So I was planning on waiting until the actual end of the month but I’ve had so many people asking me for updates I figured a few days wouldn’t really make any difference.
This past month wasn’t as phenomenal as January when it comes to the scale but my progress definitely hasn’t stopped. Around week six I noticed a gain on the scale. This was no due to any changes in my eating, I was still tracking macros and carbs and I was doing excellent. It was simply hormonal, which is something that is just part of life.
I am so lucky that my brother has gone on this journey before me and warned me of common pitfalls such as the weight gain and the the stall on the scale so I wasn’t discouraged. I went down another pants size and many clothes that had been buried and forgotten since they didn’t fit have made a reappearance. Since we live in Florida I’ve even ventured out in shorts on most days, and not just any shorts but shorts I haven’t worn since before my last daughter was born!
I was going to give an actual update on how many pounds I’ve lost exactly but my scale’s batteries were dead this morning so I don’t have todays weight. That said I am down 30 lbs since the start of keto. I am about ten pounds away from my first big goal but I know I will be there soon.
For the first month I tracked absolutely everything I ate and I tested multiple times a day to make sure I was in ketosis. Since I started I have never once gone out of ketosis and I realized pretty early on that its not a complicated way of eating.
In the middle of this past month I realized that tracking was something that I was struggling with. It was taking up so much time to log everything and add recipes to my tracker. I was obsessing over my macros and it was frustrating some days to find that I wasn’t where I wanted to be with my macros.
It was during this time that I eased up a little and started doing what many term “lazy keto”. I still pay attention to how many carbs I’m eating during the day, I do high fat and low carb. I have tested every single day since I started doing my lazy keto and I still have not once been out of ketosis.
From the time I measured last month I have lost 4 inches overall. That means that since I started keto I have lost 16 inches overall! That is CRAZY to me!
By choosing to do lazy keto over the strict keto it means that I will lose slower than I was. That was something I had to really think about but at the end of the day the only way this is going to really work for me is if I stick to it. I feel like by easing up a little I can easily keep doing this indefinitely. I am loving keto and now that I’m not obsessing over every number I can relax and enjoy it!