Hello, fellow resonators, hope you are all well…
So, what have I been doing and contemplating in Week 42?
This week I’ve been mainly focusing on my premium MP3s, PDF’s and my art and affirmation prints that I have for sale and also the fact that I must join a company to make sure that the MP3s and PDFs are sent via a link when people pay for the product.
While it’s a good idea to ensure people get the right product, and that I won’t have to do a lot of troubleshooting or 200 URL download pages linked to PayPal on my website, getting all the HTML codes and putting them under each product on your website is another.
Let’s say that even though I expected a productive week, technology determines otherwise, and visiting family and the usual life situations that crop up and impede written goals.
It used to bother me that, no matter what I listed for myself, it always takes longer than I first thought, but, I realise, as Les Brown says, it’s better to aim high and miss, than aim low and hit. This has been the way for me all year. Things just take longer than you initially expect them to, and it’s as simple as that.
Just like my weight loss; this too will take longer than I first thought.
The Keto diet is a challenge, but this week, I have to admit, I’ve got bored with the foods. Eating cheese every day and the same vegetables and eggs every morning, with nothing but yoghurt to look forward to as a treat, is getting tedious. My palate craves for more, my body craves for more, and my energy craves for more. It took all of my restraint not to have a wholemeal muffin this week when my partner brought them home and left the bread bin open.
It was obvious I would notice them! As I turned to him, eyes narrowing at his evil doing, I wondered “Maybe he secretly wants me to stay the weight I am and is leaving them there for me to cave in”.
Yes, I could’ve cried. I wanted to stamp my feet, I wanted to shove the muffin down my throat in the same instance I shove the diet out the window. But I didn’t.
Because even though I don’t think I’ve lost weight this week, the diet is working, and I can’t stop doing something that is working, as that would be unintelligent, and the Resonation Diet is all about being mindful. That includes figuring out what is working and what isn’t working and making amendments to suit your body, while working out what is healthy and what isn’t healthy and making sure you are healthy.
Because of this, a part of my mind is saying to me, “It isn’t healthy to eat the same things repeatedly; you need fruit,” especially as my energy has been so low this week. Yet, I want to carry on. Even to where I can ignore the little devil that comes to sabotage my efforts each time it senses a weakness in my mind. It’s the first time in 30 years that something is working for me, and I’m not about to let a wholemeal muffin ruin my efforts!
I haven’t weighed myself this morning, because I didn’t want to be disappointed again. During the week I felt like I’d put some weight on, maybe because I’ve been eating three times a day instead of two, but as it got to the weekend, I felt a little slimmer. Not slimmer than last week, just slimmer than the beginning of this week. I also didn’t want my monster to tell me it’s not working, there was no point in continuing when I feel so tired and need carbs.
I’ve been feeling lethargic all week, and even now, as I’m writing this, so I know that my body needs more carbohydrates than Keto recommends. Actually, I think I’m not even getting the 20 g recommended each day because, after I’ve worked out the amount of fibre in each of the carbohydrates I am eating, it cancels most of them out.
Raspberries and chia seeds have carbohydrates for example, but the fibre cancels them out, so really, when the fibre is a lot more, you could even say that if I add them to my yoghurt, which has 3g of carbohydrate, it cancels them out too. I mean, I’m not sure if I would dare risk adding more carbohydrates to the mix at the moment. I don’t want to add them and then put weight on and then be disheartened, but I might have to add just a few more, going off how I feel this week.
Hopefully adding a few more won’t make me want even more. Usually, when I have one biscuit or a cake, I want more. It’s like my body grabs the carbohydrates and says, “yes, this is what I was after, give me more of that!” I’m hoping I can introduce just a little more raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, and go back to eating macadamia nuts instead of walnuts as they have a little more carbohydrates in them. Oh, how I long for a potato.
I will go back on the Internet this week and look at all the Keto gurus out there, cooking tastier meals than I’m having. My Keto pancake with avocado, cheese and eggs is still satisfying in the morning, but having to eat cheese and spring onions for a snack or just walnuts and 100% dark chocolate is getting boring. It’s still nice to mix these things with yoghurt, Stevia and almond butter as this makes me feel I’m having something naughty like a Snickers bar or a walnut whip—but still, I need a more interesting array of food choices to choose from–this week for sure.
Maybe someone will do a hummus substitute, as I am seriously craving hummus and carrots which I used to eat almost every day.
Miss you, hummus.
Resonating foods I’ve had this week…
I’ve just been eating the usual, boring, Veggie Keto foods.
End of week result…
It’s a super green face this week for not caving into the muffin. That was a real achievement to fight myself and win; I usually always get my way!
I will try to find new recipes for next week.
Until next week, keep resonating.