Sunday, December 31, 2017

Day 3 No Sugar or Junky Carbs

I just finished day 3 of no sugar.  Boy have the last two days been hard.  Bad headaches, feeling yucky and only sugar on the brain.  This is the detox process, I know that - but hate it.  

I have done this many times before.  I know that once the detox process is over, I will feel soooo much better.  This process normally takes 1 week for the bad side effects to stop and another for the cravings to go away.  I did things a little different this time.  

I cut out sugar cold and junky carbs cold turkey and drank my ketones 2 times a day.  Day 1 & 2 - not fun. Detoxing and cravings were at an all time high.   Day 3 no more headaches and no cravings. 

Here is the back story.

Back in April, I was introduced to Pruvit Keto:OS, exogenous ketones.  At that time, I was already doing Trim Healthy Mama, with very slow progress.  However, I felt better than I had in a while.  When I started drinking my ketones every day, while still doing THM, I started having a lot of fat loss.  This was AMAZING!  

Then school started back up and I started eating what I wanted, lots of sugar, no movement other than in the classroom.  Needless to say, I felt crappy, and gained back everything, plus some, that I had lost.  

I felt ok - but kept gaining.  I can drink my ketones and go into ketosis,  but calories and quality food still play a big part also.  MY DIET MATTERS!!!

So now I am starting day 4 of no sugar or junky carbs, exercising, and starting back to a more keto friendly lifestyle.  It works for me, so lets do it.   

Saturday, December 30, 2017

No PAIN - We May Have a Winner

NO PAIN!!!!  I had a little soreness, but no pain.  My right knee is hurting so I will rest it.  But when you weigh what I do and put that much pressure on that knee joint, a little pain is expected.  I rode the bike the day after the session, but it was still hurting.  After resting it a day, it is still sore, but much better.  BLM and Sulferzyme and rest to the rescue!


This post will be a little different.  I am working on the plan to get myself healthier.  I am fairly healthy, but my weight and lack of muscle strength will probably not keep me there.  The rest of this post will be in bullet form.  I may elaborate later on some of the points, but for now - bullets.  This also allows me to add to the plan more easily.  

So here we go:

  • 1 lb of vegetables a day - gradually increase every day until goal is reached
  • 2 ketone drinks a day - workout day 3
  • 2 - 4 oz Ningia Red a day
  • Supplements everyday
  • 3 - 4 32 oz jars of water a day - gradually increase
    1st  in morning
    2nd before lunch
    3rd in afternoon
    4 on the way home from work or early evening
  • Keto lifestyle
  • Work with trainer 2 days a week - for now
  • Cardio at least 2 times a week

Thursday, December 28, 2017

I Survived the Personal Trainer - Maybe

Yesterday I had my evaluation with my personal trainer, Jordan. He asked a lot of questions and seemed to really listen. He seemed knowledgeable about TOS and the Keto lifestyle. 

This was so impressive to me. He talked to me about how to keep my body from being hurt.  These were things I already knew but he knew them also.  That is a first.  Most trainers say they know - but do exercises and stretches that cause my condition to flare. 

He was also knowledgeable about the keto lifestyle and could even communicate well what I needed to do with my diet on workout days.  Simple - save most of my carbs for just before working out.  That was easy!!!!  Most trainers don't know anything about keto.  He was even able to talk to me about nutritional ketosis taking two weeks to get into and that it is very hard to keep in ketosis.  I tried to explain Keto:OS and exogenous ketones, but he is not familiar with that.  HE WILL BE!  

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

I Ate the Cheesecake

Yesterday was my birthday.  I believe in being flexible.  I had a plan for the day.  I would not eat popcorn at the movie and I would eat cheesecake at dinner.  I failed on the popcorn part.  I knew what was my plan for the day but did not communicate it with Scott.  He offered, I said no thank you and we went into the theater.  Scott then decided he wanted some popcorn and went to purchase it.  2 tubs later - well I failed that part of my plan.  I really need to communicate my plan with Scott.  He would never had bought it if he knew it was part of the plan.  

For my birthday dinner we went to the Cheesecake Factory.  I started with a dinner salad because I was SO hungry at that point.  Then I ate a lettuce wrapped bacon cheeseburger with no sauce and french fries.  I should have skipped the fries, but I knew I would not be eating them for a while, so I indulged.  Then what I had looked forward to all day - Chocolate Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake.  It was soo good.  I did share it with Scott.  YUMMY!!!!!!I

Exercise - Part of the Plan - Like it or Not

My plan is not fully in place yet, but it is getting started.  The morning of my birthday, I ate a very healthy keto friendly breakfast, drank my ketones and drank 30 oz of water.   Then Scott and I went to workout.  I am jealous of his love to work out.  I know I need to do it, but really don't like doing it or the time it takes to do it.  

I got on the bike and peddled for 30 minutes.  That is good.  I really don't understand all the bells and whistles on the bike or target heart rates - that I need to learn.  The bike adjust tension as my heart rate goes up or down based on what I tell it - I just don't know what to tell it. 

Exercise - part of the plan - like it or not

I NEED HELP!  But I need the right person to help me.  So for my birthday present to myself, I bought some sessions with a personal trainer.  SCARY SCARY SCARY!!!  I talked with the manager at the gym.  The trainer had to be just right.  More like a friend than a coach and they had to follow my # 1 rule. NO PAIN!  If I have pain, I will quit. I have enough internal competitiveness and drive to push myself.  I want this to be a slow process.  

