Happy #transformationtuesday everyone! I am finally really feeling back to my productive self. I fell off for quite a while and I was definitely less active on Instagram because I felt that I wasn’t the epitome of success. My mindset needed a shift from perfection to progress, I can’t constantly expect a continuous loss, there are ups and downs in any weight loss journey. I am ALMOST back to my lowest weight, it is in sight and that is hella motivating. Over the last month, I gained back just over 10lbs. I wasn’t keto, I was indulging in cravings, and I was close to binging more than once. One of the things I struggled with when I first started keto was the idea of no weekly cheat days; I now see this as a blessing in disguise. Having that ‘cheat meal’ put me in the mindset of ‘well I’m already out of ketosis’ and a cheat meal turned into a cheat day, which turned into multiple. Other than the weight loss, the egg fast really re-set my commitment to keto and I am feeling more motivated than ever. The spark notes of this message is that set backs are inevitable, but no matter the situation, you do have control, you do have power, and you’re never ‘less’ for having those set backs.
For those of you who will ask:
I am 5’3 and I started at 220lbs
I started eating keto on May 3rd 2017
I lost 56lbs in 7 months, then I introduced working out in January 2018
My lowest weight was 158.5lbs, bringing my total loss to 61.5lbs
My current weight is 162lbs, I recently gained 10lbs and have been working super hard this month to get back down to my lowest!
I eat 65% fat, 25% protein, and 10% carbs, my caloric intake is typically between 1500-1600cals a day
I drink between 3-4L of water a day
I started on google! I researched foods, meals, macros prior to beginning keto
Prior to keto, I had never been successful with weight loss. If you have any questions, I am happy to answer but I am no expert! I can only pull from my personal experiences!
I want to be as honest and genuine with my experience, because I’m definitely not the only one having these feelings. You’re not alone, it is okay, and reach out for support wherever you can! Thanks keto-fam