The last Keto update posted here was February 2019. As you can guess, I stopped following a ketogenic food plan but not for that entire time.
If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know my day job has lots of travel. I started getting very behind on the blog with my trip updates and didn’t have time to commit to weekly update posts. In fact, I didn’t write anything in March, June, July or December of 2019.
So when did I stop eating Keto? It was sometime in August. It was like once my son’s wedding was over, I let down.
You don’t need me to tell you what happened next (but I will). All the weight plus a few pounds for good measure came back on over the next seven months. This also put me back on medication for high blood pressure (higher dose than before) and a statin for high triglycerides. Was that enough to kick me in the butt and get me back on track?
No, what it took was my HbA1C going up to 6.5 and making me officially a type 2 diabetic.
There’ll be more to track here in the future but for now I can report I lost 4 1/2 pounds since starting back with lower carb eating. I can tell my clothes are fitting better which is good since they’re my fat clothes; nothing bigger to pull out of storage.
What I can’t wait to do is put these back in storage and get back in my smaller sizes.
Food and Recipes
My meal planning started cutting down on carbs the past few weeks and I added some of my favorite keto meals recently. I do have a few food items stockpiled that I will eat because I just can’t waste the money or expect my husband to eat it all.
These are Dream Dinners meals I bought last month before deciding to jump back on the keto wagon. I also didn’t start inconsistently tracking until Tuesday so some meals are unknown when I went back to document. Last disclaimer, it’s dirty keto some times.
Let’s talk about the chaffles you’ll see referenced several times below in the food log. These became all the rage in the keto world shortly before I stopped paying attention.
I had bought a Dash mini waffle maker but never took it out of the box until this week. Mine was from Kohl’s but you can also buy it at Amazon.
I used the basic recipe at Wholesome Yum (until I ran out of mozzarella and made the steak sandwich with cheddar).
Another recipe I made this week was Carolyn Ketchum’s Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Casserole.
It might not look like enough broccoli but that’s because half of the veggies were cauliflower. I used a package of frozen broccoli and cauliflower. With the rest of my chicken from a rotisserie chicken I made Carolyn’s recipe for Southwest chicken salad.
It might not look that great but was oh so good!
|Sunday||Sausage gravy over eggs||unknown||Chicken Broccoli casserole||unknown|
|Monday||Deviled eggs with sausage||Leftover chicken broccoli casserole||Southwest chicken salad with avocado||unknown|
|Tuesday||Chaffle with bacon||Leftover chicken broccoli casserole||unknown||unknown|
|Wednesday||unknown||Leftover chicken broccoli casserole||Egg roll in a bowl||unknown|
|Thursday||Leftover chicken broccoli casserole with avocado||Leftover egg roll in a bowl||Ribeye steak with salad and green beans||Strawberries|
|Friday||Bacon and egg on Chompies keto bread||Leftover egg roll in a bowl with strawberries||Leftover ribeye steak on chaffle with green beans||Cheese and salame|
|Saturday||Bacon, eggs and cream cheese||Leftover egg roll in a bowl||Pesto chicken gnocchi (dream dinners), caesar salad||Pork rinds and bacon cheddar ranch dip|
Last weekend I planned this week’s meals and bought all the ingredients. I’m looking forward to continuing on the weight loss path and feeling better. #staysafe and healthy!