Day 4

I peed about four times last night. This is going to make for a grumpy girl this morning until I can get my coffee going. The good news is, I have two small successes to share. I’m down 3 pounds and I’m in ketosis.

Even though my strip shows small it was not my first pee of the day. I imagine I might be closer to moderate by now, but I’ll go with small for the moment. 

For those of you who are following my water challenge, you may know I am dieting also. I cannot tell if my 3 pound weight loss is due to the water, my diet, or both. Whichever it’s a great feeling.

The Atkins diet is the only night that has ever worked for me in my entire life. I’ve been doing it since I was in my late teens. My Mom used to do it and taught me how, and how to reach ketosis and stay there. I can reach ketosis in three days and drink. The stick above is proof.

I am now burning fat for fuel, which not only gives me the mental desire to keep my diet going and not cheat, but I know this is also going to provide energy for me so I’m not feeling so crappy all the time.

I am hoping it is darker tomorrow.

I am one of those lucky beings that are able to drink alcohol while on the Atkins diet. I drink dry white wine. Yes I realize this is sugar. Shut up. I don’t want to get into a wrestling match with anyone doubting my success. I drank a little over 1/2 of a bottle of white wine last night and yes I am in ketosis this morning.

I restrict the hell out of my carbohydrates and probably keep it to around 10 to 20 g maximum, every day.

This go around, I started cooking. What keeps me falling off the wagon all the time with this diet, is being so sick of the food. I made a few pretty yummy recipes that I’ve kept me on track.

Sriracha Beef Lettuce Wraps

I actually made these twice.

Beefy Cheesy Green Chile Bake

Mashed Cauliflower and Sauerkraut Casserole

Cucumber Salad with Fresh Dill and Red Onion

Substitute sugar and use Stevia or Splenda

Stuffed Mushrooms with Cream Cheese and Sausage

Minus the bread crumbs.

Holy crap. I didn’t realize I have cooked a lot over these past four days. Whatever. After doing this diet 9 million times I cannot bring myself to having lunch meat or cheese right now.

So anyway regarding the water, I will tell you, I have absolutely noticed a difference that I woke up without a hangover. Previously, going so many days without water of any kind other than coffee and wine, any amount of alcohol I would wake up feeling like crap in the morning. Not today!

It is 7 AM on a Sunday morning and I feel pretty awesome. I’m a little tired because I didn’t sleep through the night but actually not near as bad as I normally would be.

Well anyway, that’s my update for the morning. I might even take my dog to the dog park today and get a little added exercise. Feeling pretty good people!

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Author: jtreska

My name is Julie Treska. I am a 39 year old maniac, mother of 2, step-mother of 2, and wife, to one amazing husband, Micah. I am a sister, a friend, an acquaintance, a colleague, a neighbor... possibly an enemy, a threat, an ex, but one thing I am known for is being 100% real. This is one more of many blogs I've written in my life. Maybe one that I'll keep. It's going to be one giant cluster fuck, of what makes me, me. I am a divorcee', a parent, a woman, a cancer survivor, a divorce survivor, a survivor of many, many things. I am a cook, a writer, a motivational speaker, a pain in the ass, and an inspiration. I am career driven and successful. I am a one percenter, but run out of money every two weeks. I am funny, I am honest, I am raw, and unapologetic. I hope I am able to relate to many, entertain some, and envy a few. I am a bad ass in most everything I do.

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