2017 was a hard year for me! It beat me up and I struggled with depression as I tried to overcome the obstacles that came in my way. After Christmas I reached an all-time low and came to the conclusion that things needed to change.
For those who have read previous posts, you know I’ve had a miscarriage and it is devastating, I have had more since then and it has been difficult to deal with. For the most part that’s why I haven’t been as active on social media or in my real life for that matter. I have holed myself up in my house and eaten my feelings.
After Christmas I started to research new ways of eating because for me I have been unhealthy and eating poorly. Since I have three girls I can’t afford to eat myself to death, and that’s what I felt like I was doing. I bought books on the ketogenic diet after hearing so many great things about it. I prepared my mind and my kitchen for some major changes.
On New Years Eve I knew I couldn’t wait until the next day to make a change, because there is always another tomorrow to start but I needed to change today. I went into the New Year at my heaviest weight ever (230) and I was determined to never be that weight again.
I eased into this new WOE (way of eating) but just cutting out grains and sugars. I was sure it was going to be a struggle, but I found the whole process freeing. It didn’t take long for me to start reaching my macros and get into ketosis.
Not even a month in and I am down to 213 and I have lost over 7 inches over all. I was telling my husband last night that this is the easiest thing I have ever done to lose weight and I feel so amazing each and every day.
I have a long way to go and I know that not having those crazy cravings right from the start is a huge blessing (its not this easy for many people). But I have never felt so full and not wanted to munch on everything in the house all day. I have had a blast exploring new recipes and finding healthier snacks for my girls.
I plan on updating about once a month with my progress to share with everyone because I find it encouraging to see other people doing well and hope that my story can help to inspire others wanting to make a change too!
The first picture is Christmas Day and the second is Jan 14th and I can already see the puffiness going down in my face!