....so good!
3 oz. browned ground beef over 1 oz. shredded iceberg letuce, topped with 1/4 cup Kraft Mexican four cheese, 2 T. Pace chunky salsa, 2T. Daisy Sour Cream with 1 packet Calavo Guacamole on the side. 

Enjoy your day.
Carol