That can’t be right

You ever step on the scale and just go….No. That’s wrong.

I did it this morning. I’ve been back from vacation and doing keto again for four days now. This morning, just to check in and see how things are going, I got on the scale and it said I was down 8.5 pounds. No way, body, stop messing with me.

I mean, obviously that would be awesome, because I gained 6.5 pounds on vacation, and wiping those out plus another 2 would seriously make my day. And yeah, when you weigh yourself the day after a transcontinental flight, like I did Tuesday, you are always going to be retaining a ton of water. But…wow.

I am optimistic for the first time in a long time. Because keto is, right now, and maybe only today, doing the thing I was promised – fast weight loss, feeling energetic and good.

It’s the second part I’m most amazed by, though. The first time I did keto earlier this month I suffered badly from “keto flu.” This time…not so much. I felt a little headachey yesterday (regular headaches, not a migraine, and if you know my history of chronic migraines you know a little old regular headache doesn’t much faze me), a little tired in the evening, but that’s been ALL.

And for the last two days I’ve woken up at 6am full of energy to take on the world. I am back to my harder workouts – two days now of kickboxing workouts FTW! I’m still rebuilding my endurance, but having a body that feels like even trying at all is a huge improvement!

I expect my body to probably regain a bit by the time I check in again next week – that is water weight without a doubt that’s been coming off these last few days and things need to equalize a bit. But, good start, body! Let’s keep it up!

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4 Responses to “That can’t be right”

  1. Laurie C Says:

    This is great news! I’m so excited for you!

  2. Mary Kubasak Says:

    just vaguely possible that it is inflammation weight leaving, if you were previously eating something that was causing inflammation, so don’t look too oddly at yourself if it *doesn’t* come back 🙂 – I have my fingers crossed for you!

    • Laina Says:

      That’s a good point about inflammation. All those Austrian baked goods can’t be good for that. If it doesn’t come back I’ll be doing a happy dance and not looking a gift horse in the mouth! But, if it does, I won’t beat myself up about it. 🙂

  3. Karen P (@gardengirl_kp) Says:

    So glad to hear!!! I use LCHF/Keto/Paleo/ and Time restricted eating to manage weight maintenance. Time restricted eating has been my best tool to use when needing to lose a little weight close to goal.

    I think that you’ll suffer less low carb flu as you go. Electrolytes (salt, potassium, magnesium) are key and the more experienced you are, the more you’ll naturally reach for these items. I’m cheering you on for 2018 and all the energy, clear thinking, lean mass that it will bring you. I’ve never cleaned my house more than when I’m Keto fueled and moving fast. LOL. 🙂

    If I had known how yum LCHF/Keto was, I would have done it years ago.


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