I texted back and forth with the trainer and if what they say is true - I may have found the right person for me.  

"He indeed fill me in.  I am a firm believer in starting off very slow.  My first objective is to strengthen the brain.  Many people start by attacking the body, but the brain is what sends the message to the muscle and when first starting out, it often has trouble doing so.  Attacking the core is a big part of the program as it will allow other muscle to work more efficiently as well as keep away any pains or injuries.  So we will get a great program for you, it will just require feedback.  In the first couple of weeks, feedback is extremely important as to how your body is responding and to know which direction to take.  I'll go over more tomorrow.  Looking forward to it!  See you at 12"

So today at noon, I meet Jordan.  Praying that he will listen to me!   

Tuesday, December 26, 2017


December 26, 2017

Today is my 49th birthday.  Crazy as it may sound, I stepped on the scale today and did NOT like what I saw.  For the first time in my life I am in the 200's.  I AM NOT HAPPY!!!! 

I kinda knew it would not be good.  But I did not know it was that BAD!  I know what I have done to get me here and what I have not done to keep me from getting here.

  • sugar
  • carbs
  • water
  • exercise
  • calorie

I have got to get these things under control.  I am really good a getting mad and starting to fix the problem.  I am really bad at staying at it for the long hall.  I know this.  Today that has to change.  I need a plan.

Planning is the easy part - because you don't have to do anything with the plan.  Doing the plan is the hard part.  Staying with the plan is the hardest part.

But I  have to start somewhere, so today I start planning.  I am not sure what that will entail exactly.  But my weight gain has to stop now!!!!!!!!

Today's main goal is to be very careful what I eat and do, but also enjoy my birthday.  Starting it off well.  Drank my water and ketones.  I have stepped on the scale - YUCK.  I will take measurements shortly - not looking forward to seeing that either.

I also and going to set my plan up, and get ready to fully implement tomorrow.

I plan to blog about what I am doing and my successes and failures.  This is very therapeutic for me.  I have created this separate blog just for my journey.    I have failed so many times, that I am not ready for others to see what I am planning or writing.  I plan to eventually make them public, but for now, it is just for me.

Let's get this party started.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Impossible to Hard

GOD IS GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

We just found out how much Scott will get in unemployment.  It is more what we needed each month on our very tight budget.  

We just went from impossible to hard. 
With God's help we can do this!!!!!  

Praising God through the trials!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Change Sucks

Sometime change sucks!!!!!!! There I said it.  It is hard to change the budget and chisel away at it as far as you can.  Then to still come up short for the month on only my teacher salary, well it just sucks. 

Scott and I talked about it last night.  Even with all this, we are at peace.  We feel the prayers of everyone – please keep them coming.  The hardest part, is we don’t know how long this is going to last.  We find out soon how much Scott will get in unemployment insurance. We know how much the budget is short and exactly what we need.  We know God’s got this and he will provide one way or another. 

Positive side of this change – Scott and I have never been closer than we are right now.  Our communication about everything going on and sharing how we are feeling is bringing us closer.  

#change #Godsgotthis

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Change Has Started

2017 has started off with a bang. 

Change has started whether I like it or not. 

Today Scott found out he was being laid off.  This is very scary.  I have to keep remembering that when God gave me the word change, HE also let me know that He has got this.  I am thankful, I was off today from work to help my son with a college registration problem.  I was home when Scott got the news.  We were not expecting this and we are not where we would like to be financially.  I was glad that we had time to catch our breath and start to make some plans/ changes in how things would be here in our house. 

I am thinking back on the verse I have for this year. 

“Yet you, Lord, are our Father.  We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”-Isaiah 64:8

Potters have tools!  Sharp tools that cut into the clay.   If I am the clay, those tools may inflict a little pain or discomfort.  Change can be good, but right now this one is painful. 


Monday, January 9, 2017

Word for 2017

Every December I begin asking God for a word for the next year.  Every word I have gotten in the past has come with a specific scripture that goes with it. 

December 2016 was no different.  I began to pray for a word.  Right after Christmas, I got a word – but I did not like this word and I wrestled/argued with God that it could not be the right word.  FYI – Not a good thing to argue/wrestle with God, HE wins every time.  I yelled, pouted, grumbled, and sighed – I DID NOT WANT THIS WORD!!!!!  I AM NOT GOOD WITH THIS WORD and neither is my family. 

Yes – I threw a two year old with a touch of teenager temper tantrum. 

I told Scott what I thought the word was but no scripture was coming to mind at first.  Then it came – not the word – but what it would entail.  

“Yet you, Lord, are our Father.  We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”-Isaiah 64:8

You see the word is CHANGE.  I really do not like change.  It scares me.  I really was still fighting this word.  Then I finally told a good friend and Elder at our church about the word and the temper tantrum.  He simply said that he wanted to confirm that word for me.  He with some other elders had been praying about change (I can’t remember the specifics, but it related to change.)
I don’t like the word, but I am now beginning to accept it.  I also felt like God was saying it will not be easy, but I’ve got this. 

2017 – Here we go  #change #Godsgotthis