Thursday, November 14, 2019

Pulling the switcheroo

Since my last update, I have switched things up a little bit.

I quit WW and started Keto.  I am doing it right this time. I found an app that lets you pick your plan, and then all you have to do is log your food, and the weight comes off. I have been using the Lifesum app. It does cost to get your meal plan.  I chose to pay by the month. You take a quiz and it suggests a plan for you. It originally put me on the "Keto Burn" plan, but I wanted something a little less stringent, so I changed to the Keto Medium plan.  I can eat a few more carbs but stay in ketosis. Ketosis is the stage where your body burns fat for fuel instead of glucose. You have to stay under 50 carbs to stay in ketosis.

Truthfully, Keto is much easier than I thought it would be. I have done my research. I found recipes to help my cravings for some of my favorite foods.  I now bake keto-friendly bread, cookies, and even peanut butter pie!  This has been very important in my ability to stick to the diet.  Without my effort to have diverse foods to eat, I doubt I would be as motivated to stick to the diet, as I have.

The first week I lost 5 pounds on Keto. My weight loss has not been so stellar since then,  but I do see a difference in how I feel and look. I have more energy.  My acid reflux is gone. My RLS is gone. My insomnia is gone.  My belly is smaller.   I am starting to see a tiny hint of a waist.  I think my face looks smaller too. So even if the scale isn't moving as quickly as I am wanting it to, I am gonna keep going, because I can tell it's working.

I ran my longest distance on Monday.  I ran 4.82 miles.  It was the entire workout for the 5K to 10K running program on the Rundouble app. I was super happy with my effort. I am gonna get there. I just can not allow myself to quit.

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