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.
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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