April’s Journey

August 1, 2018

We are still in summer and it is still very hot. I think this is one of the hottest summers we have had here for a while. I do not like high dew points or humidity. It just seems to make doing things a lot harder, at least for me. I understand that for most people summer is the best, but I have a very hard time with it. My son LOVES the hot weather; don’t know where he got that from, certainly not from either me or my husband. LOL

I can’t wait for Autumn. I just love the changing of the leaves and the crisp air. Plus, all of the Autumn baking that we all love to do. I was just a few months into my keto journey this time last year, so it is going to be a new experience this year coming up with all kinds of yummy Autumn and Halloween treats that are keto friendly. Also, all the holiday recipes that I am planning.

So, there is not much to report as far as a weight loss update. I am still on a plateau and have not lost anymore weight. I do feel like my body is changing, so even if the scale does not reflect that I am losing it does not mean my body isn’t doing what it should. I have lost a lot of weight in a short amount of time and that is stressful on the body, it may just need time to catch up.

I know that I am doing the best for my body by just continuing to do what I am doing. If you reach a plateau, give yourself time to adjust to this way of eating, even if you have been doing it for a while. I am just glad to be much better off then I was a year ago. If I just continue what I doing I am sure this plateau will break and I will be much better off in a year then I am today.

Enjoy the rest of your summer.

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”

-H. Jackson Brown, Jr

-April

 

Michael’s Journey

 

How to Make Keto Fries
How to Make Keto Fries

August 1, 2018

Just like April, I have reached a plateau as well. My weight has pretty much stabilized around 170. No matter what I do it does not seem to want to budge too much in either direction. This is a good thing though because I believe I have reached my optimal weight.

 

I do feel super skinny though, after having my weight exceeding the 210’s for the longest time. So, I often jokingly refer to myself as being a skeleton now (with my knobby knees and lack of “seat padding”). I have also noticed a significance in vascular prominence after a year of keto, especially in my forearms. I have not heard anything about this in my keto research, so I am not sure if it is a common occurrence or not. In any case, I plan on boosting my daily carbs slightly and working out more to deal with these issues.

 

As far as my carb intake goes, for lunch, I am adding a few extra carbs to my diet and reducing the amount of cheese I used to eat. Other than that I think everything else will remain the same. I will still eat the same fatty snacks and low-carb dinners.

 

Now, for the workouts, I think this is the challenging area for me. Not because I am not motivated, but finding the right exercise regimen that will be beneficial to me. Though I have been involved in martial arts and weightlifting almost my entire life, I am in an experimental phase with what is going to take me to the next level of progress. I definitely think I have to bulk up a little, so maybe some form of bodybuilding is in order.

 

“Do it now!

You will never be ready for something if you just keep preparing for it.

Figure it out as you go along and just jump in.”

-Ashley O’Neill

 

-Michael