This past Tuesday was my birthday and I broke keto to celebrate with my kiddos. After 60 days of being good, why not have a cherry vanilla Dr. Pepper (my kryptonite), or a few, and eat some brownies that my daughter homemade for me? We also had Chinese food for dinner because I’ve been craving rice. I had no clue what a bad week I’d have after one (giant) cheat day.
Let me tell you, it wasn’t even that good and may have caused me to have a bad week. Okay, the sodas were awesome and I quickly remembered how I became so addicted to them. The food, on the other hand, was not worth it. While the brownies were delish, I wish I wouldn’t have broken keto. Thing is, I’d been looking forward to it, too.
What constitutes a bad week?
For some reason, I’ve just felt ‘off’ this week. Maybe it was the cheat day, or maybe it’s just in my head but I don’t ‘feel’ like I’m losing anything. Normally, if I have some carbs, I can just get right back to it and start losing again. This time feels different.
The day after my birthday, I fasted all day until evening when I had dinner. I created low carb chicken quesadillas. Since then, I’ve continued with my IF as I have been for the previous two weeks. This is week 3 of intermittent fasting. I know sooner or later everyone hits a wall and maybe it’s about time I had one–if I have one. I’ve lost every week for the last 8 weeks. This Monday coming up will be week 9, I think. Last week, I lost 2 lbs and the week before I lost 6 lbs, so if I don’t have a good number on Monday, I’m okay with that. Sort of.
I have to admit, I did weigh myself today which is another reason I expect a bad number on Monday. I don’t know if I’m still holding onto water weight or what. I’m hoping that’s the case as I cheated all day Tuesday and weighed myself this morning. Talk about a bad week, I’m up 3 lbs from my last weigh-in. I’m just praying that I get back to last Monday’s weight by this Monday’s weigh-in. I’ll be okay with a 0 lb loss. I’ll be devastated with a gain. Over one day.
What’s the Plan To Finish Off the Bad Week?
My plan is to continue IF until Monday’s weigh-in. Due to my high-calorie cheat day this week, I’ve severely restricted my calories every day, hoping to reverse some of the damage and undo my bad week.
I guess time will tell. One thing is for sure. The next time I have a cheat day, I’m not going to go nuts like I did for my birthday. Hopefully, next year at this time, I’ll be well past my goal weight and having a cheat day like I had won’t be as big of a deal to me.
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