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.

  
Canyon Chicken Chili

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.

   Caldera Chicken Curry

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 407 to Day 440 6/1 keto diet 12/13/2016- 1/14/2017

Well it has been a really long time since I have post on m keto diet. As of 1/14/2017,  I feel my knee is rested enough to start heading back to the gym in full swing again. These past couple months, I have put on some weight. It is only twenty pounds, but to me that is a lot. In the upcoming weeks I hope to lose some of the weight I had gained. I am still aiming to get down below two hundred pounds. It will be slow going back on to the keto diet to say the least. My wife is in full support so that is really good.  Over the holidays I tried to watch what I ate and still enjoy some foods I rarely touched. After, this week, keto will be back in full swing and hopefully my progress will be back too.
Canyon Chicken Chili

Starting new on my keto blog for the New Year, I will change some things. Instead of blogging daily I will update weekly. To simply put it, I just do not have the time to update my blog daily. So starting with the next blog, I will be updating every seven days. It will be full of daily weigh in pictures and probably my daily diet. These first few weeks will be slow starting. I am hoping by March I will be back in full swing.
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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 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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Day 401 6/1 keto diet 12/7/2016

I woke up this morning and there is no change from yesterday for weight loss today.  This week on keto is unpredictable like most other weeks. I am assuming, I did not lose any weight because I was snacking last night on almonds.  That word, snacking, will definitely prevent me from reaching my goal weight if  I do not learn how to control it.  My other choice  would be to , just exercise more. This would help me burn more calories. The snacking would have less affect on me then. Realistically this is not the way to go. To, really lose weight, I should cut my caloriers and stay around 1600 as well as cutting the snacking out.

For breakfast, I had three hard boiled.  This, is still the easiest thing in the morning instead of cooking so early in the morning. I had a snack around 8 am of one scoop banana cream pie from tiger fitness and 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil.  A few hours later, I had lunch, which was six ounces of chicken thigh meat and one cup of guacamole. In the afternoon, I had another snack of one scoop banana cream pie whey protein from tiger fitness and 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil. Today, I was off from the gym and just went home to relax. For dinner, I had six ounces of pork tenderloin and a salad with ranch dressing.

Caldera Chicken Curry

On a keto diet or any diet it is  good to relax once in awhile. I am also still unsure on my knee so this is why I took off from the gym today as well. It is good to take a break from the gym or exercise and just relax. For me it is especially important to have my knee healed up properly so I do not re-injure it again so easily.

 

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Day 400 6/1 keto diet 12/6/2016

I do have to say, this is one of my biggest accomplishment on the keto diet to say the least. I have made it to 400 days of dieting and to me this is one heck of an accomplishment. Looking back that far I never thought I would make it to this point. I know it has been a bumpy ride to say the least. This is especially true looking back at the past eight weeks.  I can say I was on the keto diet kind of or at least just trying to maintain my weight. If you would of asked me six months ago if you thought I would make it this far I probably would of said no.

For breakfast, I had three eggs as usual at 5am. I had a mi morning snack of one scoop of banana cream pie whey protein from tiger fitness and  1 1/2  tablespoons of olive oil.  Lunch came around, I had six ounces of chicken thigh meat and one cup of guacamole. In the afternoon I had another snack of one scoop banana cream pie whey protein from tiger fitness.  For dinner, I had some fish and a salad with ranch dressing. I also went to the gym and did cardio, about thirty minutes on the elliptical. At this point, I am not really sure if my knee is 100% yet. I still think I may need to go see an orthopedist and have it looked at.

The only things, I have been drinking is coffee and water. I may have an occasional diet coke. I really stay away from all the other soft drinks and anything with sugar in it really. There is not a reason to drink anything else besides these. There is an exception if you are drinking tea that is unsweetened.
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Day 399 6/1 keto diet 12/5/2016

I would say I am surprised about today and my keto diet but I would be lying. I new I had kept my calories extremely low all day Sunday. This effected the start of my work week as of this morning. Months ago, I had concentrated eating about 1200 calories on Sunday so that I would really be down by the end of the week. Eating this low of calories, seems to have some sort of jump start for a keto cycling diet. I think it really helped me out for a few months of doing that.

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For breakfast this morning at 5am, I had three hard boiled eggs. Once again this is the easiest thing, I can cook in the morning. 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 six ounces of chicken thigh meat and one cup guacamole. In the afternoon, I had another snack of one scoop banana cream pie whey protein from tiger fitness and 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil. After work I went to the gym and did a light leg workout. For dinner I had eight ounces of swai fish and a salad with ranch dressing.
Canyon Chicken Chili

To be honest attempting to diet or lose weight during the holidays is extremely difficult. I often wonder why people do it to themselves. Then, I look at myself and realize I am one of those individuals. The keto diet itself, is not for the weak. If you remember, you are cutting almost all carbohydrates out of your system, but luckily only for a short time. This can cause a lot of different psychological effects on people if they have not studied.  As for me, I know there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The light is my goal weight.