Excuse me, I didn’t fall off the wagon. I jumped!
Ooh! I didn’t plan well for today’s adventure, and I fell off the keto wagon big time!
So Let me back track just a little. Yesterday, I found MyFitnessPal that tracks your carbs, proteins, sugars, fat, and calories. I really like this handy tool, for I can even look up items on its site, and it calculates everything for me. However, I did notice that I have to watch because sometime it makes mistakes. I have to double check, but it saves foods that I normally eat, so I have a quick and easy checklist that I can just click on, and in a jiffy the work is done. Plus, at the end of the day, it tallies up everything and shares projected weight loss estimates on your daily eating habits. Now, I also found other sites too; however, some I would have to pay a monthly fee and most required a a special phone or gadget. Time to fess up, this grammy is a dinosaur, and I do not even own a cell phone! So this one works for me.
Okay, now to my keto disaster. Months ago, I met a sweet gal through work, and I wanted to take her and her daughter to lunch. After several attempts and one broken leg that required two surgery, hers not mine, we finally found a time we could connect. My buddies wanted to eat Mexican food, so I thought no problem, I will eat a salad. Well, if I had a phone and checked, I would not have ordered the carne asada salad. While the company and the lunch were wonderful, the carb overload was not. This grammy nearly had a coronary! The lunch totaled 16 carbs! So yes, with today’s final total, I broke the bank. I was in the hole, deep in the red. Live and learn.
After I noticed my big uh oh, I went to my online support group. Once I saw what a member had posted, I had to laugh. She had provided some great keto hacks when going out for meals. Better late than never! And yes, I think it’s time I came out of the dinosaur age and just buy a damn phone already! Everyone keeps telling me I need one for emergencies, and today, well, it would have diverted my keto crisis! At any rate, next time, I will request a location before we eat, so I can plan accordingly. And yes, the extra work and calculations are really worth it! But I must admit if I were going “to cheat,” I would have preferred something decadent like like a triple chocolate cheesecake!
Still lookin’ on the bright side,