After that driver’s license comparison in October of last year, I was fully focused on this WOE (way of eating)!
I steadily dropped inches. My clothes were just hanging off of me. I was trying to hold off buying new clothing but I couldn’t wait anymore. I went from a size 16 pants to a 12, then a ten, then 8…. I’m currently in a size 4/6. I haven’t seen this size since before our children were born! (And our oldest is 23 – so that says something!)
Interesting thing though. The scale didn’t always move. I literally went into a 3 month stall where the number did not change but I kept going down in clothing sizes. XL tops were switched to mediums and smalls – so clearly I was still losing inches!
In the beginning, while I was strictly calculating my macros – I didn’t really work out and I still lost the weight. Right around the time of my stall was when I really got back into running and exercising consistently. So don’t shy away from working out!
Around the same time I started incorporating more exercising into my routine, I also switched over to lazy keto (or dirty keto as it’s sometimes called). It’s a more relaxed version of Keto… no need for the more strict tracking. It just works better for my lifestyle. I’ll describe lazy keto more in another post!
I steadily lost inches after incorporating running and biking and exercising and weights into my daily routine….I steadily lost inches after switching to lazy keto. And I stopped jumping on the scale. Just quit doing it! And guess what? Last month I hit my goal weight and never even realized it because I stopped focusing on the scale.
Did I fall off the wagon during the past 11 months? Yep -Numerous times. Did I have carb up days? Yep, every once in awhile. Yet, I still reached my goal.
Your journey is YOURS and will be unlike mine or the next persons. It will not happen overnight. I can give you the basics… but how it fits into your lifestyle is key. Follow it the best way it’ll work for you!