Thursday, October 12, 2017

So Thankful for Finding and Following Keto!!! 10/12/2017

It has again been over a year since I posted to my blog and I know I really only do this because it is the only way I can remember things that have happened along this journey and sometimes I need to look back and see where I came from.

On 02/02/15 I posed a pic to this blog of me trying to get into my favorite jeans. After that they became my goal jeans. I have been able to where them for a while now (story to follow) but today I put them on as I was feeling bloated and realized they are now my “fat day pants”! What a great feeling that is so I had a friend take a pic of me wearing them and wanted to put it here so I could again inspire myself!!!

Since 2015 when I hit 182 pounds I have been fighting to get the weight back off. I lost about 10 pounds but was stuck. I tried low carb, I tried working out, I tried shakes and bars, and pills and nothing worked. In March of 2017 I heard about the Ketogenic Diet and started doing a ton of research. It sounded so close to what I was already doing post bariatric but the added benefit of high fat foods sounded to good to be true. My husband who was also trying to lose and struggling agreed it sounded like something he would like to try.

03/30/2017 we started Keto together. I weighed in that morning at 169.4. There was lots of trial and error, lots of recipe research (still is thank you Pinterest) and lots of reading but we have turned it into a way of live. It has been just over 6 months now and I am pretty steady at 149 so down 20 pounds and holding. I am pretty happy where I am at (never thought I would say that) but really wanting to focus on toning up now and the extra skin is an issue. Hubby is down about 30 or so pounds and still has some to lose so we are planning on sticking to this.

I have been thinking about using this blog to share my keto recipes but I am not good at follow through so we will see how that goes.
Before Surgery

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Feeling Good 02/27/2016

Change is good. So much going on. 3 months ago Jay and I eloped and got married after 12 years of swearing we never would. We then proceeded to buy two new (to us) vehicles which we also swore we wouldn't do again. Things have been good which means I wanted to feel good. Decided it was time to look back and remember where I have been.

Highest recorded weight 264  (I know it was higher but never weighed myself)

11/06/2010 260.5 Decided to have surgery

11/15/2010 257.9 Surgery day in Mexico.

11/15/2010 156.8 One year post surgery and lowest recorded weight. I know my weight got lower  but we moved and a lot was happening and I quit tracking for awhile. After moving I got very sidetracked and weight wasn't my priority.

07/25/13 Still maintaining at 157.6.

Started working at my current job which requires a lot of sitting. Weight started climbing.

05/2015 I hit 182. Oh Hell No!!!! Not going back there again. Starting focusing and struggling and still did some bouncing up and down.

02/27/2016 161.8 Lowest weight in a longgggg time.

Feel good, not starving myself. Protein first, low carb, and moving every day.

It is never too late and you are never to old to be your best self.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Here I Go Agan - July 16,2015

So I keep promising myself to get back to where I belong and get serious about my health again. I do it for about a week and then once again let life get in my way. As I have said before this blog is one of the things that made me as successful as I was in the past so I am again going to try and use it to motivate me (and maybe some others if I succeed).

Today my 11 year old daughter went to stay with my 21 year old daughter and my little granddaughter for 5 weeks. They are 700 miles away. My significant other is now working nights. I will be alone every night after work. I am going to use this time to find myself again. I have been walking/jogging about two mornings a week but I am really going to step it up for the next month.

Tomorrow I will weigh and measure and have several different exercise ideas for the next month that I will be trying. My diet is pretty good except maybe too much beer on the weekends but my focus will now be protein, water, and movement.

Here goes everything. Wish me luck.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

February 4th, 2015 175.2

Down two pounds for the week so far. Not great but slow is better then to fast. Have really been doing good with my water consumption and diet. Not as much exercise as I would like but have a lot going on at home right now.

Found out today that Jay, my significant other, has high blood sugar and high cholesterol. Looks like changes need to be made for all of us. He has really struggled with his weight since I lost all mine. Hopefully this will inspire us both to do better.

Also did first day of 30 day plank challenge today. Only 20 seconds but man did that burn.

Thanks for following me and the comments are great.

Monday, February 2, 2015

February 2, 2015 177.2 Pounds

Day One!!!!!!!!!

Weight 177.2 Pounds
Waist 36 Inches
Hips 43 Inches

Not really happy about being almost 180 pounds again but I know that I can do this. I have done it before and I have faith in myself.

Hit the gym for 60 minutes of Spinning today and kept my protein and water intake high and my carbs and calories low.

Also weighed in for a Biggest Loser competition at work today as a little extra motivation.

Had Jay take a picture of me last night in what used to be my favorite jeans. I quit wearing them about a year ago because they were getting too tight. Now I can not even button them. I will be posting weekly updates of my jeans pictures until I can wear them comfortably.

Also started a 30 day plank challenge today.

Already hearing from people who were not aware of my past weight troubles and enjoyed reading my blog. Every little comment keeps me motivated.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

February 1st, 2014

So recently I was reevaluating my life. Okay really I was just reevaluating my fat. I have slowly been gaining weight and losing control of my eating habits again. I made excuse after excuse but in reality it does not matter why all that matters is getting back on track.

I realized that one of the things I was no longer doing was blogging and sharing the day to day struggles with others. Most of the people in my life now either didn't know me when I was fat or don't remember me that way. I had also started to forget how miserable, in pain, and sick I was everyday. I do not want to ever go back there. So here I am back on my blog. Sharing my journey.

Starting tomorrow I am joining a biggest loser competition at work. I am starting a 30 day fitness challenge with my other half. I am recommitting to eating right and exercise. I am blogging my successes and failures.

Goal is to be back in my favorite jeans by my 40th birthday on April 23rd. I will be taking progress photos and posting my weight and measurements at least once a week.

I once again hope to be an inspiration to others and to myself. No more self sabotaging. No more excuses. No more hiding from myself. 40 is gonna be the best year yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

July 21, 2013

More big changes for us. Found out a couple of months ago that my older daughter, who just turned 19 is pregnant. She has been with her boyfriend for about 4 years and while this was not part of their current plan everyone is happy all around. They cam down for a visit last month and have decided to move down here. So we rented a bigger house with room for them and their two dogs and next weekend when we go to Idaho for my 20 year reunion we will be bringing them back to Oregon with us. So excited to have them around and a grandbaby (a girl by the way) on the way.

I am on day two of the 5 day pouch test diet to reset my pouch as I was slipping back in to all my bad habits and eating carbs before anything else. Lost one pound yesterday and am at 160.6 today. Jay is down to 270 which is awesome for him. We may not be where we want to be or keeping up as well as we had hoped but we are both still loosing and living a much healthier life then we were a few years ago. I am hoping with this 5 day pouch test I will make it past my lowest weight since surgery which was about 157.

Well off to clean the house and get rid for vacation in 4 days.