Fitness Friday (May 10/13) – happy anniversary

Yea, I like alliteration. And today happens to be our 16th wedding anniversary. Think about that for a second. Wow. We’re going to go see The Book of Mormon tonight. I cannot wait!

So we introduced the keto way of eating on May 1, 2013. That’s it, cold turkey, no bread or beer since then. And, perhaps not surprisingly, I’ve been missing the beer more than the bread. mmmm beer.


March 2011 but still a great picture

I am including the following information in no way to diminish the improvements I’ve had this week but to keep it all in a realistic manner. When I weighed myself Wednesday May 1 in the morning, I had: (a) run a half marathon 3 days before (Sunday morning) and there’s some effect there for retaining water in muscles or something like that. I don’t know how much that would impact my weight three days later but I mention it just in case;
(b) we had several fantastic meals in Montreal. Several. We went to Garde Manger and Le Comptoir. I had fabulous post-run margaritas at a nice little Mexican place. (careful it plays music loudly!)
(c) uhm, I had just started my period. Is there a nicer way to write that? Some euphemism I should use in future?

All that to say that I might have weighed a little high on that morning. So with all of that out of the way, from May 1 to May 10 I lost 10 pounds. Not too shabby eh?

Eating keto has been easier has been easier than expected. I track my food at and there are days when I find it hard to eat the 1600 calories it has me pegged at. Toby’s made an awesome keto-friendly stew (beef and cabbage so it appeals to my Polish background) and lots of sauteed veggies too. And yes, I do miss not opening a bottle of wine mid-afternoon on Saturday and having it empty by bedtime, I figure the… uhm… the losses make up for the losses if you know what I mean. I’ll be honest and say I’m looking forward to being closer to my goal weight and seeing how adding back things like beer will turn out.

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