Hi guys! I am really excited and motivated to continue on my keto diet. I posted months ago about how down and depressed I was about my weight. I explained that I purchased a size 22 dress and ordered a size 20 to motivate myself to begin losing weight, I had bad grave's disease at 17, had my thyroid removed, and gained 100 pounds in the span of 3 years. I am 5'8 and was pushing 250 pounds. I started an on and off healthy lifestyle when I saw that number on the scale the day I bought my wedding dress. I wanted to cancel the whole event. I know how dramatic that sounds but I was so disappointed in myself for letting it get so out of control. The initial 30 pounds were expected but the continued unhealthy eating my metabolism used to allow was all me and I gained that last 70 on my own. After beginning the on/off change in november, I lost about 20 pounds, weighing in at 232.
3 weeks ago, my mom paid for me to start a 5 week keto / sugar detox with a nutritional therapy practioner. I started and after 1 week, I was at 226. By week 2, I was at 220. It's week 3 and I weigh 216 pounds.
216 doesn't seem like a great number, I realize but I have something I haven't felt in years.. hope.
I actually believe that I can do this. I believe that I will weigh 180 or less by my wedding and thinking about being significantly smaller by the big day makes me so happy.
I'm not an expert, I'm not a doctor; I am just an MA who found something that works for me. I just thought this might motivate woman who are beginning keto or a weightloss journey in general. You CAN accomplish your goals. You ARE capable of doing anything.
I'm typing this while I am wearing the size 14 work pants I purchased yesterday. (I was a size 20 in november.)
My ideal goal weight is about 160-170 then I can see where I want to go from there.
I hope this motivated someone.
Wish me luck because I am so excited to take the after picture of me in my wedding dress.
BTW i know the keto diet scares a LOT of people. It scared me too. I just wanted to say that I don't feel deprived. I have MORE energy, I eat 2 pieces of bacon with my breakfast every morning and a variety of different chicken /steak / hamburger recipes for lunch and dinner and I enjoy eating my yummy meals everyday. I have only actually worked out MAYBE 2 times a week since starting keto bc my school schedule was INSANE but I just passed all finals and will be working out 5 days a week at least all summer and plan on continuing to go at least 3-4 starting in august because I took a lighter workload next semester for my wedding.