You know I had amazing intentions back in September ish when I began the LCHF Keto challenge to ensure I logged every week. I felt strong…wanted to log it all..my journey ….
YES! The world must SEE.
and then she woke up!
For a short while I actually plugged my data info into my fitness pal everyday, and even for a while after that I felt sane, pulled together and organized. Well that ended with my part time studies for my BSW undergrad which also began in September.
Gee who knew two full time university courses, a full time job, a family, several pets ( including a behavior challenged foster dog) and oh yeah a volunteer position would fill all of my time preventing me from blogging?? Go figure!
Yes I overestimated my ability to do many things However the good news with all my struggle is I still got a A & B in my classes ( which of course I had to lower my standards to feel good about, the B that is). But I did it, school…and yes in terms of my diet…still mostly followed my LCHF lifestyle way of eating.
I had to make some changes in my life. I sadly scaled back on my volunteer position, stopped doing laundry, stopped cooking and ultimately stopped writing in both my blogs for the past two months..at least non academic writing that is, but in between I still researched and learned more info about the LCHF WOE.
I am very happy to announce that as of today I am now 75lbs lighter than I was when I originally started this journey in May 2016.
And not only am I 75lb lighter ( which is so darn, frigging awesome) , my family as a whole are much healthier, and a couple of my friends have also jumped on the LCHF way of eating and are shedding pounds.
My youngest son (15) who was at least 50-60lbs overweight has lost 58lbs..still watching his carbs but holds his head high and has gained a ton of self confidence.
My “fairly in shape” guy has lost about 25-28lbs, now looking leaner than years ago
My oldest (19) has lost 25lbs. ..yet still loves his pasta and is a cook at a pasta house…so still fighting the fight..but not overweight.
Total family weight loss= min of 180lbs...a full grown person !!!
As I again dont have too much time to write, you know (work etc getting in the way) . All I can say in short is that LCHF eating mixed with IF (intermediate fasting)
is da bomb!
I have not been an angel and have slipped alot, especially lately…I ideally would have liked to be down much more…however I now know that 1-2 bad days do not equal disaster, it simply means “Hey girl lets fast & give your body time to eat all those extras calories and then after that …be sure to refuel properly”. And by golly this works every time.
Yes I do have to psych myself up to fast….no lie there, however once I get started and see the results I feel amazing, pushing myself a little longer each time I fast to see how I feel & how my body responds.
I had a rough weekend this past week, Christmas parties etc…not being prepared with ma hunk of cheese to stay full…and was so terrified to see that scale go up as I knew it would of, so on Sunday I made a decision to fast at least till lunchtime today…bringing me at my longest fast ever of 65hours or so so far this week ( last time I made it to 52 hous).
I was planning on “re-feeding” for lunch today but then last night I read something that allowed me think maybe, just maybe I could go a bit longer. I read that after 3 days of fasting, the digestive system slows down, repairs itself and these crazy hunger pangs will go away. Hmmm I thought? Im so close, so why not see if its true???
Yes I CAN do it.
So here I am..surpassing that 65 hour mark almost 2 hours ago making a run for a longest ever for me “4 day fast goal”, just to see if the hunger really does go away, or change something …after 3 days…which should be around 6-8pm tonight …so we shall see.
I have to say I feel amazing, but do feel a little hungry right now, also got a little dizzy too a few seconds ago,,maybe dehydrated….maybe its all this blogging about food…that delicious keto LCHF food…yum! Alright “Focus”, I feel awesome!
With more Christmas festivities around the corner I hope to stay keto focused as I am still very keto motivated till the 6mth challenge is over in March 2017, and then maybe longer, who knows.
Im off classes now till mid January 2017, so I may have time to log in after Christmas to update how that was for me & mine. Till then I hope you & yours have a great Christmas & an amazing safe holiday season!