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!
When I say genius I am not kidding! This is the best thing to happen to the sandwich since sliced bread (shoot! Thay actually made sense). It isn’t a lettuce wrap but it is still a keto sandwich! Find out how!
I cannot claim credit for this marvel. My lovely girlfriend made these! The idea is simple… How do you make a keto sandwich, because let’s face it, I used to live off of sandwiches (thus the need for drastic life change). But so much of a sandwich is good:
Mustard – nothing wrong there
Lunch meats – OK maybe not the best but definitely not bad, especially since I love turkey
A slice of cheese – not bad in reasonable quantities
Some lettuce/tomato/onion/peppers – not only ‘not bad’ but actually really good for you
So I ask: Where does a sandwich go wrong?
You’re smart so I am sure you have guessed it, especially since this is a Keto thing!
Bread: So useful to keep all that good stuff in line, but not the greatest thing to eat consistently! That is where my love struck pure keto genius: Cut a bell pepper in half and use that!
It is so simple and so elegant! I cannot believe I never thought of it before! Not only does it add a satisfying CRUNCH to your sandwich, but I freaking love bell peppers too!!! It’s a win-win for sure! Anyway, today was day 4 of the new regiment! I went to the gym and maintained my diet goals!
I am serious about getting to a healthier and happier state of being!
I like animals but I need to kill my fat cow!
Today marks the third day of my renewed vigor and spirit! I have successfully maintained my Keto meal plan:
Breakfast – Yogurt and Blue Berries
Lunch – Green Salad w/ Blue Cheese dressing
Dinner – Italian Sausage soup. Full of amazing vegetables and spicy flavors!!!!
Along with that my journey to health and wellness included a trip to the gym where I ran a mile (doesn’t sound like munch but for me that is like running to the moon…I will get better!) And worked my arms and shoulders!
It feels so good to be sore. That sounds counterintuitive but when you work in an office and are constantly mentally exhausted, it is a great feeling to be physically exhausted! It feels like a cleaner kind of tired! Anyway, I am done rambling for now!
I lost 20 pounds last year. Find out how and follow me on my journey to continue this lifestyle change!
I lost 20 pounds in the last year. It was a sad fact that I had to face when I realized I was a fat guy. I weighed 232 lbs and I was only 5’8″. To be honest I still am only 5’8″ but at least I am no longer 232 lbs.
About a year ago I had the above revelation and I knew it was time to stop slipping down this slippery slope! So I researched, and mostly just talked to my cousin who is a guru of health and fitness (Julia Blake on Instagram), and decided to try this thing called the Keto Diet. Essentially it is a low carb ( more like NO carb), medium protein, high fat diet.
“High fat?” You might ask. “How can anyone lose fat on a high fat diet???”
The answer is very carefully and with a lot of discipline!
Now, as you can see from the above picture, I was not very disciplined and to be honest, I still am not the most disciplined person you have ever met. The 20+ pounds I lost in the last year mostly happened in about 2 months of sheer willpower. The rest of the year I fluctuated +/- 5 to 10 pounds or so because I lost the discipline for consistency.
Anyway, I am back in the Keto diet and am trying to maintain that discipline. This website will help catologue my journey to become a healthy individual once again. I hope it either entertains, encourages and/or inspires you to do the same.
I have many people I love in this world. I come from a family of short round people with heart problems on both sides. It scares me to be honest. I know how easy it is to slip! This is my journey to better myself, not only to increase my quality of life, but to be the best version of myself so that I can give myself completely to those in my life!
Thanks for letting me ramble on!! I will include daily logs and recipes. I will add some of the science of Keto and why it works. Keep in touch and let’s get healthy together!!!
I want to fit into a speedo again. And dammit, I want to look good in it!
Better than this: