Saturday, 4 May 2013

Weekly progess report #1

Wt lost this week: 3.6 lbs
Cals 1525
Fat 124 gms (72%)
Carbs 25 gms (7%)
Protein 75 gms (21%)

No headaches at all this past week although I've been tired and sleepy. Bought ketone urine sticks yesterday and they showed 4 last night and 1.6 this morning. My appetite has disappeared altogether. The higher calories for the week reflect the stuffing of face during the first few days while getting into ketosis and battling cravings. Now I'm sure I can eat once or twice a day and be perfectly happy. The reason it took me less time to get in the groove is because I've been bouncing in and out of ketosis since the new year, never actually stuffing my face with carbs on a daily basis.

Foods I've been eating: bacon, chicken broth, beef broth, buckwheat and pork sausage, some romaine lettuce, head cheese, eggs, steak, pork chops, chicken, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, coffee, tea, cream, stevia.

I achieved my heaviest weight ever on March 13th of this year. I am now down a total of 6.2 lbs. No more half-hearted attempts. I've been so excited about retirement in 1 year, 8 months, and 21 days, but wasn't sure I'd make it if I didn't smarten up and follow my own dietary advice. I'm fortunate in that I actually know what works for me but am usually too weak-willed to follow through. I feel sorry for those who are following conventional dietary advice and wondering why they are getting heavier and sicker.


  1. That is a IMPRESSIVE loss for the week! Good for you for getting back on track! And I totally agree re feeling sorry for people who follow conventional dietary advice...and just keep getting sicker and sicker (and fatter.) So sad. :( Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks Gwen. This must be the 1297th time I've restarted but I'm never giving up!

  2. WOOOOOHOOO! :-) keep up the good work!

  3. Never give up! I've don't the same thing as you starting over and over again and then something clicks and I have been able to stick to it a lot easier!
    Congrats on the loss :)

  4. Thanks! I love the attention you're giving me. Went for dinner with my sister. Had Salisbury Steak, onions and a caesar salad no croutons or gravey. She had cheesecake but I refused. Another hurdle avoided.

  5. Hi Horf
    Keep up the good work and keep focused. Well done on refusing the cheesecake BTW they are nice but not too healthy! Eddie and I eat the low carb sponge cakes, they are a good alternative.

    All the best Jan

    1. Right now I'm trying to stay away from all desserts, low-carb or not. I do indulge in the 90% dark chocolate every now and again but I don't need lots and it goes a long way.