Sunday, March 13, 2016

Low Carb Soul Bread

I just made this bread called Low Carb Soul Bread. It is awesome! Although it doesn't have the complete consistency of carby bread, it's enough to satisfy the desire for a sandwich or for a slice of peanut  butter bread. I'm going to try and make French Toast with the bread this week since I really, really, really miss French Toast.

Check it out yo! Looks as good as it tastes!

Anyway! I have been doing fairly well with eating right. I had two birthdays that I attended yesterday that really had nothing keto to serve. I had wings and hot dogs between the two parties and I ballooned up like ten pounds. I blame the hot dogs. Holy water weight, Batman! No biggie - got to just keep on trucking through those ups and downs! First thing this morning, I made my Bulletproof Coffee and some bacon and scrambled eggs, and I have been drinking so much water that I feel like I'm going to turn into a fish! Totally dreading looking at the scale tomorrow, but it is what it is. I'll be back to my current weight in no time, and hopefully lower! I plan on taking body measurements and updating that weekly on the side bar.

I'm also considering trying an egg fast when I hit my first plateau. (The dreaded weight stall that I'm sure we all get!) I've read great results from folks over on the /r/xxketo Facebook group so I definitely think I'll attempt it. I'll use I Breathe, I'm Hungry's egg fast meal plan.

Have you tried the egg fast? Tell me about your results, how long you did the fast, and how you felt in the end of your fast. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Where have you been, Salek!?

Busy. That's where I've been .Very busy. I had first created this blog to document my journey to becoming a mother using the ketogenic diet and exercise.

Guess what? I'm a mommy now.

Eleanor is going on 11 months old - she'll be a year old next month. Keto works. It works SO well. After years of infertility,  I finally have my beautiful rainbow baby. I didn't need medication to create her. My medication was food and the result was her:

I am truly blessed. She is such a sweet, little girl. :)

Eventually, my husband and I would like to give her a sibling, but right now - I think it's time to focus on taking care of myself again and raising Eleanor. I have a few big goals in mind for myself. I'd like to make this blog a full time job down the road so I do need to keep myself accountable when it comes to writing. I like to write - I don't do it often enough with a job that consumes my social and personal time, and with small child. It can be a challenge!

Another personal goal is getting down to 145 pounds. I've gained an indecent amount of weight since Ellie's birth. I've find cracked down on myself with my improper eating and I've already lost 16.6 pounds since February 9, 2016. I have another 70 pounds to lose. Challenge accepted. I want to set an example for my child and show her that food isn't for comfort - it is to nourish and give us energy. We eat to live, not live to eat. I don't want her to have the same issues I have when it comes to food and health.

Get back to 5x5 Stronglifts. I think I will begin my strength training again once we move to our new house in April. I'm in the process of decluttering, packing and moving so I'm putting my training on the backburner for now. I still want to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight anyway before I hit the weights. My joints will thank me I think.

A long term goal is to join the Air Force. It's been a dream for years and years for me to join the military - being from a military family makes me feel like it's my duty to serve my country. I already went through the police academy so I have some basic training for defense tactics, weapons training, use of force, etc. I want to be Security Forces (aka Military Police).

I don't know where this journey is taking me and my little family, but I hope you come along for the ride. :) Follow me on Instagram