I was holding off on these results, as it seems I have been 2 pounds away from my original 50-pound goal for 3 weeks. It has been frustrating to say the least. The struggle is real, but most of it appears to be in my head. I was going back through my weekly updates to verify what the results were from previous weeks. In my head I lost 35 pounds in 6 weeks, and barely lost anything since then. In reality, down 35 pounds in 6 weeks, no loss week 7, 3 pounds week 8, 4 pounds week 9, and week 10 I don’t think I actually reported but was down to 238 giving me 5 pounds of loss. Week 11, I ate pretty heavy. As you may recall, I wasn’t sleeping well and tried to 36-hour fasts with only 2 days of eating in between. I had one 24-hour period of fast during week 11, but my focus was on refueling the tank as I had depleted it. On Monday I hit the scales and was at 240 pounds, a gain of 2 pounds. I am not disappointed the scales do not know or tell the whole story. I have been feeling fantastic this week. I feel stronger, powerful, and even younger. I have noticed my regular walk pace has increased and feel lighter on my feet. I even notice that I am more patient and don’t get irritated as easily as I did before keto. Not only am I feeling better physically but mentally as well. I did recently add MCT oil, and Collagen Peptides to my daily routine, but have also lost almost 50 pounds and have been eating good stuff. I do think I notice a benefit from the new additions to my diet but did not feel like they could take all the credit. In case you missed the article I purchased my products from Thrive Market, they have an abundance of healthy options for all types of diets, grass-fed and wild-caught proteins, and quality supplements. I have a referral code that will get you 25% off your first purchase, and in turn they give me a $25 credit. I do not know if they have a limit on how many credits I can receive, but if this starts to amount to anything I will start giving some products away.
When I was thinking of what I was going to write about this week, I was going to say once I hit my 50-pound mark I would put the scales away and only do 30-day updates from now on. Now that I am aware my mind is playing tricks on me, I may stick with a once-a-week weigh in. I have been getting on the scales daily lately as I wake up daily thinking today is the day the scales say 235 or less. They seem to be stuck at 237, but we’ll see what they say on Monday. I am taking away the scales power, or at least limiting it to one day a week. I will continue on as I have more work to do. I will not be setting anymore end goals. I will just keep going until I like where I am at and feel I have reached a healthy weight. I do not care if it takes me another year to lose an additional 20-40 pounds, I really don’t know what my healthy weight will be. I know the current BMI has me at moderately obese, and at 215 it still has me as overweight. I am not concerned with what the BMI app says, just about how I feel. As I get closer to the end, I will most likely be including some fruits and veggies on the keto naughty list. I want to consume all the healthy foods, as they all have different benefits. I think keto is more of a tool to teach your body how to use its stored energy, and to lose weight quickly. I will not return to a carb and sugar-based diet, as I now know just how bad for me that is. I will continue to limit my carbs, but not to 20-30 grams every day.
Try not to pay so much attention to those scales or that voice in your head. The scales have no brain, and the voice in your head will always be your worst critic. That’s why one of the five commandments was to treat yourself like your best friend. We would never talk to our best friend like we do ourselves.
Have a great day and good luck on your journey!