My keto brain fog prevailed and I got pulled over. Just driving along, not a care in the world. Windows down, sunroof open and absorbing the sun and in my own world of fuzz and hunger when out of no where a black bumper and flashing lights is all I can see in my rearview mirror.
This is the first time in my entire life of being pulled over that I had NO idea what I had done.
The officer cautiously approached me to let me know he had stopped me because I hadn’t used my turn signal to indicate I was merging into the turn lane. WHOOPS!
Who knew?! I’m usually pretty good about following the rules of the road. I considered asking if he knew what Keto was or if he had heard of 42. I didn’t. I figure in no time I’ll encounter him at the coffee shop and serve him an infamous donut of the week. ❤️ (Stereotypes are there for a reason folks, or so I’m told. Ya know what that reason is? ‘CAUSE THEY’RE TRUE! Kinda like a lezzi and plaid 😁)
Forgive me, it’s been a long baking day and I need to worship my sheets and stare at my eyelids!
I haven’t stopped being tired since we started this strict keto (I have done this many times in the past, think Whole30)….but this…this doing it with my wife seems to have a different flavor to it.
I forgot this is how I felt getting fat adapted last time as well. Reading and re-reading even the most basic sentences. Thank you brain fog. On the positive side (since life is prodding my optimism) I didn’t wake up hungry today and am going on 16 hours fasted. We had mas café upon waking. Mí wifi likes hers black I take mine with Kerrygold ALWAYS! (yes…you’ll notice little bits of familial Spanglish coming out of us).
2:14pm~ I am feeling so mentally challenged right now.
Is this the Keto flu? Is it the lack of sun? I feel like I need to go to sleep. My wife has a sense of humor, I don’t today.
We had to hit all the stores to get groceries and supplies for baking today and we went out on a 15 hour and counting fast. I didn’t even make it through the first isle of the store before I was hunting KETO snacks. Aldi had some really cool gluten free Parm snacks and those coupled with Chiccharonnes (pork skins) saved me long enough to make it through Wal-Fart (as my family so affectionately reffers to that big-box store.
We skipped the last store in favor of going home to clean and make our fast-breaking meal. Now it is off to go to the kitchen and start filling our killer orders for Market Wagon and some of our local retailers.
Please fog lift off my head I feel like I’m melting into the desk today.
Woke up feeling sluggish and overheated. I just couldn’t get comfy last night and was either too hot or there was a draft so I donned my Beast Mode shirt for inspiration ❤️.
We started today with Sumatra and Kerry Gold. Barely scratched out enough grounds for each of us to have a full cup (apparently my coffee pot calls one of my cups 2 actual cups **WTCup).
My hands are Uber swollen. Hardly got my rings off, normally they’re spinning around my fingers. Hmmmm….we have a super busy day and all I want is another cuppa. Have zero food plans and hope that doesn’t bite me in the ass today.
15 hour fast today and broken it with smoked cheddar and some salami on a quick drive by to Aldi. + Hard boiled egg and a few sips of coffee
Small palm full of frozen pecans and a 3 egg bowl of egg salad (mayo, mustard, salt, pepper, dill and ground chili peppers).
We are off to a meeting at a coffee shop….it’s not Starbucks so the dilemma…can I have a coffee? Our challenge was ONLY not Starbucks for a week. Does coffee tasting with a potential partner count as cheating…?¿
-I opted to drink the shot of espresso offered to me without guilt and it was amazing! We came home after a 2 hour business meeting and I could EAT A HORSE. Jessi is working on dinner while I’m doing school. Her first attempt at food just went down the garbage disposal…now we are debating on where if anywhere we could eat out. Nope! Going to scavenge the fridge. I’ll report back with whatever hodgepodge we assemble LMAO
Dinner from the fridge tonight: keto bagel dry toasted, one half with an all beef, uncured Aldi hotdog, Batch No 2 mustard and cooked cabbage. The other bagel half is reheated crab cake, home made tartar sauce with skillet fried celery and a side of guac.
So….if you know my wife and I we love a few things very dearly: my kids, our dogs, each other, good coffee and fine wine. Her California roots have introduced me to really good wine, took me from boxed wine to OMG! The really, really good stuff.
(My favorite wineries I found in Cali were Chronic Cellars, J. Lohr and Justin.) BUT…it’s almost summer and I want to don a bathing suit and see my abs through my shirts again. Not to mention feel better so….while we are always gluten free and Paleo…we aren’t allllwaaayyysssss….keto (Jessi is Mexican and we love our corn tillas and tilla chips).
That ends today. We agreed to a two week challenge which is a REALLY BIG (she has never done this with me before) deal. We are both going to do this…full force! Pics and tape measurments. My goal is through 2 weeks of reprogramming our bodies we decide to keep going without cheats. She is Keto by proxy….I’m keto by choice with cheats. But No more! (*Cue serious face!)
So far today it’s been dark roast Sumatran coffee with Kerrygold and water. I’m breaking in today with intermittent fasting as well starting with a 14 hour fast.
-broke my fast pre-training with 2 hard-boiled eggs and a tablespoon of avocado at 1130am…
Now it’s nearly the end of my eating window and while I’ve eaten well and have about 10 NC left I think my body is catching on…all those carbs yesterday….got me feeling like “is it bed time at 730?”
This is how I ended my night….a Thai inspired soup with chicken, shrimp and crab cake. My wife is a food magician.
We love you all and look forward to seeing you this week!
Today was such a great day as we got to make these delicious Keto Cakes for a client’s birthday! We love being a part of our customer’s lives, and we really love being a part of their celebrations.
In a way, it makes me feel connected to Small Town America, in a time when people knew their baker and their grocer and their seamstress. It’s part of our roots, and being able to make these custom orders makes us feel truly and deeply connected in that way.
The cakes turned out so great, we ended up making some for the house. #Guilty !!!
They tasted like a Ding Dong with a twinkie style filling…. um, yum.
I probably don’t have to tell you this…. Tomorrow is Valentines day. You probably know that, because every single retail store from here to the edge of the earth is bedecked in red and pink. (I so seldom get the chance to use ‘bedecked’ in a sentence, I just had to!)
I am not one of those ‘anti Valentines day’ people, but I’ve never really been big into celebrating it either. It just kind of comes and goes. In the past, I looked forward to the clearance candy —- chyeauh! But eating a strictly keto diet means that those days are over. (It’s ok, we make our own chocolates, and you better believe I’ll be indulging in a few of those!)
Lately, I’ve been thinking an awful lot about our relationship to food and it’s role in our society. (Don’t worry, I’m not gonna get too deep here, just an observation!) We use food as a form of expression — at least, I think most people do.
Happy Birthday – here’s a cake!
Congrats, Grad – here’s a giant cookie!
You got that promotion?! Let’s have a birthday dinner!
Pregnant? Gender reveal cupcakes!
I love you! Please take this heart-shaped box of truffles. (mmmm truffles)
So just to start a dialogue, and get your thoughts on the matter, here’s a question:
What would you like to receive for Valentine’s Day, besides candy?
What is your other ‘love language’? Tell me in the comments, or come find us on Facebook @42Bakery and be a part of the discussion!