Looking good, KC. Thanks for sharing!! I like your hair in pic two.
You’re rocking that hair KC, and that cheeky smirk!
I adopted a ketogenic diet in January 2018 with the intention of following the diet for 6 months. I searched for as many sources of information as possible, which included the 2 Keto Dudes podcast. I appreciated everything Carl & Richard we’re teaching me, but I knew better than to eat until I was full. I invited hunger to live with me as a full-time roommate, restricting my calories down to 800/day at my strictest.
After 3 months of eating keto, I stalled hard. I was always hungry, I barely ate, and the scale wasn’t budging. Frustrated & confused, I was listening to an episode of 2KD while sitting at work. Once again Carl & Richard were spouting crazy talk, encouraging us to eat to satiety. This time was different. This time I was desperate.
I immediately began eating to satiety, eagerly anticipating proving the Dudes wrong. However, something strange happened. The pounds started falling off, and I had a newfound level of energy!
I now find myself weighing in at the lightest of my adult life, having lost 115 lbs over the last 16 months of keto/carnivore. I have ups and I have downs, but I keep moving forward and learning every day.
Thank you Carl, Richard, and now Carrie, for helping me change my life for the better.
P.S. it was fantastic meeting Carl & Carrie at Low Carb Salt Lake. I was a bit star-struck seeing so many of my keto heroes. In fact, while realizing that I was standing next to Carl while we both sampled a keto oreo, I locked up. The only words I could get out were “Y-you’re Carl Franklin!” Luckily I ran into Carl again at the end of the conference, and was able to thank him personally for all he has done for me.
What a great story Jason, thank you for sharing!!
Wow! Both of you—just, wow!
What an amazing success story! Just quietly, I would’ve fan-girled out too to find myself standing in the presence of one of my keto heroes.
Where are you at with this part of your journey:
There was plenty of fan-boying being done by me.
The procedure I had done on both Achilles tendons is called PRP (Platelet-rich plasma) injections. They draw your blood, spin it down in a centrifuge, draw the plasma out, and then inject the plasma straight into the tendon. Essentially, it causes hyper-inflammation to amp-up the healing response. I had to wear a boot and use a knee scooter for a month or two. I had each foot done about 3-4 months apart. We followed that up with months of physical therapy, and then a lot of stretching on my part.
I will admit, I have NOT been stretching for about the last 8 months. Life gets in the way and you start to put stuff on the back-burner. However, I am MUCH more active now, and it takes a LOT to make the 'ol tendons sore.
Eventually I will likely need to have the spurs removed, which will require a partial detachment of the tendon. Since I am currently in no pain, I’m not in a real hurry to have that done.
Amazing photos! Your facial expressions in the two pics tells a lot. Well done!
WOW! Nice work!
Congratulations! Looking great!
My new passport arrived today. Couldn’t help but compare the new vs. old passport pics. Apparently 18 months of keto results in gray hair!
Thanks, always happy to share!
Oh wow, I had no idea. I am bineging on 2KD, but randomly from recent to older and bits in between, so have missed any reference to ketowoman, subscribing now!
Dan, that’s awesome, congrats!
I still have an old passport photo, and a few times border guards have stopped me and said “is this really you?”. I always have mixed feelings about this: happiness and pride that the weight loss is noticeable, but also some trepidation because I just want them to wave me through into their country!
I hear ya! In my passport picture I’m 80 pounds heavier and blond.
DUDE! Holy HELL YOU LOOK AMAZING!
that looks like a totally different person. lol
And feels like it!
This is my first post here, I’m 45 and been on Keto for about 6 or 7 months over here in the UK.
Lost around 28 lbs so far.
You can follow my journey on my Instagram page.
Working out a minimum of 4 times per week with P90x3 mainly.
Would love to hear your thoughts.!