Miraculum's Journal, 19 May 2018

TWENTY-FOUR HOUR FAST just concluded, the longest I've attempted! LCHF Week 3 begins tomorrow!

Maybe that was a bit long. I was feeling lightheaded, nauseous, and sweaty ("diaphoretic") at the very end, but I took a 4g-carb sugar tablet with magnesium and vitamin C that helped a bit and ate half a cookie (part of my planned dessert) while I was preparing dinner. Would have probably done better with a cup of bone broth for electrolytes, but I was at the point of not being able to make dinner.

Dinner: seared scallops and fresh asparagus in garlic and butter -- and I do mean GARLIC and BUTTER! -- prepared from scratch, served, eaten at the dining room table, cleared, and dishes done within one hour! Woo-Hoo! This is quickly becoming my favorite dinner!

I did have the rest of that (um, giant) cookie for dessert -- 65g carbs that brought my daily total to 79.95g. Daily calories stayed under 1500, fat 112g, protein low (in the 20s).

I'm back to fasting now, 6:30 p.m. today till 12:30 p.m. tomorrow. An overnight 18-hour IF, eating one meal after noon and a second meal at dinnertime, helps me stay under 40g carbs: I'm finding that most do-able.

I tested my blood sugar at the end of the fast. It was 176 mg/dL, after that 351g-carb binge yesterday afternoon, and since I didn't take any Victoza or Levemir (long-acting insulin) this morning, that's not surprising. After all, I am a diabetic! Geez. This disease doesn't give an inch! Let that be a lesson to me -- as if I needed another one!

Back to "livin' la vida low-carb" -- a la Jimmy Moore, author of Keto Clarity.

Diet Calendar Entries for 19 May 2018:
1007 kcal Fat: 65.58g | Prot: 23.42g | Carb: 79.95g.   Lunch: Coffee, Aldi Heavy Whipping Cream. Dinner: Scallops, Cooked Asparagus (from Fresh), Butter (Salted), Garlic, Gourmet Cran Crunch Cookie (Harris Teeter). Snacks/Other: Ultima Replenished Electrolyte Powder. more...
3700 kcal Activities & Exercise: Resting - 4 hours, Watching TV/Computer - 6 hours, Sleeping - 7 hours, Reading - 6 hours, Cooking - 1 hour. more...

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I'm having the toughest time with IF right now. For months and months I would fast for 16 and sometimes 18 hours a day and be fine. 24 hours is really hard - I did it by accident a couple of times. You sound really motivated, do you have to take something to get your blood sugar down if it's 176 after fasting? Or will it come down? I am pretty motivated to take off those 9 pounds I gained so I'm really watching it today. Ate between 6am (I get up early) and 2pm. Didn't eat much, but that's not unusual when I am motivated. But I feel hungry, so just made a small cup of tea (small because I need honey to sweeten it and didn't want more than a tablespoon). I think giving up diet Pepsi is what is making things so difficult. I would drink it, even during the fasting period and was able to stick to the diet for longer than normal for me. I've had enough water for today - it's so boring.  
19 May 18 by member: Fritzy 22
Hi, Fritzy. The 176 BS reading was 6:00 p.m. following that carb-binge day of 351g. I'm sure it was in it's way down! If I'd tested and taken my a.m. doses of Victoza, Levemir, and Humalog, it would have been lower this morning. Since I wasn't planning to eat any good till evening, I didn't want to cause a low BS situation. IMHO, the Diet Pepsi would be better than the 17.3g carbohydrate in that tbsp of honey. The sweetener *might* (psychologically if not physically) sustain the craving for sugar, but the honey will *definitely* do so. You might try something I discovered today: Ultima Replenishment Electrolyte Powder. I tried the orange flavor -- not bad! Zero everything, and it'll help with the fast. Bone broth or bouillon are two other good fluid-and-electrolyte options. Hang in there! You can do this! 
20 May 18 by member: Miraculum
Oh -- It's "Replenisher," not " Replenishment. " 
20 May 18 by member: Miraculum
Wow! Go girl! Well done my friend 😁👏🏻👏🏻 
20 May 18 by member: gaelicgal
Glad you did the fast. Congrats. Hope you are considering dropping the simple carbs as well. (Sorry if you've already considered this -- I didn't read your former journal entries). 
20 May 18 by member: Draglist

     
 

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