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Day 011 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 11 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 205.3
  • Blood ketones: 0.5 mmol/L

Looks like I’m properly hydrated again since my weight went up just a little. One thing I’ve noticed about losing weight and winter: I’m cold. Like all. the. time. This is odd since I used to be the big fat guy that wore shorts all winter. I bought a sweater and wore it to work today. I used to think people that wore sweaters were crazy, guess they just have less insulation. Didn’t do intermittent fasting today.

By |2016-01-14T12:23:24-06:00January 14th, 2016|Categories: 100 days of keto, Keto Chow|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Day 012 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 12 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 204.7
  • Blood ketones: >0.1 mmol/L

The plan was to do Keto Chow for 3 meals a day for 100 days though I decided I wasn’t going to kill myself or stress about it. Yesterday evening we went out to dinner at a Chinese Buffet. There was a Mongolian grill so I was able to find plenty of keto friendly fare. Despite that, this morning when I tested my blood ketones they were less than 0.1 mmol/L. Dunno if there were hidden carbs in the stuff I ate or if the major amount of protein I ate kicked off gluconeogenesis.

Anyway, today for lunch I made a “frosty” using the blender. I did have to put it in the freezer for 30 minutes for the salt crystals to dissolve fully and the rest of the flavors to equalize and mellow out. “Frosty” Keto Chow is yummy.

By |2016-01-15T14:44:23-06:00January 15th, 2016|Categories: 100 days of keto, Keto Chow|Tags: , , , , , , |4 Comments

Day 013 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 13 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 204.1
  • Blood ketones: 0.4 mmol/L

 

Yay, my ketones are coming back! I’m down nearly 5lbs in the last 13 days – not bad. Got a family function today, probably going to be all desserts. I’m going to drink a Keto Chow (Cookies and Cream) on the way and snack on the smoked gouda we’re bringing. Should be great.

By |2016-01-16T09:46:05-06:00January 16th, 2016|Categories: 100 days of keto, Keto Chow|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Days 014 & 015 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 14 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 207.5
  • Blood ketones: 0.9 mmol/L

Wow, that’s a LOT of water weight! (3.5lbs) Having food with a lot of salt will do that to you I guess.

  • Weight: 206.0
  • Blood ketones: 0.2 mmol/L

There I go, back down =) Yesterday I made jello using keto chow and some sugar free jello. Put it in the fridge overnight and tried it for breakfast. Overall it turned out pretty well. I used vanilla Keto Chow and orange Jello. Not sure how other flavor combinations will turn out. I have some lime jello too.

Day 016 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 15 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 207.9
  • Blood ketones: 0.1 mmol/L

A local Brazilian Grill had a “kids eat free” promo yesterday so we decided to take the kids. I ate a LOT of bacon (it’s Bacon Fest!) along with other meat which had a lot of salt so water weight was way up again and the protein killed my ketosis. I did reach an important milestone: I ate all of the fat on my meat and it was delicious. I’m finally getting over my aversion to fat, only took a year doing keto =)

By |2016-01-19T14:00:34-06:00January 19th, 2016|Categories: 100 days of keto, Keto Chow|Tags: , |2 Comments

Day 017 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 16 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 207.6
  • Blood ketones: 0.2 mmol/L

I haven’t been overly concerned with how much weight I have lost thus far because today is weigh-in day for a weight loss contest my city does. So all the water weight I’ve gained recently because of eating lots of yummy salty meat will serve to make my initial weigh in higher – it’s based on percentage lost so higher is better =) Last year I “prepared” for the challenge by eating carbs and replenishing my glycogen (which adds MOAR water weight) – I ended up coming in second place, Probably won’t do as well, percentage wise, this year.

By |2016-01-20T06:08:13-06:00January 20th, 2016|Categories: 100 days of keto, Keto Chow|Tags: , |0 Comments

Day 018 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 17 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 208.3
  • Blood ketones: 1.0 mmol/L

Weighed in for the city weight loss challenge – 210.4 with clothes on. Now I get to get rid of all the water weight I’ve accumulated over the last few days. For breakfast and lunch I have the orange jello+vanilla Keto Chow I made earlier this week, it’s all I had left in the fridge this morning when I went to work. Had to go rummaging for a spoon.

