152.4 this morning; baffling. Well, not really; I'm a giant bag-o-water this morning. We went to the gym again last night, and I opted to lift heavy things. Paid for it, too; I woke up near midnight and struggled mightily to get back to sleep, until I got up and took 3 ibuprofen. That helped, eventually, but it was rugged. And, of course, I have to work late tonight (late meaning "near midnight", I'd imagine), and we are doing a 5K tomorrow morning. Eventually, I believe that this will help my strength and endurance, and that's all good, but it sure doesn't seem like it just now.
- tea with cream
- olives (maybe 5)
- pepperoncini (from the olive jar)
- a few coconut flakes - far less than the 1/3 cup serving
- salami - about 4 thin slices
- chipotle cheese steak, no bun
- cottage cheese
- a pickle
- a dark chocolate truffle
That was it. I was at bona-fide "small" on the ketone test stick last night, and I have the lovely surge of energy from being in ketosis. That's probably what's keeping me upright this morning, truly.
Other updates: I took melatonin well before bedtime last night - apparently that's not what was helping keep me from waking at midnight. I did the cold shot at the end of the shower as well, and didn't have daytime hot flashes that I can recall; I did have some at bedtime and during the midnight to 3:30 am stretch. They seem somewhat less intense than a few weeks ago; I really hope that things are starting to subside.