Day 647 keto diet update 8/9/2017

It has been a long time since I have posted on my keto dieting. For those of you that have been following me, I had mentioned I had a knee problem. Let me give you an update that is up to date. I decided to seek medical attention back in April. At first we tried 6 weeks of physical therapy that did not work. After this did not work I was referred to surgeon. I had a doctors appointment with the surgeon to discuss possible options and outcomes. At the conclusion of the appointment I had already decided to go with the surgery.

Come forward to July 28th of this year. I had arthroscopic knee surgery. This greatly affect my ability for my keto dieting and exercise. While under, the surgeon just expected to repair my meniscus. He was surprised to see how much cartilage was damaged and floating in my knee. He was able to repair my meniscus with two stitches and cleaned out the floating cartilage. After surgery while I was in recovery he expressed deep concern about all the cartilage issue with in my knee. He compared my knee to someone that was elderly. As of today 8/9, I still have another 2 1/2 weeks of non weight bearing and can not drive a car for another 2 weeks after that.

As of today my keto diet is on hold until, I am able to walk again which is a long recovery.  However, I am still keeping on a low calorie diet so I do not gain anymore weight back then I already did. Before surgery I had gained about 25 pounds back of the 40 I have lost. After I am cleared to walk again I really need to concentrate on getting back on my keto diet and reducing weight drastically. This will prevent me from needing a complete knee replacement for at least 20 years from now. As of now I will try to post weekly about recovery or daily.

  

Day 462 to 468 6/1 keto diet 2/5/2017 to 2/11/2017

Even for only updating my keto diet blog update once a week, I seem to be having issues doing that. I am well beyond a week behind on my blogging. This past week was not successful for weight loss for some reason. I think there is some issues of me snacking after dinner. According to my fit pal my calories are almost spot on until after dinner. Then I end up snacking like ninety minutes before bed which really does not help my keto diet at all. I am really going to have to make some serious adjustments over the next coming week if  I am going to lose weight on the keto diet again.

 

Above are the weight I saw through the week on the keto diet. It has still been difficult. My daily meals remain the same for the most, three eggs for breakfast, a protein shake with olive oil for snack, chicken breast  and advocado for lunch. Then another protein shake and olive oil for a snack in the afternoon. I would come home and go to to the gym after work in the evening.  After that I would eat dinner which would be chicken or fish and some green vegetables.
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To add to my weight not going back down, I am still having knee problems. Remember I hurt my knee back in September. I thought it had healed up. Well I was completely wrong with that. With the keto diet not being on track with me and my knee bothering me these weeks have been not going well.
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Day 455 to 461 6/1 keto diet 1/29/2017 to 2/4/2017

I have finally had a successful week on keto again. This is the first time in awhile where I have seen some weight loss as well. It was a great week for one particular reason, that is, I started measuring food again. This is extremely important when it comes to a keto diet. Measuring food, is actually important for all diet regardless if it is a keto diet or not. Now, I did not see any drastic weight changes this week just small ones. I am just happy I am slowly getting back on track. The upcoming weeks will really tell if I am back on track. They will show if my weight starts dropping again if I am back on track.

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During my Friday carb load, I tried something different. The only carbs, I added to the day were two scoops of carb 10 from MTS.  This put my total carb intake on that day to around 80 grams of carbs. I usually would eat a  bunch of potatoes or some other carbs for my carb loading. I am really trying to get my weight back down. On Saturday, I also watched my carb intake. For breakfast, I had two slices of ezkiel bread with a two tablespoons of peanut butter and 1/2 cup of oat meal with a scoop of protein. If I, continue to weight food in the upcoming weeks I should be able to see my weight starting to drop again drastically. Right now, on keto, I am aiming for 1900 calories a day due to the fact I have a physical job.

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I also continued my weight lifting starting, Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday. The above, was my weight on Saturday which give me a total weigh loss for the week of just over two pounds. I will continue to carb load like I did this week.

