I thought I’d post a bit of an update. As you know, I have been doing a bit of “loose” Keto diet. I still drink milk and have peanut butter (with my oats). But for the most part, I don’t eat much bread or pasta. I still have my “cheat” weekends.
It has been actually going better now, I was struggling in the beginning mainly with breakfast options since I am used to eating toast most mornings. I did make some ham/eggs roll ups along with a smoothie this week (so far) and I have made various lunch options including crust-less pizza (recipe soon). The cravings for carbs have been less which is great for me.
I have yet to go to the gym or weigh in. I got into a car accident on my birthday last Friday so I am without a car and the weather has been rainy so I haven’t been able to go for a walk. But I plan on getting my bike out of storage, and repaired so I have some kind of transportation. I am planning to go back to Jazzercise hopefully this week too. They have free days and relocated too.
This is sort of an update but also I am being 100% real on here.
I can’t give a full report of Keto yet. The first week went really good and I only craved carbs a tad bit. By the 2nd week, I gave up and fell head first into carbs. What I think I need is a bit more structure with it. As in I need to do better food prep for the weeks, including breakfasts. I downloaded a great recipe to try.
I decided to do a “looser” based keto diet. I am not giving up milk/cereals (I love my oats damnit) and peanut butter. However, I didn’t buy bread when I did my last grocery run and I don’t intend to when I go after work today. Not making pasta/rice either.
Anyways, when I started this blog. I wasn’t sure how much I wanted to talk about my own personal struggles. I tend to be a private person with certain things because everything is so “out there” now days.
Honestly I wished I had written about my first weight loss journey all those years ago because I know it was not easy at all. This time it’s no exception. That’s the reality of life/any fitness related or not. I’m not going to pretend it’s all sunshine and rainbows because it’s not. I would be blowing smoke up my own ass.
I mentioned countless times how rough my weeks have been this year not for sympathy but to tell you you not everyone has the fantastic week of exercising every day (maybe even twice a day), staying on task with your diet, meal prep and drinking the gallons of water you see in all their photos. That I took 50 selfies of my booty pop, flexing in the mirror, showing off my washboard abs. It’s why I stopped following a chunk of “Fit” people on Instagram (more on that later). I bet you more times than not they have really shitty days but we don’t see it. Also, I do respect them as individuals too they have goals just like the rest of us. I am merely stating that the journey towards becoming healthy is not all glamours as we’re known to think.
It is important to look past the bad weeks, and push forward. Reset ourselves, and remember to re-focus on our goals to succeed.
This isn’t much of an update because I didn’t weigh like I had said. I had another lousy week. I did see the dermatologist on Tuesday was given a prescription but it was never called into the pharmacy! Talk about frustrating!! So needless to say I am still itchy and miserable and I see them again in a week.
The mercury retrograde/weather have really taken it’s toll on me last week along with other emotional crap (yay me) so I spent more time focusing on self care.
I have decided to try a bit of Keto into my diet which I had thought about doing in the past but didn’t stick to it in the past. A summary of Keto is basically reverting back to caveman habits. Lots of meat come into play along with certain veggies/fruit. You do have to cut out a lot of stuff including carbs, peanut butter (eeek) milk, and starchy foods. I am not sure how well I am going to do on this but I am going to give it the old college try as they say. I don’t think I can give up milk peruse but I am willing to give up pasta and bread for a while.
I am giving myself two weeks which is when I will go grocery shopping again to give it an honest effort as much as I can. Plus I am hoping to make it back to the gym this week! I promise! There won’t be any updates until then unless something Earth shattering happens!
Mainly I am still itching from the hives which I am finally seeing the dermatologist Tuesday. I finished the antihistamine Saturday but with little to no relief. They show up in the weirdest places and I’m tired of everyone to diagnose me asking 50 questions regarding it. Here’s hoping for answers!
Needless to say I avoided the gym and any good eating habits. So there will be no weigh in this week. The weather hasn’t been the greatest still either which is partial to blame because I can’t get outside to go walking.
