Sorry, I have been updating this like I should these last seven days. It’s been a combo of feeling ashamed/embarrassed that I had a failure of a weekend.
My Time in Los Angeles
The trip started off with a evening drive. I should have tried to eat before hitting the road, but I did not. After a few hours of driving, we decide it is time to look for food. By this time, I am pretty hungry. We find a McDonalds. I’m not too worries. I can Salad it up. Well, this Mcdonalds had no salad. They had some breakfast option, but it was just the sandwich ones. No just get eggs and bacon. So I just got chicken nuggets and frys. I sat down, and felt defeated right away. I’m breaking my keto streak for Chicken nuggets, and frys? Of course, had I though more clearly, I could have just got a burger, and took the bun off, then ate pork rinds that I had in the car. I ate most of the nuggets. They did not taste very good. The fries were ok, but similar I could not eat too many. That stuff hit my stomach like I ate a rock.
This set the mood for my weekend. I ate snacks my wife had brought along. Popcorn and candy, plus a little bit of mine. I did decide that if we were going to eat out at places, at least let it be good food. Not just junk fast food. At least, we did that. I had some pretty good Mexican food one night. The last day there I had really good pizza and salad, then an awesome Pastrami sandwich.
When I left town on March 2nd, I weighed 329.8 lbs. Four days later on March 6th, I was 339.5 lbs. So a 10 pound setback. That is a pretty big weight gain. I guess that is what happens when you go full carb haha.
The family stuff
The family stuff did seem to get all taken care of. Sister-in-law is in a facility. She is there voluntarily, and can technically leave whenever. It looks like she will be in there for 3 weeks or so. Her husband was in the hospital, and insurance only let him stay long enough to get detoxed. He has set up some out patient care, AA, and a Psych evaluation. Things look to be moving in a positive direction.
The older kids are at home still, and will be helping as they can. In a few weeks, the Husband and youngest are coming up our way to spend time with his brother, and us.
Getting Back Up
Slowly this week, I am getting back to my ways. No walking, but I am losing weight, tracking food, and getting into an IF again. I’m already back down a couple of pounds. I am experimenting with Noon to 6 pm eating window. It worked out well today.
Tomorrow and This Weekend
I have my wife’s office party this Saturday up in San Francisco. My dilemma is how do I proceed. Originally, I was going to have this party be my first break from Keto. Now I am not sure I want to do that. I’m just getting back in the mode. I won’t be able to really track calories and such that I have at the party, but I can still eat as keto friendly as possible. Of course, this means no alcohol either. Not like I would go more then a couple of drinks anyhow.
Then I have New York coming up in a couple of weeks. I know I won’t be eating 100% keto there.
I’m going to do my best to end this week on a positive note. #1 is I get back to Blogging each day again.