Life has been crazy! I have ignored this blog for quite a while, and I haven't really had the time or the courage to take a look at my weight or measurements since Annie's been in the hospital. And so here we are, 5 weeks from my last stat check. The news is pretty good, actually. Although I'm not in ketosis, and I haven't been for a couple of weeks, my weight is holding pretty steady. From my last weigh in on April 17, I have lost .5 pounds, 1" from my bust, .5" from my waist, and .5" from my hips.
It is no great loss, especially spread out over 5 weeks... but I stepped on the scale this morning, expecting to see some gain. I haven't been drinking the water I should, I haven't been to the gym in 5 weeks, and I've been out of ketosis for a while. Plus, I keep wanting to cave in and cheat, cheat, cheat - in a really bad way. Everytime we go out to eat (and we're going out pretty often these days), a part of me thinks, "I can eat that now, and no one will blame me." So, we went out for Mexican, and I found myself saying to my husband, "Maybe I'll have a margarita." Luckily, I have a good husband, who looked me in the eye, and said "Don't sabotage your weight loss, Kate." Ooookay. Thanks, Pete. Enough said! So we compromised. He got the margarita, and I had three small sips during dinner. Not completely carb free, but not that bad either, and he only looked a little girly with that frosty drink :) I have no idea how many carbs three sips of that margarita had, but this is something I've been doing. I'm flirting with danger. Last night, I went out with my sister, and had a small bite of her Tollhouse Pie. OMG. Really freaking good. A small bite is better than a big cheat, right?
Confession: I have started eating some fruit. It is totally not allowed on any induction phase of any low carb WOE that I've studied. But, something had to give. I craved sweet, and I haven't been able to make my low carb brownies. So, I figured that natural and sweet would be better for me than a candy bar. Hello strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. About 1 cup per day, floating in about 2 ounces of half and half. Look - I am pretty sure that I need the antioxidants, and when I get back to real life (out of the damned hospital), I will start being more strict. At least it is not a horrible cheat.... 1 cup of raw strawberries has 9 net carbs; 1 cup of blackberries has 7 net carbs; and 1 cup of raspberries has 7 net carbs. So, figure my daily bowl is about 8 grams of carbs or so, probably less than that because I don't actually think that I am getting a full cup of fruit.