The short version:
For years, there’s been nothing a plate of cheese fries couldn’t fix. Except my weight and health issues, ya know. Two months ago I decided to try a keto lifestyle (low carb high fat), because no other changes were giving me results. I’m 25 pounds into a 70 pound weight loss, and I’m not looking back.
The long version:
Elementary school. Maybe second grade? That’s the last time I remember being thin. And I’m 30, y’all. I don’t guess I’ve ever really been in shape – I struggled to run a mile in high school gym class. I mean, I did it, cause there were boys watching. But it was a chore. I’m ready to change all of that before it’s too late. I want to be the healthy girl. I want to run and feel good in my body.
How’d I get here? I’ve been an emotional eater for as long as I can remember. I took comfort in everything fried and covered in gravy because I’m in the south and it’s what ya do. And when I discovered that baking things and giving them to people made them like me (however temporary), I became obsessed with sweet treats. You can imagine how this combination did wonders for my waistline. Notsomuch.
I’ve tried the whole calories in calories out thing. I’ve done Weight Watchers. I’ve busted my ass at the gym. And I’ve lost a couple pounds and then gained them right back. Or – even worse – the number on the scale just keeps rising. When I reached my highest weight ever, I knew something had to change. Potatoes and pasta have always been my favorite foods, so going with a keto (low carb high fat) diet seemed pretty radical. But when I started eating no more than 25 net carbs a day, the pounds actually started coming off. I’m down 25 pounds after a couple months, and I have no plans to stop.
Keto has been a challenge and some days it flat out sucks. I still want to eat my favorite old foods. But I’m experimenting with new recipes and learning that I like things I’d never tried before – looking at you, cauliflower.
Here we go!