Happy New Year, everybody! May this year be better than the last!
I am going to start up my “everyday eats” series again, but with a slight modification – I will probably only be posting it 3x a week, M/W/F. My job starts back next week, and I am going to be considerably busier. I’m still a little daunted at the idea of fitting gym time into my work schedule! Since I lift on T/Th/Sa, you won’t miss much on those days anyway… I’ll have whatever my packed lunch for work is, a really fast dinner, and a protein shake. M/W/F will be more interesting, anyway :)
I have a couple of recipe posts ready to go, so be looking for those! I am also, at the suggestion of my friend Beagle_Gal, going to be posting a series of “what to eat at what restaurant” type posts. You guys know that my family eats out quite frequently (hell, I’m impressed Meemaw’s not actually eating Burger King at this very second…), and she thought it would be interesting for me to share what I find to be the best keto options out on the town. I’m looking forward to writing about that!
Let’s talk briefly about the damage that was done over the hellish month of December. The day that Canadian Bacon and I discovered his appendix had burst, I was down to a low of 235. Staying with him in the hospital and then dealing with the holidays shot that number back up. It seemed to be water weight and fell off quickly when I refocused after New Year’s, and I saw 236 last week. Then I went to the gym. Do you know what happens when you go back to the gym after a month off? You pretty much hate your life because of DOMS. Tears come to your eyes when you squat down to sit on the toilet and you begin to think that maybe you should just hang out on it all day rather than deal with getting back up. And you retain some serious water weight from your muscles going into a panic and trying to repair themselves. So I haven’t seen that low of a number since. Tomorrow will be my third day back at the gym (I could only manage to do two days last week, dealing with DOMS) and I’m sure the scale will go up again. I can’t wait for the inevitable WOOSH!!
But now, on to the food…
Today I definitely went over my carb allowance. I was planning on just having broccoli as my side for dinner, but Meemaw cooked the green beans and I got this really strong craving for a sweet and warm treat. Rather than make a mug cake or something with more calories, I gave into temptation and microwaved a small (100g) sweet potato and ate it with butter. It was SO good. I don’t mind eating sweet potatoes upon occasion, I just wish I had eaten something lower carb for lunch to help compensate. Ah well.
I went slightly over on my calories, but I’m not really worried about that – remember, 1427 is a pretty big deficit for me, still. I was a little short on protein, but today wasn’t a lifting day and I was still above my minimum recommended. All in all, not a terrible day.