Hi all! I’ve been doing Keto for about 5 weeks now and so far, everything’s been great. I’ve lost 18.5lbs and have been really enjoying the food, I didn’t really even have any of the Keto flu symptoms.
My weigh in day is Friday so this morning I got on the scales but it said exactly the same as last week. I know that I shouldn’t be disappointed - I did a hell of a lot of research before starting this so I am aware that weight can fluctuate and you body takes time to acclimatise but sometimes you just can’t help what you feel.
This week has been somewhat stressful - I broke up with my boyfriend who I have lived with for 2 years so he has moved out and I’m still adjusting to living on my own, my sister had a baby last week that I’m not allowed to visit, my dad has been taken into hospital with a blood infection and suspected covid but again, I’m not allowed to see him, I have an exam in a couple of weeks I need to revise for and I’m in the middle of renovating my apartment so my bathroom is barely functional and it has been dragging on since before the pandemic hit. All this while trying to make sure my dog is being walked enough now that I’m on my own and working full time. I’m an Accountant for a farming company so business has not stopped during all this. Plus, I am now facing a very lonely 4+ weeks as we go into another national lockdown (I live in England).
Basically, what I’m trying to say is that I was really looking forward to seeing that loss on the scales this morning and it was a bit of a blow. I really want to stay focused and determined - like many of us, I’ve struggled with different diets in the past and always find that I fail around the 6 week mark which I’m at now. I just don’t want to let myself get discouraged and give up on myself.