I have been pretty busy at work so I wanted to be sure to do a quick check-in on all I am doing:
Keto: nothing particular to report. Still keeping to it. Probably should not snack as much, but it is within moderation. I could go for a nice crispy french fry but otherwise keeping to it is easy now. I will say the rice and noodles made from some sort of keto friendly sweet potato starch are not worth it. I made spaghetti and sausage and it was a disappointment. Rice equally unimpressive. There is little nutritional value to these so they exist to fill a perceived hole in the diet and fail at doing so. Waste of time. Better to just save those for the rare cheat/celebration and focus of making tasty keto meals with things that work.
Intermittent Fasting: skipping breakfast most days. Occasionally I have tea with some cream (so maybe 40 calories or less) but that is more for comfort than hunger. Very cozy. This has been much easier than expected thanks to keto. I dont have it every day but I seem to have adapted to drinking apple cider vinegar (2 tbsp in water often with a little matcha powder). I try to have it in the mornings when I remember.
Weight: 166.6lb I was 166.4 on the 10th so not much movement. Likely from the stress at work and snacking. Still not bad tho I expected better.
Exercise: Been doing interflow daily and GMB elements almost daily unless I have a long hike planned that morning and need the time. Passed 25 session mark. Movements getting more smooth. Still hard to hold full weight on my arms but getting there.
Wim Hoff – doing most days, typically 6 days a week. This is end of week 3 so tomorrow begins week 4 and a full minute cold shower. Dread level is low, but I still don’t particularly like it. Breath retention seems about same with mild improvement? Maybe I need to push a little? I am behind on the video course but that is not critical to this, although sometimes I get some good ideas from it.
Stress: Well the hard part is over. The people getting laid off know so I don’t have the burden of secrecy. Now I need to manage the transition which is not fun but at least not as stressful. I have handled it better than I think I would have a year ago. I feel I have decent resiliency.
Lots of ideas for the books on this topic so taking notes.