Day 9 - Wed Aug 5th, 2012
Sorry for the delay in posts. Just coming off a great long weekend, filled with friends, laughter, great food and great weather. Here's the skinny and some Paleo Learning Lessons (PLL).
We hosted two dinner parties this past weekend, and had a wonderful brunch with friends of ours. Food is a big theme with our friends and since they are all great athletes, weight is not an issue. Therefore, there are lots of baked goods, high carb foods and no shortage of great wines and beer etc.
I ate clean from Saturday through until Sunday. Sunday, I relented and had a piece of pie from our local farmer's market and it was delicious. I have no guilt issues when it comes to food.
Here's my interesting learning lessons though:
1. I've been eating very low carb <20grams/daily and alcohol can have quite a strong effect on the body. I had a glass of wine and a gin and tonic on the Sunday and was regretting it by Monday morning. I actually felt so ill compared to feeling amazing while in the state of Ketosis -- that I had a discussion with my husband that I may choose to give up alcohol altogether. That's pretty profound for me as I do enjoy a glass of wine. The feel good feelings in ketosis are so strong, that the contrast of poor feelings when consuming alcohol is something to pay attention to.
2. Significan lesson here. Given that I had pie, and two drinks, I thought that I would be knocked out of ketosis for the next 5 days. That doesn't seem to be the case. The pie and alcohol did not trigger cravings so by Monday morning, I was right back to clean eating. I believe I was back into ketosis by Monday night. Today is Wednesday, and I'm definitely back into ketosis this morning.
Here are a few numbers from yesterday's menu. The calories are too low, but I was not feeling too hungry (perhaps because of consuming greater calories over the weekend?).
Here are the numbers:
Total Calories: 650
Fat: 53gr: 67%
Carbs: 10gr: 6%
Protein 35.1gr: 25%
Weight was up again to 154lbs (+3lbs).
I purchased a new dress three weeks ago that was a little snug around the hip area. I slipped into the dress this past weekend and it's just falling off me. So, that's a positive that despite the fact that I'm bouncing weight between 149-154lbs, the body seems to be re-organizaing fat stores.
My sister and brother-in-law were over on Monday with their baby. My sister's husband can really bounce around in weight and he is a bit of a sugar/carbie. My sister is losing muscle mass: She is vegetarian for about 25+years. I gave them the Primal BluePrint book but they both seem dubious (that's the usual response I get). My sister is not getting enough protein and I think she is very tired all the time, juggling baby and work.
That's all for now. I have my bullet coffee and ready for another busy day. I'll try to get back to daily posting in the evenings.
Hope everyone out there is having a good week by eating and exercising well.
F, 48, 5'10"
Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)
Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.