Now please do not be offended at the title of this post, it’s just the truth (and I also find it a little scary like the kid from “The Sixth Sense” did when he saw dead people, lol). Fact is, I’m still obese myself even after great progress the past 12 weeks – now around 20 pounds gone in 12 weeks, plus dropping a couple of clothing sizes. With 100 pounds left to lose, I am not criticising others, just truly noticing. Living in East Tennessee I am fortunate to be able to visit Dollywood frequently, something that is truly enjoyable to me. But over the past 20 years of slowly packing on an extra 120 pounds on my 5’1" frame the unthinkable happened – I became unable to ride all of my favorite roller coasters save one, the Tennessee Tornado (which is a great ride but not one you want to do over & over again, depending on your age, lol). But a trip to the park Friday proved that I’d lost/reshaped enough to ride an old favorite, Thunderhead and one of the newer rides the FireChaser…so much fun! Mystery Mine was closed that day and I failed two others’ test seats but thanks to keto just took it in stride and enjoyed the ones I could ride – and feel confident will be able to ride EVERYTHING I’ve been missing for so long by next summer. Usually I would get depressed and eat a bunch of unnecessary carbage, which in the long run kept me from losing weight to be able to ride the rides…kinda ironic. This time I found keto things to eat in the park and got ice water to drink during the day, really not difficult at all.
But I digress…it always seems like there are some really large people at the park, some barely able to walk or riding the rentable scooters to get around the park. Most of them looking quite miserable or uncomfortable at best, it’s a little depressing. And then for breakfast the next day we went to IHOP and there were some huge people there as well, have never seen so many big people in one place before, seriously.
I guess my point is that I wish there was a way to talk to all these people (some of you have mentioned something similar before, as in the grocery store) and let them know there is a better way without sounding like a crazy keto-evangelist But it’s sort of hard to do with complete strangers vs friends and acquaintances who see you fairly often and who notice your results. And then I remember it took me a year to make the leap into keto with no one pushing me (have a wonderful neighbor who has been a quiet, great example of what LCHF can do) and try not to worry about others and do the best I can for myself. And hope and pray that others will find keto.
Now I want to plan some trips for next summer and fall to Busch Gardens and Cedar Point to ride some of the really big coasters…woo hoo!