This week I plan to change that some new recipes thanks to Facebook some low carb/keto style recipes that I plan to do in the upcoming week and hopefully some new meal prep options come from this because I am in an rut.
I will update everyone after my appointment and I will be weighing in Sunday.
I surprised myself when I stepped on the scale Sunday morning when I didn’t gain all the weight back! It’s something.
As you know, I am starting over with this “journey” to get back on track is my main goal right now. With how I eat, along with food prep, drinking enough water, and slowly getting back to the gym.
I had gone to the doctor to about my hives as I mentioned last week. I got a shot and some antihistamines with no relief. I gave it a few days until everything kicked in but it’ll be a week Tuesday and I think it’s worse now than prior. So it’s time for a 2nd opinion. It has been frustrating to say the least especially when everyone is trying to “diagnose” you or asking a million questions regarding your habits.
Other than that the week was okay. I am over the cold dreary weather and ready for sunshine! I hope it will help boost my mood. I did only make it to the gym once but that’s process.
I have to grocery shop Monday and try to get into seeing another doctor for my hives so I am not sure if I’ll make it to the gym or not but I hope maybe I can for 30 minutes.
Honestly, I never thought I would be in this position again after dropping all the weight. I knew I would have to maintain it and I managed to do well for a few years before I decided to go back to school.
My life for 2 long years was completely altered.
I would get off work, get a light breakfast, go to the gym for an hour (or Jazzercise), come home eat a good meal, bathe and relax then sleep for work. And repeat almost every day.
I would get off work, shove down a quick breakfast, change then drive 45 minutes to be at class by 9 until noon, drive 45 minutes home, come home then eat lunch (or sometimes drive through) then drive to unwind to sleep for work and repeat daily for the first two months then every other day for the next two years.
Even after going to part time, I felt I didn’t have time to workout, because I was exhausted from losing the extra sleep I was normally getting so I would go to bed early on non school days in hopes to catch up. But I was so stressed the overeating began, I stopped working out completely. The weight came back slowly and I felt really inferior to my classmates. Working a full time job overnights, then going to school part time in itself is a struggle just like it is for anyone else who has their own life.
I really tried to “start over” in 2018 that didn’t pan out as well I hoped. I made an honest effort but it fell through.
But I have not given up.
Yesterday I went to the gym for the first time in a month:
I eased myself back doing about 15 minutes or so on the treadmill. Then I did a light lifting session including some dead-lifts, hip thrusts and ended with burpees. I probably spent about 35 minutes total (just a guess) there but at least I did it.
When I got home, I wiped clean my marker board (that kept track of my weight loss) and planning to “start over” with a new weigh in on Sunday. I haven’t really set any goals right now I just want to start (it is my word for 2018 after all) and go from there.
Weight loss isn’t easy but I will succeed! I will be posting my stats on Sunday/Monday!
I know it’s been awhile since I have checked in. TBH I haven’t done anything fitness related in a long ass time probably since the time I last checked in. I haven’t been to the gym at all this month, drinking pop, not weighing in, and not really doing a solid meal prep either. I mean I did a quick prep last week of an easy recipe (a chicken pasta salad which I will share the recipe here at some point) but I haven’t really been eating too well so I need to get back on track.
I did have the Miss World of Wheels pageant Saturday and my sleep was really thrown off so by Sunday afternoon I slept hard. Also I have been dealing with itchy hives not sure if it’s an allergy may have to go see the doctor which I hate especially it’s still flu season and plus having to stepping on the scale there.
Monday morning I did an actual meal prep for the week:
My calves hurt SO BAD from my heels Saturday so I know I am due for a good leg day workout. Overall, I still don’t feel like myself the weather has still sucked even though tomorrow the first day of spring (and it’s supposed to snow) and I have been just so tired as well which hasn’t helped.
I re established my goals and I am going to make an honest attempt at going to the gym this week. I am not putting how many days I should/need to go just to go and do something. Start out slow and work my way back to where I used to be, The weather will be warmer and I can start walking too.
I will recap my week on Sunday and I will weigh in regardless of what it is and we’ll get back on track!