I just walked home for an hour up and down hills because I’m too broke for a taxi and two things:
1. DAMN I’m unfit (again :( )
2. DAMN exercise highs are awesome. I just feel… happy :)
I started keto for the first time on the 31st January 2014. I was bloated up to 246 after having been down around 238 about a week before. I calorie counted and in less than two weeks I was down to 233.
Thennn, an occasion happened. I was off keto from the 15th February until a couple days ago, not keto, not calorie counting, nothing. I was right back up to 243.
This second time around, I haven’t been counting calories, and as of this morning, I’m down to 236.4lbs. I love not calorie counting. I feel good, I’m not stressed or thinking about food all day. I know it only takes ten minutes total of your day to log calories in MFP but it was taking over my mind for the rest of the day.
I’m hoping that I keep losing. It’s all water weight so far I think, but that for me is positive. It means I’m in ketogenesis, without even counting carbs! So long as I start losing fat this week, I’m not going to start counting again (except maybe for a week here and there).
I try so hard to be body positive, and calorie counting definitely gets in the way of that, so this time I’m going to choose mental health over more rapid weight loss.
I tried peanut butter as a kid.
It looked yummy.
It even smelled yummy.
But at the tender age of eight it tasted fucking nasty.
In the 13 years since that fateful day, I’ve grumbled and moaned to myself at the pervasiveness of peanut butter on Tumblr. It seemed to me that EVERY keto dessert had this atrocity included in it.
Today at the shops, I was starving. I needed something keto-friendly that wasn’t going to be mank after 3 hours on a sweaty bus. I sighed, I whinged, I moaned, and finally I put the damn peanut butter jar in my trolley.
Well dear sweet mother of all that is holy and good, when I dipped my finger in and tasted that salty, creamy yet crunchy butter of peanuts I mentally begged forgiveness of all you that I’ve cursed over the years.
I’m so sorry. Forgive me?
I see you're doing keto, Would you recommend it?
Um… after my birthday recently I’ve sort of fallen off the wagon, so I’m actually not in ketosis at the moment.
I’m not one of those keto-ers who is convinced that it is the holy grail and the only way to lose weight. Everyone is different, so here are some of the pros and cons I experienced while I was in keto.
-It stopped my bingeing
-I didn’t feel hungry
-I lost a crapton of water weight so I never felt bloated or crap.
-I had to cook practically every meal
-It made it very awkward to eat outside my house
-I never got the energy boost other people talk about, but that could have been because I found it easier to consistently eat at a deficit on keto.
I’m having mad sugar cravings at the moment making it harder to get back into ketosis, so I’m working from a more paleo approach (still eating potatoes like a good Irish person!) and working towards becoming fully keto again.
Hope this helps, I’ve tried to be objective as possible. Everyone has different experiences on keto though, so try it yourself and see!
If you’re a keto/lchf weight-loss blog and your starting weight is over 300lbs please reblog this. I want to follow you! I’m in the same boat and it’d be really great to connect with others going through a similar experience.
REBLOG Or LIKE!
Started at 323.2 and have lost 15.2 lbs in three weeks :)
I’m keto and started off at ~260, can I join in? :/ Tagging the shit out of this so other keto-ers (with a SW of 300+!) may see it.
I’ve done Level One before so I know what I’m in for, I just don’t really feel like doing it right now.
I know that afterwards I’ll feel great though, so here goes.
Because I’m going to do it sporadically until I start a proper everyday routine in about two weeks, and oh my god, it’s killing me (I’m just waiting for it to buffer a bit more right now). When I think back to how well I was getting on in month one of insanity last year, I feel really unfit.
Oh well, this is why I wanted to work out again, right? I know that after doing it a few times it’ll get easier!
Anyway, got to get back to it… wish me luck!
After a week of only yoga to give my poor knees and flat feet a rest I’m wondering do I wanna go back running or finish Insanity?
PROS OF INSANITY
-The results/feeling fitter
-I can do it in my room
CONS Of INSANITY
-Requires more dedication/motivation than running
-I’ve never had knee trouble before Insanity???
-Getting a wee bit bored and I’m only on Week 3
PROS OF RUNNING
-Clears my head
-Gets me outside
-Get to feel the wind on my face
CONS OF RUNNING
-The roads are windy and cars drive too fast and I might die
-I don’t have proper shoes
-I get bored, even with music
-Exercising in public
-I really am nervous on these shitty roads
I know I could mix it up, but if you had to choose one over the other, which would you choose?
I’m gonna tag the shit out of this so if you’re a body positive fitblr then like this or something and I’ll check you out.
Sometimes I find it hard to reconcile weight loss with being body pos, so, if you’re body pos AND you’re losing weight, I would love you forever if you made yourself known to me in some way <3
Yo! Except I’m not about weight loss. I just like getting muscles and being sweaty.