Experimenting

This week, I decided to torture myself.  Maybe torture isn’t the right word.  Maybe experiment would be a better one for it.  Let’s go with experimenting.

I’ve been eating like crap lately, especially on the weekends while I’m home alone.  Chex Mix, candy, crackers, junk food, carb heavy things… You get the picture.  I’m not going to lose the last 50 or so pounds I wanted to doing that.

While looking for healthy recipes, keto things kept popping up. I figured why not try it. I’ve seen one of our kids do and he had a lot of success with it.  So… hello Pinterest and Reddit.  /r/keto had a lot of great recipe ideas, questions with tested answers from other members, support. There were success stories and everything.  It’s pretty cool.

My concern:  How does keto work with hypoglycemia and diabetes?  It wasn’t recommended but a few people who had diabetes and sugar issues suggested glucose tablets.

Kind of said screw it and just went for it.  That’s what experimenting is about, right?  It may not be a good thing but I’m willing to try it for a while.

I’m on day three and thankfully haven’t been having issues with sugar yet.  On the first day, I didn’t get cravings, especially for sugar like I had been getting.  Yesterday, I got a small one but found out why this morning.  Other than that, though, so far it hasn’t been bad.

This weekend will be the true test though.  I’m going on a road trip to Seattle, WA, and the Washington Coast.  I have a couple gallon water bottles that I’m going to fill up and take with me.  Water on this lifestyle change is a must.  I’ve gone through more water in the last three days than I had all of last week.  Also am going to need to stop and get snacks so I have them.  I normally do chips and candy and coffee…lots of coffee.  I can’t on this one so lots of water.  It should be fun though.

Already have my list of things to do Seattle and the surrounding area while I’m up that way.  Should be an interesting weekend and I’ll finally have something to actually say when I get back.

Listening to:  Shinedown and more playlist on Amazon

Reading:  Grave Peril by Jim Butcher and Just One Damn Thing after Another by Jodi Taylor.

Quote of the Day: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” ― Steve Jobs

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