I was out of ketosis and just plain living in a struggle...treading water trying to keep a smile on my face and NOT sink at the same time, all WITHIN the boundaries of a ketogenic diet...which simply means I did NOT cheat, but I was OVEREATING keto foods and the carbs crept back up...and took me out of ketosis. I could have been out of ketosis from breads, pasta, rice, beer, potatoes or fries. I could have done it with a hoagie, an ice cream cone, but I DON'T EAT THOSE THINGS ANY MORE...so my slip out was something I didn't see at first in my season of struggle. Bounced in and out..I'm sure my body was confused...I struggled with cravings and gave in more than ignored. Shame came back in small doses.
Then I linked arms with my diet buddy and I refuse to let her down...So it's day 30 I believe and I am deeply in ketosis, food is SILENT and totally back in MY control and I am NOT hungry. But truly the biggest deal is, I have energy with out coffee. Energy all day long, energy for sports, energy to paint and prepare for a huge opportunity. I'm under a good bit of stress too. We are graduating a group of women at a Women's conference next week and..I have to step up and speak...This place of peace and quiet and energy...wow it's something I cannot afford to let go.
It's like a brand new baby, I don't want to put down...
So, I travel at the end of the week, and I am going to Boston. Food will be a touch bit more out of my control. Being busy might be out of my control too. My last trip I arrived raw, skinny and totally exhausted...I can't help but feel like I have those very things to over come again..BUT I DO NOT...I'm strong, focused, not exhausted or over-trained from triathlons the week before. I'm going to be with my aunt. Quietly be with my aunt. I'm going to spend time with her.
I've decided to take my Mojo with me, it's a ketone measuring device. If i am in ketosis, I am going to be fine. I'm treat free so there will be no cheese cake for me. I'm not taking chewing gum or diet sodas. They stopped a while back. I might get an extra cup of coffee in the afternoon, but for the most part, I'm going in full restraint mode...Because this isn't a vacation to let go, it's a moment in time to make the most of time. I need all my wits about me.
Ketosis will deliver!