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  1. Quick and Dirty update. UNWRAP DAY: THIRTEEN (I think I'm counting wrong?) DIET Total "cheat" day - have no clue what I ate regarding calories thanks to two family functions. The first one was a total bust, but I thankfully didn't eat too much. Not a single vegetable in that place, I swear. I have no clue how they can eat all that canned stuff - I mean, refried beans is hella easy and cheaper to make (and the family in question needs to be frugal) from scratch, as is the dough for a quick roll out pastry. It all tasted terrible, and to boot it was the first thing I found to eat. However, din
  2. Thanks! I've done it once or twice before, earlier in my keto days and I found they helped me a lot. However, I usually did it with fruits or bread - I read that it's actually better to have something like gummy bears or sport chews or something to get a more immediate boost. So, it sounds like basically cyclical ketogenic that starts the night before and drops you back in after a fasted work out the next morning. Am I getting that right? Yeah, I've read about that too - I figure it may be why my lifts are stalling out so early and why I have a hard time progressing in them. Oooh, I'll ha
  3. Agreed - I'm lucky to come from a Filipino family. I was taught how to cook all sorts of rice since I was little, ha ha! Got a bit too good at it, as my early non-diet days will attest, ha ha! Thanks, Pheonix. It's hard to do, but it helps (I think). I see, I see. That makes sense. I did read through reddit's /r/ketogains and I want to try TKD for the reason that I may be able to get more out of it and help myself perform better. I will probably have to ask whether or not I have to eat carbs before each workout, or just the ones I feel like death in. Ergh, muscle cannibalism doesn't sound
  4. Really? Why's that - the sooner rather than later, bit, I mean. No offence taken, I'm just curious. :3 Also, I missed your post on the leptin reset - thank you for explaining it! It definitely does go hand-in-hand with some experiences I've had earlier in my weight loss when I went from an extremely low amount of calories to back up to a higher number. My progress made a really quick leap forward. Thanks for your input. I've been toying with the idea, but recently for sure I've been thinking that I won't be able to sustain a ketogenic diet for life. UNWRAP DAY: ELEVEN DIET Not a keto day
  5. ...I use spices from my spice drawer like a madwoman... I'm not sure if there's one I haven't used yet... Though maybe I'll try making a pizza sauce from scratch? With garlic powder, onion flakes, italian seasoning, some thyme and adding some red pepper flakes on top of the toppings? OH! And I can top it with mozzarella cheese on a piece of my low-carb flatbread! >w< Yes, sir, this is happening. It may need to be on Friday or Saturday, but it is happening.
  6. On a bit of an unrelated note, I am likely going to do away with keto after this challenge and stick to a protein macro and caloric deficit. I feel keto has done its job (I originally set my goal weight for a diet at 125lbs) and that I've accomplished the "lifestyle" change I was after with it - to view food more as fuel. Now, however, I feel that the restriction and the analysis that I put into it are going to make me dependent on taking a lot of time during the day to plan out the meals I eat. While I feel meal-planning will always be a part of my health habits, I also feel the need to lea
  7. SLEEP IS GOTTEN. UNWRAP DAY: TEN DIET A definite cheat day today - kinda unplanned, but definitely inevitable. A friend of mine wanted to treat my boy and I to gelato and she is a definite hell-raiser for not letting us get away with saying no to her. Plus, she's more than poor, and if she wanted to treat us, we wanted her to be able to - it's kinda something she saves up for every now and again and saying no would mean to her the same thing as us throwing her money away. Screw the macro count for today: 1696cal (approx, not sure of the gelato stats or the size of my banana). WORKOUT The q
