Monthly Archives: May 2012

good article on menstral cravings …. the 2 wks prior that make adherence difficult …

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/dear-mark-food-for-skiing-menstrual-carb-cravings-a-stubborn-teen-and-more/#more-28171

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24hr fast

24hr (just morning coffee & water) from Sat 1pm – Sun 1pm
had not fasted for a while so i didn’t know how hard it was going to be for me. It was most difficult at about 6-8hrs but not as bad as I thought it would be. By the next day, I felt really good (expected). Went to church w/ the kids then out to lunch to finally eat – family vote (and coupons in hand) headed to Steak N Shake. I went ALL OUT – burger, fries, shake and paid HARD for it – MAJOR debilitating head ache! – had to lie down for at least 2hrs this afternoon – could not even function :/

I’m feeling like a total failure on atkins style low carb even though I know it works when you can stick to it. That is my friggin problem. I like eating lower carb but cant seem to stick to the 12 – 15g NC / day I seem to require to lose weight. With finishing this fast, I think I’d like to try ADF for a bit (maybe a month?) and see how I feel there … would still be lower carb on eating days but not as strict as Phase 1 atkins (would be more like phase 2 – 25NC/day ish) Best times for me would be fasting from 1pm – 1pm (24hrs) every other day ….

ok so Philly – are u gonna kill me if I change to ADF / LC … whadda u think – cuz i really suck on this plan 😦 seems like 3 steps forward, 2.5 steps back for me ….

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No Ketosis yet, but a successful day two.

I’ve peed on Ketosis strips about four times today.  Still no Ketosis – but I’m plugging along just fine on my fat fast.

 

Today I have had two chicken leg quarters, about a forth of heavy whipping cream, and two sticks of mild cheddar cheese.  Lots of fat to keep me satisfied and get back into Ketosis.  Hopefully the Ketone strips will show up pink tomorrow 🙂

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Horrible weekend – fasting today!

Had a wonderful, but horrible weekend. It was a good weekend spent relaxing and watching movies (and eating A LOT)!!

So in an effort to curb the damage, I am fasting today – and on a 3 day fat fast Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. I should be back in Ketosis by Friday. Then NO MORE CHEATING!!!!

On a side note – I am totally inspired by this lady: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bodybuilding.com%2Ffun%2Finternational-transformation-aussie-bests-the-bulge.html&h=VAQFYecJmAQFsNZADBtSgabPquYoDknC7yzZ4IHfm-J2s8w&enc=AZMglyJPU9KwE5k33sUV1ltLP0y8n-RVjNkQYSgRHdFfMb5wCtRrcccnYGXxLS6pHgqj6Gb-6yGaH7gO2PJu4noT

I have PCOS and Insulin Resistance too – so this really hits home for me.

Onward & upward!!

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Weekend Update

Friday – went to gym first thing in the morning … weighed in at exactly 138 (i had previously gone back up to 140) … then sat in the sauna & steam room for about 40m (dunking in the ice pool every 15 or so min – did that on thurs. too) love it, so relaxing. Did well sticking to nutrition goals

Sat – did pretty well sticking to nutrition goals

Sun – really sucked at sticking to nutrition goals, may as well call it a full carb on day …

Will need to work out and either fast or go super high on FATS / super low carb on tomorrow to get back in keto by Tues …

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Back in Ketosis!!

Ketone strips say I am back in Ketosis. And now that I have my treadmill desk setup with my new computer – I am getting all kinds of walking in 🙂 (ps bought the computer off Craigslist – but it’s new to me:)

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Fasted yesterday. Induction today.

I guess it’s technically day two. I fasted yesterday after caving the night before. Today I was so happy to eat!! I’m still doing a fat fast though to ensure I get back into Ketosis ASAP.

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