Week Two: Day Sixteen

Carb overloaded we headed back home. I was ready to come home.

This morning I did well having some coffee and a protein bar that had minimal carbs.  Not ideal since it’s not “real” food but better than stopping at Starbucks.

It was enough to get me going but I wasn’t full my body wanted more… no, not more it wanted carbs.

I ignored my feelings and headed out.

By noontime, I was starving and when we passed an IN-N-OUT I nearly passed out from the thought of eating one of their delicious hamburgers. They have the best hamburgers and I could have ordered a protein burger, but we had food in our car.  The kind of food that I needed to eat – compliant food.

If it sounds boring it is because it was salami with cheese and some veggies thrown in.  Still, I was a dutiful girl and ate everything.

I also tried some pork rinds and those were interesting.  I liked them, but they lacked flavor.

Once home we got ready to make dinner.  My dinner was delicious.  A fresh healthy salad and Salmon with pesto butter and asparagus and some wine.

Mmmm so yummy.

On a side note. I found a new app called Carb manager.  They have a website and I am going to try it and see if I like it better than My Fitness Pal.


Total Calories were 1220 out of 1500
Fat 72 grams out of 116g
Protein 79 grams out of 93g
Net Carbs 36 grams out of 20g
Fiber 2 grams




Well, I am back from our vacation and I didn’t do as good as I wanted to.  Two days in I gave into temptation and by the end of our trip, I found myself 4 lbs. heavier.

Oh, well I am not going to dwell on it.  Today we are driving back and starting today I am back on track.

More later…


I am leaving today to Laughlin and coming back on Monday. I decided to take a pic of me on the scale to help me stay on track. I was happy that I lost even more weight since Monday. It’s a good feeling. 🙂

I will try my best to stay on plan.  I am not too worried about the food. I got that covered. It is the drinking part that will be hard to say no to. After all, it is the river and when one isn’t in the water one is drinking — a lot.

Wish me luck!

Week Two: Day Thirteen

Today was a great day.  I am not one to make a big deal of things, but I can’t help it.  I feel good both physically and emotionally.

I even managed to log in my food. YAY!
I really need to follow the plan I was given to me.  It’s the only way I will be sure to get the macros I need to consume.

Total Calories were 1404 out of 1700
Fat 79 grams out of 142
Protein 91 grams out of 85
Carbs 44 grams out of 21
Fiber 15 grams
Total Net carbs are 29 grams

Week Two: Day Twelve

The first day of summer is today and by the afternoon my son and I were off to have fun.  I had so much fun I forgot to log in my food in my Fitness Pal. I really need to do better and take the time to log in my food.

I didn’t cheat so that was good I just need to do better.

That’s all for now.  I am pretty tired.  Keeping up with a seven-year-old is hard work!  lol



Week Two: Day Eleven

Today is my son’s last day of school. It’s an emotional filled day. I can’t believe how fast second grade came and went. In a few months he will be starting third grade and turn nine. Where has time flew

My husband took the day off since Alexander got out at 12:20 pm.

It was a day of fun that ended with us eating some sushi and watching The Incredibles 2.
Eating sushi minus the rice can get expensive but I loved eating Tuna and Yellow Tail Sashimi. Yum.
I had some others proteins as well. I can tell you I didn’t miss the rice — too much.

In all the commotion I didn’t log my food. I can feel myself slacking a bit and that is not good. I hope it’s just because I am deviating from the norm. We shall see.

Overall, I felt that it was a good day.

Summer Soltice

Let’s have fun
under the sun
forget for a while
have a good run

While summer comes
once in a year
before you know it disappears
its over
So take a break
take an ice-cold Keto lemonade
to cool your thoughts
to cool your mind

Let’s have the summer of our lives
when you dive
you feel alive
when we’re young we realize
That you’re never too old
to have fun under the sun

Week Two: Day Ten

This day was a blur. Once again I was busy at work that I couldn’t eat my lunch. I never realized how much I snacked at work because more often than not I never have a chance to take a proper lunch and eat like regular work folk.
I snacked on some nuts and had a cup of coffee but I need to brink more keto-approved snacks that will fill me up.
I might reconsider this whole no dairy thing. I am not allergic to dairy I just don’t like drinking milk. Also, my son needs to be dairy-free and to eat cheese in front of him is just cruel since he loooooves cheese.

