The surf has dropped off so it was just a short swim yesterday. I spent a bit of time easing out of holiday mode with the work year looming on Monday.
My morning fasted measured markers are back to carnivore levels. BG 5.8mmol/l (104) and blood ketones (bHB) 0.2mmol/l
I do have ketone envy of those ladies over in the Paleo Ketogenic Diet thread.
The work stress feeling manifested in an earlier breakfast yesterday (only by an hour) at 10:30am.
But the booboo there was that I had my coffee with breakfast instead of hours before. Theoretically that could induce an glucose spike (if carbohydrates are present? I need to check my research). I try to keep my coffee separate.
Supplements: magnesium citrate, Vitamin B3 (nicotinamide), zinc, 2000mg fish oil
3 egg omelette
80g vintage cheddar
60g nutty Norwegian
50g smoked salmon (Tasmanian farmed, I know, I know some aquaculture is bad for the environment)
1 sheet Nori seaweed (weirdly it tastes a bit sweet these days) (and it’s weird how weird has the ‘e’ before ‘i’… I never attentively listened to the full version of the ‘i’ before ‘e’ mnemonic.
I before E except after C, and when sounding like A as in neighbor or weigh. Either, neither, leisure, and seize, are exceptions if you please. Weird is weird, and it makes this rule bunk, and whoever spelled Budweiser the first time was drunk. …And as if in one final act of defiance, come I-after-C words like conscience and science. http://stuffigoogle.com/steve/i-before-e-except-after-c-extended/
Last night I had a birthday party to attend. We were being fed and that was a concern. So…
Pre-party loading = 250g scotch fillet steak (I can’t compute those weird pounds and ounces and fluid ounces)
Got to the party to see a ‘sheep on a spit’ roasting away and some horrified veterinary nurses (V is for vegetarian). The birthday girl is a veterinarian but her hubby is a farmer. So I enjoyed a medium sized party plate full of flame cooked lamb. Others around me had slight arched eyebrows as they put a bit of meat on a bread roll and surrounded that central citadel with an invading army of ‘salads’ including potato salad (cooked and cooled safe starches?). There was birthday cake, it looked like red velvet cake, but I will never know.
2019 was a year of change with my employment. For 2 years I had been enjoying a health giving lifestyle pretty much as I have been portraying in these challenge posts: surfing, outdoors, active, sunshine, shark dodging etc. And surviving on 10 to 16hrs casual, part-time work per week. Then I picked up some extra casual work as an emergency fill in. That turned into a contract. And now it’s a full-time job doing something I had always dreamed of doing. (Trick to getting the job you want is put yourself in that place when things become available. Trick to getting the health you want, feed your body the stuff it needs to do its thing.) So I find myself in it. But the change brought a dose of work stress, a bad work-food environment, a more sedentary computer shackled work life, dietary challenges and carbs, not so much crept in, but leapt in (bye, bye leptin). Despite maintaining ketosis, I gained a lot of weight over the 6 months preceding the challenge.
So today I’m taking a 10,000ft look at biomarker comparisons 1 year apart:
+16kg (35lbs) heavier (I am 195cm tall)
waist measurement = +2cm
My body proportions/shape has changed and I am stronger. Have gained muscle mass.
Blood glucose and bhB are similar (from Jan 2019: 5.6mmol/l & 0.3mmol/l)
The acute stress of a new job has passed as I move into a more stable situation. This year, with some planning, as @Marknel is showing, health and work/life balance is a possibility.