I lost 100 pounds. I have 100 more to lose

(Auden) #1

I lost 100 pounds. I have 100 more to lose. Only my husband knows. And my doctor because he keeps offering me weight loss surgery. I keep reminding him I lost 100 pounds and I’m maintaining, so no thanks. That part is hard, that I’m still obese despite this milestone.

I guess it’s such an unusual thing, to have lost 100 pounds, and I don’t think about it a lot? But maintaining the loss is a lot of pressure, I don’t want to re-gain.

I wanted to post here because I thought some people could relate.

Biggest tip: coffee makes me stall, try dropping it (sips coffee and contemplates the next 100 pounds).

(Peter - Don't Fear the Fat ) #2

100 lbs (45kg) is fantastic. I was pleased with less than half that! I see it as an amazing accomplishment, I real badge of honour we could do that. And your right, It’ll be even better if we can inspire others

(Robin) #3

WAY TO GO! Start keeping in touch again. I think this forum keeps me on the right path and I am still learning something almost every day!
You got this!

(Bacon enough and time) #4

I started keto because I was very afraid of developing Type II diabetes. I restored my metabolic health without even realising it, until I got a checkup and saw the results of the blood work.

What I did notice, even though it wasn’t my motivation for improving my diet, was the 80 lbs./36 kg that I lost. It helped me regain mobility, and allows me to do many simple tasks again (such as mowing the lawn, climbing stairs, cutting my toenails without having to hold my breath, or wiping myself on the toilet). However, I could surely stand to lose another 80 lbs./36 kg. If you were to look at me, you’d say to yourself, “That guy could stand to do keto!”

However, given that keto has restored me to mobility and has restored my metabolic health, which was my primary goal, I’m not going to complain.

P.S.–I regained 10 lbs./~5 kg at the end of last year, from giving in to carb cravings. Today, I just noticed that, although my weight hasn’t dropped, I accidentally tightened my belt an extra notch, without even thinking about it. The doctor says that’s a sign I might be dropping those 10 lbs. soon.


Congrats on losing and keeping off that 100 lbs. All the best with the next 100.


Hmm I’m new to this and learned of the “amazing benefits” of Keto bulletproof coffee. The sticky thread “Keto is this easy” tells nowhere near the true story of a diet I’m totally complexed with. Carbs, fat, protein, hormones, stress, sleep….now it’s maybe even the coffee I’m drinking daily that’s the problem. I’ll drop it out my regime and see how it goes. Thanks for the tip! :heart:

(Marianne) #7

Congratulations on your weight loss. You achieved a monumental goal (don’t lose sight of that) and I believe will get there over time. Think of all the good you’ve done for your body and metabolism, in spite of the fact that you still have more you’d like to lose.

I’ve been eating clean keto for over 4.5 years. I lost over 70 lbs. but slowly gained back about 17 due to too much eating and without any restriction. I stopped tracking after the first three months and I also feel that got me in trouble. I am working on relosing that now (and another 15 or so of my remaining weight), and it’s coming off very slowly. In spite of my relative stability, I still get paranoid about regaining my weight. It can be very anxiety provoking and I have to remind myself that if I keep doing what I’m doing and making minor modifications as I learn of them, then it will be okay. Before I started keto, I was really gutted and majorly depressed about my appearance, health, and how I was ever going to lose weight and keep it off. It seemed completely impossible to me; it really did. It was a very dark many years. I prayed fervently about it and miraculously keto was introduced to me.

Keep looking forward and doing what you’re doing and I believe you will get there.

(Auden) #8

I would say adding MCT oil to coffee is a good way to start intermittent fasting if you need to.

It depends on how your cortisol is and if caffeine affects you or not.

I wouldn’t add fat to coffee unless you need to work out in the morning but that’s my take. Even then, I would have to have some brain fog that didn’t respond to electrolytes.

(Auden) #9

I’ve noticed the same thing - that I’m losing inches but not weight right now. I hope the scale moves soon. I’m changing a few things in my life to reduce stress and I think the scale will start to move again.


Thanks for the input. Yeah, I’m constantly stressed throughout the day and night. This is the modern world I’m afraid. I’d love to learn to relax but I’m 2023 I stress over anything and everything.


Welcome to the club, and congrats!

Only tip I’d offer is make sure you keep your protein high, and eat as much as you can while still allowing yourself to lose! Don’t lose “weight”, because you’re losing muscle, and you have a lot more of it than you think you do, that’s a direct driver of your metabolism, don’t want to slow that thing down any more than would happen naturally.

(Bacon enough and time) #12

As yourself this: would you rather look as though you’ve lost thirty pounds, even while staying the same weight, or lose thirty pounds and still look just as fat?