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    so mid morning, still not sleepy, actually feel pretty energetic. Little tummy growl a few minutes ago, but it is gone now.

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    hmmm.. watching your progress...

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    Never did get sleepy, interesting.

    So i made a seafood chowder using the clam chowder recipe as a base. Figuring I could add enough fat to over ride the protein. What i didnt bargain for was that they added sugar into the clams. So when i tracked the recipe i was surprised at the amount of carbs. So i didnt eat any. I just went on and had a bullet proof tea.
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    I would say that my experiment is not terribly successful. Last night was another crappy sleep night. Yesterday evening I was prowling the pantry for protein. I will hang on today at least until dinner, but truly felt best on the first "real" day that I did this, which was Monday. But certainly not better than before I started the 90%. I think I need the protein, what I did find out though is that I don't really need the carbs. I tend to blame the lack of carbs on any down turn in the way I am feeling, and I think that keeping the fat fairly high actually has mitigated those issues.

    I can see going high fat (90%) for a day maybe once a month or to shove myself quickly back into ketosis, maybe even, if I am only doing one day, keeping the calories lower. I could do that on a day that I am at work, and have something to do in the evening, away from my pantry.

    TMI alert...last night I felt like I was going to start my period. You know that sort of unpleasant awareness of my lower abdomen. I am past due by about 2 weeks, so there is a possibility that hormones are in play here. Of course, they always are in one way or another, so I gotta learn to live with that.

    So sleep last night, I was in bed for 8:15 and slept for 6:56 for an 84% efficiency. There was one stretch of 2 hours, and I can remember not long ago shooting to get at least a 90 minute stretch so it is all relative, but given what was happening last week, I call this a fail.

    STATS:
    Calories 1,397
    Carbs 22g/6%
    Net Carbs 10
    Fat 148g/90%
    Protein 14g/4%

    I find it odd that protein is less than carbs, shows how hard it is to get away from those little buggers!

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    So what other measures are you using to determine if this experiment was a success besides sleep?
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    my jeans, I will try them on tomorrow morning, my rings-which are spinning in place but still a tug to get off, and my face as far as "looks" are concerned. My energy level and general attitude as far as non-looks are concerned.

    So I am going to start to push lowering my carbs, because this experiment did show me that is doable and not that hard.

    So I plan to shoot for less than 25g of carb, and about half that as fiber-so about 13g of Net Carbs, I am going to shoot for about 75g of fiber and 140g of fat. That comes to about 1,660 calories. I may eventually try to work my way down to 20g of carb or less, but my carbs come from my cream, my avocado, and my dinner salad, so I don't see those as being an issue. The clams for last night did sort of smack me in the head though as I assumed it was clams in clam juice, no thought that they would add sugar. So I need to get back to paying attention to labels.

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    I can say I wouldn't live this way -- I miss the protein and a few carbs. However, it has shown me that I CAN drop my calories, if that's what is needed. Of course, Atkins didn't intend for this to do more than kickstart things. If I have to do this every month (1x), I could make that work. Also shows me that I can get over my carb cravings.

    Treadmill today?

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    yep, the treadmill comes this afternoon!!!!!!!!

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    whoohooo Jeans and treadmill!! What a great week!
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    plus I only work a half day so I can be there to let them in for the treadmill! I am going to change out the ceiling fixtures in the living room, dining room, and kitchen while they set up the treadmill. Totally awesome day!

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