It’s now been two months since Jason and I started keto. The weight is still coming off! I didn’t keep as detailed of a record of how this second month went, but there are some victories that I’d like to highlight!
Before keto: 139.6 lbs
After 2 months of keto (Nov 14): 131.8 lbs (down 7.8 lbs!)
BMI (Healthy range for BMI is 18.5–24.9)
Before keto: 26.4
After 2 months of keto (Nov 14): 24.9 (down 1.5!)
I am officially in the heathy BMI range!
Some non-scale victories
- A shirt that was previously a bit too tight for comfort now fits exactly as it should.
- Jeans no longer feel tight.
- I can go much longer and with more intensity during my workouts.
- It’s getting easier and easier to say no to snacks coworkers offer me.
- My face is thinner and I have a proper chin.
- Sleeves are still a little tight on certain shirts, but not as tight as before. (I’ve always had larger upper arms, so this will be the most challenging area for fat loss.)
- I’m generally much happier and more confident about my body and habits.
Some tips for making healthier habits
Get a work out buddy and make a routine. I’ve consistently been going to a bouldering gym every Tuesday with some of my friends here in Austin. I know to turn down any invites to things on Tuesday (unless it’s a different form of exercise) because Tuesdays = bouldering.
Give yourself mini rewards. I have a calendar whose sole purpose is to track my workouts with cute stickers. Every time I work out, I get a sticker. Each month even has a theme! One month was sushi (above), another was puppies, and next month’s will be pandas since I just bought some new panda stickers 😀
Don’t beat yourself up over making mistakes. We’re not perfect and keto/dieting/exercise isn’t about perfection. It’s about doing the best you can. Sometimes your best will fall a little short. How you handle it will define you. This goes hand in hand with the last tip.
Don’t half-ass anything. You owe it to yourself to give it everything you’ve got. That way, there’s no room for what-ifs. You can play the “I would’ve lost weight but I was busy with blah blah” card or you can make the sacrifices necessary to meet your goals. We all have the same 24 hours in a day. Choose to make time for the things that are important to you.
I’m very excited to see what progress I can make before going to Dallas for Christmas. I’m also very excited about seeing how much progress my mom has made! She’s the one that inspired Jason and me to get serious about our health, so it’ll be nice to see her. Maybe we could even go on some walks together while I’m in town. (And of course with our rat terrier, Terra, too!)