Being that I’m in the states, and we have the COVID-19 virus around, me and my kiddos have been stuck inside for the last three weeks and an additional 30 days coming. That means, getting creative with activities. And that means, jelly beans.
Yesterday was 12 weeks of keto. I started at 138.8 lb at 5’7”, falling asleep when putting my kids down for naps, being super mind foggy and all that fun stuff.
Well, in the last 12 weeks, I hadn’t “cheated” once. I may have been over 20 net carbs on occasion at a party but I hadn’t truly cheated (minus a bit of apple to start it for the kiddos) in the 12 weeks, meaning I never ate anything non-keto friendly. But this whole “stay home” thing is really testing me.
I have started homeschooling my 3.5 year old, and jelly beans make math fun! And they also smell deliiiicccciiiooouuussss. At first, I was able to resist. Then I had 2. Then 5. And today I had 15. And frozen pizza. And two fruit chews. Uggghhhhh. Maybe tomorrow I’ll try to convince her to use something less intcing. Right now I’m sitting at 60 net carbs. Fml.
I am supposed to have my blood drawn soon, per my request, to see if eating keto is helping with my hypothyroidism. But the COVID-19 virus has put a bit of a kink in that. I’d love to stay off medicine and was right on the cusp of needing it, before starting keto.
I am struggling though. Hard core. Bacon/sausage and eggs and coffee with HWC is getting a bit old.
Pepperoni and cheese with avocado, getting super old.
Then I just don’t want to make dinner anymore. Especially when my husband comes home and isn’t hungry.
My husband started keto about a month after me, and is down almost 30 lbs. I really don’t want to derail him, though he’s not doing really healthy keto, and it bothers me. Today he had a pint and a half of Enlightened ice cream. And black coffee. Then some cheese and a piece deli meat for dinner. All day. But that’s a whole other story. His breath reeks so I know he’s in ketosis, but I feel like he’s going about it so wrong.
Annnyyway, I haven’t lost any weight, been at 130 (more or less) for a solid month now. I feel like maybe because I’m already low in weight that maybe my body is stable? I don’t know if that’s a thing. If I kept eating super strict keto, would I just get leaner and leaner?
This is all to say, between not losing weight, being stuck at home and the smell of jelly beans, has me really struggling.
Anyone have advice? Should I just KCKO? What if I just transitioned to meats, veggies and fruits? Omgggg I miss fruit.
Help. Any advice. Encouragement. Anything.