Days 135-140: Catching Up

Well, this week really got away from me on posts. My bad. I get home sometimes and all I want to do is relax. This was partially started as an accountability tool and partially as a way to help others who may become interested in starting. As far as accountability, I am doing well and haven’t strayed. No idea how many people this reaches, but even just one makes a difference.

I’m using the few photos I have to recreate this post for the last several days. If I bounce around, I do apologize. The beef curry that we made was excellent! We paired it with cauliflower rice and to get some extra fat, I ate it with an avocado one day for lunch.

Thursday I snagged a photo fo my lunch that day. I used sour cream for extra fat that day. Thursday night we needed to prep more food. He was fasting Friday and I did not. I made bell pepper “potato skins” I didn’t quite make them potato skin size, but left them cut in half. They were paired with an avocado and sour cream crema. I’m a huge fan of the crema. Not sure how my boyfriend will feel about it because I don’t know how much it tastes like sour cream.

So many people talk about all the amazing health benefits of keto. I have yet to see some of them. My nails always seem to break easily no matter what I do. Biotin as a supplement doesn’t seem to work. Only one thing I’ve one has worked. I also have “chicken skin”. Bumps that are red and seem to coat my arms and legs and shoulders. I was told that people grow out of them, but I haven’t seen that happen yet.

I’m part of an amazing group of ladies via a Facebook page, so I reached out to them to see their suggestions. One idea was more Omega 3. We have been eating less fish, so we can always try that. I thought I was getting a trial size of collagen to see how it does, but ended up with a whole tub! I think I’ll give that a go first!

Friday night we were in bed by 7:30pm. So nice. We did have to get up a bit earlier to run to the post office before heading to the dentist. I was just having a follow up visit and he was supposed to have cavities filled, but turns out they had already been done! From there we stopped by a local hockey store to check out some gear. Then it was on to Panda Express for lunch!

It is possible to eat out and be keto. I’m not 100% certain that the sauces were keto, but I’m ok with that. They tasted good and they didn’t make me feel bad, so I think we are good to go. After lunch it was off to our first ice skating lessons! We did a make up class prior to our actual class since we had the traffic debacle last time.

We both really enjoyed it. I had a bit of an easier time than he did, but it was a great workout. From there, we went to his mom’s to do our laundry. We greatly appreciate parents who let us do our laundry at their house and save us that money. It may not be a whole lot, but it does save us over time. While laundry was on, we got a bit peckish and decided to go out and run a couple of errands when the laundry was on.

We grabbed Chipotle for dinner. Saturday was definitely a feast day. We don’t ever deprive ourselves if we are feeling hungry. We eat. We make it keto and eat what we feel like. We try and mostly eat at home, but we do eat out. Chipotle and In-N-Out are usually the easy ones to go to. It’s really all about what we are in the mood for.

Today, we got up and had our bulletproof coffee (which is what I’m adding the collagen to btw). We were meeting up with a friend for lunch. Chipotle again. It was an early lunch, or well it was for us. It was at 12pm. It was a great lunch. Good to see my friend. Glad to have my boyfriend meet him finally.

From there it was on to a dog adoption event. We have been wanting a dog for quite some time. I volunteer for GreySave and we were thinking greyhound. My boyfriend has wanted a bulldog forever. I love dogs. We have talked about a variety of reasons for holding off on getting a dog, but in the end, that list is endless. We decided to go see this English Bulldog we saw online. He was everything we were hoping for. We took the plunge. We brought home a one-year old English Bulldog named Humphrey “Bogey” Bogart. The rest of today was basically about him.

Right now my boyfriend is preparing the frittata for the next few days. Bogey is trying very hard to get a taste.

I love this keto kind of life.