Keep the ball rolling!
I in a dangerous place and I need to get back on track!
I find that I am ever so busy! I made great progress to get under 200 lbs for the first time in years. I made it down to 192, never quite crossing that 190 milestone; however the holidays and a great vacation to China (Before CoronaVirus, thank goodness) I have crept back up to just south of 200!
I am at a testing point! I cannot allow myself to cross back above 200, never again!!!! I need motivation and I need to get back my commitment to Me to, health, happiness and Keto 2 Speedo!
I have lapsed but I will work harder as I continue to progress towards my goals. Holidays and vacations are dangerous. I need to remember that there are no excuses and no “special occasions” because the second I allow them I will find that everything can be a special occasion!
Thanks for reading g my rant!
I feel truly accomolished. My goals are not fully acheived yet but I must reward myself for this important milestone!
Today marks a pretty big day for me. I have officially seen a number on the scale that is less than 200 lbs. I know what you are thinking… That doesn’t mean I am actually less than 200 because weight fluctuates constantly, but today I actually stepped on the scale and saw a number that starts with a 1. It has been years since this was the case.
I still have a long way to go to meet my goals but it feels good to have real progress. I started at 232 lbs. I moved down to around 210-215 for a year (I got lax in my keto) and now I have hit a new milestone!
I have an insane amount of energy, my clothes are starting to fit and I can run a relatively smooth mile. There is still a long way to go and I am still above where a healthy person of my body type and height should be, bit this is real progress!
It takes a lifestyle change not just a gym trip no and again and the occasional salad. It isn’t easy but it feels good and is worth the effort.
My advice is to not have exceptions to your rules. “Oh I haven’t seen these people in awhile so I will indulge because we are having a good time” or “well its the holidays” are things that kill all progress because they halt the lifestyle change. If you make excuses and exceptions you will always find “special occasions”. Make a plan and stick to it. It works!
I feel proud and hopeful and thought I should share!
It has to be daily change! A complete lifestyle makeover!
And so the step counting obsession begins!!! It is difficult to be active when you work in an office but this Fitbit is going to help remind me to get up and move!!! 10,000 daily steps is just the beginning!!! Keto only will take you so far. To complete the lifestyle change you need to get off your butt too! There are no easy victories.
What do I do when I need to feed the sweet tooth?
What do I do when I just got back from the gym and and it is late and I must satisfy my sweet tooth?
I eat strawberries and whip cream obviously!!!!!
Just like most fruits on Keto (and generally all foods on any diet) moderation and portion size is the key to happiness!
1/4 cup of strawberries has about 2-3 grams of net carbs and about 2 grams of sugars.
They are an amazing treat that is necessary to make it in the long run! Food should still be fun and tasty! Just control the portions… Except with the whip cream of course! With less than 1 gram of carbs per serving you can go nuts with that!!!!
Keto will get you far but for a true lifestyle change for the better you have to do one key thing!
Half the battle is just getting active! Getting off of your butt and moving your body! I recently got a fitbit for my birthday and have realized just how little I move working an 8-5 office job.
I was a lifeguard for years, and before that a swimmer and water polo player! I have forgotten that I like to move! I love being excited and energetic, pushing my body past some of its limits!
Today I went to the beach to remind myself! The surf in Laguna was a comfortable 2-4 ft! I got a decent swim in and a little body surf! I am in bed now and I am tired. But it is a clean tired caused by working muscles that have not been worked in a long time! It feels good and I recommend it! Just move and breathe and you are already halfway there!
The 5th day and the beginning of a new challenge!
The journey continues as the first work week ends. The true challenge of the weekend is upon us! Tonight I was victorious with a keto classic of Ahi Tacos! Sometimes it pays to live in a harbor town where you can have fresh fish frequently!