I’ve officially eaten Keto for a quarter of 2018 and here’s where I’m at:
- Month 1: 9.6 lb. lost
- Month 2: 4.6 lb. lost
- Month 3: 4.0 lb. lost
- TOTAL: 18.2 lb lost
Keto: when you’re only 0.8 lb from your weight loss goal and keep thinking: “how much do I have to poop to make this happen?” #ketolife
I’m just too close! I’m 5.8 lbs from my primary goal. I know I’ve said this before, but I cannot believe I made it this far. I went into Keto kicking and screaming. I thought I would miss carbs. Bread. Rice. I was certain I was setting myself up for failure. Instead, what I’ve found is that not only do those things sound gross to me now, but I feel so good that I can’t fathom going back.
I’m sure the time will come where I’ll feel the need to try one of these carbs again. I’m not going to say never. But I guarantee that when I do, it’ll be gluten-free because I have been learning that when gluten weasels its way into meals that I didn’t expect (like meat at a Mexican restaurant, or soy sauce), I feel like garbage and my stomach hurts so badly for hours. It’s just not worth it. It’s quite the shock when you thought you ordered Keto and it turns out you ate something detrimental to your health. It’s the worst.
I’m thrilled that I’ve lost 18.2 pounds on Keto. But not only have I lost weight, I fit in clothes that I longed to fit in again. I feel so much healthier. I haven’t been tracking my macros the last couple of weeks to simply test out my “autopilot keto”, and I have learned how to just know what I need! I can physically feel it, whether it’s more fat or more water, and I just follow my body’s cues.
I think this is going to be one of my last blog posts focused on Keto. At least for a while. I wanted to document my journey for myself and I believe I’ve officially reached the peak of it. I still have a few pounds to lose to reach my goals and I’m sure I’ll share those updates on Instagram. So if you want periodic Keto updates and aren’t following me over there, here’s my shameless plug.
Thanks for following me this far, and for encouraging me as I figured this whole Keto thing out. I’m super excited that I now get to be a source of encouragement to others starting Keto! That’s been so fun for me. I understand it’s not for everyone, and I’ve come across my fair share of rude comments and shocking looks from people who think their way of eating is higher and mighter than mine, and that’s fine. I really don’t care because I know that Keto works for me and it may not for you. You do you! Keto works for me and my PCOS, and until the unforeseeable future, I intend to keep it up.