My first official Keto log.
This is my 9th week on keto (15th week dieting in total)
Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Start weight: 243lbs (start weight for keto 229lbs)
Current weight: 220lbs
Goal: 115 lbs
Bodyfat: approx 27%
Yep after 9 weeks of ketoing with the last 5 being pretty strict I have only lost 9 lbs, but it is a nice easy way to eat, so am sticking with it. In 2006 I was 268 lbs and managed to get down to 229. I kept it off and then a trip to Memphis, Tennessee in June 2007 where I stayed next door to a place called the Cracker Barrel put paid to all that. I only gained 5lbs when I got back but I kept making those darned pancakes.
So I ended up at 243lbs when I dared to step on the scales again near the end of last year.
Was doing karate 4 times a week but gave that up after 18 months and started working out with weights on 5th Jan 2008. My routine is more of a continuos superset circuit:
Bench Press x 8 + DB Flyes x 8 + 50 Skips with rope (4 times)
Romanian Deadlift x 8 + Straight-Backed Dealift x 8 + 50 Skips with rope (3 times)
Tricep Kickbacks x 8 + Hammer Curls x 8 + 50 Skips with rope (4 times)
Shoulder Press x 8 + Bent over DB Rows x 8 + Upright Rows x 8 + 50 Skips with rope (4 times)
I just repeat this for five days, skip only on the sixth day (no weights), and rest on the seventh day.
I am going more for calorie burn over anything else.
Currently taking in between 5 and 10g carbs per day. No carb-ups.
Was eating 1600 cals, raised it to 2200 but stayed the same weight. Have tried calorie levels in between. No results, so am going back down to 1500 (or below) to see if I can start to lose consistently instead of losing one week and gaining it back the next. I actually lost more weight on the 40/40/20 more consistently and could eat more calories, but I like this WOE better.
I am going to give keto another 16 weeks starting from today and if I don't get the results I want then it is pretty pointless and I'll go back to 40/40/20 and start to lose properly again.
Foods I eat:
Eggs (I count the 0.6g carbs in eggs on my spreadsheet)
86% Cocoa Powder
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Spare Rib Pork Chops
Shallots (Much lower carb than onions)
Splenda tablets usually dissolved in water (thanks Eileen )
Half a LC tortilla (1.5g carbs)
Will post my progress every week for the next 16 weeks.
For the next 5 days I am doing the Atkins fat fast. I'll begin eating at 2 pm and have three meals totalling 1000 cals and no more than 10g carbs.
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