My Keto Progress Thread


Yep, no mascara or makeup for me either. :flushed: …but for obviously other reasons! :smile:

My wife gets on me all the time, because I usually walk outside in shorts and short-sleeve shirts in the middle of winter. Cold is when I feel the best. … And unless I’m at work, No Shoes!


Well, having a peachy weekend. While cutting my grass yesterday and before starting my neighbors, which I’m watching his place. I had something bite the hell out of my ankle @Shortstuff - was either a horsefly or just a large fly, but it caused me to yank my foot off the clutch and my riding mower lurched forward, slamming into the side of my concrete car-port. … Well, ended up busting an axle bearing, which I fixed an hour later purchasing new bushings, but the front end is still jacked up, and not driving right and will probably need to put in the shop. The wheels are definitely not in line, and I probably bent a rod or something, throwing off the alignment. :angry:

Actually went out shopping for a new one today, and if anything will sell the older one once I fix it. Still looks new, but I’ve had it 12 years or so. Guess it’s just my excuse to pick up a new one. :slight_smile:

Weighed in this morning, but didn’t show any loss for this week. I’ve actually been feeling somewhat bloated, or actually, I’ve felt backed up some for a few days? Like my food has been sitting heavy in the upper part of my stomach? Just a weird feeling. … Haven’t been over eating anything, and still OMAD with the occasional lunch to mix things up. But I’ve also been having some issues with a hernia I’ve had for a few years. Almost felt like I had a blockage for a few day, or something similar. … Feel ok now, but the past few days just didn’t feel the same.

(Regina) #12

Hope you start feeling better !

(Jane) #13

What she ^^^ said - feel better soon!

(Jane) #14

I thought I broke my riding lawn mower this morning. Decided to mow the trail down to the creek and got it stuck. Tried in reverse to back up - nada.

I walked across the creek bed and it wasn’t mushy (we need rain so bad here) so I slammed my foot on the accelerator and it lurched when it came loose and bolted across the creek and up the bank on the other side.

I turned around and headed back over the creek never slowing down and made it back to the main drive.

But the engine was too quiet. Something was wrong. I engaged the mower and disengaged and it didn’t sound right. Crap, I thought. Must have busted something underneath keeping the mower from engaging.

Crap. Crap. Crap.

Then I looked over at the throttle. It was all the way down to minimum. Must have bumped it when it came free and lurched on me. I raised it back up and mower roared to life like normal



Thank you ladies. I actually did feel better today, but still a slight feeling of bloated-ness. I can only say that it honestly felt as though my food was getting stuck half way through my system, but simply locking up for those few days, like sitting in the upper portion of my stomach? Felt like my stomach was pushing outward too, like I was swelled up some? I will keep an eye on it this week. The hernia I’ve had for about 6-8 years felt a little tight the entire time, which isn’t the norm. So I need to make sure nothing has changed. - I do plan to have it looked at.

@Janie Funny story, but also glad to hear it turned out ok for ya. And yep, I’ve had my throttle pushed back many times, when cutting around bushes or low hanging tree branches. That’s a fix I can handle. Mine it still workable, but the front end will definitely need some work to re-align the wheels. Doesn’t want to turn right presently.

Two of the three places that I went to today, didn’t have the mowers I wanted to look at. And of course, the one store that was the furthest from me, wasn’t even open when I got there. :roll_eyes: So I guess I will continue to do more research on them and try to check them out this coming week.

Thanks again, and hopefully fasting this week will help straighten some things out.

(Allie) #16

Oh nasty @Digital_Dave! I hope you’re able to fix it and that you feel better soon.


Thanks kindly. - Yep, I’m sure I can get it sorted. Just need to find out what exactly got damaged. And also feeling much better, thanks.

Just thought I’d mention it, since what you recently went through. Which I’m hoping you’re also feeling much better now as well. My ankle didn’t swell, but it sure bit the hell out of me. … I hate flies

(Allie) #18

Lots better thanks, still being careful but slowly rebuilding my normal level of activity :slight_smile:


Glad to hear it. :slight_smile:


Well, today marks that I’m officially 3 months in to Keto. And my Sunday weigh-in is tomorrow morning.

Also, I actually made my first FatHead pizza tonight, which I’ve been wanting to make for a while. (It was a big hit too, and the wife and son loved it) Might fool around later with it, and see if I can tweak it some. It was good, but if I can manage to work on it some, who knows? Here’s a GIF of it, if I can get it to work.


