It was a rough February with Valentines and birthdays but ultimately I survived and managed to loose almost 5 pounds this month. I FEEL better. I can feel and see a difference and that gives me hope and motivation to keep going. I don’t want Owl and Monkey to remember me as a mom who couldn’t keep up or held them back. I want to be remembered as a mom who pushed them farther than they thought they could go. I would like to set a good example about how to eat, how to live and how to feel.
Bulletproof coffee. It’s a Keto trick. Keto the second cousin, and younger one, to South Beach. So many of my friends are on it and I was so unsure of it because of the word Ketosis. I remember reading about it 6 years ago and how there was little understanding of what it would do in the long run to a body. Some folks are having real good results with it, both image wise and in their health/blood chemistry.
I tried the bulletproof this morning. As I told a friend today it tasted more like black coffee than I expected, but it did remove the acidic nature of the coffee. It held its own and actually caused me to forget to grab my morning cheese or protein shake before I took Owl to school. Crazy right. I had another cup when I got home, this time with some half and half and the coffee tasted more bitter than the bulletproof.
My bulletproof coffee did start to cool a bit and have the butter separate from the coffee a bit, but I thought it of as frosting on my coffee and drank it anyway. Not bad.
As for my diet; recently I have had more carbs than I should with birthdays and … well, pizza. I have not cut back on the veggies though. I truely think that is why I was able to maintain only a bounce of a pound or two with all this going on. A pound or two is a normal daily bounce, not just when you splurge on a cupcake and pizza. Lots of salads with many different toppings. I find that adding cole slaw mix on top of my salad adds to the “crunch” and makes the salad more filling to me. I also have spinach, spring mix and romain mixed in their for texture differences and added interest. Sunflower seeds on top most of the time and cheese too.
I need to start experimenting with making my own salad dressing. I think that may be my goal for this month. Reduce the added sugars given to us by the pre made stuff. I saw a bottle of Strawberry Walnut vinaigrette yesterday with 5 grams of ADDED SUGAR. Really?