  8. Yikes. I do understand what you mean about foam rollers, though. My quads and IT band are my constant target for that. UNWRAP DAY: NINE DIET Got a bit over my caloric limit today (I think, I had a few bites of treats throughout the day - I know, I know), but I think with a more standard breakfast of boiled eggs and my turkey bacon, I'll have the opposite problem. And more money in my pocket. 1593cal, 91g fat, 37g net carbs (may be lower, as the Chocolite carb count is different on MFP than it is on the bar's label due to sugar alcohols [yay, erythritol!]), 77g protein. Definitely next time,
  9. Ha ha, today's gonna be a bad day, I think, though! XD But thank you - and hey, you do what works for you, right? In all honesty, I'm looking at increasing my limit to 50g and maybe doing away with keto after this challenge, depending on how much I weigh by the end. I feel like to get the calories I need while feeling like I'm getting a balanced diet, I'll have to do that. Oh, neato! Didn't know that. :3 Thanks for the lesson! I'll know better - and appreciate it more - now. >w<
  10. Phoenix, Tkal - I'll get back to you soon! UNWRAP DAY: EIGHT DIET No picture today - sorry! I'll update with one tomorrow. Changed my dietary requirements now to 1590cal to reflect increased activity. 1422cal, 98g fat, 44g net carbs (high, but due to new diet changes under cal limit), 94g protein. Best discovery - 8g and 9g flatbreads which make for amazing wraps and really great pizzas! WORKOUT Kickboxing, done! 1hr of warm ups and drills. Followed by 95lbs DLs and 20mins on the bike at lvl 5 (~7 miles). Deadening workout. Definitely taking BCAAs starting tomorrow. and next week I will do
  11. B'aw, that gif is awesome. Thanks, Leonine! >w< And thank you for the encouragement. I really appreciate it. I've been thinking about the diet quite a bit and I feel that next challenge, I may change it up and do a strict calorie count versus a keto diet. Will also get blood work done, though, because I want to know if it's keto or weight loss that's helped most with my non-alcoholic fatty liver. Ha ha, 9 hours does do wonders. I may only get it a few days a week, though. UNWRAP DAY: SEVEN DIET Did well today, if a bit under. I probably ate more than that, as I snacked a bit on chees
  12. Leptin reset? Tell me more - that sounds interesting! Thanks, Kishi. I am getting concerned with how I'm beginning to treat food - I do have a bit of a naturally obsessive mindset, and I want to avoid building unhealthy habits. I'm not sure if tonight's insecurities were due to the beginnings of bad mindsets to food, or because I was already really emotionally messed up from other issues, but cutting loose was a good call. Although the dinner choice I made wasn't exactly what I had in mind - I ordered mussles gorgonzola, which I thought was mussles siciliana... Didn't like that at all. Go
  13. So, got the rest Kishi was talking about. But at the same time, I broke my keto/1410cal diet rules today. I still ate under or at maintenance (can't be sure of the exact nutritional values of stuff, but I think I estimated higher than they are). I don't have too many good reasons for breaking my diet, but I've been having the worst day in a while with two breakdowns and some definite physical tiredness. However, I broke the diet with a treat (Pinkberry frozen yogurt) with the boy while on a date namely because even thinking about it, the idea scared me. And I don't think it serves me to be s
  14. UNWRAP DAY: FIVE DIET 1487cal+ (had some snacks - bites of some protein bars, and bites of some treats which I didn't count), 104g fat, 26g net carbs, 102g protein WORKOUT I felt super tired today, damn. Like, fall asleep on a recumbent bike kind of tired. Despite a cup of coffee this morning. I also cut my workout a bit short today - half because of time constraints (hating how cardio is packed) and half because of my knee not used to using an elliptical. I figure, better safe than sorry. I did 20mins on the elliptical, 1:30 of planks (3x30s), 3x10 regular sit ups, 3x10 weighted Russian Twis
  15. I'd say it would be transition, yeah. It's similar in feeling to when I first tried the keto diet. Monday, kickboxing starts, as well as the Friday karate classes, so I figure I'll try two weeks at that. If the Standard Keto Diet doesn't work, I'll try Targeted Keto (basically have some quick carbs - easily digested, like gummies or Shot Blox) just before working out. We'll see how everything works. Awright, gonna upload my food diary and write up my daily summary.
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