Day 30

Did anyone take down the number plate of that truck?

I’m so sore today it really does feel like I’ve been run over, then put into reverse and backed over again. Funny how your body adapts to a style of workout and by changing one aspect of it you can be so sore the next day. This is a good thing, a good kind of sore.

Yesterday must have been one of those days. Reading various posts. The negativity, the rudeness and disrespect and the greed of some spoil it for others. We do use Facebook to get the message out. It’s a shame how the negative or smart-ass remarks cut you deep and these aren’t even my posts.

So I’m disappearing from the groups for a while. I try so hard not to take things personally but when people disrespect others, especially newcomers that don’t know a process or disrespect a group .Well I see RED.

I don’t know it all and never will. There is so much conflicting information and controversy out their even with keto. But saying that, I have great friends and admins that know a lot more than I. While some suggestions work for different applications and might not be reliant to my personal goals I don’t disrespect the information given and I also pass it on. It may be relevant and help someone else… again HELP SOMEONE ELSE. Everyone’s journey is different. After all, this is not only mine but others’ passion. We give up so much of our day to do this to help others the same way Keto has for us. I often wonder these few negative nellies what the hidden agenda is? Is it because you personally didn’t reach your goals, so you put others down to make yourself feel better or more superior .. Nigella had a similar post today, but I’m more up front and to the point. If you have nothing worth saying that contributes to the group,shut the F#<< up. More so leave and do everyone else a big favor.

and done……

It’s a beautiful Sunday morning in Thailand. Lovely blue sky, birds chirping and I’m still breathing so depending on your point of view, it’s a good day .Gaylord’s home today which means grandma won’t be yelling, but it will be bottled up so tomorrow it will be worse than normal.. and the cycle repeats for another week .

Luckily today is a rest day for me so I’m doing just that, letting my muscles recuperate for a day before leg day tomorrow.

Only a few days left in the month then we have some excitement.

Measurements

Weigh -in

And a reflection of the month that was.

Also I have accepted Keto Kop’s dairy free challenge for the month of February. No disrespect for those that struggle with it but I think it will be easy (famous last words.) It comes down to mindset, focus and preparation. It’s the Scorpio in me I’m sure of it.

Kauri will also add Dairy free options to our recipes. These will be posted on our Facebook group as they are done. So I suggest for those reading this, please ask to join and be friends to join the closed group. This will be the only way to get notified for both new recipes and my blog.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1341336642627981/

Exciting times ahead.

Feed Time

As I will be dairy free in a few days, I thought I would do a pre celebration and have some halloumi cheese with breakfast ..

 

 

The halloumi cheese, sausages and eggs with oven roasted tomatoes .. Keto’s such a hard life, I really hate having to eat like this 😛. I did also have a bullet style cocoa. Again, I’m doing maintenance and the reason I give macro/nutritional values is to assist with ideas.

Protein: 77

Net carbs: 2.9

Fat: 146.5

Calories: 1641

 

Which reminds me of something I read yesterday.

A question was asked bya newbie (well I presume it was  do you track macros and wing it?  Now again, I’m no expert when it comes to Ketosis but I’ve been in the fitness industry a very long time and I think I’m qualified to add my 5 cents worth along with every other 5 minute expert ..

I really wish only admins could answer these questions and the other so called experts could not. It adds confusion and sometimes arguments. I saw so many comments “wing it”. I really wonder how successful these people really are at reaching the goals.. Imagine going through life just winging it ..

Lets put this to the test … How many phases of keto are there? I know Keto Kop, Nigella and myself are excluded as we know this …

 

Who said 4?

I’ve seen this chart a few times as this is an example. Don’t take the calories as a true measure for everyone. Remember my blog on macros. Everyone is different. I’s not a one size fits all.

Lets open this can of worms for “I wing it.”

The most common posts on keto sites I see every day.

I’ve stalled, gained weight.. scales not moving, disillusioned and gave up.

So tell me how do you know where to start? Have you eaten enough fat? Are your carbs or net carbs low enough? Are you getting enough or taking too much  protein?  I saw this even in my own group. I asked the question are you getting enough protein? I got yes. How much protein are you eating in grams? He didn’t know. It’s nothing against the guy we are here to help but how can we help if we don’t know how much your consuming? At least with macros/calories we have a starting point. If this is correct we then look at other things that may be problematic like dairy, sweeteners, health issues, etc.

While initially it’s a process of adapting and reducing carbs at first and then adjusting your macros, you can’t just wing it and then complain when your results aren’t optimal.

I had the idea of making a vanilla protein shake and turning it into a strawberry chia pudding . So that will be today’s lunch.. It’s 12 pm and  recipes in the fridge chillin’ at the moment.

 

This was yum! Not much strawberry at all but a lovely dessert.

Protein: 11.8

Net carbs :4.5

Fat: 38.9

Calories: 425

It’s crunch time, literally .. Abdominal crunches, wood choppers ..

Cable crunches  5 sets 25 reps

Wood choppers 6 sets 25 reps

Leg raise with hip thrust 3 sets 15 reps

While it can be argued that you don’t need to train abs, and abs are made in the kitchen, Istill believe they need to be worked ,to give definition. Time will tell.

Dinner tonight was pork belly and a coconut curry..

Really satified ..

Protein: 22

Net carbs: 1.6

Fats: 42

Calories: 474

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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