Day 12

We're still going strong in the keto process. Eating delicious food and for the most part not feeling any carb withdrawal symptoms. I was able to stop the nausea before it started today by having my snacks a little earlier. I know they say eventually you won't be so hungry, but I haven't found that to be the case yet. My boyfriend has the opposite. I still seem to need to eat every 3 to 4 hours or I just don't feel very well.

Today, by the end of my work day, I was exhausted. Sleep has been one of the most challenging things to get. Technically, I am working 3 jobs. In fairness, I really do most of the work with 2. I'm hoping that my 30 day probationary period goes well and then I can get rid of my weekend job. 

The third job is all done on my own schedule. I enjoy being able to do it from home and once I can get rid of the other one that takes up my weekends, I will be very happy and will get more sleep. For now, I need to do what I need to do. I'm not complaining. It's life and I've finally found a place where being me or being like me at work is great. I'm thrilled.

Tonight, hopefully, it will be a much earlier night. Dinner was kielbasa with spinach. Lunch was Costco's hot dogs (nitrate free and hormone free, etc) and an avocado. According to my macros, I am still eating more fat than necessary. I have to say I'm extremely impressed with Costco's selections and ability to find things that work with this diet.

I'm excited. Our new scale arrived today! It does body composition, so we can accurately know how much body fat we have. Then we can use the keto calculator to adjust our macros. I got on to make sure it was connected, but I'm not fussed about what it said. I'm still sticking to my once a week in the morning weighing. 

I don't see this as something that will end up holding me back. I see it as a way to move forward and have more information. The number isn't important to me in the end. I'm more curious about my body composition and what matters most is how I feel.

I have to say that I am inspired to learn more about nutrition through all I've been reading and listening to on podcasts. Now to find time to learn, but there's always reading more books! My drive to work usually takes 45mins to an hour and the same on the way home. I get quite a lot of my listening done in the car.

We will start exercising eventually, but everyone has been saying wait for your body to tell you. My body is still tired and needing to eat a lot. I think my adjustment period will take a bit longer than most, but I'm ok with that. I know that eventually I will feel so much better. There already some big differences. I'm not bloated at the end of the night. I'm not craving sugar or carbs even when I see them.

I think my macros will need to be adjusted after my next accurate reading with the scale, but that's ok. This is a learning process and I want to learn how to help my body in the best way possible.