I am in Ketosis! | Quick Update | Days 5-13
It's official, I am in ketosis! I am so happy to finally be back in. It's amazing the difference I feel in my energy, focus, and overall mood! I apologize that I don't have a lot of time to go in depth. It is late and I have a meeting tomorrow morning as well as a pageant that I'm judging. By the way, I have no clue how to judge pageants. I was asked to do it so I'm just going to wing it!
So this is going to be a very brief overview of what my days were like. Also, just want to note that work really got in the way of me documenting details. I will make an effort to do better from here on out!
Results day 7 (March 26th):
Feeling good with sleep cycle but not 100% yet. More level energy and able to focus all day. Started Nuva Ring in the morning at 10:14 am. This was a switch to my usual birth control, Viorele, which I have been on for a few years.
- Weight: 123.8 lbs (this is a 5 lb difference from the previous week!)
- Bodyfat: 17.5%
- Bust: 32.5"
- Waist: 26"
- Hips: 36.5"
- Blood glucose levels: 73 mg/dl
- Blood ketone levels: 3.6 mmol/L (A great amount but slightly too high to be in ketosis. My assumption is that my body is doing a good job producing ketones but is not using them efficiently quite yet.
Getting Into Ketosis Day 8 (March 27th):
Still have a lingering feeling of sluggishness. Could it be because my body is adjusting to the Nuva Ring? I am also still experiencing coffee cravings.
My husband and I celebrated out 7th Anniversary tonight! We went to Ruth's Chris to celebrate and I had the ribeye steak along with brussel sprouts that they seasoned only with salt and pepper (per my special request of course).
I am in Ketosis! (March 29th):
Omigod I am finally in ketosis! I still don't feel 100% keto-adapted but overall am feeling pretty good. Energy levels are sustained throughout the day and I had a very easy time focusing at work today. I did start to feel a little sleepy at around 4:30 pm. I really do think my body is still adjusting to my birth control.
BG: 78 mg/dl
BK: 2.1 mmol/L
I am in Ketosis! (March 30th):
Today I am feeling really amazing. High energy and mental clarity. This is what ketosis is supposed to feel like!
Nothing exciting or significant happened through the next couple of days. I will have some updates on my measurements and progress photos within the next couple of days. Until then, enjoy your day!