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Look what I got!

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We picked it up from El Paso last weekend. It's been called "dainty" and I'm not a dainty person! But yes, it's pretty small and thin and simple. I really like it. Some days my fingers swell and it's tight, but some days it's loose. Today it fits just right.

Diet is still not going well. I've been upset about it, so Justin told me he's doing the diet with me and has been since Monday. He's way more strict about it than me. Today we went out for lunch and got the side salad with bun-less cheeseburger. He didn't eat most of the tomato because of carbs, and then identified the "mayo" as miracle whip and said we shouldn't be eating that too. When I say I want to eat Steak with onion, he says no because it has too many carbs.

I'm all moved into my new place! Already dealt with maintenance problems with the bathroom sink. Got it fixed yesterday. I can't take a bath because I guess the hot water heater sucks. I'm so sad about that. The place is colder, but the kitchen is so nice and has a dish washer, not to mention how much better the clothes washer and dryers are. Overall it's a nice upgrade. I need to find a hot springs somewhere XD.

My boss has been a complete ogre to my coworker and now she's looking for a new job : (. I'm so sad, I don't want her to leave. My boss never appreciates her and treats her with disrespect. She doesn't know how good she has it with her... she has years of corporate experience, is very organized and on top of things, and is great with all the crazy customers. Like the dude who just walked in... demanded a free copy of some article and when we told him we can't provide that, he asked for the author's e-mail so he could e-mail him and ask for a free copy. Then told us the public library would let him check it out... go there then? Copies are 10 cents per copy. Jeez. Anyway, she isn't here today. Texted me that she is "updating her resume and contemplating life.


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Jan. 26th, 2017 10:44 pm (UTC)
I'm doing keto, but I definitely eat onions and tomatoes :P Need SOME carbs!
Jan. 26th, 2017 10:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah he doesn't seem to understand the concept of "net carbs" and thinks I shouldn't even be eating berries and nuts, basically stick to NO carbs. I don't know why I'm at this huge plateau. I don't eat more carbs than I think. I hope it will change ASAP.
Jan. 26th, 2017 10:55 pm (UTC)
Ugh, no carbs sounds awful and meaty. Does he not eat lettuce either?
Jan. 27th, 2017 01:27 am (UTC)
Yeah he eats lettuce and especially spinach. Maybe he thinks it's ok to stick to like 5 carbs a day.
Jan. 27th, 2017 02:10 am (UTC)
I aim for about 25 net carbs a day.
Jan. 26th, 2017 11:02 pm (UTC)
Lovely ring! I honestly never considered that tomatoes have carbs; if it's only a slice or two it seems like a very minor thing, as opposed to say a slice of bread! At least it's healthy carbs, and not processed carbs.
Jan. 26th, 2017 11:02 pm (UTC)
Its so pretty! I love it. Its really simple, shouldn't get in the way at all.
Jan. 27th, 2017 01:27 am (UTC)
Thanks, I really like it!
Jan. 26th, 2017 11:04 pm (UTC)
Just looked it up - one entire red or yellow tomato (123 g / about 3" diameter) is just under 5 carbs. Of course, I'd also forgotten that technically a tomato is a fruit, lol!
Jan. 27th, 2017 01:28 am (UTC)
If you go with net carbs a medium tomato has maybe closer to 4 because it has around one gram of fiber. It's ok to have like one a day, but when you're supposed to be under 20 a day, even one tomato may be too much.
Jan. 27th, 2017 01:52 am (UTC)
Hang in there :) I've been backing off the onions too, which is hard (and sucks). We got Five Guys today and I was like "oh, I'll be bad and get some onions instead of having a snack after dinner" - and they were gross! Haha so I picked them all off :p So the universe is reminding me no onions :p I'm struggling mostly with making the time for more exercise.
Jan. 27th, 2017 02:27 am (UTC)
The thing that I think about when I start thinking about these very high fat/low carb diets is ketoacidosis. When the body breaks down fats, the byproduct is ketones, which are an acid and can potentially be deadly. Your pH balance is then thrown off. This happens with type one diabetics when they start breaking down fats for energy because they can't use carbs/sugars.

I haven't researched it at all, so I'm not sure what the liklihood of ketoacidosis is with these kind of diets, but I'm sure its possible and it's not a healthy thing to put your body through, especially when your body is meant to use carbs for energy.
Jan. 27th, 2017 02:32 am (UTC)
According to this, it sounds like you are probably ok:

Jan. 27th, 2017 02:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that was interesting because the point of the diet is to be in Ketosis and I didn't know it was a milder form of the life-threatening ketoacidosis that usually only diabetics get. I think this diet is supposed to be ok for Type 2 diabetics, but yeah type 1 can't do it.
Jan. 27th, 2017 04:01 am (UTC)
What a lovely ring!!!
Jan. 27th, 2017 02:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you ^_^
Jan. 27th, 2017 04:24 pm (UTC)
The ring is very pretty! Are there stones? (Looks like sappires) or is twisted in such a way the light creates the illusion of stones? Also, you could be at a plateau if your body believes you are starving it. You may actually be not eating enough carbs. Anyhoo, there's my two pence, hugs~~~
Jan. 27th, 2017 04:30 pm (UTC)
I got this from a Reddit thread... but it gives ideas...

You could also try some type of carb cycling or IF to try to kickstart your metabolism. Carb cycling would be upping your carbs to 40-50g one day then being strict under 20 for a few days, then upping it again and then restricting. It shouldn't throw you out of ketosis but it can definitely get the fat burning again. IF would be eating a large meal either in the morning or at night and then fasting again until the next big meal. It should be a high fat meal of course. I've read about both of those being successful, but do some research on them as well before starting.
Jan. 27th, 2017 04:46 pm (UTC)
They are sapphires, yes! My birthstone. I haven't heard of that method to break the plateau. It's an interesting idea I might need to eat more carbs. I dunno, though maybe the plateau has stopped and I'm back to losing weight. The method I've heard of breaking the fast is the "fat fast" method where you eat a thousand calories, where most of it is fat. The best way to do this is to eat an entire stick of cream cheese for one day, and then do that for three days. It seemed really hard! Actually I heard of IF, it's limiting eating to only certain times of the day. I'm hoping that I don't plateau again and I can just do the standard diet, but it's good that there are some options.
Jan. 29th, 2017 06:50 pm (UTC)
very dainty and pretty ring indeed! *thumbs up* sorry about dieting difficulties, and hope the company helps on the journey.
Jan. 30th, 2017 03:24 am (UTC)
wow that is a cute ring! it looks good on you, too!! :)

Sorry to hear about the diet. If it makes you feel any better, I'm due for a doctor visit this coming Thursday and it is always a trying time to get on the scale and let them record it. Even if I lost a pound I always feel like they are expecting MORE. It makes me want to cancel the doctor appointment but I must be an adult.

It never ends lol.
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