Hi, all. I just discovered this forum and I couldn’t be happier. I started the keto WOE (heh heh, just learned that one here!) and IF on January 5, 2020, and while I’ve dropped over 10 lbs in this time, the wonder is how many inches I’ve dropped! It’s as though I could see it happening if I just stared long enough into a mirror. In fact, it’s confusing how I could lose between a half inch and 2 inches all over my body in just 5 weeks, but only be down 11 pounds.
My biggest concern, though, is how achy and tired I am, more than in the first 2 weeks. I am in ketosis, and have been since about day 5, and some of the reading I’ve done suggests that it’s an issue of becoming fat adapted? I’m in my late 50s, and have arthritis in several major joints. My fibromyalgia fog and general achiness are gone, but my hips and SI joints are constantly shifting and hurting now. My ability to focus has improved, although my family thinks I’m obsessed with keto.
I’m trying to get enough liquids in, and finding that very difficult. So I’ve sort of assumed that this is a bit of detox happening. I’ve read everything I could get my hands on, but still feel like I’d like a clear blueprint. I know each journey will be unique, but I thought I’d be feeling better than this by now.
We have an organic farm, and have plenty of healthy grassfed fats, meats, eggs, and raw cream, and I’ve been using cronometer to track my food so I’m sure that I’m staying at about 20 g or less of carbs per day, moderate protein, and plenty of fat.
Our garden this summer will be wonderful, as I’m planning to plant all keto-friendly vegetables. Hopefully I’ll be in a much better place physically, and will be able to garden much more strenuously than I’ve been capable of in recent years.
Thank you for taking the time to read all this! Perhaps someone has some insights to share?