Despite feeling pretty ordinary the last few days I’ve managed to keep on track. I even managed to survive the cake and pizza night for my son’s 10th birthday with nothing more than a lick of a finger after cutting the cake. That one night was my biggest challenge so far this time around. I wasn’t hungry or physically craving the food, it was head I had to battle and I’m so happy I won. It’s funny though, I stepped on the scales yesterday morning convinced I wasn’t going to like what I saw. Convinced that licking that sweet sugary cream off my fingers was going to have undone all my hard work. Ludicrous of course, my I thought it anyway. I was annoyed at myself because I should have been able to resist but also a little bit proud that I didn’t go all in and eat pizza and cake. Usually sick+tired+pre-menstrual is a recipe for disaster.
Now I know that there will come a time when I’ll have a few glasses of wine ( I feel it coming soon) or eat something I shouldn’t and that’s ok as long as it doesn’t become a regular thing. It just scares me because the minute it enters my system my body grabs ahold of it like a long lost friend and starts begging for more. And usually before I know it, it becomes ‘tomorrow I’ll start again’ then ‘tomorrow I’ll start again’ and so on and so on. Ketosis is a delicate state. It doesn’t take much to disrupt it. For the past few days I’ve actually been trialling supplementing with exogenous Ketones. There are a lot of people out there who claim a lot of amazing things but what I am hoping to get out of them is a little more energy, a little clearer focus and mostly I love that they will put ketones into my body and hopefully kill the craving before it happens if I do slip up.
It’s still an experiment in progress. I’ll keep you posted on what I think. Meanwhile, here is a progress photo because often times I look in the mirror and don’t like what I see and need reminding of how far I’ve come.