I can not believe how well keto and 72 hours fasting is working. This is amazing. I’ve bought jeans twice since I started because old ones started sagging, and tomorrow I need to shopping again. I was so amused when I tried to climb into a pair of jeans “cargo shorts” this evening to go to a BBQ. The new shorts was sagging already. I wasn’t planning on doing new weigh in before next weekend. But I had to do it today. Because this was just huge news. And I found the tape measure as well.
Since I started this thread another milestone came today. I wasn’t expecting this number.
Today I’ve lost a little more then 2 inches around my neck, 4 almost 4.5 inches around my belly and a good two inches around my chest. And I have lost another 9 kilo, or 19.8 lbs for you non metric freaks. And that is since the first post in this thread, like what 3 weeks ago? I haven’t even looked up the total number, but this huge. And this keto train is still picking up momentum.
I don’t feel I sacrifice anything. In fact I feel much better, because after a huge Ben&Jerry, a large pepsi and a tall bag of potato chips I always felt bad. Not right away of course. Thex I felt amazing, but when I eaten so much so that my stomach was overcrowded, then I started to feel bad, regret the eating, and feel ashamed.
Now I feast all week and fast during weekends. This week I started fasting a day early because of todays BBQ gathering. So after 72 hours of fasting, 2 small walks this weekend I still managed to eat very well with my friends, fatty meats and a keto salad with sour cream, and all avocado, great spicy olive dressing on top of the salad. I was drinking water, but I still had a great time. And I wake up fresh as daisy tomorrow.
When I started keto half my body was fat. It is fantastic to see the BMI and bodyfat is lowering, feel the waistline is getting slimmer and actually having to buy new jeans because the one I got are sagging. That past two decades I’ve only bought new pair of pants because I out grew my last ones. One size up all the time. And finally I can buy smaller sizes. Don’t get me wrong, I must still shop at Big&Tall shops, but just the feeling of knowing this keto life is taking me to a new tomorrow.
Finally I am taking care of myself. Eating right, doing small walks, thinking about my own health and finding new ways to get even healthier.
Big shout out to this community for the friendly people that hangs here, the insane amount of skilled and smart people that take their time to help newcomers like myself. If my spirit is low I can just stop by here and read and within minutes I can feel inspiration getting sparked, and I am again ready to continue on with this epic journey.
For the very first time in my life I am in control over myself. I control what I eat and when I eat. I am no longer a slave to my crazy cravings or overwhelming hunger waves. I can’t even begin to describe the amount of pleasure this gives me. Because I’ve tried so many hard diets before, and I failed so many diets before. But being on a diet have sucked bloody hard from the very first day and it was a huge battle to stay on those diets. And in the end, I caved and went back to familier patterns, use food as my comfort blanket, over eating, binge eating, and overall not caring about myself. If I felt bad, I could cure it with pastry, sugar or pepsi. And each time I failed a diet I got a little less confidant, a little more ashamed over myself and a little more beaten down. And I couldn’t find a way out it!
Keto is not a diet. I can do this. With ease. And I enjoy it to. I eat well, I feel satiated and I can even manage to not eat for 3 days. All thanks to this wonderful forum, you guys and the genius keto way of living.