Took 10 months to get to around 175. Thought I was done at that point, but with simply eating keto, my body decided to bring me down to 165, which is pretty much where I “live” today. I started keto at around 300lb, though my max ever recorded weight was 330.
After 2+ years of this, I can’t imagine myself ever wanting to eat any other way. It’s become so part of my lifestyle now, it’s impossible for me to consider this a “diet”.
A+ Ketoing and A+ bonus cat! I miss our old tabby. Wow, you are a different person! Do folks who knew you before need to be reintroduced? I bet they do. So glad you found the way of eating that works for you. Keto is amazing.
I guess you could say I fast every day. I remember the fasting bug getting planted in my ear when I watched a BBC Horizons show called “Eat, Fast and Live Longer”. I gave it a whirl at one point early on and found that a 3 day fast just WASN’T happening for me. But after a little more research into the whole intra-day schedules (16/8, etc) I eventually just naturally migrated to OMAD (one meal a day). This gave me the benefit of actually doing some light fasting, and still being able to eat one big meal a day that felt substantial. I still do this today, though some days I break it up into 2 meals a day spaced 4 hours apart (usually around 800ish calories in the early afternoon, then the rest with my family at dinnertime so I get facetime with them at the dinner table).
I started doing the split-up to 2 meals this way because it got to the point where I just felt like I was eating too much in that one meal, getting food comas, etc.
Yeah, they’ve diminished a bit over time, but if I bend my body a certain way I kind of look like a human shar-pei You’d never know it with my clothes on, but if I walk around the house shirtless my kids tease me a little about it. I’m very good-natured over it though.
I’m actually glad you brought that up. I’ve noticed that some people seem to fear the excess skin more than the weight they’re carrying around - to the point where a lot of people would rather just stay fat and taut than lose the weight. When I post my progress pics, that extra-skin question is ALWAYS asked, I assume out of fear that the “extra skin problem” might happen to them.
My take on it? That extra skin is a good problem to have! It’s kind of like becoming elderly. I fully plan on becoming a senior citizen, the alternative being what it is The extra skin thing? Same deal - I’d rather have that than carry around the extra weight. There’s only so much largeness you can hide with a big t-shirt. Man, I can hide ALL my wrinklies with a size medium now!
I get what you’re saying, though I can’t imagine anyone choosing to remain 50 or 100 lbs overweight rather than having a bit of loose skin. And you’re totally right - a (smaller sized) T-shirt covers a lot of things we don’t want the public to see.
Still, I’m glad to hear that it’s tightening up a little with time.