Miraculum's Journal, 04 February 2019

REPOST/CORRECTION! Did I say 215? I meant 214.5 pounds! Thirty pounds down since 12/27/2018! Sorry for the change. It deleted four comments.

Yesterday, from around noon until about 6:30 p.m., I got really nauseous and headachy, as I reported, and it only got worse as the afternoon wore on.

It wasn't hypoglycemia: my serum glucose metered at 141 mg/dL. I took 3 units of Humalog before breaking my 18-hour intermittent fast, at around 3:45 p.m., then ate some 4% milk fat cottage cheese, cucumbers, celery, and tzatziki -- and felt markedly worse.

Serum glucose fell to only 130 mg/dL, but I didn't expect a big drop with so small a dose of insulin. (This morning, my blood sugar was still at 139 mg/dL, but I skimped on Humalog and Levemir last night since I had eaten so few grams of carborhydrate. This morning's dose of Humalog: 6 units, Levemir: 25 units.

I'm having to readjust my carb-to-insulin ratio, which I learned to calculate from an excellent certified diabetes nutritionist. I'm confident that I can handle small changes without an MD/NP consultation.

I started to feel like eating something around 6:30 p.m. and had 5 ounces of canned chicken breast packed in water. By the time I finished that, I was completely well ... well enough to eat three chicken wings. For dessert: a nice dish of whipped cream! (I'd already hit my 20g net carb limit and then some, so I skipped the Publix Triple Berries.)

So, what the H-E-double-hockey sticks was that?!

Well... Serum ketones jumped from 0.8 mmol/L on Friday and 1.0 mmol/L on Sunday morning to 2.4 mmol/L this morning (Monday) at 4:30 a.m. "Optimal nutritional ketosis" is 1.5 to 3.0 mmol/L. I made it! WOW!!

I also did my first "Monday only weigh-in": 214.5 pounds! Now, that's a "WHOOSH"!

QUESTION FOR THE KETO VETERANS:
Could that have been a six-hour "Keto Flu"? (I'd heard that it can go on for weeks!)

AND FOR ALL YE COMRADES STRUGGLING WITH ME:
“Never give in -- never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”

“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.”

“If you're going through hell, keep going.”

and, most important of all...
“Sex...I enjoy it immensely!”

[Credit for all: Winston Churchill]
214.5 lb Lost so far: 70.5 lb.    Still to go: 46.5 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entries for 04 February 2019:
1406 kcal Fat: 117.93g | Prot: 54.62g | Carb: 34.80g.   Breakfast: Water, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Harris Teeter Whipping cream. Lunch: Trader Joe's Hass Avocado, Bacon. Dinner: Butter (Salted), Scallops, Basil, Mt. Olive Roasted Red Peppers, Galbani Mozzarella Fresca, Ken's Steak House Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing, Cooked Brussels Sprouts (from Frozen). Snacks/Other: Land O'Lakes Sugar Free Whipped Heavy Cream. more...
3729 kcal Activities & Exercise: Resting - 3 hours, Watching TV/Computer - 6 hours, Sleeping - 7 hours, Reading - 6 hours, Driving - 2 hours. more...
on diet LCHF: Low carb, High fat / Ketogenic Diet   losing 22.8 lb a week

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Wow there is no stopping you now. Make me realize there is hope for me! 
04 Feb 19 by member: Nana Ellen
@Nana Ellen, just one foot in front of the other. That's the only way. Gives a new keto-meaning to the Hillary meme "SHE PERSISTED"! Hope, but *act* on FAITH! 
04 Feb 19 by member: Miraculum

     
 

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