Day 448 to 454 6/1 keto diet 1/22/2017 to 1/28/2017

This week on keto was unsuccessful to say the least. I have not adjusted yet back to the high fat low carb diet. This is proving more of a challenge then I originally thought. The week started out with me in the mid 220 again. This weight puts me up twenty pounds from 4 months ago. That weight was also before I heart my knee running. Remember, I was training to run a half marathon. I think, I have a plan for the upcoming week to finally get back on the keto diet. To start, I am going to re-adjust my calories back up to 1900. This is where I was at last year when I plateaued. My job was also a desk job at this time last year. The other thing I will do is absolutely stay away from snacking after dinner.

  
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The photos above do show some progress, but I am still not where I want to be. I was hoping to be down around 185 to 195 pounds by now. My thought is, I will have to work harder and eat smarter. My carb loading did not help either as my weight went back up by six pounds. The adjustments, I am going to make for the upcoming week will really help me start losing weight again.The key to weight loss is calories in then calories out.  This week I also made it to the gym all but one day.  Exercise is vital to a keto diet. I am back to lifting weight Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. I am slowly getting back into the routine

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I used to have before moving jobs and hurting my knee. The only thing really left, is to get the diet really back on track.In the next upcoming week should be interesting and challenging for myself. It will be huge, when I finally do get back on the diet and start losing weight again.

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Day 441 to 447 6/1 keto diet 1/15/2017 to 1/21/2017

Well as promised, I am doing a weekly update for my keto diet. As expected it has been extremely slow getting restarted on my keto diet. This week was very rough to say the least. I started out the week at 226 pounds and saw some weight loss through the rest of the week. Being back on a consistent diet is going to be difficult to re-establish. Through out the day, my diet was perfect. After, dinner I noticed myself snacking on saltines. This obviously means I did not go into keto at all this past week. Sunday started out pretty well, but then led to snacking on crackers. This is going to be extremely difficult for me to get back on. I, am thinking it will be at least another three weeks before I can get back on this diet and start seeing weight loss.

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So, at the end of the week I was down to 219 pounds. This all changed after my carb loading day. I came home extremely hungry on Friday. Instead of going straight to the gym, I went straight to the kitchen. This was a bad idea, I ended up pigging out on pita chips and whatever else I could find in the kitchen. Saturday was not too bad, I actually made it to the gym and had great workout. I was there for almost two hours, lifting and doing cardio. The diet seemed to be okay for a saturday evening but the scale in the morning that day said different about my keto carb loading day.

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The keto diet is going more challenging to get back on the diet than starting it over a year ago. With some little adjustments in eating again, I know I can succeed. These next couple weeks will prove to be extremely challenging for myself to get back on track.

Day 406 6/1 keto diet 12/12/2016

Well, the low calorie intake yesterday really helped out with the keto diet as of this morning. Like I said yesterday, I need more days like that than any others. If I could live on 1200 calories a day for a little bit, I would lose a significant amount of weight to say the least. The overall hunger factor would be the hardest thing to deal with when it comes to a keto diet. As soon as I reach below 1600 calories, I continue to be hungry no matter what. Hunger control is always the most difficult thing to deal with when it comes to a diet, keto or not. I have said it one thousand times, dieting is all in your head. You can control your diet and weight if you put your mind to it. The other thing you need is raw will power to do it.

Today started out like most other days on keto with three eggs hard boiled. I had a mid morning snack of one scoop of banana cream pie whey protein from tiger fitness and 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil. For lunch, I had a 6 ounce chicken breast and one cup of guacamole. In the afternoon, I had another snack of one scoop of banana cream pie whey protein from tiger fitness and 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil. For dinner I think I had some pork tenderloin and a salad.

