Stalled

I’ve been concentrating on my Keto lifestyle and trying to get into a rhythm of exercise.  If you knew me you’d know i HATE to exercise.  Hate it with a capital H.  But for the umpteenth time I’m trying to get healthier and lose unwanted pounds. So, I’ve changed what I eat and vowed to exercise 4 days a week.  I’ve also vowed to burn 500 calories a day (exercise or not).  So yes, that’s been keeping me busy trying to figure out how to do that and still have a life too.  It’s going so so.

The first 3 months I didn’t even try to exercise.  I was just concentrating on learning to eat better. I lost 18ish pounds.  Now that I’ve started exercising I’m having to figure out how many calories, carbs etc to eat to compensate for the exercise and still lose weight.  My body is weird. If it figures out I’m exercising it says “hey there goes all my fuel. Give me more or I’m gonna put a halt to the weight loss”!  Even if I’m eating way less calories than I’m burning so it’s just hard trying to figure all the moving parts out to this journey.  I’ll get there one way or another.

This is my go to meal lately. A 4 carb bun and whatever fixings I throw in.

And here is my pimento-less cheese spread on celery with a spinach salad.

And here is my favorite “snack” lately. Perfect snack craving substitute.

Half of August was at a stand still weight wise but in the end the last two weeks were good. Now roll into Sept and it’s stalling again as I have added exercise, mostly core strengthening exercises, to the mix. Not sure why this has to be so difficult. Soon I hope to find a gentle decline again (weight wise). I’m not the most patient person so this whole week with no loss is really pissing me off 😫

 

I’m procrastinating, baking, but not knitting … yet

  So I’ve been baking quite a lot lately,  and procrastinating about my next sock pattern.  I had this vision in my head that didn’t quite work out. So, as far at the sock pattern goes I’m back to almost square one with that.  

For those of you that don’t really know me (yet) I’m doing keto again.  I’ve done this before and lost quite a bit of weight so it was the first thing I wanted to go back to this time when I finally admitted to myself that I HAD to lose weight AGAIN.  Ugh…  

So since I don’t have a new sock pattern to show you yet, I thought I’d show you what else I’ve been doing lately.

Doing keto the two things I miss the most are bread and pasta.  So this go around I’ve made it a mission to learn to bake or create both.  I’ll get around to sharing my favorite recipe finds if you are interested.

Here is a photo of my keto loaf bread I made yesterday.  Did you spot the really strange looking slice? LOL  That’s the end piece.  It somehow got stuck in the middle to cool.  

You might even say cooking is my second obsession since I probably do it more than anything else in life. And it’s also true that I hate cooking.  Weird I know, but true.  Two factors keep me in the kitchen though.  One, I practice a low carb food lifestyle (most of the time) and low carb bread is not really something you can find at our local WalMart or market.  And Two, we live nearly 40 miles from the nearest Walmart (GASP) so I bake it at home. 

I’m always on the hunt for  a great recipe for bread that looks like bread, has the taste and texture of real sandwich bread, that is toastable and slices great, and isn’t “eggy” tasting.  And if you check out my Pinterest Board for Keto Breads Etc. you’ll see I’ve been collecting quite a few recipes to try!

This particular recipe gets a grade of 3 1/2 stars out of 5 from me.  I’ve made it quite a lot but only because I haven’t found a “sliced bread” recipe that works better yet.  I’m working my way around Pinterest for almond flour recipes for sliced bread still. Stay tuned on that note.