Okay, get ready for some deja vu. Hubby and I started keto on 8/25/18, so almost 3 mos now. It’s me again, and :::don’t choke in surprise::: I’m back b/c Keto Really and Truly IS. NOT. WORKING. to make me lose weight. And yes, I’m doing it right.
I’m not saying it’s not working at all. I feel better than I have in years. Arthritis inflammation improved, sleeping better, mental clarity, better mood, more energy and stamina, dreams like going to the movie theater every night.
But, Goddamnmotherfuckingpissshitballshellsonofabitchandmotrhrfuckingsonofabastardmotherfuckertoo, WHY HAVE I NOT LOST ONE SINGLE EVERLOVING POUND?!
You know what I’m starting to feel like? Everything else is going so well (it’s been 3 mos and hubby has lost 20#), that I’m convincing myself I am
SURELY losing weight now. I only weigh once a month, to truly see the other benefits and not focus on the weight. So I convince myself this shirt is hanging a little looser. There’s less side boob creeping out of my bra. There’s no more chubby roll under my butt. And then I weigh and it was apparently all just wishful thinking.
I am starting to feel like I am not believing hard enough and I’m killing a fairy every time I weigh myself. I feel like Lucy when the wardrobe just stayed a wardrobe
And didn’t take her back to Tumnus the Faun. Like Dorothy when she didn’t click the red slippers enough times. Like me when I used my mind powers to control the ant and he went back in his hole when I told him to come to me.
I have been researching all this time. I’ve learned enough to write my own book on Keto. I’ve avoided the pitfalls most ppl way more experienced fall into. Like did you know most ppl doing it and seeing results are still actually not getting the fat/protein ratio right? Most ppl Are doing a version that is more like Atkins than Keto and eventually they will have to truly get that fat Intake to 80% to keep seeing results.
I’ve learned things most Ketoers would never know. Like did you know cold rice is actually Keto and does not become carbs when you digest it? (I still
Don’t eat it, but it’s a fascinating fact!)
I’ve cut out almost all processed foods and make almost everything from scratch.
I’ve gone to the next level and introduced daily fasting or a Compressed Eating Window. I only eat from 12 noon to 8 pm every day. This gives me 16 hrs of fasting daily. My numbers should be FANTASTIC when I blood test, right? Well, guess what? Not fairy -killing, doesn’t -wish-for-it-hard-enough me, apparently! At the end of MY 16 hr fast every day, my test results are 0.1- 0.8. !!!
I felt so good when I started the fasting on Nov 1 along with new daily 2-4 mile dog walks (b/c moderate exercise only is best for optimal nutritional Ketosis) that I convinced myself I am actually burning fat so well and utilizing the ketones so efficiently that there just aren’t enough left over floating around in my blood to show up on a test. I was positive when I weighed today I would have lost AT LEAST 5-8 #.
Well, apparently I was lying to myself again, b/c I weighed 165 on 8/25 when we started this woesome
WOE and I weigh 162 now. I’ve been jumping b/t these 2 numbers for the entire 3 mos.
I went thru Keto flu, had an onset of hot flashes I was not experiencing before (i’m 47 years’ worth of sunshine and fucking rainbows) and went over a month without a period, which were very regular. Hubby had the nerve to lose 10 lbs that month while I lost nothing and then I got to add a 19 day long period to my fun hot flashes.
I never cheated, not once. Not even in my dreams. Giving up carbs was as easy as pie for someone as fueled with the determined, slow burning rage that powers my dulcet disposition. I haven’t even missed them because I am a motherfucking stellar cook and I have been making Keto pizza and lasagna and homemade maple bacon ice cream (with butter, for fuck’s sake - who is so cocksucking motherfucking diligent about Keto that they put butter in their ice cream and then they STILL DON’T LOSE WEIGHT???) and my Keto test numbers were always around 1.5 before I started the daily fasting and I felt great, but I never lost a pound.
I eat treefuls of avocado, make tuna melt muffins 3x / wk, drink bone broth with coconut oil every day, get plenty of sodium and take supplements for trace minerals and vitamins, drink lots of water (and still get up to pee 7 or 8 times a night! When does that hellish little perk stop?!)
Now that i’m doing an 8 hr eating window and 16 hrs of fasting with daily moderate exercise, my test numbers have barely been in Ketosis (but I know I am, b/c I know what it feels like) and it’s been almost a month now on this NLS (next level shit) and i’m over a month late on my period again and still having hot flashes and I know i’m About to have another neverfuckingending period and I still am not losing weight.
I don’t have that much to lose. About 20# is all i’m Asking. I’d be ecstatic to lose 30, but i’d Be over the moon at this point to just lose 20 measly pounds. I listened to all the 2 Keto Guys podcasts and they said in one of the early podcasts that this is not the diet for someone just looking to lose 20 pounds or so. That if you were obese or super obese, this is the diet for you. But they nEver really expounded on that. Is it possible this just won’t work for me?
I mean, it Doesn’t seem like rocket science. Doing these things puts you in Ketosis. Ketosis makes you burn fat. I have fat. I have 5 kids and 47 years of carbs fat! Does it really matter if hubby’s stored belly fat is as big as a pillow and mine is a stack of pancakes? Fat is fat, for shit’s sake!!! Why isn’t my fat good enough to burn, too??
I’ve already guided new ppl through this WOE and watched them lose weight with ease. I see hubby starting to plateau and have laser vision and see it’s b/c he has been doing Atkins more than Keto and isn’t getting enough fat - or any exercise.
I track my macros. I fall under my limits now, but not enough under to slow my metabolism down. I don’t even think about cheating. I almost never eat crappy processed keto foods anymore. The only thing I can think to tweak is to stop the fasting (just in case it actually is too soon and is slowing my metabolism /making my body Think i’m Starving it) and maybe incorporate some sprinting. I read a book by an Olympic level athlete who did keto for years who says after a period of moderate exercise, incorporating some sporadic high level aerobics / sprinting can jump start Ketosis or project you right out of a plateau.
There’s my update. I’d love any insights, pointers or experiences that might shed some light on my lack of progress. I’d apologize for all the cussing, but that might mean I will try not to do it again aNd that would be a sonofawhoring lie. I hope it doesn’t get my post pulled, but I Don’t drink, smoke, take pills, use pot, eat sugar or carbs, beat the kids or dog or screw around on my husband, so it’s my only goddamned outlet and studies actually show that ppl who use profanity tend to be more honest and trustworthy, anyway.
Happy Thanksgiving and if you’re looking forward to the holiday b/c you get to cheat after losing weight so well, or as a chance to try some new keto recipes b/c you’re on a roll and doing so well with the weight loss, enjoy the fuck out of that shit. Seriously. Think of me and enjoy every bite and every shriveled fat cell on your happy arse. I’ll be fine, i’ve Got my family. Like I just told my 18 yr old son, “it’s about being thankful, you skinny carb-eating little bastard. Now shut your pie hole and motherfucking be grateful.”