I’ve been logging my eats into Fitday.com, and the ratios or macros (or whatever they are) look pretty good. Fat is around 65-72%; carbs way under 10%, and protein is around 15-25%. I was quite busy with work this past week, so, my eating pattern was pretty sporadic. Managed to get coconut oil and butter into foods each day- which was a triumph. And, it made a huge difference in keeping me full.
Some of the things I noticed after being on this for 6 solid days, is how much my sleeping pattern has improved. 10 days ago, I couldn’t make it through the night without being awake for 3-4 hours. Now, I sleep all the way through. Much more energetic throughout the day. Less brain fog, so I focus better. lower back and knees don’t hurt so much.
Exercise is pretty tough for me to get into. Due to knee injuries, weather constraints, and time constraints, my daily routine is 5 minutes of planks, and 5 minutes of leg/thigh/butt/belly exercises. I feel great afterwards, and no joint pain. (Planks are awesome!)
I’m somewhere between 5’8" and 5’7" now. Kinda feels like I’m shrinking a bit, or the kids are getting taller. Maybe more stretching will help. IDK. I just avoid standing next to the 6’2" kid, and I feel a little better. I’ve been doing a little bit of progesterone cream each day too, as that seems to alleviate some of that perimenopause bs. Not nearly the amount of hot flashes now. Hoping it helps in dealing with “Aunt Flo” too. She’s been abrupt, irregular, unbearable, and scary. Cannot wait until this is over!!!
Results since I started: 228.6 down to 223.6 this morning. Much slower results than before, but, I’ll take what I can get. Hang in there, ladies. It’ll happen.