This is just a quick… no… slow and meandering rant. It was going to be a question, but it isn’t. Just a rant.
I accept that I am ancient (56) and post menopausal. I accept that this is going to make losing weight on keto a lot slower than, say, a 25 year old guy.
I broke down and bought one of those stupid pee stick canisters to see if I was “doing it right” and I am always always always (who was it that hated triple-repeated words to emphasize? May I add another “always” to make it four? You’re welcome) in ketosis. Sometimes light pink, sometimes the very darkest purple. Even if I do indulge in the occasional tomato.
So reading about people who lose a million pounds in 3 weeks is really ticking me off. I have 40 more pounds to get to something reasonable for my height/frame.
I am going to add a plus 1 to the idea that being in ketosis doesn’t mean you will lose weight.
I will add that I haven’t GAINED weight, which is a miracle considering the trajectory I was on. However, it doesn’t ease the pique I feel.
If one is in ketosis for 7 months, wouldn’t one assume one was fat freaking adapted? At least mostly? Wouldn’t one assume that if one hasn’t been restricting calories in the least that one’s metabolism would just go ahead and burn up any excess, like, with strong desire to do jumping jacks at 0630? Or: “Why, Libby! I think it is the perfect time to walk a quarter mile uphill to get that coffee cup you left at the top of the garden this morning! Let’s go! OMG I can’t believe how much I want to move around!”
How many calories are burned up by sweating in this heat? It has to be significant. I’m sure my metabolism could burn a few extra just to keep all things equal/at a deficit. Squeezing sweat out of pores has to be energy intensive. I’ve been sweating like a mad woman for the last week, in fact, I have to hide from the sun for most of the day it’s so bad. Surely my metabolism could be a little wasteful in the process.
And it isn’t like I’m gluttonously eating. I eat a ribeye, some eggs and bacon, etc. Not scrimpy at all but not a huge huge huge huge amount.
It’s just a cosmic joke, is what it is. As soon as you get old enough to know what you want and how to eat, your body just takes a dive. It is so aggravating.
Thank you for listening. I would appreciate any KCKO comments.