Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The good news is that my weight is back to 129.8, which means I'm back in ketosis. I wasn't very hungry yesterday in part because my throat hurt. Today I did not really have time to eat until lunch and that was bacon and eggs and a few nuts with a cup of decaf with cream.
I feel good enough to go for a long walk this afternoon.
The bad news is that my doctor's appointment to measure body fat/muscle mass is tomorrow and I'm pretty much exactly where I started at my last appointment.
Overall I still feel pretty good because I was able to maintain my new lowest weight over a month with some traveling and getting sick.
I know now that losing additional fat/increasing muscle will only work if there are no major distractions in my life, otherwise maintaining is all I'm likely to do.
Eating ultra-low carb (20 grams/day or less) is not nearly as much fun as eating low-carb (up to 50 grams/day) and takes considerably more planning and some more money, so I will have to plan these times when I don't have any other challenges that are distracting me.
I will make every effort to not let my carbs get over 60 grams/day and that should be fairly easy to do without feeling deprived.
Giving up fruit and yogurt completely is not worth it to me as long as I tolerate them well. I can save a few carbs by staying with the lower carb nuts (no cashews, more macadamia nuts, brazil nuts and walnuts) and by eating smaller portions of berries, apples and yogurt. I can also save more carbs by using Xylitol more sparingly and getting myself used to foods that have only a very slight sweetness to them.
All this will hopefully get my H A1c levels into the normal range but that will only be tested again in 2 months. In the meantime I will probably get a blood glucose meter and monitor at least twice a week.