One step forward, two steps back.
November was my things have to change moment. I have spent years totally immobilized when it came to getting my health back. It has been a mix of how do I change my eating without my three daughters learning disordered eating or that their worth comes from the number on the scale and feeling totally overwhelmed whenever I looked at changing my foods. Like, take anxiety medication overwhelmed.
And then Covid. My biggest risk factor for Covid complications is my weight. At 4′ 9″ tall, it doesn’t take a lot to put me in the obese category. And that made me mad.
So November, I decided to start even if I didn’t know where to start. I started logging my food and slowly lowering how many calories I ate. I saw 10 pounds drop in pretty short order. And that was beyond fantastic.
In early May, I took the plunge and started intermittent fasting. That got me out of slump I had been in. So at the end of May, I jumped into Keto.
And I have lost 23 pounds. I have gone down a size in shirts and some jeans.
I have 35 more to lose if I go by my goal and 41 pounds more if I go by the charts.
I really am thrilled but things have slowed down again. I am not seeing a big drop like others talk about with Keto. I am still losing and gaining. I get at least 10,000 steps every day. Some days walking and more and more back to running. I have even started going to the gym with my daughter.
Where is my quick loss others talk about with Keto? Why am I still creeping down, back and forth?
I am thrilled at the 23 pounds gone but will I get the others gone or am I just fooling myself?
I want to wallow really bad but I am going to head outside to play a game of crossnet with my girls.