New here! Back on keto for 6 days. I need to be in it for the long haul.
Last week I was diagnosed with (type 2) diabetes. My HbA1c was 6.9 (I’m 41, male). I’ve never eaten so terribly in my whole life as I have this year. Last week I weighed 317 lbs. I’ve been overweight for at least 20 years. I’m taking Metformin as well as medications for high blood pressure.
I want to get back to a healthy weight range. I want to show up to my doctor proud of my blood work results. And naturally I want to look better. In the past I’ve done well with keto weight loss, but only stuck with it for 6 or 7 weeks. I need to shed 100 lbs, which I know may take a year or more. Hopefully as positive changes occur, that will be its own motivation. Just hard to get started, ya know?
I’ve cut out all sugar (even skipped cake at my child’s birthday party, which was a first, and very difficult) and starch, trying to stick to the < 20g net carbs/daily. I’m down about 4 or 5 lbs since last week (I know that may even be fluctuation or a crummy scale) but I do feel less “brain foggy” already.
I also posted this over on Reddit’s r/keto; I need all the support I can get. Y’all seem like a fun bunch of people. Feeling very hopeful and optimistic!