I don’t know if you’ve ever really tried to lose weight and get in better shape, but there’s this funny point, for me anyway, that always seems to be somewhere in month 2 where people start making the odd comment here and there about me looking thinner. This point is funny for me because I can never see it quite as early as others do. It always makes me think “well I guess I’ll keep going a bit longer if people think it’s working”.
This past week was the week where I can also see it for myself, and I have to tell you…it is a great feeling! It takes a shitload of determination for me to make these changes happen. I don’t say that as a “pat on the back” type thing, I just mean that it’s always been so easy for me to not really care at all and just be weak and give in to the call of the bag of chips. It really takes a conscious effort all day every day to make the right choices. It’s not that I don’t like healthy food. It is quite the opposite, really! It’s just so damn easy to eat something quick and shitty, than it is to put effort into a healthy meal.
Strength Training Is The Key
This point of it being noticeable is also usually about two weeks after I start to really incorporate strength training as a regular part of my morning workouts. I do enjoy cardio, but I find it doesn’t really help me as much as it does other people. But shortly after I start strength training, even if just doing mostly body weight exercises, I really find everything starts to tighten up and thin out in a really noticeable way. So although I hovered around 180 lbs each day this week and last, it’s ok because I know the work is doing what it’s supposed to. I jus have to keep at it!
I mentioned last week that I started taking a new brand of exogenous ketones, but I’ll reserve my thoughts about those for now, as I don’t think only one week is enough to form any reasonable opinion on them. Maybe by next week I’ll have something worth reporting.
Breakfast for dinner tonight
For dinner tonight I made something that I had once last week and it was so good I couldn’t wait to have it again. It’s so easy too! No real need to create a recipe post for it so I’ll just give the details here quickly. First, if you’re a keto person, you’ll need a microwave keto bread recipe. It’s dead simple, and there’s tons of variations online that you can search for, but my version goes as follows: 3 tbsp of almond flour, 1/4 tsp of baking powder, 1 egg, a little less than 1 tbsp of olive or avocado oil, and a pinch of salt. Mix this all together in a microwaveable dish that you can picture making something resembling the shape of bread. Put this mixture in the microwave for about 90 seconds and, voila! You’ve got almost no carb “bread”.
The dish I use makes a “bread” just thick enough that I can slice it in half and have two slices to work with. Toast it in a pan with some butter and you’re in Business. It’s a bit weird the first time, but after the first couple times, I’ve become so used to it that it doesn’t even phase me. I almost look forward to it.
Once the bread is toasted, set it aside and toss in some Montreal smoked meat, then crack an egg or two on the other side and cook it to your preference. Throw a bit of cheese not he bread then pile the rest on top, season with salt and pepper and you’re done. I really couldn’t believe I’d ever done this combination before. Someday isn’t he near future, maybe I’ll get to find out what it’s like with a real English muffin! Oh boy, exciting times await haha Anyway…until next time, enjoy!