I did my little video and progress picture thing this morning. Also, when I jumped on the scale I was 280lbs. Now I know majority of that was probably water weight, but I was still happy to see that after one day of switching things up. I haven’t eaten since around noon or one yesterday. I thought I would’ve been hungrier, but I guess I keep my fluids up enough to fight off the hunger. I’m trying to decide whether or not I want to cut out all soda and crystal light as well. I brought in some of the Costco meatballs for lunch to break my fast (haha breakfast at lunch…bad pun), so I hope I have enough shredded cheese in the fridge. I wish I had some mustard to go with this mayo jar I have at work. I like the mix of these two condiments. The flavor I mean. I need to do my pushups and squats because I’ve been slipping since last week. I was in the bed when I remembered to do them last night, but I was already pretty much down for the count. Speaking of down for the count, I notice that when I don’t eat or when I’m fasting, I can sleep forever. It took me a long time to actually wake up at my normal schedule this morning, and I fell asleep earlier than I usually do. I need to start going to sleep around 2100 instead. I made it all the way to 1230 before I had anything to eat. Maybe it was 1215, but it was pretty close. So I guess I’m good to go for the next 24 hours. I’m not hungry anymore after the meatballs, I guess I had to wait for them to start being digested or something. I feel like an idiot right now lol.
What’s up everyone? Sorry for the wait. I should’ve posted yesterday but I crashed out and woke up an hour before I had to be at work. That’ll end soon though. I’ll explain in another post.
Anyway, I weighed myself Monday morning and I was 258.6 lbs. So that’s about 4 lbs dropped since last week. I think I might’ve had a woosh or something (a keto woosh is an actual thing, I didn’t just make it up right now). I’ve still been eating a decent amount of sodium, so it’s not because I dropped water weight. Anyway, my clothes are fitting pretty good and I’ve actually been wearing stuff that didn’t fit a few months ago. Non scale victory!
I need to change the settings on my WordPress, btw. I’m getting too many notifications on new posts and what not. Either that, or unfollow that particular user. Don’t worry; it’s none of the people I’ve actually interacted with.
I’m not a kitchen guru, but I always have some quick meals up my sleeve and they’re delicious (well at least to me they are). I’ll be more active this week with my posts. I also look forward to seeing some of the awesome recipes and progress from of my friends on here.
Today I weighed myself and I was 262.8 lbs. I know they say weight loss is not linear, but this was a little irritating. I would’ve been mad, but I noticed over the past couple weeks that my clothes are fitting a little looser. Plus I’m still showing pink on my Stix, so I’m ok. I actually upped my calories and felt pretty good from last week, but I ruined it because I was out all weekend and had limited food choices (the only keto-friendly food available was sunflower seeds). I also didn’t track my food intake on MFP this week either, because I didn’t really have time to shop at the grocery store.
These past two weeks have been pretty rough and I’m just glad they’re over. When I haven’t been working or handling some kind of ridiculous errand, I’ve been trying to catch up on sleep. I apologize for missing last week’s update. I had actually gained 1.5 lbs back, but I was still in ketosis so I’m assuming that it was water weight I had from a social gathering meal a few days prior.
I know this is gonna sound like an excuse, but I don’t think my scale is very reliable anymore. Even this morning, I had to weigh myself six times to see a consistent number. Then I took a leak (sorry), and I actually GAINED 0.2 lbs. How does that even work?? I swear it just settles on a number it likes, and is like, “Aahhh ok cool. Let’s stick with this weight until he puts me away for next Monday.” So soon as I get a chance, this scale is gone. I’m thinking maybe it has PTSD since I took it to Afghanistan. *shrug*
Talk to you guys soon. Btw, if you haven’t been looking at the recipes around here (WordPress), I suggest you do. Great ideas, especially those peanut butter cups KetoSweetheart made. I’m a chocolate fanatic.
Ok, so I did my weigh-in today and I was 262.4 lbs. So I lost exactly three pounds since last Monday. I’m a little disappointed because I thought it would’ve been more than that, but then I realized something. When I was doing really well before, I was tracking pretty much everything I ate. I mean everything. Almost to the point where it was borderline OCD. But you know what? I saw some good results. So maybe I need to start tracking my calories. Believe it or not, I don’t think I ate ENOUGH calories this week and it possibly slowed down my metabolism. I know I’ve read that somewhere, but I can’t recall at the moment.
Anyway, I was using MFP before which is pretty cool for a few reasons. It has an extensive library of foods that you can log for your daily calories, and you can make your own entry if it’s not in there. Another thing is that it has a pretty good graphic representation of your weight loss progress. Overall, it’s just easy to use. And the people on there are really positive. Here’s a graph of my weight roller coaster so you can see for yourself:
This thing is inaccurate by the way. I was actually closer to 330 lbs., but I was too embarrassed to put that so I didn’t actually start making entries until I got under. You can see how well I was doing last year before I quit for absolutely no good reason and my weight crept back up.
I’ve met some great users on WordPress over this past week, and I’ve seen a lot of awesome recipes. I plan on trying some once I actually go to the grocery store. Keep calm and keto on everyone, lol.
Ok, so this week I dropped 4.8 lbs and I’m currently at 265.4. Some people would be estatic about this, but I’m not some people. I think I could’ve lost more. But then again, I don’t think I’m fully in ketosis again yet. I just got a slight hint of the fruity taste yesterday. Maybe I should lay off the Crystal Light for a week and see if that’s really it.
Side note: what I mean by “fruity taste” is a little hard to describe, but I’ll try. Basically, some people in keto get a weird, somewhat sweet taste in their mouths. I’m not sure of an exact timeframe when this usually occurs in the whole keto process, and I really don’t think it can be gauged since everyone is different. For me, when I’m in deep keto, the taste is really strong upon waking up and if I don’t eat anything for a long time. Long being 6+ hours.
Anyway, there’s that. The last update, I said I sprained my knee. That was actually only a few weeks ago (tomorrow wil be three weeks since that happened). Needless to say, it’s been hard to do any type of exercise. I can’t wait till my knee is 100% again…I’ve been aching to do some exercise since I hurt myself and I’ve even tried to run a few times the past week. They’ve ended in epic fails, but they haven’t been discouraging. Before, I could barely walk so I’m happy with my progress as far as getting around. Well that’s all I got for now, so I’ll check in again soon.
When I started this blog, I promised myself that I would keep it real with whoever read it. So here goes.
I put some weight back on. I know I was in the 230s before. Well, now I’m back up to 270. 270.2 to be exact. How did that happen? I screwed up, to put it simply. I decided last year that I would take a break from my diet, and that was a HUGE mistake. When I look at my progress, I was roughly 30 pounds away from being at a somewhat satisfying weight.
I’ve been trying to get back on the wagon. It’s been hard though. What I was actually trying to do was lose about 25 pounds before I started posting again so my regression didn’t seem so bad. It didn’t really work though. I got back down to 252 but then I sprained my knee.
Then I thought well, I need to hold myself accountable. Even if I don’t have a huge amount of followers, maybe someone on here will take notice of what I’m doing. Plus I have it in the back of my mind that people are watching. So I’m back on it now. Weekly weigh-ins, eating keto, the whole nine yards. I welcome all comments, whether constructive crticism or something to the effect of “get your $@#* together!”.
I’m a little late this week for my update, but I actually just started going back to college this past Monday. So once again, I apologize for the delay. That being said, here goes nothin.