Well, it’s been what feels like a very long vacation from the blog. I have been fairly naughty over the holidays, like many of us, and I am ready to get back on the low-carb wagon. I think tomorrow I will get back under 20 grams and pursue ketosis again! I have been running, beginning in December. I have run 21 miles and done a lot of crunches and ab work. However, that does not cause me to lose pounds. Maybe that’s ok, since I am still feeling stronger and leaner. The bad news I have been slowly breaking to us all is that my weight is up from an all time low of 123, which my family said was too little, to a now weight of 135-7. It’s not the end of the world. It’s not even overweight. But it’s not my ideal. I’ve decided that 126-130 is my ideal weight, and so in order to lose that 7-10 pounds, I have to get pretty strict again.
I’ve been happy with RunKeeper on my i-phone. It allows me to track all of my workouts, and I can set reminders that will prompt me of days I had pre-set to run, and it also keeps track of my total mileage and whether or not I am getting faster, or running longer- or not.
Reminders that I have found helpful are to remember that getting into ketosis is more about FATS, not protein, and keeping my carb count to less than 20 grams per day.
So, today and the last few days, I’ve probably been eating around 35-50 grams per day, which is really too much. This is too much for me to maintain my weight, even with running. So, back to the grind we go.
It’s not about a one-time dash to the finish, it’s about a long-term marathon. There will be good days and bad days, but you don’t give up. You get BACK up!
Tomorrow’s blog will be about my first day in pursuit of ketosis. Also, I am going to review some products I purchased at Viva Low Carb. These are items I chose for myself, and paid for. They include low-carb hot dog buns, two types/brands of bagels, and some really yummy peanut butter cookies, which I have already eaten and enjoyed thoroughly.