A Month or so ago....3/12/2020
Can you see the difference? Among other losses I lost a whole inch in my neck. I lost a total so far of 18 lbs. Yay!
Those are the real dates of when those pics were taken. I realize I got real plump from all the steroids I took last March 2019 when I was sick with what probably was Covid-19.
I was already pretty obese before that from other medications. In fact half of my life I was normal at 135 lbs. and the second half I have been obese going up to my worst weight at 313, thanks to specific medications. I kid you not. I gained 100 lbs in one year on a specific medication. And 50 lbs from another. I was feeling horrible about it.
Most of my weight is from specific medications, my doctor even told me it was a side effect, after the fact. And eating bad (or too good really) of course. More recently it's my asthma medications that have affected me. Especially Singulair and Prednisone when I have severe asthma events.
Keto is saving me, however, and changing me from the inside out. I don't know how but my pants are starting to feel baggy. I am down about two sizes but still using my same clothes. I did buy a few new clothes at two sizes down and those clothes surprisingly fit me. I lost a whole inch off of my neck already.
My waist is shrinking too. It feels less flabby. My belly from having 4 kids is still chubby but not as bad as it was. I have a long way to go though. I am going to check myself again in 1 month to see where I am at. I know it's fast, but I never starved myself. I never really suffered at all on this new way of eating. You can practically eat bacon for a snack. I really did a few times and it satisfied me.
My brain, out of bad habit, craved certain things so I allowed salted nuts like almonds and sunflower seeds to replace chip cravings, and dark chocolate chips instead of other sweet cravings. I also learned to make Keto whipped deserts which doubled as ice cream when you freeze them. And I learned to make a microwave Keto Chocolate Cake in a Cup that takes less than a minute to cook. And I allowed myself diet soda, but I am slowly cutting back and drinking more sparkling water.
I have been drizzling my chicken or pork with a tiny bit of avocado oil and putting a slice of pepper jack or cheddar cheese on top to satisfy my rich food tooth. All these things are working somehow. It's incredible.
All I had to do was get the basics of Keto, figure out my Keto MACRO numbers of the right amount to eat. I even cheated a little. I didn't mean to. But I did. I ate a few things I probably did not know were not keto like regular coffee creamer at first because I did not feel right dumping good creamer down the sink.
I gave myself a celebratory day. I never intended to.
My friend brought me a loaf of banana bread. Darn her. She knows I am on Keto. I took a "Keto day off" and I had 2 slices of banana bread with her and later a spaghetti dinner. I sugar buzzed after the banana bread a little. My body handled it pretty well anyhow.
I will go back to Keto immediately though. I suspect my glycemic index is lower now and that is why my body handled it well.
I feel Keto is so ingrained in me now, and I am so satisfied on Keto, I feel wrong for eating normal for one meal. I know Keto is a much better way to eat for my obesity so I am getting back on the Keto train.
Food is starting to be lessening from the store so I am worried about getting my bacon supply. I may go off Keto if the crisis gets worse. Let's pray it doesn't. I need my bacon dang it!
The more eggs and bacon I eat, the more avocados, avocado oil, and meat and a little cheese, the better I do at losing weight. I can't say enough good things about how well this is working.
If I haven't told you how great Ketosis works, please hear me now, it's frigging awesome.