I’ll see what I can come up with.

After work I rushed to see my son perform for his second grade talent show. That boy is not shy and he had no problem signing and playing Horse Sense in front of everyone. He’s just awesome but as his mommy I might be a bit biased. 😉

I got home after 10 am and went to sleep until my alarm sounded at 1 pm.
I was not ready to get up but I had to and it wasn’t a surprise I felt nauseous and just yucky.

I didn’t want to eat anything. Nothing sounded good. Just so you know this is not new to me. Working the night shift and then not getting enough sleep always makes me not want to eat until hours later. This is what I did and once my husband came home. We had leftover steaks with zucchini squash and some wine. Then before I knew it was time for bed.

Good night all.

Week Two: Day Nine

My son is sick today. I had planned on going back to the gym today. I decided to take a week off because I was afraid that I might get the Keto Flu or be very tired but so far I haven’t. I think it’s because I haven’t been consistent in reaching my goal of 20 net carbs. I am over my carb intake more often than not.

Strive For Progress Not Perfection (isn’t that what they say?)

Where was I? Oh yes, he was sick and couldn’t start. I will try to figure out when I can go since school will end in two days and I can’t take him to The Camp because they don’t have babysitting services.
I know during summer I will take my son hiking and other outdoor activities but I need more and the CrossFit-type workouts The Camp offers is just what I need.

But not today… today was a day to take care of my son.

I had some coffee for breakfast and then a few hours later on had some yummy smoked salmon with cream cheese.
For lunch I had chicken leg and thigh with a side salad with olive oil dressing. Boring but it did the job.
Dinner was delicious. Usually when I had this dinner I felt guilty because it came with a huge dollop of pesto butter. I mostly took it off but not this time. This time I left it all behind and it turned out delicious. So moist and buttery. Yummy.

Tonight I am off to work again and I think I will do the same at I did before. Not eat until after midnight. Seemed to work last time.
It was good that I increased my calories but still failing on the carbs department.  I wonder how much carbs I took in before I started to pay attention to it. I will say a lot.

Still with that said I still managing to lose weight.  Today, I stepped on the scale and it said I am 184.0 lbs!!!


Total Calories were 1207 out of 1700
Fat 48 grams out of 142
Protein 71 grams out of 85
Carbs 55 grams out of 21
Fiber 7 grams
Total Net carbs are 48 grams

Week Two: Day Eight

Happy Father’s Day.

We so were so busy at work I didn’t have to worry about eating before midnight.

I did manage to drink some coffee and have a handful of nuts, not ideal but the best I could do since there was hardly any time to take a breath.


I came home exhausted and didn’t want to eat any breakfast. I just wanted to sleep.

And sleep I did until 2 pm.
2 pm came quickly and while I would have loved to stay asleep I had to get up and join the festivities.

I made some coffee and joined in. I wasn’t hungry at first and by the time I was hungry, it was close to dinner so I decided to wait.

I should have been starving by the time it was time to eat but something happened that upset me and I wasn’t hungry.  I know I had to eat

Total Calories were 883 out of 1700
Fat 42 grams out of 142
Protein 39 grams out of 85
Carbs 59 grams out of 21
Fiber 6 grams
Total Net carbs are 53 grams (Yikes! All due to the two coffees I had at 2 am and 5 pm. I usually just have one but I was working.).

Week One: Day Seven

Wow, a week has passed already? I can’t believe it!

Even though I am far from feeling like I know what I am doing I am happy.

I don’t have anything exciting to report. It was a mellow family day.  I did manage to eat more calories today and stay under 20 grams of carbs.  Wohoooo!!!