And I also picked up these little guys, or should I say they were delivered today. I’m going to have some fun with the little buggers. Not only use them for testing cheesecakes recipes, but I’ve been having thoughts run through my head of all the other things I can make in them. (And the wife asked me to get some for a while)


Ok, so yesterday marked that I’m now 3 months in to switching over to a Keto Lifestyle. My 3-month Keto Check-up says I’m now down a total of 51 pounds and all seems to be going well. :slight_smile:

Actually, the only major issue I’ve even had is simply keeping my pants up! :laughing: I can say that having to flip-to-fit my pants (Meaning flipping the entire belt loop area over to tighten them) can be a bit of a pain, but worth it. I’ve gone down nearly two pant sizes, where I was wearing 44’s, I’m now getting in 40’s, albeit snuggly. So I’m still trying to use the flipped 42’s but hope I will be passing them along here shortly. … Luckily, we didn’t get rid of all the older jeans of yesteryear, and have been going through them, laying out those that may be coming back into use here shortly. - Shirts, not so much. Those I did have that were fitting tightly are already back in use, but I think I will just have to bare the baggy look for a while, before thinking of going out and picking up more. And now that my wife and son have both joined in, this is a household event for us all. :slight_smile:

My break-down thus far…

(Jane) #22



(Jane) #23

Well since this is your thread and you suffer from the same “sweat gene” as me I’ll drop this here…

I treated myself to a 30-min sauna at a local yoga studio last week when I was fasting. It was right after work when I normally would be thinking of food so it was a nice treat plus a distraction. My husband drove down from Arkansas to spend the weekend with me so I decided to book us a couples 30-min sauna.

As soon as I felt the first bead of sweat actually running down my body I looked over and my husband hadn’t even broken a sweat. Not even glistening yet. We had gotten there a few min early so the sauna wasn’t up to temp yet - was around 107 and climbing.

I sat there with water running down me in little rivulets and finally saw teeny tiny beads of sweat on hubby’s back. Was another 5 minutes before I saw the first one roll down his back. By then the small towel I was wiping my face with was soaked.

It’s ok for guys to sweat like I do - you are SUPPOSED TO!!!

No fair for a woman to sweat buckets!!! Very unladylike… :cry: :sweat:

Fortunately the only one I care about what they think - my husband - just laughs at me and says I have “an efficient cooling system”.


Yep, it’s the same with me and my wife. She doesn’t sweat much, or should I say it takes a lot to get her to. I keep a few dozen sweat towels that I use when working. I’ll just wring them out as I work, and water just pours out. But V will bring me a new one from time to time, usually with a cold drink. :slight_smile:

Glad you liked your sauna. I’ve heard people find them relaxing. :slight_smile:


Well, thought I was going to feast tonight, but I sure don’t feel like I did? I finally got to make the Taco’s I’ve been wanting to try, and made three different kinds. Then had some pickles and olives and followed that with a small piece of Strawberry infused Cheesecake. And though it seemed like a lot, I felt barely full?

I just told my wife yesterday that as much as I like to create recipes and enjoy eating good food, I couldn’t honestly say when the last time I was actually hungry? My last fast, which was for 120 hrs. (5 days), I was looking forward to eating something that last night, but It still wasn’t ‘hunger’. … Think I will just fast for a few days after tonight, not sure if it will be all week, just going to play it by ear and see where it takes me. But if anything, I’ve been trying to use weekends for making stuff or trying out recipes I want to make. The work week is easier to fast for me, and almost feels the most natural for me at this time too. … Just rambling…

(Jane) #26

I fast also during the week when I am not home.

I am working from home this week (a rarity for me) so neither of us will be fasting this next week.

I cooked enough today for an army so we will need to work down the leftovers in the fridge this week anyway.

Happy fasting!


Thank you, ma’am. I hope it goes well. They are calling for some hot weather this week, but supposed to cool down a little toward the end of the week. Plus, thinking of taking off Thursday/Friday to enjoy a long weekend.

I will probably still be helping make some meals for the family this week, and might put together another cake later in the week. :slight_smile: Just not sure which one? The wife is already saying I can just make a full sized version of the Strawberry infused Cheesecake I made this past week. And this is coming from someone who usually only takes a bite of mine, and doesn’t eat anymore since she finds it too rich! :smile:


Well, still fasting, but boy my leg still hurts from 2 mornings ago. Monday morning I woke with the worst leg cramp in my right leg. It took a few minutes to get it to stop, and my calf is still hurting. Feels like someone shot a golf ball out of a shotgun, hitting me right in the middle of my calf, and feels like it’s still in there. … Also, the past two mornings, I’ve had some more leg cramping waking me early, but not nearly as bad? - I’ve been trying to make sure to get enough supplementing in, but think I’m still falling short. Nearly 86 hrs. in & feel fine, except the pain in my calf muscle. - Why the hell do cramps target legs anyway? Usually between 3 am to 4:30 am.

(Allie) #29

Oh I’ve had those cramps and they’re evil! A couple of times my left calf muscle has cramped so hard that it’s turned into a lacrosse ball and hurt like hell for over a week after :slightly_frowning_face:

Hope yours feels better soon.