I totally forgot to weigh in last Sunday and had a 1.6 lbs weight loss. Today I weighed and I’m down 1.4 lbs. In total 3lbs. I’m trying to at least lose a pound a week. I’m doing the keto way of eating which is a lifestyle not a diet. I’ve lost 15 lbs since october 7th so I’m feeling excited. Things are going good for me and it’s finally clicked that I need to seriously lose this weight. The holidays for me is the perfect time to start. With all the goodies around I can see myself gaining another 20lbs. So this way of eating has helped curb my appetite for sweets. Im not trying to convert anyone to this way of eating. It just is working for me and I don’t feel deprived. I spent yesterday with my daughter shopping and running around. We had a lot of fun. Getting ready for thanksgiving and I totally am making the whole dinner keto approved. Oh and this family wants prime rib which is my favorite so that’s a big plus. I’ve also been walking about 45minutes to an hour also. Since I’ve lost some weight it has given me some confidence and a drive to lose more. The time will,pass anyway so I might as well be losing weight too. I figure a pound a week is a good amount to lose and anything over that is a bonus. Well time to enjoy my bullet proof coffee a keto thing. Have a beautiful week and thank you so much for this challenge.
Hi, Kelcoo. For what it's worth, it sounds like you're doing everything right. Whatever it takes to have less calories.
I've heard of the bullet proof coffee and watched some of Asprey's videos, but have never done it. Do you find that it sparks up your mental energy like they say?
Kelcoo, you've been walking about 45minutes to an hour, each walk? That's a lot. You must get a good feeling of accomplishment.
Hi Kelcoo... I did miss you last week, but I'm happy to see you back this week.
The KETO way of eating is getting very popular and I'm happy to see it's working for you.
It sounds like your Thanksgiving dinner is going to be totally delicious... and I come join you? :-)
I love bullet proof coffee, myself, but I've really slacked off from drinking it for some reason; I guess I just haven't taken the time to make it. When I first started drinking it about 3 yrs ago, I actually lost a pretty good amount of weight. I'm glad you brought it up, because I need to start back on it.
The walking is good, too. I love to walk and when my "winter neighbor" is here (she's from OR also), we walk for about an hour almost every day. Do you have a walking partner or do you go solo? I don't mind going solo, but I don't really have a good place to walk, so it's safer to go with someone.
Keep up the good work...
We baked a turkey last week (due to pleadings by my son, who has been thinking of Thanksgiving turkey and just couldn't stand to wait any more). It wouldn't have been bad, but we all liked the stuffing so much that we got more ingredients and made a whole separate baking-pan-ful two days later. I had stuffing for lunch and for dinner last night. Therefore I'm not surprised to be up by .6 of a pound today. That much in one day is a lot of carbs for me.
This means I'm starting the big-eating week in a less than good position, but I think my only big meal will be simply eating on Thursday, we won't be dealing with leftovers. My sister is hosting and it's pot luck, and all I have to do is buy some dinner rolls and wine and bring them. In other words, we won't have food in the house afterward. (Ya don't eats what ya don't gots.)
Weather is beautiful, hubby and I took a drive today just to catch all the views of the mountains, river and hills. It could hardly be more picture-perfect here today. He was in San Francisco when the Camp fire was raging (that took out the town of Paradise) and said the city was so smoky they couldn't go outside, even though it was that far from the fire. Those poor people, I looked at all the greenery here on both sides of the roads in the neighborhoods where we were driving, and the lovely wilderness parks carefully preserved, and imagined on many of the little roads we were travelling what it would be like to try to get in your car and pile into a local road system all at once with all your neighbors. Not do-able here, there is no plan.
I stayed even this week. Nuff said..............
I also stayed even. Honestly, not bad considering I had some things tempting me that I didn't totally avoid and the weather is bad so I'm having trouble with the exercise part. I need a new physical fitness routine for winter!!! Help!!
I guess I stayed about even, but I'm still not really sure what that is. It's all hovering about the same, within a pound or so, in the mornings, so that's what I'm going with. Not surprising, since I've done very little except weigh myself, and maybe pay some attention to what's going into my mouth.
I do not host Thanksgiving, to the blessing of everyone, but I do come home with leftovers. My mother makes the best mashed potatoes, but I eat them twice a year, so I'm not denying myself. I tried to convince everyone to go out, or do something different this year, but that was met with a resounding NO, so there's that. We are all just acting like everything is normal, and my father didn't die earlier this year.
I do okay with desserts since I try to avoid processed sugars, so I'm good there. My family always forgets that I do this (therapy anyone?) but it works out well for me in the end, because I just skip dessert.
I just really need to exercise. Actually, I need to find some motivation to get me up to exercise.