I am going to work tonight, and I am still not sure how I am going to count the calories I consume in the middle of the night.  I think I will take my lunch break after midnight and count that meal on Sunday’s totals.
This is the time I wish I had normal working hours.  😉

So, as of 6:20 pm my Total Calories were 1180 out of 1700
Fat 88 grams out of 142
Protein 55 grams out of 85
Carbs 25 grams out of 21
Fiber 9 grams
Total Net carbs are 16 grams.

Week One: Day Six

With everything that was going on this week I forgot to weigh myself on Monday so I decided to do it today (Friday) and I couldn’t believe the number I saw.

The scale read 185.5 lbs! Wow!!! That puts me down 5.5 lbs

I couldn’t believe it the first time or the second time and even the third time I weighed myself. lol.

Today, I also had my first butter coffee. I had a choice between vanilla or chocolate.  I choose the vanilla and it was quite interesting.  It will take me some time to get used to it, that’s for sure.  After an hour or so I managed to drink it all.  Mission accomplished. lol

The rest of the day didn’t go so well.  I didn’t eat anything until I got home at 6 pm.  I had the choice of eating non-keto foods or just skipping my meal.  I decided to skip lunch.  I wasn’t terribly hungry so that helped.

Note to self: Bring with me some Keto snacks and leave them in the car for such emergencies.

I had breakfast for dinner. Eggs, sausage, and avocado.  Nothing else sounded good.

My calories were pitiful – once again – but at least I stayed within my carb intake.  😉

Total Calories 838 out of 1700
Fat 74 grams out of 142
Protein 35 grams out of 85
Carbs 10 grams out of 21
Fiber 5 grams
Total Net carbs are 5 grams.

Week One: Day Five

Ugh, I am feeling like shit today.  Remember, yesterday I went to work?  I got there at 9:30 pm and I didn’t stop running all night. We were so busy.  I was worried about what I was going to eat during the night, but I never had a chance to pee. Not that I had to since I could hardly drink any water.

I was supposed to be home by 4 am but didn’t get home until almost 5 am.  I probably should have had something to eat but I was so tired. I feel asleep on the couch for an hour before my son woke me up.

I had some salami and cheese, took A to school, and then I came home and slept.

1 pm came way too early and once I woke up I was greeted with the worst headache and felt nauseous.


It was 2 pm and all I wanted to do was to lay down, but I couldn’t.  Mom duties. I made some coffee and that seemed to help a tiny bit, but I didn’t feel better until after 5 pm when I had a handful of almonds and started to drink some water.

These last two weeks I’ve been making sure I drink plenty of water and I guess my body got used to it and it went into shock when I didn’t drink anything for over 8 hours.

Lesson learned.


Today’s calories were minimal due to me mostly sleeping all morning and afternoon then going to bed early.

Total Calories 880 out of 1700
Fat 49 grams out of 142
Protein 47 grams out of 85
Carbs 69 grams out of 21
Fiber 5 grams
Total Net carbs are 64 grams.

Sigh… still over my carbs. I need to do better. At least they weren’t empty carbs.

Week One: Day Four

Yesterday was a very hard day and today was a little better in the calorie front but still off.  My appetite wasn’t that great still but better. I am so looking forward to tomorrow when I am not in pain anymore.

Speaking of pain, tonight should be interesting. My boss called me and asked me if I could go to work tonight. I wasn’t itching to go into work but when your boss calls you personally it is hard to say no.

It should be interesting to see how I do tonight at work.  I crave carbs when I am tired and come 4 am all I am thinking is of is eating pancakes and a nice comfy bed. :-/


But I have high hopes but still don’t forget to wish me luck!

Total Calories 1360 out of 1700 (as of 8 pm)
Fat 90 grams out of 142g
Protein 68 grams out of 85g
Carbs 74 grams out of 21g
Fiber 26g
Total Net carbs are 48 g.

Wow! Not sure how I netted 48 grams of carbs!!!! I am afraid to see what happens to me tomorrow.  😦