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Daily Food Journal | Week 22 | My Garden and Extra Ground Beef

Daily Food Journal | Week 22 | My Garden and Extra Ground Beef

I don’t know if I want to garden this year. Too much work. Of course, this is the year that I really need to be growing vegetables. I can’t even decide on what vegetables I would want. My energy is drained. I don’t typically grow …more

Daily Food Journal | Week 21 | Easter Lobster and Smoked Brats

Daily Food Journal | Week 21 | Easter Lobster and Smoked Brats

My Easter lobster didn’t work out as planned. The approximately 1 1/2 oz. of meat I was able to extract, however, was absolutely delicious. My sister had invited me for dinner but I had anticipated staying at home because I had already planned my lobster …more

Daily Food Journal | Week 20 | Fasting Fails and A Nape Nodule

Daily Food Journal | Week 20 | Fasting Fails and A Nape Nodule

I have had a small, hard nodule behind my ear but close to my nape for a while. On Wednesday, I had a virtual dermatology appointment. I had to take pictures of the nodule, which is under the skin and difficult to see in the …more

Daily Food Journal | Week 19 | Repeat Meals and Tiger King

Daily Food Journal | Week 19 | Repeat Meals and Tiger King

I’m obviously eating a lot of repeat meals. As mentioned in a previous post, I do a lot of cooking and freezing. So if I cook a bunch of chicken thighs, for example, I will wrap and freeze them individually. Likewise, I will slice and …more

Daily Food Journal | Week 18 | Mild Depression and Cancellations

Daily Food Journal | Week 18 | Mild Depression and Cancellations

I have experienced varying levels of depression for most of my adult life. I have always gotten good results with a supplement called SAM-e. As it happens, if I have a fairly long depression-free period, I’ll stop taking it. I decided to start back with …more

Daily Food Journal | Week 17 | Stay At Home and Moldy Pickle Juice

Daily Food Journal | Week 17 | Stay At Home and Moldy Pickle Juice

The stay at home order is in effect and that’s what I’ve been doing. I stay at home – and EAT. I didn’t fast at all this week. On Sunday, I drank some pickle juice (for the probiotic benefit) that had been in the refrigerator, …more

Daily Food Journal | Week 16 | Cancelled Colonoscopy

Daily Food Journal | Week 16 | Cancelled Colonoscopy

I had a colonoscopy scheduled for Friday, March 13th. Since I’d been doing intermittent fasting anyway, I figured Thursday would be a breeze. The truth is that fasting, even for one day, is becoming a struggle. I think it’s stress-related.  I really wanted to fast …more

Daily Food Journal | Week 15 | Last Day Eating Out For a While

Daily Food Journal | Week 15 | Last Day Eating Out For a While

Little did I know that eating out was about to come to a screeching halt. I had lunch with a friend on March 2. Stay-at-home orders soon followed. For me, eating out on keto is simple, but very limited. I cook and eat so well …more

Daily Food Journal | Week 14 | Breaking a Diet Plateau

Daily Food Journal | Week 14 | Breaking a Diet Plateau

I hit a diet plateau and I decided to switch things up a bit in the hopes of restarting fat loss. Actually, I was trying to fast more often and for longer periods. But on the first planned fasting day, February 25th, I was ravenous …more

Daily Food Journal | Week 13 | Time to Make More Bone Broth

Daily Food Journal | Week 13 | Time to Make More Bone Broth

I have run out of bone broth. I just don’t feel like making my own. The only store-bought broth I like is from Aldi. But it’s not always available. I seem to always be on the lookout for it to come back. When I fast, …more

Daily Food Journal | Week 12 | Potassium and Foot Cramps

Daily Food Journal | Week 12 | Potassium and Foot Cramps

Potassium is very important when on a keto diet. It can help with the type of horrible foot cramps I experienced Sunday night that woke me at 4:30 a.m. and again a couple of hours later. I fasted the day before (Saturday) with coffee, water …more

Daily Food Journal | Week 11 | Getting My A1C Down

Daily Food Journal | Week 11 | Getting My A1C Down

While my A1C is more important than weight loss, I couldn’t resist weighing in on Sunday.  Good news: another 2 pounds! So that makes 11 total since November. Even though I fasted on Monday, I woke up Tuesday feeling like I gained weight. My jeans …more

Daily Food Journal | Week 10 | First Progress Pictures

Daily Food Journal | Week 10 | First Progress Pictures

For the first time, I’m posting pictures of my progress. On Monday, January 27, my father turned 90 years old.  He wanted to go to Applebee’s, so we went the day before (Sunday). I seem to always forget to take pictures of my restaurant meals …more

Daily Food Journal | Week 9 | Finally Lost Weight

Daily Food Journal | Week 9 | Finally Lost Weight

I finally lost weight! It’s not a lot and I don’t care if it’s water weight; I could cry. I fasted two days in a row last week, Thursday and Friday (1/16 and 1/17). I started this journey in November and I’ve made a lot …more

Daily Food Journal | Week 8 | A Lot of Blue Cheese and Bacon

Daily Food Journal | Week 8 | A Lot of Blue Cheese and Bacon

Blue cheese got me through this week. I fasted three days, with two of those days being consecutive!  In my updates, I’ll still sometimes use the term ADF (alternate day fasting), even if it’s not alternate. To celebrate my nephew’s birthday, we had lunch at …more

Daily Food Journal | Week 7 | Getting Serious About ADF

Daily Food Journal | Week 7 | Getting Serious About ADF

I’m starting to get serious about ADF (alternate day fasting). I managed to fast three times this week.  My fasts are usually between 40-42 hours.  I’m working towards making non-fasting days OMAD days (one meal a day). One thing about ADF, you wind up eating …more

Daily Food Journal | Week 6 | OMAD With Lots of Wine

Daily Food Journal | Week 6 | OMAD With Lots of Wine

Lots of wine this week. Post holiday, it was tough to work in ADF (alternate day fasting), but I was at least able to stick with OMAD (one meal a day) most days. And lots of wine. On the 29th, I went to a party …more

Daily Food Journal | Week 5 | Christmas Dinner

Daily Food Journal | Week 5 | Christmas Dinner

I tried to make the Christmas dinner menu as keto friendly as possible.  But I know my family. Some things just weren’t going to go over well.  Like homemade cranberry sauce.  They just want the canned stuff. I had actually done a trial run of …more

Daily Food Journal | Week 4 | A Nice Salmon Fillet

Daily Food Journal | Week 4 | A Nice Salmon Fillet

I purchased a large salmon fillet and cut it in half to cook (with the skin).  For the leftover fillet, I use the flashing method to reheat. Basically, you’re taking room temperature food and reheating at a high temperature for just a few minutes. A …more

Daily Food Journal | Week 3 | My Carb Count Is Really Off

Daily Food Journal | Week 3 | My Carb Count Is Really Off

My carb count has been off pretty much this whole week. My father’s Teamsters local holds a holiday lunch for retirees every year. He can bring one guest; this was my sister’s year but she bailed and I went instead. You place your order of …more


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