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Was feeling poorly today, and yesterday, so fell into the trap of having carbs to see if that made me feel better. I miss feeling good in the way I used to five years ago, and wonder if I'll ever get my spark back.
I am currently 40 hours water fasted. I expect some bounce back when food resumes, but am sticking with ketosis for as long as I can. I didn't choose this but had a tooth extraction yesterday, and my body wants to fast. No hunger at all during this time. I also have a sore throat presumably from the infected tooth. I am really hoping I feel better soon.
My current weight goals are to be in the 128-132 range, so I am happy I am there. Now I just need to eat clean and regain my health.
Im back and starting zero carb today. I'm going to be Ketogenic long term. That's just what I need right now as I have become carbohydrate intolerant. My body wants to heal.
Starting weight 135.8
Goal weight 126
We are the same height. So 135 isn't that big on me, but I was 124 for a long time and felt a lot better. Not sure what weight I need to be, but losing some flab and feeling healthier are my main priorities.
Your self-talk concerns me a bit, some of the way you word things here sounds like you punish yourself with restriction. I hope that you know that you and your body are worthy of compassion no matter what the scale says. You are probably older than me, but even over the past 5 years, I have found that my body has changed a lot and I'm pretty comfortable here around 150#. Exercise was pretty key in that because it gives me a lot of confidence. I know I'll be much happier when my injuries heal and I can feel good doing things again There were times that I felt better 10-15# less (when I was in the 130s), but when I got there, I still wasn't happy.
I've been reading about zero carb today, and it has left me curious and inspired to try it. I'm not buying anymore fruits and vegetables for awhile. I was getting tired of avocados anyway. Not sure how long I will be down this long, but it will depend on how it makes me feel.
Today lunch was a cheese omelette and dinner was mince and cheese.
Did beef mince and cheese today. Will try get to the shop tomorrow and stock up on mince. Really feeling better on zero carb. For months I have been plagued with dry and itchy eyes. I bought a blue screen for my phone and have been using eye drops. Today I just noticed that my eyes weren't dry and I hadn't needed drops for days.. I think my body is healing now I have stopped burdening it with carbohydrates.