Don's Freakout Palace

DonRobbie

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Doing well enough.
Have had some bathroom struggles (I'm trying to up my fat intake and investing in barrels of Prep H). I can push it the other way with lots of carbs but that isn't a very fun experience.
Also struggling a bit with finding DS friendly convenient food. After a month of eating bacon jerky and cheese I'm having trouble eating more. Bread and breading are still rough for me. Nuts are okay but I can only do so many of them. At home it's hard to do a lot of cooking after 12 hour nights at work. I have made a few batches of chili that have worked well. I use about half the beans I did in the recipe pre op. I've made the Brok's pizza a couple of times but ran into my limit and have about half a pie in the freezer. I want to try the Fathead pizza some time. This weekend I'm making Beef stew. Steak has worked well, Arby's roast beef much less so, so hopefully stew works.
Losing has been hit or miss, have had a couple stalls. Sometimes I look in the mirror and wonder if I have lost much at all (I can compare photos and see a difference but it's hard to see it in the mirror).
Wife still thinks I smell bad so that's rough.
Work is still a dumpster fire but I can't go anywhere else without taking an approximately $20k a year hit.
Keep toying with the idea of a career change. I enjoy teaching but I'm not sure I want to wrangle a classroom of bored teenagers (plus that would be more like a 35k a year hit to my income).
 

DonRobbie

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Beef Bourguignon (Stew) worked well mostly. Went down very easy. Got inspired by a Keto recipe so added Bacon (thick sliced cut into small squares) instead of oil when searing the beef. That was a bridge too far on the fat. Had to use immodium to slow the train down once it got rolling.
Given the "stimulating" effects I'll probably need to freeze most of the stew and have 1-2 bowls a weekend.
Other experiment did not go well at all. I saw "Carb Balance" tortillas on one of Shrinking Violet's youtube videos so I tried them for wraps. Only got a fifth at most of it down. Probably not the tortilla's fault. Sliced meat in general seems to be really problematic for me.
 

Munchkin

Full of Fairy Dust
Beef Bourguignon (Stew) worked well mostly. Went down very easy. Got inspired by a Keto recipe so added Bacon (thick sliced cut into small squares) instead of oil when searing the beef. That was a bridge too far on the fat. Had to use immodium to slow the train down once it got rolling.
Given the "stimulating" effects I'll probably need to freeze most of the stew and have 1-2 bowls a weekend.
Other experiment did not go well at all. I saw "Carb Balance" tortillas on one of Shrinking Violet's youtube videos so I tried them for wraps. Only got a fifth at most of it down. Probably not the tortilla's fault. Sliced meat in general seems to be really problematic for me.
As time goes on, you can still count on all of this changing! If you get a chance try some of the Kroger brand low carb wraps. I think those are the best tasting ones out there but they are not always easy to find.
 

DonRobbie

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Best of luck on your journey George. I've gotten off really easy in terms of complications and difficulties, but it's been a ride for sure.
 

DonRobbie

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Thanks everyone. Thought I should update my profile picture since I look a little different now. I took the previous picture when I registered here (which was about at my heaviest). This picture was taken about two weeks ago. My mom wanted to see an updated picture.
 
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