The Keto Diaries — A Brief Break


Well hello, fine people!

I’ve been pretty (a lot) bad over the last week and a half.

Since I got the IUD two Fridays ago, my hormones have been adjusting and I’ve been dealing with some pretty gnarly cramps and pain issues (which merits tons of comfort foods).

But I’m back on the wagon. I had my bullet proof coffee (BPC) this morning, a salad with grilled salmon, capers, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and a chopped boiled egg I got from Publix.

Publix has the best salads. They have another one I like that’s bleu cheese, bacon, ham, boiled eggs, tomatoes, with an avocado/guac dressing.

So delish.

I’ve been avoiding the scale.

When I got my IUD, I weighed in at 236 at the gyno’s office. Which is officially 34lbs down from my original weight.

This is what I weighed when I graduated high school. I subsequently lost weight in college because I didn’t own a car and walked/biked everywhere (when my bike wasn’t stolen). I was also poor. My lowest weight as an adult was 196 when I was in college, and that was with me walking to work and campus from over a mile away — roughly 3 miles a day depending.

However, I’ve probably gained 10 of those back in the last 10 days from water weight, hormone changes, and bad foods.

For serious — I have a Jimmy John’s problem. Especially their chocolate chip cookies. And it was easier (and less painful) to just have a sandwich delivered.

Also yesterday, I’d wanted to just fast with my BPC to get back on track. And I should know that’s a bad idea if I haven’t already been in ketosis, because I will get mad cravings.

We had a new employee celebration yesterday, and Krispy Kreme was a thing. I only had one… plus one.

Then for dinner I had eggs scrambled in bacon, mushrooms, and green onions.

I’m probably going to go home, clean my kitchen, and thaw some chicken thighs. I’m thinking of bacon wrapped, mushroom and muenster stuffed chicken thighs. With a side of steamed broccoli.

But my kitchen is a disaster — been feeling awful and having S.O. over really helps keep my house extra messy.

I broke down and told Motorhead, who told Besty, I might be relocating back to Valdosta. They’re sad about it. But hopefully it will all work out. I really didn’t want to go back, but I also haven’t really set down any roots in Tallahassee — I’ve only made two really good friends, I’m not where I want to be career wise, or relationship wise. Also, I’ll have almost a guaranteed job if I go back. It’s a pay cut, but the cost of living is also less in Valdosta. Also the the job has PTO and pays into SS, which I don’t currently have/do. And S.O. would be making enough money to support us if I decide to take a work break and finish my masters. I also have a bigger support group there, but I do worry about old ghosts.

Also, S.O. and I encourage each other on our mutual low carb/keto journey. He’s lost 15 lbs so far, but he does better with low carb rather than keto.

Ya’ll keep your fingers and toes crossed that S.O. gets that promotion.



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