Day 405 6/1 keto diet 12/11/2016

I have made it yet another Sunday on keto or for me the beginning of the cycle again. As mentioned before, the holiday time is here. I have been really slacking off when it comes to keep this blog up to date. After the New Year, I promise this will change alot.  I am making a promise to be hitting the diet really hard and keeping this updated everyday as I can. It is also really difficult for me to keep this up just because of what time of the morning I go into work and how many hours I work.  I am up at 445am most morning, and by the time I get home I am dead tired. The other thing is, I just like to zone out after most days as well. If I could become a full time blogger that would be awesome.

For breakfast, I had three eggs, hot sausage, some bacon and some pepper jack cheese. This is a great start to a keto Sunday. As far as the rest of the day, I really tried to fast or eat less. Then dinner came around, I had six ounces of pork tenderloin and salad with ranch dressing. For my diet to work, I need more days like this to be an everyday dieting effect for me.

Day 404 6/1 keto diet 12/10/2016

Well, I guess the holidays are affecting my keto diet blog. I have really been slacking on keeping this blog update. It is the holiday time of the year and there is so much going on with getting ready for them.  To be honest, I have not really made much progress on weight loss. As of right now I think I am waiting until next year to be serious about the keto diet again. I think I deserved to have some fun this time of the year and enjoy eating. I mean who doesn’t enjoy eating way too much during the holidays. I think about it this way, if I can be under 225 starting January 1st, I should have no problem getting to my goal weight by June or even as early as May.  This would definitely be ideal for me, then I can concentrate on maintaining my weight.

For, breakfast I really loaded it up. I had eggs, bacon, sausage and some pepper jack cheese all mixed together. I also had oatmeal with brown sugar.  After that, I was lazy with using my fitness pal app and did not record anything. This really messes up anyone trying to diet like myself.

 

Day 403 6/1 keto diet 12/9/2016

I woke up this morning and my usual of weighing myself.  I am a little disappointed on this keto carb loading Friday. For some reason, I have put on a little bit of weight.  I think this was do to some snacking last night after dinner. As of right now, I am still just trying to maintain my weight or at least with in a certain weight range. This is just to get me through the holidays. After the Holidays, I will be 100 % committed to the keto diet again. This will give me less distractions to deal with as well.

For breakfast, I started out with three eggs hard boiled as usual.  I had a mid morning snack of one scoop banana cream pie whey protein from tiger fitness and 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil. For  lunch I had six ounces of chicken thigh meat and one cup of guacamole. In the afternoon I had another snack one scoop banana cream pie whey protein. I also had two scoops of cookies and cream carb 10. Both of theses are from tiger fitness.  After work I went to the gym. I worked back and shoulders for about 1 hour. I am not fully back to my gym routine. This is still do to me nursing my knee injury from almost 3 months ago. I have been taking it easy. I used to be able to go into the gym for 90 minutes to two hours without any issues.

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After the gym, we came  home and had dinner. We had pasta with some hot sausage and garlic bread. We also cooked appetizers of scallops wrapped in bacon.  This was an awesome dinner to say the least. This was also great for a carb loading keto day.  For dessert we had some low fat ice cream to end the meal.

Day 402 6/1 keto diet 12/8/2016

Well, I am a little shocked today on the keto diet. I have some how dropped a little bit more weight today.  I skipped the gym yesterday and did do some snacking on peanuts. So, I am wondering how I lost the weight from this. The keto diet or any diet, to me makes no sense at all some of the time.  Some days or weeks you can end up losing weight with out any problems while other weeks it is impossible to lose anything at all. Then there is the dreaded word plateau. No, one likes plateauing when trying to lose weight. You get to certain point and have to think do I cut more calories or do I change my workout routine.

Breakfast, I started out with three eggs hard boiled as usual. I had a snack in the morning around 8 am of one scoop banana cream pie whey protein from tiger fitness and 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil. For lunch I had six ounces of chicken thigh meat and one cup of guacamole. In the afternoon I had another snack of one scoop of banana cream pie whey protein from tiger fitness and 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Dinner came around, I had six ounces of pork tenderloin and salad with ranch dressing. Today was another off day from the gym as well.

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