Short Update

I decided to stop by my site to look up some recipes and thought I’d take a moment to write an update – if there’s anybody out there.

First of all: I’m still alive, obviously. The other day I visited the blog of someone who I used to read all the time and the guy had DIED.

Second: the last recorded weight in a blog post here was 278 lbs. Through hard work and perseverance I was able to get that number up to 283.0 on January 23rd of 2017, but since then I have been ever so slowly losing weight.

Today I am 260.4. 23 Lbs. is not insignificant, though as has always been the case I am bumbling my way to weight loss without much in the way of a real plan. There’s been a bit of a plan I have been following – as always – I’m reporting – not recommending.

My morning always starts with between 1-2 mugs of coffee with heavy cream. I almost never eat breakfast.

My work days pass with me drinking coffee laced with Atkins Chocolate Shakes. They are currently very affordable on Amazon – something like $15 for a 12-pack.

I also have a large glass of water with 4 teaspoons of psyllium husks.

Late in the afternoon I have 3 hard-boiled eggs. I do this in an attempt to feel full as I drive home past at least 50 fast food joints. (No, I haven’t counted, but it is probably close to that if you include supermarkets with takeout food, Chinese takeout, and Sushi places.)

This fails a lot and I typically get a meatball sandwich at Wawa (a local convenience chain with a cult following) or 3 double cheeseburgers at McDonald’s.

Evenings are random chaos. Sometimes I eat whatever is around. Sometimes I don’t eat because I ate on the way home.

What I typically DO regularly is drink about a liter of seltzer water from my Sodastream – I’d say I’ve had that thing for nearly a decade and it’s seen use most of that time. I guess that was one kitchen gadget that was worth the purchase.

I usually drink it with a lot of ice and lately I have been in love with the Target store brand version of MiO. They have an ‘Orange-Tangerine’ flavor. that has become my favorite (until I get sick of it).

I did give up drinking alcohol. Usually it was red wine. I stopped on July 4th. I have never lost weight while drinking alcohol despite numerous tries so I decided to ditch it. I’ve lost maybe 13 Lbs. since.

I have also been spending time on a number of the Facebook ‘Keto’ groups. I’ve got a few good recipes from them but there’s a lot of contradictory info – I pity the poor beginner starting there. I also have NOT been living ‘keto’ I have a higher carb count than 20 grams and don’t know yet if I want to go fully keto all the time.

I can say getting to 260 is a motivator. Let’s see if I can keep this up

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11 thoughts on “Short Update

  1. Glad you’re alive. I like it when you discuss what you’ve eaten and the recipes you’ve created. You’re helping at least me, and I’m sure others. Let’s keep going! And I like the keto info too.

    • I’m glad that you’re glad I’m alive. The keto groups on Facebook – at least the ones I joined – aren’t always the nicest places. Some of the info is good, some – not so much. If I find anything worth sharing I might share it here – we’ll see.

  2. I’m still reading as well. We have similar journeys with weight loss/gain and low carb, so I look forward to your posts. Keep the updates coming if you’re still willing to share. Cheers!

  3. I check all the time for an update on you! As Chris B says, many of us do the weight loss/gain dance and very much appreciate your writings! Please, please continue!

  4. I always, always, ALWAYS look forward to your posts. In fact, I just checked your web site a couple of weeks ago to see if you’d posted lately and I had somehow missed it in my email. I concur with other comments……I can so relate to you and the continual struggle/low carb journey. Plus I always get a kick out of your droll sense of humor. Truly enjoy your posts, so if you have the time and are so inclined, please continue. Your voice is appreciated. P.S. Think I know who you’re talking about reference someone being deceased. Diabetes web site? I was very saddened. Wonderful photography and fantastic information from that gentleman. He will be missed.

  5. As I am just starting blogging and the keto thing, I look forward to your future post. It would be interesting to see what Facebook Groups you have found helpful to you. Keep posting!

  6. Glad you stopped by with an update. I enjoyed reading your blog tonight. I would be interested in what FB groups you found must beneficial for you. I am new to the keto diet and would love to hear more. Looking forward to reading more! Have a great day! Best of luck on your weight loss journey, you can do it.

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