Week Six

Six Weeks? How could someone possible make it this long? I could not have imagine me going on with this diet for this long. The old Michelle would have broke by now. I survived Birthday parties, gatherings, and even the 4th of July. Speaking of, I hope everyone had safe and happy 4th of July.

I lost another half an inch from my waist. We aren’t even going to be speaking about my weight. I’m lifting like crazy, working out and my weight is fluctuating. That’s it. Monitoring my weight but not taking it to heart. I have to admit, I am looking up blogs, reads on everything and anything about keto. Why am I not losing weight fast enough? Am I even losing the water weight? I’m going to have to stop comparing myself to others. This is going to be really hard, but I have to stop it. I do see a difference in my pictures, and the measurement tape is not lying. Clothes are fitting looser and my hunger has decreased a huge amount since I started Keto.

Nothing but the bar. This workout is called a “good morning” a joke Will is always going to have with me.

Since I’ve been working out, I can tell that my diet has really adjusted to my body. No lightheaded feeling, hunger pains or anything. The past week I’ve been able to HIIT train lifting and running and I have no tiredness. I really do love this feeling I have, lots of energy.

The decrease in hunger surprises me. It’s strange, the feeling that I walk into the kitchen and I think, I should eat…but am I really hungry? Remember, don’t eat if you think you’re suppose to, eat when you are hungry, there is no reason to add calories to you diet just because you feel like you have to – a mistake I use to make the first time I tried to do Keto.

There. I made a blog and didn’t whine and complain about the amount of weight I did or did not lose. You really can’t do that to yourself. Something I have to remind myself over and over. Again, I appreciate the comments, the follow and the support.

Keto – Week 4

I apologize for skipping week 3. Things get busy and life seems to happen. I feel like I’m starting this blog very sour. Well cause I am. This blog is just about to may be my last. No. It won’t but I can’t lie to you and say that I feel that way. So I feel like giving up- why? Cause I’m not seeing the effects of keto like I have read about. I have been HONEST. Except when I overloaded on beer and sunflower seeds…is that it then? I cheated once and this diet will now never forgive me. Now that we are on Week 4 I have only lost a total of 5 pounds and 1 1/2 inch off my waist. My pictures good, but I can hardly tell a difference. Am I being too hard on myself?

What do I do when I’m feeling like giving up? First I’m ranting- so here I am- and to my best friend, I’m sorry for putting you through all this, but that’s what happens when you unknowingly signed that best friend document.

I can only think of a few things that can be stalling my weight loss, is exercise. My diet is on point, using my fitbit tracker and marking everything I eat- but if I worked out just a bit more, I think it would give my metabolism a quicker jump.

Protein is a tricky thing on keto, make sure you are getting enough but not too much. This is all about counting your macros.

I started reading this online: Not losing weight on Keto and it has been a real eye opener for me. Here is something I really need to pay attention to:

8. Short-Term Weight Gain and Fluctuations

You put on weight over a short period of time. This could happen if you had more carbs (even once!) than your daily limit (e.g. you went to a party). As you may know, there is a relationship between water retention and glycogen stores. If your body manages to store some extra glycogen, you also increase water retention. This happens literally from one day to the next. Don’t panic, it’s just water. Once you go back to your daily carbs limit it will take 2-3 days to lose the excessive water. Also, there are natural fluctuations related to hormone balance, especially in women.

This is from the website itself – and something I need to read daily like a bible. Remember when I cheated? Yea..I do cause I find it hard to forgive myself…but I went over my carb intake. This was just only being a week into being into keto. I have to understand I’m making a lifestyle change for my body, and I just started and ruined it with one day. This could be why my weight and or measurements haven’t gone as fast as I would like them to.

This is a great learning experience. I hope you learn a lot from following me – also from this website. Here is something I need to read every night before I go to bed:

Don’t weigh yourself more than once a week or even better, don’t weigh yourself at all. There are natural fluctuations related to water retention and hormonal balance. If you are a woman, you will notice these fluctuations more often. If you see no movement on the scales or even if your weight goes up, it doesn’t mean you are not losing fat. If you exercise, you may even see a little increase in weight, as muscles are heavier than fat. The important thing here is to concentrate on losing body fat. Don’t rely just on scales, use body tape, calipers, belts or clothes to see any changes.

Yes. WE ALL KNOW this is true. Then why do we continue to do this to ourselves? I have to stop that. I’ll still weigh myself weekly, but that’s enough counting the scale. I’ll write it down and keep moving forward. Especially if my clothes and my measurement tape is speaking to me loud and clear.

I still have to get my exercise fit in my life as much as I can- still working on that routine. Thanks for following and any keto suggestions are welcome here!

Just A Little More weight

To the bar that is. Remember that your body will always adapt to whatever you’re doing. So always switch it up a bit, more weight or less weight and more reps – always push your body to the limit and test yourself. I promise you will never regret it afterwards.

Shoes off – Deadlift time

Today I added just a bit more to my bench- I had more time to rest and I felt stronger. I lifted during the middle of the day, not my normal routine, so I had already had breakfast in me. Like I said in previous post, I’ve heard of some lifting in a fasted state and others who can only lift after they have had something to eat before. I have done both, although I haven’t decided or figured out which my body likes. I can say, that I do feel stronger lifting after I have ate something but I understand working out in a fasted state burns more.

It was a great workout today I feel good and I love the consistency of my “me time.”