Here we go again.
My weight’s up half a pound from two days ago, but DOWN a bit from yesterday, and my ketones? Well, I was in the dreaded beige today. I don’t know why. I’ve done nothing different except change salad dressings from my wife’s wonderful homemade ranch back to myGood Seasons, since we’re out of the homemade stuff. Holy cow, I can’t draw a bead on what’s happening and it’s absolutely driving me bonkers.
I’ve not tracked my food for a few weeks. Why bother? It doesn’t help me identify any areas of weakness, and since my beloved does all the cooking, I’m at her mercy where the macronutrient numbers are concerned. She doesn’t pay much attention to them though and I’m not really interested in rummaging through the garbage. When it comes to things like protein, I have to guess at the portions anyway, and I refuse to make her, along with all the other supportive things she does, start weighing our food.
To top everything else off, my skin is misbehaving too. Ruddiness, rough spots, bumps and irritation, itching…you name it, and throw acne in atop. Fun stuff to deal with.
I simply don’t care anymore. I may or may not be losing weight, and I may or may not have fallen out of ketosis. If I have, and I have to wade through the “Brain Fog” again while my body adapts (again), I may abandon this approach. I will, however, be able to emphatically state that ketogenic diets do not work for me if there’s not a change soon. That would be a bit like Edison’s joke that we have more than 700 ways not to make a light bulb (since he failed 700 or so times, reportedly).
Low-carb did work once, but maybe I’m too far gone for that. In that case, what’s next? I’ll try Paleo, I suppose — tons of people are successful with that and it’s a lot easier to find information on it than ketogenic dieting.
I’m running out of patience with KD and I’m running out of tomorrows to dream about being thin again.
I’m running out of wits, too.