12 Days of Keto – Day 10

My 12 Days of Keto Plan is as follows:

I will fast for 16 hours each day (24 hour period) and have an 8 hour eating window.

During these 8 hours I will drink coffee with heavy cream, unsweetened black teas and of course water.

During these 8 hours I will eat meat, butter, eggs, fish, cheese, cream cheese, yogurt and probably some sauteed vegetables with dinner.

I will weigh myself each morning after waking up and before eating.

I will drink a big cup of water after waking up and every 1.5-2 hours after that with some real salt sprinkled in as well.

I plan to stop eating between 6PM or 7PM each night and cease IF at 10AM or 11AM accordingly.

I will post an update on my author blog each day. Simple text, no fancy graphics or gimmicks.

My 12 Days of Keto begin 12-26-2022 and end 1-06-2023.

I hope to drop at least 10 pounds in that time. I think my ideal weight is 160 with a little more muscle. I am more of a Dwarf than an Elf in stature.

This 12 days thing is just a fun gimmick to get me started. My ideal is likely IF + Carnivore, but I my heavy cream in coffee. It is a delight. I’ll assess every 2 weeks or so as I go forward to fine tune.

12-26-2022 Weigh-In: 210.1 POUNDS

12-27-2022 Wiegh-In: 208.6 POUNDS, 1.5 Pound decrease

12-28-2022 Weigh-In: 208.6 POUNDS, No change

12-29-2022 Weigh-In: 206.8 POUNDS, 1.8 Pound decrease day-to-day, 3.3 Pound decrease overall

12-30-2022 Weigh-In: 205.7 POUNDS, 1.1 Pound decrease day-to-day, 4.4 Pound decrease overall

12-31-2022 Weigh-In: I FORGOT to weigh myself this morning, so I am working with bad data. That bugs me. I will have to be more meticulous.

1-01-2023 Weigh-In: 207.2 POUNDS, 1.5 Pound increase, sort of, day-to-day, 2.9 Pound decrease overall

1-02-2023 Weigh-In: 204.8 POUNDS, 2.4 Pound decrease, day-to-day, 5.3 Pound decrease overall

1-03-2023 Weigh-In: 204.1 POUNDS, 0.7 Pound decrease, day-to-day, 6.0 Pound decrease overall

1-04-2023 Weigh-In: 203.9 POUNDS, 0.2 Pound decrease, day-to-day, 6.2 Pound decrease overall

Fasted: 1-03-2023 9:30PM to 1-04-2023 9:30PM – 12 hours

I am not surprised by the slow down in weight drop. I broke the rules yesterday and ate bread with breakfast in the morning because I chose to, even though it goes against the rules for 12 Days of Keto. The rules matter, but I will go beyond these 12 days with this change. I am not proud, and I am not ashamed. I am observing how my choices change my outcomes. As I write this in the morning I am waffling between making this an 12 hour and 18 hour fast. I went to sleep late and then got up early and that typically makes me hungrier and I have to fight harder to keep to the fast. I could go until 1:30PM for a 16 four fast. I am under the understanding that 18:6 is a solid IF interval. I need to find the will to push through.

It’s time to drink some water.

UPDATE: I folded and broke the fast early. This coffee with heavy cream is delicious, as is the yogurt I am eating.

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