And then I stepped on the scale.
148.5 - what? I gained 0.2 pounds yesterday? How? I was hungry when I woke up this morning, so it seems extremely unlikely that I overate. Lee, who was less strict, and who ate a corn muffin that I saw, gained about half a pound. Very annoying.
Here's the breakdown for yesterday:
- fat-bomb smoothie (coconut milk, protein powder, strawberries, vanilla)
- the usual supplements
- tea with cream
- a cup of bouillon for the sodium (thanks to the waroninsulin blog)
- cheese (5 pieces - three to supplement breakfast, two later on)
- small salad (lettuce and tomatoes) with blue cheese dressing
- half-pound "chopped steak"
- green beans
- iced tea
- more tea with cream
We are a little baffled right now. Especially since, in addition to achieving ketosis, I think I'm more or less over the constipation, and one would have thought I'd shed a pound or so in that process yesterday. I tend to blame stress, since we are both dealing with new jobs, and I know I've been moving in a fog a lot as a result. Mine could also be the annoying side-effect of menopause, frankly. Or perimenopause-ha-ha-ha-we're-not-done-with-you-yet water weight. Or a lack of sleep.
Speaking of sleep, I finally got a good night's sleep last night, mostly. Except that one of the dogs began being sick at 2 am, launching Lee out of bed to hustle her outside. That wasn't terribly helpful, but I don't feel hammered this morning, for which I'm grateful.
I think the gym is beckoning tonight. Need to get some miles in or the Bolder Boulder is going to bite me badly.