So I guess I have some explaining to do.
First let me say that I was blogging day by day keto with a 2 week delay. This was the only way that I was able to write and prepare the posts properly before publishing them. Therefore, I still have a bunch of unfinished keto posts which I hope to publish soon!!
The plan was to do 28 days according to the book, and I did 26. Why not the last 2 days? Well, that’s because it turns out the stomach flu took over our household. Luckily not everyone at once. And so it was first my hubbie, then the baby and afterwards, me. Luckily Alexander managed to escape it 🙂
Anyhow, when it hit me, it affected me terribly. I had never experienced something so strange! Here is what I wrote soon after the experience:
So it turns out that on Wednesday afternoon I had the stomach flu. But at the time I didn’t think it was that. I thought that maybe the bacon I had had was old, and my stomach needed to return it, so to speak.
After hugging the toilet for a while, I still decided to go to the movies with the other moms.
I wasn’t feeling 100% but I figured my stomach was empty, so nothing bad could happen.
Well, I drank a bottle of water.
Therefore, half way through the movie, I had to run to the bathroom to return that, too.
I made it through the movie, but unfortunately was not able to enjoy it totally.
As soon as it was over, though I drove straight home. I wasn’t feeling well. I went straight to bed.
The next morning, Kamil got up with Alexander, while Maxi was still sleeping, and then woke me up when he had to go to work. Within 15 min Maxi woke up. So I went to him.
When I picked him out of his crib and put him onto his changing table, I thought I was going to faint. Suddenly I couldn’t stand, I was weak like never before, and quickly my hands started to get stiff.
I called Kamil, telling him he has to come back home because I can’t move.
Looking at my hands, I felt like a dinosaur! They were stiff to the point I couldn’t move them, and hurt like hell. The shape they took is exactly like a dinosaurs front hands – so weird.
Kamil said that it is because my body has not had any carbs or sugars for a month, so it had no reserve for energy after I vomited everything out. He brought me some sweet juice, and soon after that I could move my hands again.
Obviously I wasn’t taking care of supplements that are necessary when doing Keto!
He begged me to stop keto, at least for now.
Fine by me. I never had such an experience like this!
The rest of the day I was weak but functioning – barely. I ate just a bit here and there, and made sure that what I ate had sugar in it. So this gave me a headache for the whole day. But I knew my body needed it.
Now it’s a day later and I feel better. Like new.
Oh! And I forgot to mention that my weight is 69.6kg / 153,12 lbs!!! I hope to stay at this.
So while I may not be in total keto mode for now, I for sure will stick to what I learned… portion size control and also not everything needs to have carbs and sugars. Keeping fingers crossed that the weight will stay off.
Anyways, for sure today evening, once the kids are in bed – hubby is out of town again 😦 – I’m going to cuddle up on the couch and have me a nice glass of some French dry red wine.