Down for the count…

Chicken soup

This past week has been brutal.  It started out with a pinched nerve in my neck… turned out to be the flu.

I’ve spent the past few days sleeping and resting all day long.  Between my neck and a wicked headache… it hasn’t been fun.

I left the house briefly today to pick up more medicine at the pharmacy and it’s frigid out there! Guess I should be thankful to be in bed the past few days!

Tonight is the first time in days that I don’t feel horrendous. Our 16 yr old daughter is an amazing cook for her age and she threw together this chicken noodle soup… definitely not Keto – but absolutely needed tonight.

Hoping I’m finally over the hurdle and back to my healthy lifestyle and half marathon training soon!

I’m still here…and Ready to Go for 2019


Hello everyone!  I’m still here and still Keto!  🙂

The past few months have been insanely crazy around here.  Between our daughter’s activities, work, volunteering, and my gym time – there’s been no time to breathe it seems!

But I’m back and ready to go for 2019!

While I wasn’t strict Keto the past few months…I still managed to maintain!  Score one for me! But I’m back and ready to share my journey with each of you!

I’ve even added our very own Putting In The Work Instagram page for you to follow along!  (You’re more than welcome to continue following my personal Instagram page – sebock5 – if you’d like though!)  The new page will be devoted solely to my Keto journey!

Thank you to everyone who has checked in the past few months and are still around!  To those of you who are new (and maybe just starting the New Year with Keto) – WELCOME!

The Keto Journey is definitely worth it and while results are different for everyone – this journey has been worth it for me!

So Welcome 2019…big things in store for me!  🙂

Stay tuned!!



It’s a Big Day!


It’s my One Year Anniversary on Keto! And what an amazing year it’s been!

Exactly one year ago today I started this journey and NEVER did I think a year later I’d be here where I am. 80 pounds gone.  Stepped on the scale this morning for the first time in ages and BOOM. There it was. -80

Whenever someone asks me what the most important thing is in the beginning – I always say “take before pictures”.  I tell everyone this because I didn’t.  I have very few full length photos of myself from the beginning and the few photos I do have are ones that I had to take 25 different takes to find one I even liked!

But there is one picture from a year ago that I have.  Our oldest daughter surprised me with tickets to see Guns ‘n Roses last year. August 13th, 2017 to be exact.  I was SO excited for this concert…a definite bucket list item!

I had been looking into keto for a few weeks and was contemplating starting soon. Then I took this picture with my beautiful daughter and “that moment” hit me.

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Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Cordon Bleu

Tried a new recipe tonight!

Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Spotted this recipe on Facebook a few days ago and it looked so good and super simple to make!

I didn’t use the super fast shortcuts the creator did…I actually had some shredded chicken already on hand and just diced up some tavern ham instead of using the pre-packaged for both.  I also skipped the crushed pork rinds but think I’ll add them next time for a little crunch!

Into the oven
Into the Oven!

Really a great recipe! Super flavorful and the family loved it!

We’ll definitely make this again soon!!