By |2016-01-21T09:43:34-06:00January 21st, 2016|Categories: 100 days of keto, Keto Chow|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Day 019 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 18 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 207.9
  • Blood ketones: 0.1 mmol/L

Today I have a doctor appointment, time for my 6-month recurring check-up. I have to get a blood test to check testosterone levels so I’m going to go into it fasting and figure I might as well just continue fasting until dinner since I’m going with a bunch of friends back to Rodizio Grill (since it’s still “bacon fest”). Last week I did Intermittent Fasting with Keto Chow and that worked quite well, I’ll probably do it several times next week as I’m getting back on track.

Ran on the treadmill for 40 minutes with a much harder routine than I’ve normally done. It added nearly 5000 steps to the day’s total and I barely made my goal (10,459). I didn’t have any problems with being tired or it being too much for me – the only issues I had can easily be solved: don’t drink a bunch of water right before running, have a towel to wipe off your face, make sure the light isn’t on a 30 minute timer so you have to run for 40 minutes in darkness, make sure to have multiple episodes of whatever show ready so you don’t have to settle for something boring.

Yesterday I also got a chance to watch the first 6 episodes of My Diet Is Better Than Yours. It’s interesting to see the different diets and how they compare. Some of them are completely nuts but one is interesting: the “Wild Diet”. It’s not Keto, more like Paleo but underneath it all it’s a lower carb diet that focuses on fat, fat and more fat. He does allow for some carb-y foods that have a lower glycemic index which is too much for ketosis but it’s still working wonders and doing FAR better than any of the other diets. They just finished the 6th week and Kurt, the guy doing that diet, has come down 50 lbs from 350 something (he’s nearly 6′ 6″ and in his 50’s). In the teaser for the two episodes they are airing next Thursday they had the typical overly dramatic fluff I despise about “reality” tv and inferred that some of the other contestants thought Kurt was cheating since he keeps losing weight, even when he eats stuff like bunless cheese burgers and ribs. I did laugh out loud reading a reddit post about it

I’m waiting til about week 7 when they run a cholesterol panel on Kurt and try to freak him out about the results.

Probably true. Anyway, my kids enjoyed watching it (probably because it was moving pictures on the tee vee) and kept making comments about the guy “mostly doing keto” and how he was winning. If you’re wanting to check out the show and don’t have a paid cable subscription so you can watch it on the ABC site, here’s some fun hex numbers that might help:

  • F6F81DF9B598C79748F829B40093AAE6FF62E25D
  • 8CA6A05C79E2F55206B742475AF62B26EF48CF04
  • CDACFF4E135AF3F588BA63264B2288FE88EB3260
By |2016-01-22T07:18:42-06:00January 22nd, 2016|Categories: 100 days of keto, Keto Chow|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Day 020 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 19 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 207.9
  • Blood ketones: 0.3 mmol/L

Fasting all day yesterday worked well. And the meat (bacon, bacon and more bacon) at Rodizio was yummy. The photo above was my salad before the meat even started coming around. About an hour after I got home I had a lull and decided I should run. I did my regular 30 minute run and felt pretty good, in large part due to not stuffing myself until I was dying at dinner.

Today was mixing day, did 50 each of Vanilla and Rich Chocolate weeks plus some of the other flavors. Also today I had Rich Chocolate Keto Chow for breakfast, lunch and I’m having it for dinner too, back in the saddle again.

By |2016-01-23T15:12:19-06:00January 23rd, 2016|Categories: 100 days of keto, Keto Chow|Tags: , |0 Comments

Days 021 & 022 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 20 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 209.0
  • Blood ketones: 0.3 mmol/L
  • Weight: 209.4
  • Blood ketones: 0.1 mmol/L

Messed up and had some “sugar free” candy – I put that in quotes because it has malitol which is only marginally better than sucrose. My weight is back up to what it was when I started 100 days of keto, so that’s 2 weeks down =( I’m optimistic it’s mostly just water weight and will come off reasonably quickly so long as I stick to what I’m supposed to be eating. Here’s to getting back on track! When I only eat Keto Chow I consistently lose weight, so let’s do that for a week.

By |2016-01-25T10:02:29-06:00January 25th, 2016|Categories: 100 days of keto, Keto Chow|Tags: , , |0 Comments