Monthly Archives: March 2013

Day 1: Starting fresh

You know what they say about falling off a horse…get right back on.

In total honesty (which is what this blog is about), I have screwed up my plan, gained weight back, and feel like a slug. I guess I could hit myself over the head a few times, get mired in despair at my failures, give it all up and gain it all back.


OR, I can get back on the horse.

I imagine anyone reading a blog about the ketogenic diet may understand what I’m feeling. Unless you’re a weightlifter, you’re probably overweight and looking for the diet that will fulfill all your hopes and dreams of a slender new you. In that case, you’ve probably experienced the same temptations and failures that I have.

So, here we go. I’m renumbering the blogs because I’m starting over. Fortunately, I haven’t regained all of the weight I lost, and next Sunday, I will weigh in and find out what the damage is. For right now, I’m doing what I feel is best for me: forget the pounds and the angst and the self-flagellation, because none of that is going to help me remain positive and move forward.

I’m getting back on the keto horse and going for a ride.

Day One:

Yesterday was Monday. I started the day with a cheese omelet with grilled onions and bacon on the side.

For lunch, I ate 2 Beddar Cheddars and a side of almonds.

I worked until 6 and had an hour until trivia. I drank some water and waited to eat until I arrived at Albert’s on the Alley, where I ordered their delicious grilled chicken club salad with blue cheese.

Okay, here’s where I had a bit of a rough ride…the birthday cake team On a Mission offered to the league teams. I ate a piece.

That’s it. Time to get back on the horse, AGAIN.

Carbs linked to cognitive impairment in the elderly

Interesting. I know carbs aren’t good for me, but I found this article on Huffington Post:

Researchers tracking the eating habits of 1,230 older people found that those reporting the highest carbohydrate intake at the beginning of the study were 1.9 times likelier to develop mild cognitive impairment than those with the lowest intake. Participants with the highest sugar intake were 1.5 times likelier to experience mild cognitive impairment than those with the lowest levels.

badcarbsRead the article

Updating by email

You may have noticed that I haven’t been keeping up on the blog lately.

I’m back on track and eating on the keto plan, but I haven’t had much time to blog. The day job, the web business, and a few weeks of travel (to Florida!) have slowed down my blogging progress.

I found this plugin that allows me to blog from email. Let’s hope that makes it easier for me to log in on the road.

I wonder how well I can show pictures of my latest recipes and meal discoveries here. Let’s try it…Here’s a bad meal that I ate at the ubiquitous Waffle House. That was part of several continued BAD vacation decisions.

Here’s to a more successful week now that I’m back in town. More to report later.