So, time for some fasting rambling from my end.
Officially Day One (although Christmas was a little sooner in NZ). I fasted yesterday as well with some bone broth, but will discount that so we’re all on the same page
Ketones were registering on my blood meter this morning - 0.1, tbh I was surprised that there were any showing up after all the Christmas carbs!! Also, I am only measuring the ketones for interest. I can tell when I’m in ketosis.
Bit of a headache at the moment - I blame the carbs.
Off to the gym at lunch time. Going to do a pump class and then spin after (YES I know I said I would dial back the exercise, so I have limited myself to just these two classes today, then body balance tomorrow). And YES I am an exercise addict, which is good for my mental health but I found on the last two fasts that HIIT triggered my hunger pretty intensely.
I’ve finally got used to having coffee without milk or cream. I’m having some nice organic plunger coffee with about half a teaspoon of MCT oil in it (gives the coffee that creamy taste I miss). My gorgeous tenants got me a mix and go blender for Christmas…they know me too well!
A random thing I noticed the other day: I went for a swim in the ocean with my dog and sank. Some context to this: I was the school swimming and lifesaving champ, and have been a surf lifeguard for 14 years. But I hadn’t been for a swim in the ocean in a long time and I’m guessing it’s because I have more muscle and less fat…We went out in some pretty big surf and suddenly when I was behind the break I realised I had to work a lot harder to stay afloat. Nothing worthy of panic or anything like that, just really noticed the difference. My beautiful golden retriever (Finn) decided that I am an incompetent swimmer and valiantly tried to save me. Bless him. I did notice there were A LOT of people (adults and kids) swimming outside the flags with the big undertow and rips with a big shore break. Makes me really frustrated that people do this…no wonder NZ has so many drownings. Anyway, rant over. I’ll try add a photo of Finn when I get a chance.
Back to the thread, what was I talking about again? Oh right the fasting. Not hungry at all today, loading up on the water (I put a herbal tea bag in my bottle for flavour). Watching Netflix and doing house work to keep busy.
How are y’all doing? Much love,