Lucky Number 11

I’m down 3 pounds this week. Last week I was up 2.5 pounds, though, so it’s a net drop of a half pound over the last two weeks. Total weight lost so far on keto is 11 pounds. I am trying to adjust to a mindset of “slow and steady.” If you know my history, you know this is new for me. I’ve always been able to drop weight fast when I stuck to a program, although the programs I’ve done in the past have always been fairly extreme VLCDs. Since this program is not extreme, I should not expect fast loss. Like I said, I’m trying to get comfortable with that. I am an inpatient person, I want everything to happen now.

Considering the meager number of calories I am deficiting each day, any loss at all is great. Most days I come in around my target calories – about 1960. For me, I consider this to be a maintenance value. Because my metabolism is so slow from the years of abuse, being able to eat that many calories and still drop at all (even if it’s only a half pound every two weeks) should probably be considered a victory.

Also, this past weekend my husband and I went on a weekend getaway to Portland and I managed to stay on program – no cheating whatsoever. That’s amazing! I’m shocked at how easy it is to find on-program food just about anywhere. The specter of the keto flu keeps me honest – I don’t want to go through that again so I do everything I can to not drop myself out of ketosis.

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