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I am a Type A endomorph. I struggle with weight. This is my Journey

Friday, August 12, 2016

Is it mid August Already?

So it is half way through August already. My month of July was a virtual faturday the entire month. My problem is I plateau so much my body stops responding, so carb cycling seems like a thing that might work for me.  However carb cycling is not a month long affair haha🤑.

When July was rolling around my young'un was coming over for the weekend for Fourth of July with her boyfriend and a chocolate strawberry poke cake. Oh My God!
 I was already informed that I was going to take a faturday that day and I readily agreed, however when I saw the size of this cake I said it's going to take me more than a day to finish it. Given the fact that I had been plateauing and getting frustrated and eating healthy and missing out on things like bagels and pizza and chocolate cake I decided that I was going to take off the month of July and have a virtual faturday the whole month and I gained 10 pounds. Go me. 👏
(insert sarcastic eyeroll)🤑

Well it's August now and I've gone back to keto and I'm trying to do the best that I can to get myself into ketosis. I am virtually carb-free with the exception of a little low carb ice cream and a little  jelly that I use when I take my kratom, which I take the powdered form of. It taste like green powder (bitter and dry) and you really need to mix it with something and the only thing that seems to work for me besides a smoothie would be peanut butter and jelly so I have a couple of tablespoons of jelly when I choke the stuff down when I need it.

FYI Kratom is an ethnobotanical. It's a green plant that comes from Asia grown in the wetlands and its  dried and milled into a powder form. You can buy the capsules but it's more costly so I just buy the powder I'm thinking of buying a capsule machine and encapsulating my own powder to cut out the Jelly but that's an added expense for another month however.
I take it to  help with my pain but mostly to pick me up out of my depression/anxiety and/or calm me at night and help me sleep.

So I'm doing keto now . I like doing the Michael Thurmond 6-week body makeover however is very restrictive and I end up cheating more than I'd like so I decided to do keto which lets me have my cheese which I really love and a little bit of peanut butter and I could still eat the 6wbm  food which is low carb but I am allowed to have some salt. Unsalted food is just unbearable I did it for a long time and I don't want to do it anymore.

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