Day Eleven

Another day, another carbohydrate left unconsumed.

This evening between leaving work and eating dinner is probably the hungriest I’ve been since starting the diet. I don’t know why I seem to have started to feel a bit hungry again, nothing has really changed diet-wise, but, it will make things harder, especially if I feel hungry tomorrow at work when they have those delicious bagels sitting out.

But, I’m sure I can resist them anyway.

One thing is for sure, next week, when I start running, I’m going to need to have some bigger lunches than I’ve been eating. I think I’m about as low on my calorie intake as I should go, and running will essentially take it a couple hundred calories lower, so I’m going to need to make up the difference. I’m not counting calories at all, just for the record, but I have a general idea of what my intake is, and it’s certainly pretty low – I think from a pure calorie-deficit perspective, I’m likely to be on track to lose 2 pounds a week.

Anyway, there’s nothing else to say – Just doing my obligatory daily check in!

Day Ten

So ten days down (ok, a few more hours until they’re really down). That puts me 1/9 of the way to the 90 day goal. So far, so good. If I can do what I just did 8 more times, I’m golden 😉

That said, at some point I do expect to actually feel temptation, so hopefully when it comes I’ll be able to deal with it.

I ate canned chicken for lunch today. I kind of felt like some sort of post apocalyptic survivor. That feels a lot cooler than feeling like a weird guy who is eating chicken out of a can.

I also just signed up for the Turkey Trot! I participated last year and did kind of a crappy job of it – hoping that this year will go better for me – if I come down in weight and also do a better job of training for it, that should be no problem.

Speaking of running, that’s going to come into play for me here during week 3. So somewhere around day 15 or 17, I should be going on my first run. The plan is to do 2 a week for a week or 2, and then up it to 3, and then hopefully after 2 or 3 weeks of that I’ll bump up to 4. I’m trying to do all this gradually. Too much too soon is a recipe for failure.

That’s it. See you tomorrow.

Day Nine

This one is coming in late in the day – hit up a movie after work so I’m just getting a chance to sit down and knock this out.

Not too much to say – I might have accidentally ingested a small amount of cheese earlier today – my free work-provided Mediterranean salad I had after our all-hands today had some cheese in it – I tried to eat around it, but small pieces may have snuck through. I’m not too concerned about it, I don’t think it will have an impact on me in any way, but, in the interest of full transparency, it’s a thing that may have happened.

Other than that, still on track – I didn’t eat dinner until after the movie at about 9:30, prior to that my most recent meal had been at about 12:30, and I was only really feeling slightly hungry, so, that’s pretty good. I’d say previously 4-5 hours and I’d be starving after most any meal. It feels right I guess.

I have been using the keto test strips, and, well, I feel like they’re really hard to read, but I think it is detecting some ketones, which I’ll certainly take as a positive thing.

That’s it for today, see you tomorrow.