Monthly Archives: August 2016

An August Update

Getting near another goal weight feels daunting. I never except to hit them. I complain a lot that I’ve lost as much as I can and that I’ll never be able to lose anymore, but more weight slowly comes off despite my whining. My other major problem is that I don’t see the weight loss anymore. I can’t remember what it felt like to be 202 pounds and I can’t remember what it looked like. Now I just feel 151 pounds and fat, if you know what I mean. Maybe I should have taken more pictures of my progress because it’s really hard to continue to see what’s changing on your own body.

I guess I had never realized that when you’re eating keto any time you work out you are naturally burning fat first, because there are no carbs there to be burned beforehand. I probably should have been working out the last year but I’m not gonna beat myself up about it. I’ve made great strides in my health and weight loss by just being diligent about what I eat.

I started my foray into fitness on Monday with a 2 kms run and then re-re-re-re-started the 30 Day Shred. It’s my go-to workout DVD when I want to kick start myself back into working out. Jillian never lets me down, she’s not annoying enough for me to want to shut her off and her programs have lots of quick variety so I don’t get bored or exhausted. We also bought an elliptical and have plans to turn our basement into a workout area, further motivating me to get active without having to 1) spend a ton of money and 2) leave my house when it’s cold out. So far the workout area is just my yoga mat and the machine but eventually it could be a pretty cool space.

I’m really impressed at how many times I’ve gone out of keto (purposefully) and been able to get back into it. I’m on day 4 today after a pretty great cheat week and the plan is to last until we go back to Europe in October. That’s right, I said back to Europe! Europe, the thing that started this whole weight loss journey off for me. Being at 202 pounds just 5 weeks before Europe really scared me. I was stressed about not having clothes that fit and not being in shape enough to walk around. Getting to 190 just before we left felt great and I’m so happy we kept it up when we returned. Currently I am 39 pounds less than I was during our last trip overseas and I’m aiming for a total weight difference of 45 pounds so I’ve got about 6 to go once I lose the rest of this water weight from cheat week. I can do this!

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