Monday, April 29, 2013

Back in ketosis

I'm a happy camper!
My blood ketones were at 1mml. Yesterday they were a paltry .1. I'm happy to see it only took 24 hours to get back into ketosis. Now I need to stay there!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

What the heck, I'll prick my finger

and check ketones and glucose this afternoon.

I know it will be bad, the interesting part will be how fast I get back into ketosis.

Back later...
2PM..Getting ready to check my blood...
Glucose 85
Ketones  .1  Dang it!
Oh well, there's no place to go but up.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Finally back home

at least until Tuesday!

The 2 half marathons in Las Vegas were terrific. I completed both in a fasted state. After the races I had turkey and cheese roll ups with some nuts.

My husband did the Sunday race with me, he couldn't believe that I was able to go 13.1 miles on a cup of coffee. He had a muffin before the race and energy gels during. After the race he had a sandwich and cookies. Being fat adapted feels as if I have superpowers!

On Monday afternoon I returned home, only to fly out again on Tuesday. This time it was a work conference in Los Angeles. Although I stuck to no grains/no sugar, I ate way too many carbs. All week. Ugh, I'm still bloated. No use wasting ketone strips, I know I'm out of ketosis.

I'm back into my familiar routine, I hope it won't take too long to elevate my ketones. I'll give it a week and then I'll start checking again. I've got lots of glucose strips, I'll go back to doing a daily check of those numbers.

Next race is June 2 in San Diego. I'm not sure if I'm doing the half or whole marathon.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Crazy busy!

I was in Las Vegas this weekend for 2, count 'em, 2 half marathons. One on Saturday and one on Sunday. I completed both races in a fasted state, only a cup of coffee before the start. Felt fine, no drop in energy or hunger pains. After both races, I had turkey and cheese roll ups with avocado. Delish!

Tomorrow I'm heading to Los Angeles for a week of business meetings. Business meetings = sitting in a conference room all day. And lots of food. I've been doing LCHF long enough to know how to avoid the carby minefields.

My ketones this afternoon were 1.4. I know it's an after burn from the races.

I better get packing....

Sunday, April 14, 2013

I'm torn...

about continuing my daily ketone/glucose testing. Here's why...

Last week my ketones were low, hovering around .4 or .3. I know my carb intake was too high and knew my number would be low. When it was confirmed on my trusty Precision Xtra meter, I didn't curb my carbs. Quite the opposite, I adapted the "What the hell" attitude. That never turns out well.

It's been almost a week, I checked my numbers today, still .4, which is no surprise.

Ironically, my order for 60 more ketone strips arrived yesterday from the Canadian pharmacy. And 100 glucose strips.

It occured to me that my relationship with daily finger pricks is turning into my relationship that I had (before I ditched it) with daily weigh-ins. If my scale number was higher than I wanted, I was cranky. And happy as a clam if the number was low.

This morning I did an hour kettle bell class in a fasted state. Next weekend I'm doing a half marathon on Saturday and a half marathon on Sunday. Both will be in a fasted state. I'm going shopping for pants because all the ones in my closet are literally falling off. I can do the 16/8 hour fast/feed window without a problem.

I know I'm fat-adapted. But when my ketone number is low, it makes me nuts!

What to do...what to do.....