April’s Journey

May 2019

It is now May and it seems that spring is in full swing. It did finally stop snowing here, however, it is not warm yet. We still have the heat on and I am still wearing sweaters most of the time, but that is okay with me. I think it is easier to get warm than to cool off. I hope that it is not a really hot summer like last year. I had a difficult time coping with the heat, even though I was in air conditioning most of the time.

As far as the update goes, I think I feel like my body is changing, but I have not measured or weighed myself. I am trying not to focus so much on weight and more about how I feel and see if that helps move things along, at least for now. I, of course, like I have said for countless months now, want to break this plateau, but I have been feeling kind of crappy lately and would rather just focus on how to feel better. Then, hopefully, I can move forward.

Not sure if it is all from the weather changing or if it is from trying different experiments and seeing how I feel. When you experiment you run the risk of making yourself feel crappy in the process. Also, if you are not aware, keto does everything on a delay. So, for instance, if you eat extra carbs you may not notice any difference for a few days up to a week. Whenever I eat extra carbs I don’t usually feel it the next day because it is delayed a couple of days. However, everyone is different, it depends on how long you have been on keto as well.

I tend to feel bad for a day and then it is done and over with. I have been doing carb-ups, fasting, and cutting different foods out. As I said, everyone is different so you have just got to try and see what works best for you. For me, I will just keep trying to do my best.

Quote Of The Month:

“Negative results are just what I want. They’re just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that don’t.”

― Thomas A. Edison

 -April

 

Michael’s Journey

 May is here already! Wow, this year is flying by! It does not seem like we have been keto for as long as we have. It has been well over two years now.

How to Make Keto Fries
How to Make Keto Fries

I am still at 185 pounds and frustrated at that fact. I am not too far off my goal maintenance weight of 175 pounds. Yet, the frustrating part is that I can not figure out why I can not get back there. When we first started keto I went from 210 down to 165 in just months.

I guess it is going to be trial and error from this point on as far as figuring out how to maintain my ideal weight. As for now, I am attempting to experiment with not eating cheese to see if that is the culprit. So far I have gone three days without it. I am still at 185, yet suppose it is still too early to tell if cheese is the problem.

Other than that things have been going well. I am still enjoying all the recipes April has been making. Especially the desserts. Right now she is trying out different ways to make Keto Bread and my son and I are the guinea pigs. Fine by me… the stuff is yummy!

Quote Of The Month:

“Life is trying things to see if they work.”

― Ray Bradbury

 -Michael