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Keto: Day 1


Well, I have survived today.  I am nearing the end of day one of eating Keto.  I feel pretty good and am surprised at how hard it is to get in the fat you should get in.  I am also surprised at how hard it is for me to drink water (or anything for that matter!).  I actually can’t believe that I made it through our Sunday Family Dinner and ate Keto the whole time.  I didn’t cheat at all.  Yay, me!

My menu today consisted of the following:


I slept a little later than an average day but I am not usually a breakfast eater, anyway.  I had two cups of coffee with Stevia and heavy whipping cream.  I would like to tell you I measured the cream, but I didn’t.  I like my coffee to look more like hot chocolate, so there’s that.


I had some tuna fish packed in water, drained it and added two tablespoons of Dukes Mayonnaise and a little pickle relish (about 1/2 tsp).  I ate a few celery sticks with some ranch dressing, too.


YUM!  I made Keto Asian Stir Fry from the DietDoctor.com.  You can get the recipe here.  I followed it as close as I could, making enough for left-overs so I would have some to take to work, and so, hopefully, I won’t have to cook for a day or so.

I can tell you that in making this recipe, I used a cast iron dutch oven instead of a frying pan.  It housed the mounds of cabbage much easier than it spilling over the sides of a frying pan.  I still made a mess, mind you, but not quite the mess that I would have made!  I had trouble finding Wasabi in my area, too.  I did get some but I don’t think it was what I should have used, so I may have blown it since I did notice there was some sugar in the mix.  I sure hope not because the wasabi mayonnaise takes this recipe over the top.  I bet it will taste even better tomorrow!


Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs.   You can click on the name for the recipe.  They are pretty awesome and I had four today, but for me and the tray that I use, the recipe makes 18.   I love these!  They help with that craving for something sweet.

Water.  Water.  Water.   I sure hope I got enough in today.

Calories today:  1605   Carbs:  18g      Fat: 131g     Protein: 82g


Personal stuff:

Ugh, I measured my waist today.  That made me want to cry!!!  It is hard for me to believe I am the size I am now.  It is harder for me to think that, at my heaviest, I weighed 40 more pounds than I do now.  I just don’t even know how this happened.  I am not lazy, by any means.  Never have been.  It seems like yesterday I was young and raising children.  I have to admit that eating the way I did today has left me feeling huge.  I hope I didn’t make mistakes.  I don’t know what they would have been, but I am learning.

This weekend, I was able to have my grandson (age 6) with me all weekend.  He is so much fun, loaded with personality.  We went for a bike ride.  He wants desperately to learn to ride his bike without training wheels.  Unfortunately, his bike is a little small for him, so he has trouble balancing more than usual.  I guess I know what we need to make sure he gets for Christmas.  🙂

Christmas!  Is it time to be thinking about the holidays, already?  As a middle school principal, life seems to speed by.  I can’t believe I have blinked and it is almost November.  October is always a hard month for educators.  It seems long and there is nothing but, what seems like, a month of full moons and a holiday full of sugar that now gets celebrated in multiple ways throughout the month.

November brings a sigh of relief for most educators as we look forward to the breaks that come with the holidays that stack up, one behind the other, over the next several weeks.  It is not that we don’t love our kiddos and our jobs, but just like the students, we need a brain break and a moment for ourselves, beyond a weekend, to restore our joy, enthusiasm, and that momentum that will catapult us through the dreary winter months.


Shrimp with Roasted Peppers, Onions and Tomato (or Salad)




Thought I better add a dinner option (or two) for those of you wanting to know something simple and low calorie for dinner.  Here is a simple shrimp fried in Pam with a roasted pepper, onion and tomato side.

I think the shrimp preparation is self-explanatory (if not, ask and I will try to explain).  Note:  I am not a cooking guru and one time I may overcook the shrimp – next time it might be perfect.  I guarantee you I won’t undercook them, though.  

For the vegetables, I simply cut them to the desired size, placed them into a pan (or on a baking sheet), sprinkled them with salt and pepper and a little dribble of canola oil.  I realize that heating the oil for a diet may not be a good thing but there was so very little, I hope I won’t notice it on the scales when weigh.  

If you aren’t a peppers and onions fan, but prefer a salad alternative, here is a tasty look at a salad:



I would not opt to put the cheese on it (for my diet), but if you are a male and need the extra calories and protein, I would add it along with a chopped hard boiled egg.  Men tend to need more protein that women, so that is why you see it here.  I added a bit of Paul Newman’s Lite Sesame Ginger Dressing and YUM.

A dressing alternative:

Take that boiled egg you were going to chop up and get the yolk out of it.  Chop the white and put it on your salad.

Take the yolk + 2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar + 2 tsp of Canola Oil – whisk together and put on salad.  Amazing how it coats everything!