So, I had my first recipe fail, I suppose you could say, since starting. Maybe another way of putting that is, the first recipe I made that I really hated. They were a smoked salmon fat bomb. I like everything that is in the recipe: smoked salmon, goat cheese, and butter. But somehow, all together they were not my favorite. In fact... I ate one and then threw the rest in the trash. I know my husband wouldn't have liked them because they were super salty and he hates salty things so I didn't even bother.
I am on day 11 of going Keto and I haven't had any cheat days or meals. I checked my ketone levels yesterday and today in the afternoon and they are at about 2, so I think I'm on the right track. Yesterday I was super tired but I think that had more to do with Chloe wetting the bed at 4am and then not being able to fall back asleep. I've felt much better today. I was pretty tired this morning but I've felt better since about 11:00, after I went to the gym. I wasn't very motivated at the gym today and I didn't feel my best. When I went on Tuesday I felt great, but today was not one of those feel great working out days, and that's ok. I re-did week 2 day 1 of my 10K trainer which is run 90 seconds and then walk 2 minutes, and then repeat that for 20 minutes. That felt hard today, so next time I will redo it until it feels easier. I was really hoping to see some improvement by now in my running since I've been working on it since January 1st but I have a suspicion that my lack of weight loss has hampered my running progress. I was hoping to do a relay triathlon with my family at the end of summer, but at this pace there is no way I'd be able to run a 10k. (My husband and father in law would do the other two legs and I would run). Hopefully Keto works for me and I start dropping weight and can feel better soon. If things don't get moving soon, the tri will be off, I'm not anywhere close to where I thought I would be. I originally wanted to run a 5K in May, but even that isn't going to happen with me barely able to run a minute and a half at a time.
I think my hormones are still messed up from my miscarriage. Speaking of which I finally was able to get in to see a doctor and get the ball rolling to see what the heck is going on inside my body. It's been over a year now so I don't have to deal with any "just wait and see if you heal" or "we have to wait until you've been trying for a year before we can do anything". So frustrating. But it's all in the past now, and hopefully I can get some answers soon. I have a suspicion my hormones might be hampering my weight loss efforts.
And speaking of weight loss, I am down to 184.2 this morning. So I finally broke through the 185 mark, but I was at 184 just a month ago and the lowest I've been this year is something like 182.6. Also last night I only drank a rocket fuel bone broth for dinner at 5:00, so I'm not confident that the number reflected on the scale this morning is all that accurate. I plan on eating a normal dinner tonight and then we will see tomorrow if it's real weight loss or just a result of not eating solid food for dinner.
In parting I will leave you with a picture of my salad I ate for lunch. The dressing is simply basil infused olive oil with salt and pepper on top.