Hello r/keto Community!
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Hello r/keto Community!
Please use this support thread to talk freely and support each other. We've switched up the format to last 2 days so that there's more time for interaction on questions and answers.
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So my story is a little different than most. I’ve been overweight for as long as I could remember. Throw in some childhood trauma and low self esteem and I was a recipe for disaster. I turned to food for comfort and let’s be honest here, who doesn’t love pizza? After HS, I gained about 80 lbs and I just felt defeated. I neglected myself and it came to a point that my MD suggested I get some sort of WLS. He told me I had an a1c of 12.4 at 28 years old. I wouldn’t make it to 40 as harsh as that sounded. I needed medical intervention. So on 04/19/16 I had gastric sleeve and of course the weight fell off. Within a year I lost 80 lbs. I was starting to feel good about myself and slowly but surely I got comfortable again and started making bad choices again. Fast forward to May of this year I had to give Keto a shot. I regained 40 lbs from my lowest weight. I was super ashamed of myself. I didn’t want to end up regaining all my weight back. Especially, with the stigma I had about having to get medical intervention to lose. I lost 8 lbs that first week and I’m proud to say that I’ve lost about 50 lbs since then. Keto is so easy for me to maintain and of course I have a treat here and there but i feel like I’m in a different state of mind. My mental clarity has improved drastically and I’m no longer on any medication for my blood pressure and my a1c is at a 6. I am super thankful for this community and It’s resources! I have about 50 more lbs to go and I am determined this time around! Thanks for listening!
*edit: whenever, not wherever!
In 2009, I was nowhere near keto - I wouldn't hear of it for another 6 years and I didn't start until January 2016. I was, however, my heaviest and most miserable. With the approach of a new decade, I've seen a lot of those comparison challenges and I felt all sorts of emotions when I flipped through my old Facebook pictures. I'm sharing for accountability; to maybe motivate others; and to remind myself that even though I feel like I have so much further to go, I have come SO FAR. I've had a lot of major life changes since June, and I'm very hopeful for the new decade.
So yeah, keep going is the best keto advice I give to myself . I started well over 18 months ago wearing 3x shirts and 24 size jeans and yesterday I bought size 6 jeans and size small shirts.
Whenever I hear from the "Are you sick?" "Don't lose anymore weight." "Your husband must like you so much better right now!" No response is my response.
I know I've said this a million times but this support group is awesome and has helped me when I have the I want to give up moments. Thank you , thank you.
Keep Calm and Keto On
EDIT: Big thank you for the awards and support .Kind regards to all.
I’m looking in the mirror thinking “why do I look weird?”
Oh ya know that’s just some cheek bone definition coming back to my face. A very round fat face is all I’ve been staring at for a long time. I’ll take the new one. 😊 And my chin (the 1st one) is looking a bit more defined too!
I like resistance machines to work out on them exclusively apart from core exercises. The tricep machine requires pushing hands downward, past hips/thighs.
When I first started the handles would rub against my thighs unless I squished them in. Today I realised they don't catch and I'm sat with my legs apart.
I didn't realise how many inches I'd lost on my thighs but apparently it's a lot.
Ty keto 😍
Remember when I was disheartened that no one seemed to notice my weight loss? Well- they started noticing, and complimenting, multiple times a day. (I work with filter-less seniors)
Today, one followed up their compliment with- "Good work. Don't let it happen again!"
Nod and smile. Just nod and smile. And walk away very quickly.
May 27, 2010
AreYouReadyToReddit's 1-Week Meal Plan - A Guide to plan your meals up to a week in advance.
Mega Video Collection - K4L's video compilation.
Online Progress Tracker - PapaTua's excellent progress tracker
A Guide to Ketosis - by Joseph Artica
Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes - hundreds! of keto-tastic recipes
/r/ketogains - Keto & exercise
/r/ketoscience - scientific studies and papers about keto
/r/xxketo - Lady-specific questions
/r/vegetarianketo - It's possible!
/r/ketorecipes - Lots of recipes, food porn
/r/ketocirclejerk - Keto upside down!
/r/progresspics - Show your progress