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Norma’s Keto in a Coulee Progress

Hello Week Two!  I have just completed two weeks on my new keto lifestyle, and it will be beneficial for me to blog my progress to help me with accountability issues as well as keeping me motivated.  Please feel free to join me or send me some encouraging words!

Norma’s Dinner Journal

I eat my breakfast and a lunch, which usually consists of the same thing everyday so I thought I would only include my dinners in my food journal below.

Sunday – 2 egg omelette with onions and ham.

Monday – Chicken Caesar Salad and Cheese Crisps.  My rating for the Cheese Crisps (Simply Keto cookbook) is 9/10.  They were quite good and would definitely make that recipe again.

Tuesday – Breakfast for dinner tonight!  Made Olivia’s Cream Cheese Pancakes from my Simply Keto cookbook with some bacon, avocado slices and mashed cauliflower.  My rating for the pancakes is 6/10 – not sure if I would make them again.

Wednesday – 2 egg omelette with onions and ham.

Thursday – Date Night, honey & I went out for dinner tonight and I ordered Steak Oscar with Caesar Salad.  It was extremely good and we had a wonderful evening out!

Friday – Lloyd’s work function, bowling.  Ate some salt & pepper wings and crustless pizza.  Over indulged on red wine.

Saturday – Making pork chops for supper this evening.

I wasn’t too creative with my food this past week but I stayed on plan and task though.  My body is in ketosis and I have noticed a difference with my clothes but didn’t really notice a change on the scale though.  I am not discouraged at all though because I do realize that inches are better than weight removed.  I also know that my body drops scale weight every two weeks.  One week might be 0.5 – 1 lb and then the next week I can lose up to 2 – 3 lbs.  So we will see what happens next week.

img_6730Norma’s Stats:

  • Weight: ⬇️ 0.4 lbs
  • Start Date:  October 20, 2018
  • Sleep:  I still haven’t noticed any difference with my insomnia but I have incorporated a few things into my nightly routine though to see if that helps some.  One thing I have changed is no computer use after 10:00 every night.
  • Energy Level:  My energy level is still about the same.  I am dragging my feet a little bit today though.
  • Difficulty Level:  Moderate!  I really need to prepare and plan.  If I do I find things so much easier.
  • Goals:  NO NIGHT-TIME EATING, NORMA! Don’t forget to prepare a lunch!  Drink water! (My goals are the same this week because I totally failed with preparing and bringing a lunch with me to work.)
  • Affirmation:  You are stronger than you think!

Random Thoughts:  I am still very pleased with my overall progress this past week but I definitely need to prepare and plan more!

Do you have a keto recipe to share with me?  Any comments are welcome! 🙂


17 thoughts on “Norma’s Keto in a Coulee: Week Two Wrap-up #ketodiet #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers

  1. Rivkah says:

    Do you only eat once a day

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    1. No, I eat all my meals but just put in my dinners.

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  2. L Lostinacoulee says:

    Go Norma Go!!! I’m so proud of you! Thanks for sharing your update! 💜💕

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    1. Awe, thank you so much, Lindsay and for cheering me on! I really appreciate it and love your encouraging words! Means a lot to me! 💕😘

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  3. Shalini says:

    I have heard of this, but never done it… I tried diets in my 20s but now I try a balanced meal with a half hour walk inserted somewhere in the day… Due to headache I have been slacking, but will get to the rhythm once I am okay.
    As a doc, I don’t recommend diets as I do not know long term benefits or side effects of them. But each of us is different. Your body will tell you if something is working or not. Just listen to it and make the changes. Our body works at a microcellular level hence just be careful. 20s and 30s are forgiving decades, post 40 one has to be super careful

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    1. Thanks so much, Shalini for commenting and I totally understand and welcome your advice & comments!!!

      I am definitely listening to my body and adding in healthy carbs on my own if I think that I need that boost of energy. My doctor has encouraged me to go on a low-carb diet for health reasons. I don’t necessarily want to call it a “diet” as I am really striving for a healthy lifestyle.

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      1. Shalini says:

        Healthy lifestyle is better… My usual diet from childhood contains carbs but I choose whole wheat and others which have a high glycemic index that means it raises the blood sugar very slowly so that body has the necessary energy to function and does not cause sudden spikes in sugar. I don’t have refined flour at all or sugar and very little of salt. Since my body has been brought on the foot staples available I don’t change it much. I just see to it that I eat every few hours so that my stomach is not hungry. Small frequent meals is the way to go.. But the meals have to be very small and more of raw vegetables and fruits. Hope I made sense… At least most days I follow this. And I don’t eat and sleep at night. There is always a gap of 2 hours where I am upright, sitting, standing or walking… Hope this helps. Not a diet but better levels of energy are maintained in the blood for my body to function with no sudden spikes.

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  4. Shalini says:

    Sorry, probably not the answer to your question… 🙈🙈

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    1. No need to be sorry, Shalini!!! I really appreciated your comment!!! 💜

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  5. Good for you! I am happy to hear this diet is working out well for you.

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    1. Thank you so much, Marialyce! I’m happy too! 🙂

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  6. You are doing a great job! My brother and sister-in-law did Keto for awhile and both lost a good amount of weight. I feel like if I were to do it I would need someone to cook it all for me. I’m not really much of a cook. I felt like my brother was in the kitchen preparing stuff every time I saw him when I spent a couple days with them.

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging words, Stephanie! It means a lot to me! I don’t like spending time in the kitchen all that much and this lifestyle you definitely need to cook! I like quick and easy. LOL

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  7. Go you! With lifestyle changes, the hardest part for me is sticking with it when I make mistakes. Sounds like you are accepting your mistakes and trying harder going forward. So admirable!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Myndi! That is my problem as well but before I started keto I allowed myself to make mistakes and that seems to work and has taken some of the pressure off of me. I hope that I am able to continue that same outlook going forward! 🙂

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  8. carhicks says:

    You go girl. It is so hard to make a major lifestyle change, but you are doing well Norma. Keep it up and the changes will result in better habits.

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, Carla for your encouraging and kind words!!! I so agree that as I continue on with this lifestyle things will become much easier and all fall into place. I am really trying to learn my body and listen to it. So far so good! LOL

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