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Vacation Day 1

Thursday, September 29, 2016

First, please excuse any typos, grammar, formatting and especially weird autocorrect word changes. I am typing this on my phone.

Since I knew I was going to be navigating a sugary world once I left the comforts of my home, I opted to skip breakfast yesterday and go on an 18 hour fast. I had a cup of coffee with coconut milk for creamer. I ate one of my homemade soups for lunch. Then that was it until much later.

At the airport we had a cocktail, but I regretted it. It wasn't high quality and I could taste a sweet syrup. Wasn't worth the calories or money, and both hubby and I were annoyed.

I didn't eat anything on the plane. It was a long 5 hour flight, but I got a lot of reading done. I read a couple of Chapters of the classic Sherlock Holmes that I got on a free Kindle sale. For being a classic, it is delightfully enjoyable. A whimsical and fun detective story with intriguing insights to 19th century London.

We had plans to go to one of our old favorite late night happy hour bars, but we were just too tired to make the bus trip there and back. We opted for an Asian fusion restaurant nearby. I ordered a chicken satay which was wonderful. I should have orders a double plate and just ate that. I had a Thai beef stir fry for my dinner, which was delicious but I could taste sugar. At that point, I kind of gave up on being able to maintain light keto through the rest of the trip. Not that I am using it as an excuse to eat anything, but I have to do an induction reset when I get home.

I woke up and used a ketostix expecting the worst. Surprisingly, I am still reading as burning fat. I think it's because of my IF yesterday. I ate very little, and my glycogen is low. The sugars I ate must have been deposited in glycogen.

That means I have a little bit of a buffer. I know from prior experience that eating over 100g carbs per day will knock me out of keto if done consecutively. My husband and I are planning on riding bikes and walking a lot, so exercise will also help moderate carbs.

I can enjoy myself within reason if I make smart choices.
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  • ISABELLE84
    Sur you can enjoy yourself and make smart decisions. Balance is what we are after, aren't we? So a bit too much of that once in a while or a bit too little of this another time won't kill you. Balance. Not moderation.
    I'm glad you posted this blog though it must have been a pain in the a.... typing it with your phone!
    Enjoy your vacation!
    1569 days ago
  • PACEKA1
    Sounds like you're doing well managing - that's great. When we were on vacation in August visiting my daughter and her family our dinners were good because my daughter cooks very healthy. But eating on the road was tough. We did bring good quality foods to snack on while driving but it's challenging to find a quick dinner that's healthy too. But I managed to loose a pound during that vacation so I guess I did okay.

    Enjoy your time in Seattle!
    1575 days ago
  • OVERDUECHANGE
    Great job preparing! :) And yeah, I'm with you, amazing how you can taste the sugar at times.
    1575 days ago
  • NJMATTICE
    You're working hard to stay on track. It is tough out there. I heard you when you said, "I could taste sugar." It's amazing how much sugar is out there in the restaurant world. But just keep doing your best. I am finally in the safety of my own kitchen and I am getting back on track. My travels showed me that you have to be very vigilant. The trick is how to be vigilant, but not rude. A fine balancing act. Have fun. I hope the weather is as beautiful for you as it was when I was out there!
    1575 days ago
  • BHARRISONO
    It is all about choices.
    1575 days ago
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