My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 61-67

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.


  1. Don’t let it get you down! We all fall off the wagon every now and again. And most of that weight is water weight because your body doesn’t hold onto water on keto. Props for hopping right back on! You got this!

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  2. Don’t beat yourself up this is a lifestyle and you’re not going to be perfect for the rest of your life homie. If I were you I would just allow yourself a little something you wouldn’t normally eat and just cut back on some if you know you’re going to have a few high carb days. A lot of that weight is just water retention man you gotta live and if you have events in your life you can certainly have a little man but as long as your normal lines up with what your goals are you will get there in the long run.

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    1. Yeah, I was surprised to see so much weight in a short time, but I figured it was the whole water weight and such. I know my body has been like Whoa! Things are getting back, and I will probably try to enjoy myself a little at the party. At least I know, I will be getting right back into this. In fact, I have been thinking of much more stepping up my exercise game. Maybe after New York, maybe I experiment a little before hand 🙂

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