Saturday, November 02, 2013
Halloween is my all time favorite holiday...but with chocolate and desserts as my weakness I knew I'd be in for the fight of my life! I'm on my 11th day of Keto, and am happy to say I survived Halloween without any candy, sugar or carb slip-ups which is a miracle in itself. I'm still going strong except I didn't meet my numbers, came in too low for a couple of days and I think that has slowed me some...lost 5lbs the first week and that was during my bloating t.o.m so I'm glad. I've lost more inches than anything...I don't measure until 1 month into it, but can tell from my clothes...I take it one meal at a time...the IF & bulletproof coffee help me out a lot...I'm on a tight budget as I've been out of work for 6 months now (still looking) so I just stick to basics...it gets boring but it's all I can do right now...I do a lot of exercise so that helps me...still no flu-like symptoms that are usually associated with a low carb diet, but then again I was normally eating less carbs before starting Keto so I think that has to do with it...plus I am keeping up my potassium and sodium levels which helps out tremendously...
Strengthwise, I'm finally up to using 20 lb dumbbells, can complete 3 full sets of regular pushups, am lowering weights on assisted pullup machine which means I'm getting closer to doing a regular pullup without any assistance...lowered amount of cardio but doing HIIT
Visually: My upper back muscles peaked out on Sunday and I'm ECSTATIC! My baby V-taper is starting to form...triceps, biceps and shoulders are more defined, as well as hamstrings...lower belly has gone down, abs & obliques are showing...AM ON CLOUD NINE! Finally, all the hard work is showing through...
Saturday, October 26, 2013
...so much energy, I can't even imagine why more people don't try it...my body is just responding so well to it...I haven't had any flu like symptoms at all and I'm really full with what I eat so I'm not feeling deprived...not even obsessing about food like I do on a normal diet...
Didn't hit my cals/fats/prot/carb numbers yesterday, came in too low...but still losing...figured on Thursday I went over so it balances it out...trying to post daily so I can keep accountable and not lose motivation...
I've never seen results like this in the beginning...I've never been someone who loses at the beginning of a diet...usually don't lose anything until a month into so I'm definitely happy about...
Of course I'm a daily weightlifter and do lots of cardio, so not neglecting my exercise either...
I know I will plateau shortly, that's why I'm monitoring everything and trying to keep a good record so I can play with the numbers when I hit the plateau...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
...now that my health issues are more or less resolved...
I always feel better when I'm following a Keto nutritional plan.
I've been working out for about two months but have tightened up the reigns. Just haven't posted much due to life.
In 13 days, I have to update all my measurements and weight to see how I've done since last year. I'm confident that I've progressed...not as much as I originally thought...but any progress is still progress!! :)
Thursday, April 04, 2013
...from mid February until the end of March: was dealing with health issues and doctor visits...exercise and nutrition suffered...was not getting enough calories in...didn't cheat, but was very fatigued and weak...being sick did not help...couldn't work out...
...milestone birthday goal met: Turned 40 on March 24th and met a goal of 215lbs...it's been 15 long and painful years since I saw that number on the scale! My original goal was to be at 200 lbs, but I think I would have gotten close to it had I not gotten sick...I was able to start exercising again the week before my birthday which helped me reach 215...
April 2013 Goals: Physical, Mental, Emotional
Emotional: April starts off with my final week of school for my degree in Paralegal...yes! I will walk the stage in May...it's been a long, long road to finally get a college degree...this marks another check off my goals list...I am on an emotional high right now...but still am worried about not reaching my fitness goal by July...it's depressing me that what comes so easily to others is so hard for me...
Mental: I will be focusing more time and attention to my fitness goals, now that I've recovered from being sick and I am finished with my classes...although I am a great multi-tasker, for my fitness goals I want to be able to concentrate only on my goals for at least the month of April before I start my next project.
Physical: My physical goals are to maintain my exercise schedule with two sessions AM & PM. I will continue my Keto diet with stricter modifications and maintaining my eating schedule of every 3-4 hours. I will continue to work out at home and in the gym, but plan to do some stuff outside as the weather has gotten better.
Goal to meet for the end of April 2013: at least 1.5"-2" overall fat loss in body....I don't use pounds lost as I already know that with my body, I lose fat but stay the same weight...probably because I develop muscle at the same time...as long as I'm looking and feeling good, then it doesn't matter :)
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