Refusing to live another day dying.



First 20 pounds GONE

How happy was I to step on the scale every day this week and have movement.  As of this morning I am now officially down 20.5 lbs. 

Obviously I attribute this success to a Ketogenic diet, but also consistency.  Although I’ve had cheat days, I have logged everything.  Making it a habit to track what I eat, even if it doesn’t fit my macros, has helped temendously.  In fact, this week I’ve been eating 30ish grams of net carbs a day, and I’ve been even more successful and this has tipped the scale.  I’ve also increased my protein this week.  So it’s ok if we aren’t always perfect 100% of the time and we can change it up, too.  

I look forward to losing the next 20 pounds!


Down another pound!!

I had a slow last couple of weeks, and last week was even worse with my back injury.  But what do you do when you stumble?  You pick yourself back up again…and kick tomorrow’s ass. 

So, after a bit of less than ideal Keto eating, and some straight up cheat meals, I buckled back down.  Carbs have definitely proven to be the enemy.  In just a couple of days of eating carbs (and not even insane amounts, just “normal” carb intake) I had gained 2 lbs of bloat.  Got myself back on track, and in just a couple days, I lost that couple pounds plus one more. 

That brings my total weight loss to 17.1 lbs!

Official “Before” Pictures

Ok, so these aren’t really “before” photos as I’ve been eating Keto since January 3rd, but I couldn’t bring myself to take any photos before starting.   I do wish I had because I still look and feel disgusting but I’ll be grateful down the road to see from whence I came.  

Like I say in my about me, I believe in sharing the raw honesty of this journey, every ugly part of it.  

I present these with no make up and post-workout.  

For comparison here is a screen grab from December that was part of a video I was in that really made me go “Holy crap, have I really gotten this fat?”

Here’s to getting this extra 100lbs (now 84 or so) off of my body. 

One month update…

Well, with no other changes made but what I’m eating (no exercise not point to stay under a certain calorie mark) I’ve lost almost 14 of the 100 lbs I need to lose.  

I’ve been able to stay satisfied, enjoy delicious favorites as well as find new, and even open my children’s tastes up. 

I firmly believe in the total transparency of the journey.  I have had 2 cheat meals.  They weren’t worth it.  Haha.  Well, one sort of was.  The hubby and I had our favorite Chinese one night, and after the day from hell the other day I bought the kids pizza for dinner, and had it too.  Total bloat and discomfort.  I’ll stick to toppings or other delicious Keto-friendly options.  Like these organic beef cheese stuffed bunless burgers.  

Snacking can be a huge vice, especially for the overweight crowd.  Wholly guacamole mini cups are a total godsend and available in bulk from Costco.  

Mashed cauliflower sound completely unappetizing and not at all a good substitute for potatoes.  But with a good processor and high quality butter, they’re divine.  My daughter proclaimed “Oh sweet!  There more cauli!” this particular evening. 

I cannot wait to see what the next month brings.  I’m 6.5 lbs away from my first goal which I hoped to reach by 2/14.  I started a mild exercise routine last night and am currently researching trainers and programs in my area.  

I also had 2 regular clients tell me today they could see I had lost weight, and neither knew about my weightloss journey.  That is SUCH an amazing feeling. 

The Beginning

Age: 31

Starting Weight: 248.3

1st Goal: Lose 20 lbs by February 14th, 2017

Begin Low Carb, High Healthy Fat consumption 

My hope is to address the general malaise felt from being overweight, minimize sciatic nerve pain and back issues, clear skin, and have more energy for activities with my children.  (Despite the scale showing 247.1 my weight upon waking this morning was 248.3).

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