This week I had some significant challenges – a weekend getaway to Medieval Fantasy Land (aka a weekend re-enactor event), for one. Which meant staying in a hotel, and possibly some challenging food pusher situations. Fortunately, I had a plan and executed it perfectly. It helps that I was having so much fun and so busy all weekend that I wasn’t even thinking of eating!
Although keto does allow for some alcohol – spirits such as vodka, gin, whiskey, etc, and some dry wines, I elected not to drink any alcohol regardless. Even though everyone else was, it’s perfectly easy to drink club soda or other bubbly water in those situations where drinks are consumed. Mostly I just didn’t want to take the calorie hit and tempt fate with a migraine. I sort of failed because Sunday morning I did wake up with a migraine (fun hangover?!) but otherwise I don’t regret that decision at all.
Another thing my husband and I discovered is that Red Lobster doesn’t suck nearly as hard as they did the last time I was in one, well over 10 years ago, and they have lots of keto options!! Shellfish is a keto dream – lobster, shrimp, crab, dunked in some melted butter – boom keto dinner!
In fact, all around I find this an easy diet to stick to, the foods are tasty and I’m rarely hungry. Honestly, being able to go 6-8 hours between meals feels like a superpower. When I was doing low-cal/low-fat I had to eat every 2-3 hours or I got shaky and weak. It was kind of a constant hassle, having to eat so often.
Ok, I’ll quit stalling, this weeks results are: down 1.5 pounds. Keto total (2 weeks): 6.5 pounds
(MFP thinks I’ve only lost 3 because I forgot to reset it when I restarted keto. pffft)
Pretty good! We are still in the “may just be regular body fluctuations” zone (hey, I have a big zone), but I am committed to giving this a fair try, at least a month or two. And this morning while I was exercising I was reminded of a great quote: “Success is a process, not an event.”