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.