Well...here I am...
...happy that hubster's coming home. He's been to see his parents for the last week and I've had some good alone time.
It's been a quiet week - just going to work and coming home for the most part. I'm good with monotony that way - it gives me good regrouping time.
Went to dinner with a friend of mine for a belated birthday dinner last night - (waves at H!!!). It was really a lot of fun. They gave me a free dessert - ice cream - it held no thrill, though I had a few bites. That few bites of ice cream was the only "excursion" since my actual birthday.
I've been diligently tracking this week and I may have discovered the reason for my stalled weight loss.
And it's a BIG problem.
I eat too damn much food! I eat the right food, but I eat too much of it. A keto way of eating works well for me because it's not really too difficult for me to give up the carbs. The problem comes in from the protein. I'm a huge carnivore and I can eat a huge ribeye or porterhouse without a problem. Add a salad and a few veggies, the calories add up fast.
But the problem is not the calories. The problem is that I'm eating too much and while I'm not feeling stuffed or anything, it's still too much.
I'm going to try and keep my protein intake at about 30-40 grams per meal. Supposedly, a minimum of 30 grams at mealtime will help you maintain muscle mass.
My calorie intake has averaged around 2200 per day. While I don't count calories per se, 2200 calories is too many on a daily, rolling average basis if I want to continue my downward trend. Perhaps continue is the wrong word - 'restart' is more appropriate.
No lie - I think this is gonna be difficult for me. There were some discussions a while back about trigger foods. I still don't think I have trigger foods - I just like to eat food whether it's a steak, a bowl of pasta, or a pile of beans. If it tastes good, I'm in.
Eight months into this, I thought I would be further along. I've gotta figure out a way to make this work.