Category Archives: keto

From a size 15 to a 5

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Hot diggity damn this feels awesome. I’m down 65 lbs (to 130 lbs now) and I can now wear a size five pants comfortably. I know weight and pant size don’t define you but damn it can make you feel pretty good. I’ve come a LONG way from what I was. I exercise daily. I eat right (for the most part) and I generally just feel so much better.
I had started running, but shin splints have had me off for a few days. Not to mention the whole remodeling the house thing.
Either way I’m hoping to meet my goal weight of 120 by the time dragon con rolls around. That leaves me with a little over a month to lose 10 lbs and if I try hard enough I think I can make it. I’ve just got to cut out cheat days. Which are generally every Saturday. I’ll still keep the carbs at 30 grams instead of 20 grams because I’d really rather not almost pass out again as that was scary and not to mention embarrassing. I was in the middle of old navy and I guess my blood sugar got too low and everything got really fuzzy and my legs felt like led and I was really, really dizzy. My face turned white as a sheet along with my lips and under my eyes were black and purple looking. Scared me enough I went straight to Golden Corral and wolfed down some rolls. But yeah the day after that I started adding more fruit to my diet. I am, at least going for complex carbs instead of refined, simple carbs. I think a lot of what happened has to do with genetics. My mothers blood sugar randomly bottoms out sometimes. I always get the shitty problems that she has. All her allergies and apparently her low blood sugar. Well, at least I also got her legs. We got some bangin’ legs.
I think I’ve rambled on enough.

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Down 60 pounds!!!

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I now weigh in at 135 pounds, down 60 pounds from 195. I’ve gone from a size 15/16 to a size 8/9. From XXL shirts to mediums. From hating the way I look to not being nervous about wearing bikinis in public or shirts with no sleeves or shorts or skirts…I just have so much more confidence.

I’ve got some nice comparison photos, too.

Before:

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And these were taken a couple weeks ago:

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The after pics aren’t that great quality because my phone sucks, but I tried to lighten them up a bit.

I’m so very proud of myself. I probably annoy the hell out of people, but I can’t help it. I’m still so amazed that I’ve completely transformed my body in less than 6 months. I’m amazed that clothes that I got just this past Christmas completely falls off of me. I’m amazed that I’ve gotten as small as I was when I was 16. I literally haven’t been this small in 7 years. And now I feel old wow.

Fanboy Expo

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Today was a good day. My sister, her husband, our friend Chas, and I made our way to Knoxville, TN to Fanboy Expo! And of course I had myself a little treat day to reward myself for working over 30 hours in 3 days. And also I’ve lost 57 lbs. down to 138 now!!! Besides that got to see Nicholas Brendon for the third time in my life and he made fun of our accents. I love him. Lol. I bought some nifty pins at the convention. Also got a nice picture with Batman..it looks like he’s punching me. Will upload later. Afterwards we went to Target which just so happened to have a Starbucks in it. I finally got to try the mocha cookie crumble frappucino. It was delicious.
Then it was to the mall. Got me some shirts and a hat.
Even though I’ve had tons of sugar today I am really tired. Also my eyes are swelling up cause we stopped at Norris Lake and played around a bit. Pollen is a bitch.

I’ve lost over 50 lbs!

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Yep. I have lost 52 pounds as of now. I weigh 143 now!!! It’s kind of insane. I never thought I could do this. I have 23 more pounds to lose and I’ve been working out almost every day. Stretches, 100 crunches, and 10 squats every morning. Stationary bike and yoga when I can. When it stops raining ill be outside on my home gym getting my arms into shape.
I cannot wait!

So I’ve lost 36 lbs

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I now weight 159 lbs! Last summer I weighed 195! I’m super excited about shedding the weight. Even more excited about getting down to my goal weight soon. (140 lbs). I may even go lower than that. It kind of depends. I’ll wait until I get there to make my decision to lose anymore. I’ve found a great workout too; Xbox Kinect Adventures. Holy crap. It’s like a full body workout, but really fun. Until the next day of course because right now everything hurts. Lol. It’s completely worth it, though.

Bigger dilemma

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I haven’t updated in a while so here it goes.
I don’t have pcos, but apparently my thyroid levels are low. The doctor isn’t going to do anything but continue on with my birth control. On that note, my insurance has paid diddly squat for anything so I’ve got like $2000 in doctor bills because fucking lab work. And I have no way of getting any help because I have insurance already. I don’t think people are understanding the fact that my insurance isn’t paying out anything. Which I’m filing claims and so on hoping that maybe they’ll pay something. So before I drop them like a rock I’ll see if they pay anything.
On the bright side of things I’ve lost 20 lbs since starting keto. That’s 35 lbs lost in total since last summer. I am super proud of myself. Which this past week I’ve been stalling a bit but I’ve just been super tired this week and not been exercising. I need to get more sleep for sure. Chamomile tea, here I come!!!

Day 4 on Keto

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I feel like ass right now. And last night(this morning?) I’m pretty sure I was getting pretty dehydrated. I woke up @ 2:00 am feeling like I was going to vomit. My head hurt and I was dizzy. I was covered in sweat and freezing and at the same time, my skin felt like it was on fire. I guzzled down a bottle of water and ate a little kale and felt instantly better. From then I got up every 2-3 hours until 10:00 am to pee and drink more water. Definitely going to try to drink 12+ glasses of water a day instead of just 8-10. I found my Alive! Women’s Multivitamins today so I took one. I think I’ll keep doing that, mostly for the magnesium. Right now I’m feeling very sleepy, so I think I might take a small nap and then eat lunch. Thankfully, I’ve not been achy or anything through my carb flu so far. Just a general tired sluggish feeling. Maybe I’ll have more energy after nap/lunch time. I’ll clean my room after that.

On the brighter side of things, I’ve lost 5 pounds since Wednesday. Down to 175 lbs now!

Finally took pics of my hair!!!

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It’s a lot shorter in the back. Like WAY shorter. Some of it is probably not even an inch long in the back. But I love it. Also I love that hat. Best hat ever.
In other news I am 3 pounds lighter than I was yesterday. Not sure if that’s keto working or a fluke. Either way I am back in the 170s at 177 finally. My goal for now is 140 and I will decide from there if I want to lose more weight. 🙂

Keto diet

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So I started the keto diet today. So far I am doing good with only 14g of carbs consumed! Yay!!! I have been craving some bread-y items but I’m doing good with keeping my willpower up. Tomorrow I go to find out if I have PCOS. Then hopefully we can have a nice discussion and figure out what to do about my situation. Since I have already started that diet, that should help anyways. I’ve read that I shouldn’t even try to work out the first couple of weeks. Apparently you get “the carb flu” because your body is switching from using carbs as energy to using fat as energy instead. A lot of people lose 20 lbs in a month. I am super excited!