So tomorrow I’ll have been doing official keto for two weeks. I’ve lost 10 pounds since I started (all water weight) but now I should be dropping more fat.
I did a cheat day because I started this kind of out of the blue and I wanted it to be gone, but it was really unsatisfying so I don’t think I’ll have many problems sticking to it from here on out. I’ve been combining it with intermittent fasting and I want to do it for at least a month and compare it to when I just did IF.
Seeing the water weight go away was a huge encouragement. After I got my IUD, I gained 10 pounds of water weight in one day and I read so many discouraging articles about IUDs and I was worried it would never go away. So that was a good start on getting motivated to continue this for the longer term.
My energy levels have been pretty much the same except for two days where I was so tired that I went to bed at 6 and slept for 11 hours.
It’s made cooking a challenge, but that isn’t to say that the challenge isn’t welcome. At first it felt really restrictive and limiting but now I’m getting it to work and finding more and more things that are keto-friendly. If you are unfamiliar with keto (and you’ve made it this far) it’s a diet based on eating very few carbs (under 25) and very high fat so your body goes into ~ketosis~ and starts using fat as it’s primary energy source rather than carbs. By heavily restricting carbs, I’ve also reduced my average sugar intake to under 15 grams and that’s including added sugars. I’m keeping a recipe list here if you want to follow along.
My skin has cleared up a lot also which is an unexpected positive. I’m spending 15% of my time peeing because I’m drinking 1.5 gallons per day.
Overall I’m pleased with my discipline. I haven’t felt this self-disciplined in a really long time and it makes me feel like I have more control over my life. There’s something to be said about obsessing over carb intake and measuring every food that I eat.
In other news I can’t wait to leave my job and move to Bloomington. I haven’t seen any of my friends in weeks and it kind of feels like they’re already moving on without me. I don’t mind, but I also mind a little.
I maybe found roommates and am hoping it all works out and that none of them hide the dish soap and clean their dishes next to the toilet.