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    Not a miracle: determination.

    Then, maintenance . . . which is more difficult.

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    Thank you, all. It was so helpful to me to hear all of you expressing your concern and support.

    Penny is still in the 'oxygen cage' but her fever broke over night and she is eating and barking today, standing up and looking around. They hope to wean her off of oxygen later today. I just want to bring here HOME! P
    So happy to hear! Much love to you both.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gz9gjg View Post
    Not a miracle: determination.

    Then, maintenance . . . which is more difficult.
    Maintenance is where I fall flat on my face.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PearlyMae View Post
    Thank you, all. It was so helpful to me to hear all of you expressing your concern and support.

    Penny is still in the 'oxygen cage' but her fever broke over night and she is eating and barking today, standing up and looking around. They hope to wean her off of oxygen later today. I just want to bring here HOME! P
    So is the plan to pick her up Saturday or Sunday?

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    Pearly, so glad to hear Penny is making some improvements. Sending all well wishes that she comes home asap!

    Yup, maintenance is the thing. Determination does seem to have a shelf life, doesn't it? Or that willpower only last for so long? I'm still working on it and right now feeling quite determined about maintenance. I have 10 1/2 more days before P3, and I'm feeling strong about where I'm headed. Already feeling within a happy weight range, though another five pounds would get me into my skinny jeans without the depressing muffin top, methinks. Would love to get there this round, but I'll be satisfied wherever I land if it's where I am now or lower.

    My weight jumped up 1.2 this morning from yesterday's weigh in, but that's not unusual for me in the days leading up to my period. It's unfortunate, but a reality I've really been working on rolling with. Part of it also is likely that I do have increased hunger as well, and I ate some extra protein as well as the fruit which I've generally been avoiding this round.

    Which brings me back to this idea of carb sensitivity. I was reading some of Leez's very good articles about having a successful P3 and P4 and about how to avoid carb sensitivity. I'm sort of at a loss right now about best practices for this body. P3 is a no brainer, though definitely more challenging in its own right than P2; but it's P4 I'm wondering about. Will I be doing myself a disservice by trying to stick to keto (and keto the way I do it means very low carb, <20g/day, plenty of protein, and just enough added fat to stay satiated), or is it simply what works best for me? And if it's what works best in terms of keeping my weight where I want it and my A1C where I want it and my heart and kidneys and liver where I want them, is it really best if I ultimately inevitably fall off the wagon?

    Le sigh.

    The experiment continues.

    But just for today, I'm feeling good about my food and very much hope there will be a drop on the scale tomorrow. If not, then the next day. Must stay the course and not get complacent about feeling in a reasonable weight range.

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    Pearly, so glad to hear Penny is making some improvements. Sending all well wishes that she comes home asap!

    Yup, maintenance is the thing. Determination does seem to have a shelf life, doesn't it? Or that willpower only last for so long? I'm still working on it and right now feeling quite determined about maintenance. I have 10 1/2 more days before P3, and I'm feeling strong about where I'm headed. Already feeling within a happy weight range, though another five pounds would get me into my skinny jeans without the depressing muffin top, methinks. Would love to get there this round, but I'll be satisfied wherever I land if it's where I am now or lower.

    My weight jumped up 1.2 this morning from yesterday's weigh in, but that's not unusual for me in the days leading up to my period. It's unfortunate, but a reality I've really been working on rolling with. Part of it also is likely that I do have increased hunger as well, and I ate some extra protein as well as the fruit which I've generally been avoiding this round.

    Which brings me back to this idea of carb sensitivity. I was reading some of Leez's very good articles about having a successful P3 and P4 and about how to avoid carb sensitivity. I'm sort of at a loss right now about best practices for this body. P3 is a no brainer, though definitely more challenging in its own right than P2; but it's P4 I'm wondering about. Will I be doing myself a disservice by trying to stick to keto (and keto the way I do it means very low carb, <20g/day, plenty of protein, and just enough added fat to stay satiated), or is it simply what works best for me? And if it's what works best in terms of keeping my weight where I want it and my A1C where I want it and my heart and kidneys and liver where I want them, is it really best if I ultimately inevitably fall off the wagon?

    Le sigh.

    The experiment continues.

    But just for today, I'm feeling good about my food and very much hope there will be a drop on the scale tomorrow. If not, then the next day. Must stay the course and not get complacent about feeling in a reasonable weight range.
    There is no reason to be that low carb if you wanted to raise it. When in keto I have 27g net a day for example just fine. I assume your number is net too.

    My labs have always been awesome on keto btw. Right now, I settled on keto being my default and allowing myself some things here and there, like a wine tasting, a birthday or other celebration. But itís planned. No more than once a week for me or things go haywire.

    I do think that this is a lifelong discipline. Rats.


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    We all struggle with long-term maintenance . . .

    I agree, the occasional carb cheat doesn't hurt. But when it becomes a daily indulgence, you may find you have gone above your personal carb tolerance, and start gaining again.

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    Pearly, I'm sorry about the experience both you and Penny had, but so happy to hear she's improving. Fingers crossed she comes off the oxygen soon and you can get her home.

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    I'm struggling today. My weight jumped 0.8 lb yesterday and while it's come down half of that this morning, seeing the numbers dilly-dally is making it tough to manage through the nausea, food aversion, and tiredness. I feel like I'm constantly repeating myself on this forum, sorry. I had decided to end on Day 42 but my commitment is wavering. Sigh.


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    MissM, I agree with MrsStrong - unless you are type 2 diabetic, keto doesn't need to be 20 g of carbs per day. That's basically Atkins induction phase. After induction, during ongoing weight loss, Atkins recommended people test their carb tolerance, making gradual additions until you stop losing weight. Once you have gotten to goal, you may be able to raise carbs further. I stay around 30 g, but I am t2d, so my tolerance is lower. Many people stay in ketosis at 40 g per day. (I don't)

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    Samster, if your head isn't in the game, going longer won't make sense in my opinion. I extended my P2 and didn't lose an ounce that last week; though it may have helped my P3 transition.

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    Good morning, Lovelies -

    PearlyMae, I hope Penny continues to recover, and you bring her home soon.

    P3d8, 1104 cals yesterday. I may have ramped up too quickly, I'm going to trim a bit today.

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