Today marks the fourteenth month anniversary of my journey.
In 2014, my wife was killed in a car accident leaving me the widowed father of two teenage daughters. I was depressed and stressed and eating made me “feel better”. Consciously I knew I was morbidly obese, subconsciously, well it didn’t happen so we won’t go there. Last year, I decided to take back my life and begin to be happy. The first step in obtaining that goal was to get healthy again.
I started Keto lifestyle on July 5, 2017. I lost a tremendous amount of weight from July through December. In January, I hit a long stall, read The Obesity Code and changed to HEALTHY fat while maintaining my low carb/KETO diet. In Feb/Mar I introduced intermittent fasting and in April I began some extended fasting.
When I began over a year ago, I weighed more than 500 pounds, this morning I weighed in at 260 pounds. I’ve gone from a size 60 waist to a size 40. I’ve gone from a size 6XL shirt down to a L/XL shirt. Yes, even the width of my shoes have decreased.
My A1C is 4.5 and my three month daily average ketones is 2.8. My blood pressure is 110/72.
I constantly monitor everything I do related to macros and fasting to find what works best for me. I highly encourage you to do the same. I don’t “cheat”, I have been under 20 grams of carbohydrates EVERY day since I began. I was never a big drinker, well since college, so I have only consumed two alcoholic drinks in the last year. I do ZERO artificial sweeteners since this spring. I eat NO processed foods, my diet is VERY basic but I like that.
Anything is possible!!! Stay the course!!! With your help, I will reach my ultimate goal somewhere between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I will celebrate with another ribeye. Carl, Richard, Dr. Ken Berry and Dr. Jason Fung, thank you for saving my life.
Side benefit. I started dating again last October and she has adopted this way of eating. She is T2 and when she tested her blood sugar on Sunday, it was 91 and her A1C is down to 5.6. The lowest she ever had since being diagnosed.